Jobs are getting shorter and increasing in frequency; prepress is spending more time manipulating, cleaning, and making files consistent. Customers are demanding faster turnarounds, leading to more overtime & lower profitability.
You spend too much time in the mock-up process. Customers are demanding faster turnarounds and more accurate mock-ups.
You spend too much time & energy on cleaning; fixing, ensuring structural files are accurate & usable.
You notice that your operators are re-entering data multiple times which is prone to errors. You need to reduce the volume of repetitive tasks, and improve your visibility of job status.
Data exists in an MIS system. This data will be used from its source location ensuring a single entry point for further down the line automation.