The Enfocus Switch 2018 Reporting Module allows you to build custom dashboards to visualize your production. This module can be used across your whole organization, providing both management and production teams an in-depth view of live production.
Job files can be monitored, in detail, at each stage of the production workflow via a fully customizable dashboard. At any given moment, you can quickly locate jobs and pinpoint bottlenecks. Furthermore, this module also stores historical data for future reference, enabling continuous improvement and efficiency of the entire production.
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How it works
Follow these 5 easy steps to build your custom dashboards:
- Start by defining a number of logical stages in your Switch flows. For example: receiving, preflighting, converting, archiving, finishing.
- Create a new dashboard and add as many widgets as needed.
- Indicate which flows and stages to use as data sources for each of the widgets.
- Define the type of visualization (counter, chart, graph) for each widget.
- Select either real-time data or define a timeframe to visualize historical data.
Other Available Modules:
This module enables integration, control and automation of many popular third party applications in the creative, prepress and production sectors. The Configurator Module automates Adobe Acrobat Distiller, Adobe Creative Suite, Enfocus PitStop Server, and many other popular applications and allows you to easily build solutions for preflight, imposition, color management and many more. Setup and automation of the applications is fully controlled from within Switch and the visual flow editor makes it as easy to work with configurators as it is to work with the built-in tools. Use the applications you are already using today or feel free to choose the tools that suit your needs best.
This module also includes the necessary tools to integrate with any hotfolder-based application or to dynamically use any third party command line tools. The Configurator Module also allows various properties values to be created using simple script expressions, adding a higher level of intelligence to file receiving, routing and processing options.
The Database module for Switch automates the communication between a database application and Switch. The Database Module makes it possible for Switch to instantly access existing ODBC data sources to expedite automated processing and prevent labor-intensive re-keying of job information into multiple systems. The Database Module connects using system DSN resources and honors all database rights and privileges.
The Database Module adds a new Database connect element to the Switch toolset. This element can be used to dynamically read, write, create or delete records in the designated data sources anywhere in your workflow. The Module also enables any SQL query result to be used as a variable anywhere within your Switch workflow. You can use live job information to easily build dynamic SQL queries at any stage of your workflow. Query results can be used to make decisions for preflight, processing, delivery or archival based on existing job or customer information.
Scripting is no longer required, making it easier and faster for customers and integrators to build communication paths between Switch and an MIS or any ODBC-compliant database. This module also enables the visualization of dynamic content from your database when using SwitchClient and PitStop Connect.
Much like the Database Module, this module enhances workflow intelligence by using existing information stored in XML or JDF job tickets or embedded within files as XMP data.
- Use metadata wherever Switch uses variables to route files or process jobs dynamically.
- Update or add information in XMP packages.
- Visualize metadata-based content within SwitchClient and PitStop Connect.
The Metadata Module also includes tools to export metadata and convert XML information, preflight logs and reports into other XML formats, HTML or human-readable information. By repurposing embedded or job ticket information, Switch enables you to more effectively utilize previous investments and personalize your service to customers.
To boost performance of the Switch Core Engine and get the ultimate processing power out of advanced hardware configurations that include multiple processors and high levels of RAM, you can extend the number of processes that Switch executes simultaneously.
Switch Web Services Module
This module enables third party applications such as web portals to integrate and drive Switch. You can improve your customer service experience by allowing your customers to securely submit files from the familiar environment of your company website. The Web Services Module enables your customers to track and approve jobs within Switch without leaving the comfort zone of your website interface.
The SwitchClient Module is a separate desktop application allowing users to access the Switch Server remotely.