Streamlining workflow with Automation Engine improves efficiency and productivity for Ateliers Cassandre

Leading French wide format printer streamlines workflow with Automation Engine, immediately enjoying upturn in productivity and throughput. Requests are now processed in less than five minutes and human errors have been reduced by 30%.

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The customer

Ateliers Cassandre, Paris, France

Established for more than 25 years, Ateliers Cassandre is a leading specialist in large and very large format printing in Paris, France. Based in the Île-de-France region, the company works with communications and events agencies, design departments, signage and scenography organizations and private companies, delivering everything from flexible UV printing, sublimation printing of decorative fabrics and adhesive printing through to rigid media printing and digital cutting.

With an accomplished team of more than 20 experts - including four business engineers and five technical positions - and utilizing the latest machines, Ateliers Cassandre is renowned for delivering a high-quality service thanks to the team’s responsiveness and professionalism.

With regular investment ensuring the business remains at the forefront of technology, the company presently covers the Île-de-France region and surrounding area with ambitious plans to expand its presence across Europe.

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We knew Automation Engine would meet our needs, helping us reduce the processing time and increase our productivity - it is the best solution on the market.

Clément Asnar, Managing Director, Ateliers Cassandre, France

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The challenge

Streamlining workflows, reducing process times

With a clear plan for growth and development, Clément Asnar, Managing Director at Ateliers Cassandre, is currently focusing on the company's digital transformation. “This is a key step for us at this point in time, so that our Web-to-Print system can meet the needs of our customers 24/7, anywhere in the world,” said Mr Asnar. “But in order to achieve this, we really needed to streamline workflows and reduce the time required to process requests.”

In order to bring the latest technological advances to its customers, Ateliers Cassandre has been working with Esko for more than a year, developing innovative projects together. Today a real working partnership has been established between the two companies.

“Our reputation for customer service, which combines quality, agility and a sense of service, is one of the key factors in our developing stronger growth year after year,” explained Mr. Asnar. “To guarantee a constant level of order and satisfaction for our customers and future customers, we continue to invest in the solutions offered by Esko.”

“We knew Automation Engine would meet our needs, helping us reduce processing time and increase our productivity; it is the best solution on the market. Given the reputation of the company and experience of our existing collaborations, we were confident that we were making the right choice.”

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All our customers' files are processed according to the rules we have defined, while human errors have been reduced by 30%.

Clément Asnar, Managing Director, Ateliers Cassandre, France

The solution

Automating print production, reducing operator intervention

“Having previously installed a Kongsberg cutting table at the heart of production for the large formats we print, we implemented Automation Engine to further support the development of our customer service,” said Mr Asnar.

Automation Engine is Esko’s workflow server which not only automates print production tasks but also integrates business systems. This both serves to speed up the process and more importantly reduces the error rate, removing the need for operator intervention.

The only workflow solution that automates the requirements of different printing techniques, Automation Engine means that only one production file containing the parameters for digital, flexo and offset printing is required for combination print jobs.

“Following the installation, our teams received comprehensive detailed training from the expert Esko teams,” said Mr Asnar. “We already have four business engineers using the Automation Engine solution.”

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Automation Engine retrieves all the files that need to be processed in 30 seconds, validates them, and sends them directly to the working table.

Clément Asnar, Managing Director, Ateliers Cassandre, France

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The benefits

Increased throughput and efficiency, greater customer satisfaction

Since introducing Automation Engine to its system, Ateliers Cassandre has significantly streamlined its workflow and is now able to process job requests in less than five minutes.

“All our customers' files are processed according to the rules we have defined, while human errors have been reduced by 30%,” said Mr. Asnar. “These errors were mainly related to file verification, for example, just one inch of an image needs to be pixelated but was invisible to the naked eye, now gets identified.”

“The speed of Automation Engine allows us to both go into production faster with verified files and quickly inform our customers of the precise details of any anomalies that may be present. Today, 95% of the files we process are validated by Automation Engine, the other 5% are automatically rejected and returned to the clients to make the necessary changes.

“This means that with Automation Engine, we are processing 100% of orders in record time,” said Mr Asnar. “Our customers place orders and upload their production files onto our system. Automation Engine retrieves all the files that need to be processed in 30 seconds, validates them, and sends them directly to the working table.”

“This huge boost in efficiency is allowing our business engineers to focus on developing the customer portfolio and importantly support the relationship with existing clients,” he said. “The improvements are across the board, with increased efficiency, throughput and productivity combined with reduced errors and an even greater level of customer satisfaction.”

Following the successful introduction of Automation Engine to its workflow processes, Ateliers Cassandre aims to provide the five members of the technical team with the solution in the future, to complete the digitization process and to automate all workflows.

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