There’s a simple reason workflow automation is the hottest topic in the print and publishing world:
Businesses have quickly understood that a single, affordable investment can deliver big benefits, including:
Reduction in time spent on repetitive tasks
How Can Automation Benefit My Business?
Workflow automation brings significant improvements to all scales of business.
Here’s just a small sample of common business tasks that XChange can automate for you.
Email, FTP, Folder, DropBox, Web2Print, API— with so many sources, thankfully smart workflow can process them into a single automated stream.
Implement tools in your workflow to not only check for but also fix common errors in print jobs like adding bleeds, converting color spaces and more.
Forget manually sending reminders and status updates to your customers. Custom notifications can easily be triggered at any stage of your workflow.
Integration with Existing Solutions
You’ll want to protect your investment in existing production tools and technology. We’re experts at connecting siloed systems into single seamless flows.
Intelligent Job Routing
Well designed workflow can conditionally route jobs to locations and tools, saving huge amounts of time on repetitive, error-prone manual tasks.
Need to get job orders (jobs and ticket) from your shiny front end into your production environment? We’ve integrated every web store under the sun.
Imposition & Planning
Say goodbye to setting up impositions, nesting and plans for even the most complex of jobs—automation can now intelligently do the work for you.
Route jobs to custom archives with folder/job names like date, ticket number, customer id, etc. and store this information in a database too.
Maybe you have a great idea for something that has never been tried before that promised a real business advantage? With powerful workflow scripting knowledge and years of industry experience, XChange are the right partners to work with to make your next big thing a reality.
How Can I Get Started with Automation?
Researching and investing in automation workflow can feel like a daunting and risky business.
At XChange, we’ve developed an easy-to-understand nine-step process
to get you from initial consultation to ROI rapidly.
XChange workflow automation projects are structured around
nine easy-to-understand steps…
All XChange automation projects start by discussing your business needs and ideas. It’s zero-commitment on your behalf.
We’ll then put you in touch with a pre-sales expert who can take the conversation deeper and demonstrate proofs-of-concept for your needs.
Translating business/technical needs into a written scope requires deep foresight. We’ll help you all along the way.
4. Sales & Legal
Our Sales next formalize our partnership, taking care of contracts, licenses, payment plans, etc. always with complete transparency
With the development underway, your Project Manager will provide regular updates. She’ll also co-ordinate how we work with your in-house team.
As Alpha/Betas are ready, we work with you to road test and improve the solution in an environment that matches production.
Non-disruptive deployment is a must in business-critical environments. We’ll make sure the process goes smoothly and be ready to tackle any unforeseens.
With your deployment up-and-running, you’ll likely want to train in-house stakeholders to take over its day-to-day management. Our expert training staff will be happy to help.
XChange supports all the technology and solutions it provides. We also have a comprehensive range of SLAs if you’d like customizable options.
What’s the next step?
Please get in touch to discuss your workflow needs or to arrange a free consultation!