Océ has announced a new release of Océ PRISMAproduction software (Version 4.04) that enables greater automation in book production, advanced use of electronic forms for high-volume applications, JDF and JMF compliance, and ADF-to-PDF conversion for mainframe documents. The new functions are available as options to Océ PRISMAproduction software.
In addition, with the release of Océ PRISMAprepare Version 5.2, this make-ready software continues to evolve in response to customer application needs including the imperative to reduce production costs and increase productivity.
"Software continues to be a differentiator in terms of flexibility and productivity. We see companies becoming more proactive with software to pursue larger opportunities and initiatives, such as automating workflow, increasing efficiency and offering new services. With the expanded capabilities of the Océ PRISMA portfolio, Océ can help customers move ahead with a ‘strategy-based' software approach," said Alex Sumarta, Director of InfoTrends' Production Workflow Solutions and Document Outsourcing Consulting Services.
"Now Océ PRISMAproduction workflow software brings customers more automation, integration and functionality, resulting in business-impacting benefits in terms of greater flexibility and control. In transactional and commercial markets, this flexibility translates into more business opportunities, while greater control results in tighter productivity. Automation drives cost savings from requiring less work to get the same results and more accurate processes," said Eric DeGoeijen, Vice President, Product Marketing, Océ North America, Production Printing Systems.
Benefits for Transaction Printing Environments
Several of the enhancements to Océ PRISMAproduction software bring specific benefits to transactional environments:
AFP-to-PDF Conversion: As the transaction market deals with the legacy of mainframe applications, transactional printers need better ways to handle, store and reprint mainframe-generated AFP documents. Retrieving a complete AFP document from the mainframe involves resource managers and other applications. The new AFP-to-PDF component converts a mainframe AFP file to a fully composed, highly portable, more compact PDF file that can be easily stored on a local network and retrieved at any time. It streamlines day-to-day operations by using built-in capabilities of Océ PRISMAproduction server instead of adding another layer of third-party software. Users can generate PDF files from AFP data not only for print and reprint purposes, but also for electronic document delivery.
Electronic Forms and Preprinted Forms Replacement: The need to change out paper for every print job adds hours to production schedules and creates opportunities for mistakes. The newest version of Océ PRISMAproduction software helps eliminate inventories of preprinted forms and supports print-on-demand business models. Multiple forms can be stored electronically on the Océ PRISMAproduction platform, populated dynamically with data, and printed as needed on Océ JetStream or Océ ColorStream Flex systems using white paper, instead of preprinted stock. Users gain the flexibility to change from form to form on the fly as needed. Multiple jobs using multiple forms can be run on a single roll of paper, providing greater flexibility and continual uptime, again saving time and money. Reduced operator intervention saves hours per day in changeover time. Users also benefit from cost savings through reduction of stored and obsolete inventory, warehouse space, and paper waste.