Dalim Software (Booth 229) will highlight ES 3 (Enterprise Solution), the latest release of its customer-facing online production management, at GRAPH EXPO. ES 3 offers sophisticated business and production management tools, including a redesigned user interface that makes it easier to access, manage, control, organize and sort projects and files. This latest version of the ES platform also includes a PDF-enriching option, and an API for easy connectivity with third-party applications.
ES 3's next-generation user interface is smart, intuitive, and powerful. New features, providing enhanced flexibility for users, include:
• Smart Folders, which can be dynamically created, depending on metadata matching certain criteria.
• A new check in/check out tool that takes the worry out of managing multiple versions, giving the operator complete control over the editing and updating of documents.
• Project Data Management creates subdirectories that organize project content—such as text and pictures—into meaningful, descriptive folders.
• ES DVL Broadcast, which lets users define and sort the pages of any project or job. A virtual clipboard gives users a flatpan view and the ability to manage multiple regional or language versions of a publication.
The Enrichment option lets brands and publishing customers leverage ES server technology to turn otherwise static, print-ready PDF files into interactive digital magazines, newspapers, corporate publications, brochures and catalogs—even adding movies and slide shows—on the iPad.
With its Application Programming Interface (API), ES 3 seamlessly integrates with any existing third-party MIS, ERP or DAM system, bringing in additional functions such as soft proofing. For example, an asset management system can use the ES platform to define partners in the workflow, develop approval functions, set milestones, and control every aspect of media production, regardless of the final destination channel.