Companies that are looking to save time and prevent human error don’t like the fact that two people have to enter the same information in two different systems. That’s why they want to integrate their prepress workflow with existing, or new, business systems (ERP, MIS…)
Connect, a module for Automation Engine, makes this possible without the need for customer development or turning it into an expensive consultancy project. Connect is a framework for all business components that need integration with an Esko component, such as WebCenter, Automation Engine or ArtiosCAD.
We're a smaller company. Without Automation Engine Connect, it would have been extremely difficult, if not impossible, for us to connect our business system to our Automation Engine production workflow system.
- Linda Ekehage, Owner, Flexokliché AB, Sweden Read More
Automation Engine Connect has substantially improved our workflow. We never realized how much time it took to enter jobs. Before, it could take up to 30 minutes to process each job. This was mainly a factor of the time it took to set up the job correctly. We are now able to 'kick out' every job in about 15 minutes.
When jobs go to the plate department, all they need to do is launch the workflow, double-check the layouts and let them go. Their time is reduced in half, as well and allows them to spend more time in the important areas, such as QC.
- Rebekah Harmon, Art Director, Best Label Company Inc., Union City, California, USA
Connect’s innovative functionality hasn’t gone unnoticed. It has been awarded the 2015 Intertech Technology Award. The judges followed customers in praising the user friendly way systems can be connected.
"The judges commented that Automation Engine Connect is the start of a new and simplified approach to connecting disparate systems. The user interface makes it very user friendly to connect systems. It's simple and effective, and takes lots of extra work away from the user,"