Océ, based in Trumbull, Conn., announces the latest release of Océ PRISMAaccess print management software.
The new Version 5.0 software helps print service providers better use online print workflow to capture job orders and deliver them with efficiency and accuracy. Printshops and their clients benefit from easier job submission, accelerated workflows, and automated notification of job status and completion. Through simpler job handling, printshops gain agility to accept rush orders, prioritize jobs, and respond to sudden changes. Operators have more control over print production with less effort, and customers can maintain closer ownership of their jobs.
"Online environments and their automated workflows have become competitive necessities for printshops. As web-based services become more popular, printshops must optimize and streamline their online workflow to work more productively and with greater customer-centric focus," said Eric De Goeijen, Vice President of Marketing, Océ North America. "As more work moves online, proven Océ tools help print professionals maintain the highest standards for quality, speed and service. Printshops can offer more services, expand their market reach, attract more orders and increase print volumes."
With Océ PRISMAaccess Version 5.0 software, customers can submit jobs to the printshop as easily as routing work to a local printer. Internal and external clients can send documents from a desktop using a web driver or via web submission. Both methods offer customizable job tickets and personalized tracking.
With Océ PRISMAaccess Version 5.0 software, print providers can take on more short-run jobs and confidently commit to fast turnaround and just-in-time printing. Another new feature is automatic transfer of job ticket settings to optional Océ PRISMAprepareä software for prepress steps and make-ready automation. This saves time and reduces mistakes during job preparation. Easy document submission using PDF-based workflow makes it more convenient to do business with the print provider, and contributes to smoother standards-based job processing.
Console Control for Faster Response, Fingertip Productivity
Océ PRISMAaccess Version 5.0 software provides tighter job control with less effort and error. The operator console offers a single overview of all jobs in production, as well as the ability to customize operator consoles for increased productivity. Operators are alerted when new orders come in, and jobs can be assigned to specific operators. Workflow steps are displayed logically, from acceptance to finished result.
Automated Communication Saves Time, Reduces Errors
Océ PRISMAaccess Version 5.0 software lets operators send customers personalized emails and job overviews with links to job previews for approvals. The result is greater clarity about job requirements, fewer outsourced jobs, greater confidence in printshop results, and loyal repeat customers.
Océ PRISMAaccess Version 5.0 software improves cost transparency with a cost estimator that generates a reliable indication of how much a job will cost. Alternative prices can be provided for "color only" and "black & white only" versions of mixed jobs with both color and black and white pages. Financial administration is easier and more accountable because bills are based on job ticket settings.
As printshops attract more online orders, Océ PRISMAaccess Version 5.0 software can expand to handle a larger customer base and a broader range of requirements. Up to five web servers can be connected to the central server, so printrooms can provide access to more customers with no disruption in service. In addition, up to five operator consoles can be configured providing flexibility for multiple people to work on different, or the same, steps on any given day in the printshop.
Integration with other Océ PRISMA software products lets printshops streamline workflow and attract business through new services. Océ PRISMAaccess customers can link to web-to-print services such as Océ PRISMAweb software or Océ Net Services. Prepress makeready is accomplished by combining Océ PRISMAaccess software with Océ PRISMAprepare software. Users can send jobs to a local reprint archive or use Océ PRISMAarchive software to automate and accelerate reprint business. Access to a local digital archive makes it easier to locate files and deliver reprints. Océ PRISMAaccess Version 5.0 software also has an open JDF interface that connects to third-party software, allowing printrooms to bring in other specialized services. Océ PRISMAaccess Version 5.0 software is immediately availability from Océ.