Avanti Computer Systems (Booth 861) is introducing Automated Proof Tracking, a web service developed to streamline the proofing process. This API facilitates bi-directional communication between Avanti’s Print MIS and the printer’s third party web interface, helping to streamline the administrative side of the proofing process.
When a proof is available for viewing, a trigger is sent from Avanti’s Print MIS to the client, letting them know that the proof is ready for their review and providing a unique link that they can click on that takes them immediately to the printer’s web interface. Once opened, the status of the proof (accepted, rejected or pending, including a time-stamp and name of the person who signed off on it) is sent to the CSR and the Proof Approval milestone is automatically updated on the job and on Avanti’s Electronic Scheduling Board.
If the proof is approved, everyone in the print shop knows that a particular job is available for production or whatever the next step is in the workflow of the job.