Rochester Software Associates (Booth 646) is showing a technology preview of email and mobile workflows for its Web-to-print product, WebCRD, and its output management software, QDirect.
The WebCRD technology preview highlights email workflows for ordering and sending files from mobile devices for immediate or future ordering; mobile browser access for order status and tracking, and file upload with automatic conversion to PDF for immediate or future ordering; and quick mobile ordering using existing defaults for shipping and billing with simple ticketing commands.
The QDirect technology preview will feature an email reader that converts the contents of an incoming email and any attachments to a PDF for routing and ticketing in the print shop, which can then leverage QDirect's output management capabilities to automatically route jobs to printers based on pre-defined business rules.
mPrintShop is a mobile application that allows QDirect customers to check printer status and receive a summary of QDirect job information from wherever they are using their mobile device. Printer information will include current state (such as idle, printing, or down), any printer messages such as those shown on the printer console, and which paper stocks are loaded in the printer. At launch, mPrintShop will be available as iOS and Android applications as well as a Web-based mobile friendly website.