DALIM SOFTWARE, developers of highly efficient, scalable software solutions for the creation, production and management of cross-media content, will be focusing on the three deliverables of 'Integrate, Automate, Collaborate', highlighting its customer-facing online file delivery and approval platform, ES (Enterprise Solution) at Graph Expo, Booth 229 in Chicago, September 11-14. Visitors to the booth who learn how to include their business processes of product planning along with their automated collaborative media workflows may enter to win an Apple iPad.
Whether a magazine page, catalog page, bottle label or newspaper ad, 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 multi-channel content. With seamless integration to third-party applications ranging from MIS to ERP systems to very specialized premedia applications, ES lets users plan, execute and control every aspect of media production, regardless of the final destination channel (print, web, ebook, mobile, and others).
ES: Graph Expo Presentation
DALIM SOFTWARE will demonstrate in regularly scheduled presentations the power of its ES technology, showing business processes of project planning, including milestones and sophisticated approval processes, and combining them with production tasks such as color accurate virtual soft proofing.
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 directed to a group of users. The ES FTP server can upload files with production parameters passed at file delivery through the Web interface.
DIALOGUE Engine: An integrative soft proofing solution With the DIALOGUE Engine soft proofing server, productivity is gained from an intuitive and easy-to-use tool, within a working environment the end user recognizes immediately as his own. As a Software Development Kit (SDK), DIALOGUE Engine is an integrative part of any existing third-party DAM or custom-designed web page. Clients simply add soft proofing capabilities to a system they already feel comfortable with. Given the right permissions, any document, from first artwork draft to final imposed form located on the server, is instantly available for review in a standard web browser. No plug-ins are required.
With a virtually unlimited zoom, users can review or approve high-resolution documents in complete detail without the need of downloading a file or requiring fast Internet access. Comments and requests for corrections are stored on a centralized server, avoiding any communication issues. Measuring densities or checking available layers and single separations within a positive or negative view is only a mouse click away. The ability to rotate a document helps to review content, especially on imposed or nested forms. And, in order to simulate a specific printing process or ink characteristics, opacity and order of separations can be easily altered, the same way a file view can be inverted.
The display quality of high-resolution files helps users offer accurate comments during the review process. DIALOGUE Engine's color certification (SWOP and FograCert) helps color renderings match the printed end result. The innovative, server-based closed-loop calibration system makes quality assurance easy, even at remote sites. All that is required is a colorimeter, plugged into the computer's USB port.
Along with DIALOGUE Engine 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 -- Wi-Fi or mobile connection -- 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 Apple 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 exceptional flexibility. 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."