Flexokliché is 50% faster with Automation Engine Connect

Flexokliché is 50% faster with Automation Engine Connect

Customer: Flexokliché AB

With Automation Engine Connect, Flexokliché operates more efficiently. As a result, all the departments work faster.

The Challenge:

FlexoKliché  repro

Flexokliché had been operating a PC database application for all their jobs and administration. Actual production was done with Macs. There was an issue trying to coordinate the two computer operating systems, which generated a lot of unnecessary work.

The Solution:

Automation Engine - Prepress workflow automation and integration

Esko Automation Engine Connect offers a framework for any business component that needs integration with an Esko component.

 

The Benefits:

  • up to 50% time saving
  • all departments work more efficiently
  • automated cost calculation and invoicing

Quote

Now that order information is sent directly to Automation Engine, my time – just bookkeeping – is 50% faster. All of the designers and account managers save time as well.

Linda Ekehage, Owner, Flexokliche AB, Sweden

FlexoKliché grill


 

Flexokliché is 50% faster with Automation Engine Connect

With Automation Engine Connect, Flexokliché operates more efficiently. As a result, all the departments work faster.

 

Linda Ekehage, Owner of Flexokliche says: “We have operated a full complement of Esko hardware and software for years. This includes Automation Engine running in the background overseeing the production of files with PackEdge and ArtPro—and Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop with the help of Esko Studio. We also work with Esko WebCenter to easily communicate with our customers, and their customers. This helps to provide easy and smooth communications. Our two CDI units never stand still and we offer the latest technology, including Full HD Flexo.”

 


Unnecessary work

FlexoKliché katt

Ms. Ekehage continues: “While the workflow operated pretty well, we knew that we would be more efficient with the integration of our business system. We had been operating a PC database application for all our jobs and administration, while production was done with Macs. We had an issue trying to coordinate the two computer operating systems. I was conducting the administration of jobs on one computer and transferring information to our Esko system. There was so much unnecessary work.”

 

 


An MIS system from a local developer did not solve the issues

"We started to look for an administrative program that could run on Mac or PC platforms. We purchased from a small, local developer new MIS browser-based software that could run on either platform, and started working with it. When we were ready to integrate data from the MIS to Automation Engine, we learned that it was not easily transferred. We had purchased our MIS system purely on how it handled and worked. But, we had not thought much about future integration. We were told that it would be easy to connect to other programs. We started a simple XML transfer, but it never worked. That is how we stumbled upon Connect."

 


Connect was fully operational in 8 hours

Quote

I do not know how Esko does it, but it works. Connect was really easy. Once we got in touch with the right people from our MIS developer to understand the data files, it was really easy. It took Esko only about eight hours.


50% faster

"We can now look up jobs easily in Automation Engine and keep track. Now that order information is sent directly to Automation Engine my time, just bookkeeping, is 50% faster. And that is just a small part of the workflow chain. All of the designers and account managers save time as well."

 

 


Connect with the future

FlexoKliché vatten

"Our vision is that we will connect even more. We invoice through our MIS system and foresee the time when Automation Engine will tell the costing system how much material and time was spent on a job. That will help set a final price for the job."

"Eventually, WebCenter will be be a part of the entire, connected system as well. We intend to import everything into Automation Engine, follow data through WebCenter, and see the current stage of each job in WebCenter. Customers will be able to see if a job is done and delivered."

 

Quote

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. I am certain that other companies our size would have the same difficulties without Connect."

 


About Flexokliché

Flexokliché, based in Värnamo, Sweden, provides design, prepress services and plates for packaging applications. The company constantly invests in the latest technology, equipment and relevant knowledge, in order to offer the best solution for their customers.

www.flexokliche.se

FlexoKliché logo
Esko
Contact us


Subscribe
This website uses cookies and other tracking technologies. By using this website, you are agreeing to our
Privacy Policy .