IQ MIS joins Enfocus Switch

The Australian MIS vendor PrintIQ has worked with Enfocus to develop a new IQconnect module that works with both the Switch workflow and PitStop Server.

PrintIQ is a 100% web-based print management system that enables simplified estimating, easy outsourcing, tablet-based factory management and integrated inventory. The job management tools, within printIQ have been designed for digital print environements by providing a paperless workflow working off real-time data.

This new module increases the level of functionality and flexibility required to automate critical workflows. Mick Rowan, Director and Product Development Manager for IQ, explains: “A gap has always existed in the market between the traditional MIS and the prepress workflow. Our aim was to combine our own product with the best preflight and workflow automation tools on the market, to realise the key quest to automate to the press and provide a lights-out workflow.”

IQconnect uses Enfocus Switch to automate repetitive tasks and reduces the number of touch points, while using PitStop Server to automatically verify PDF files and correct them when needed. Preflight reports are generated and available within printIQ to inform staff about any issues which impact the quality of the printed result, or which will cause production issues downstream. IQconnect also automates the delivery of proofs, the imposition, and management of print queues.

Rowan points out that sometimes the print element might only be 30 percent of a job, adding: “Cutting to the chase, automation in print is all about simplifying the rules and implementing process discipline. Automation is code for getting your customers and business systems to do the work for you and allowing technology, your silent business partner, to make you money every step of the way.”





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