DALIM SOFTWARE (Booth 229) is highlighting the latest release of its customer-facing online file delivery and approval system, ES (Enterprise Solution) at GRAPH EXPO. Visitors to the booth who learn how to include the business logic of product planning along with automated production workflows may enter to win an Apple iPad.
Whether a newspaper ad, magazine page, catalog page, or a bottle label, managing a project is made up of many tasks and requires the involvement of the entire supply chain. ES is a complete Web-based solution, combining the technical aspects of production along with the lifecycle business workflow of multichannel content. With seamless integration to third-party applications, ranging from MIS to ERP systems to very specialized prepress applications, ES lets users plan, execute, and control every aspect of media production, regardless of the final destination channel (print, Web, e-book, mobile, and others).
At GRAPH EXPO, DALIM SOFTWARE is demonstrating in regularly scheduled presentations the latest evolution of ES technology, combining tasks, such as color-accurate virtual soft proofing, with the business logic of project planning, including milestones and sophisticated approval processes. Managing a complete project consists of more than just the approval workflow. With TWIST workflow features, automation reaches nearly unlimited possibilities, by adding prepress tasks as milestones, anywhere between the first artwork draft and final imposed form. Tasks and priorities can be assigned to any facet of a project, whether a single file or to a group of users. The ES FTP server can upload files, with production parameters passed at file delivery through the Web interface.
Production views from a mobile app
Also demonstrated will be DIALOGUE Touch, a mobile approval client—for use with Apple’s iPhone and iPad—with ES. It allows operators a streamlined online system that produces, manages, transforms, and shares digital content over an Internet connection—Wi-fi or mobile—from virtually anywhere. With its intuitive user interface, registered users can easily navigate through projects requiring their feedback. When opening a document, users can view, zoom, annotate, and measure densities for approval or rejection. DIALOGUE Touch enables ES users to participate in approval cycles and comment on content and layout of project files on their Apple iPad or iPhone, regardless of time zone or geographic location.
“What DALIM SOFTWARE has learned through decades of production automation is that the processing of files is only one part of a complete workflow,” says Bertin Sorgenfrey, DALIM SOFTWARE’s Head of International Marketing. “An automated business workflow of review and approval cycles, driving content production, is of equal importance. While other systems claim to provide collaborative features, our ES system provides the power and the flexibility DALIM SOFTWARE is known for. This allows production to be driven by all participants in the content delivery supply chain, with automated steps to move files to the next stage of production after they are reviewed and approved.”