At Ipex 2010, XMPie will introduce PersonalEffect 5.0, featuring VDP enhancements through its U2 workflow. Its auto-split and merge functions for high-speed parallel processing of a job’s composition now support all graphic arts VDP formats—VIPP, PPML, PS, VPS and PDF. It also provides greater control over job queue management, allowing operators to rank print jobs by level of importance.
PersonalEffect 5.0 also introduces workflow and processing speed enhancements to uImage, XMPie’s image personalization solution. uImage now includes a “packing” feature that streamlines the collaboration of designers, rules developers, and production managers. In addition, processing speed is improved with automatic optimizations for objects identification and objects caching and re-use.
Improvements to the XMPie XLIM workflow deliver fast composition speeds for graphically simple documents. uDirect now features a live pre-flight window for on-the-spot issue resolution when creating Adobe InDesign documents that are intended for XLIM production. It highlights problem areas within a document that need to be addressed prior to XLIM processing and proposes the necessary correction.
PersonalEffect 5.0 offers seamless integration of XMPie e-Mail Service in a way that lets the operator of the uProduce dashboard monitor e-mail credit usage in real time and automatically link to an XMPie online store where additional e-mail credits can be purchased as needed. Other e-mail process improvements include new templates and capabilities, through XMPie’s RURL Wizard and Templates that create e-mail content, documents, and activities automatically behind the scenes, including footer information for opt-out compliance. PersonalEffect 5.0 introduces tools that significantly simplify and automate the creation of e-mail messages that comply with expected standards and regulations for commercial e-mail, such as unsubscribe requests and anti-spam rules. In addition, the inclusion of an e-mail preflight feature identifies potential issues within e-mail messages and proposes solutions prior to message distribution. With version 5.0, it is also possible to send e-mail messages with PDF attachments produced by the XMPie system.
PersonalEffect 5.0 also features tighter integration of print and e-media communications in cross-media campaigns. Now live data collected through cross-media communications is immediately available for the uDirect desktop. Printed pieces can also be tracked using XMPie’s uProduce Marketing Console solution.