- Print Innovation Asia
Esko updates next gen Automation Engine
The new release includes Software-as-a-Service innovation, for optimum performance with easier access and deployment across the entire business.
Esko has unveiled a major new release of its market-leading Automation Engine workflow solution, packed with new capabilities and for the first time available as a Software-as-a-Service (‘SaaS’).
“Designed and built by packaging experts, for packaging experts, Automation Engine has established itself over many years as the benchmark for optimized prepress workflow automation,” said Jan De Roeck, Esko Director of Marketing, Strategy and Industry Relations. “This latest release represents a major step forward for Automation Engine. It introduces a cloud-based deployment option and an intuitive new web-based user experience that ensures even the most casual user will be able to initiate, communicate and work across teams effectively.
“This new Automation Engine will make prepress automation more accessible and easier to use for both long-time customers and for companies that are just starting out on their automation journey. Users can access their personalized, secure, workspace at any time, from anywhere, in the new My WorkSpace application. For customers looking for even more flexibility, we are proud to introduce our new cloud-based offering, which takes the prepress experience to a new level in terms of quality, productivity and connectivity,” said De Roeck.
Esko Automation Engine is the automated workflow solution that automates prepress tasks and integrates with business systems, which speeds up the process and reduces the error rate and need for operator intervention. It is flexible to fit with individual business needs, scalable and customized to optimize individual workflows. The update includes a new ‘drop zone’ feature, which makes launching workflows quicker and easier by enabling users to search and select workflows, drag and drop files to it, edit parameters and initiate - all from one location.
Being a subscription service, a simple, flexible and transparent tier-based pricing model offers a predictable cost to help with IT budgeting and management.