L'Oréal luxe division has chosen Aproove to cut their operating cost in all their collaboration with their external retouching agencies. Yves Saint Laurent beauté was the first L'Oréal brand to be equiped with a full Aproove solution in December 2013. All their exchanges, uploads, reviews, approvals, content proofing and file distribution with their suppliers and subsidiaries are now handled using Aproove with a massive time saving, total security and comfort. Retouching operations from suppliers where requiring between 24 to 48 hours in the past. Using Aproove, all those operations including certified hardcopy color proofing delivery are now done in real time and does not require anymore carrier with the remote contract proofing option.
Sticky note using a single click
The sticky note or Post it is the simplest way to annotate. One click where you want to put your comment and that's it. While this is easiest tool for most people, this tools is very accurate. The size of the annotation circle when you annotate is zoom level dependent and managed automatically by Aproove. So, a small circle means a finer detail annotation than a bigger circle annotation. This way of annotating is one of the most used on powerpoint slides and retail catalogs (prices blocks).
The most wanted annotation tool is probably the Pen note. This is most intuitive way to give your comments. This function is simply accessible by keeping the mouse button down while drawing. If you have a pen device, it supports it perfectly like WACOM tablets for an accurate clipping path request (see animated picture for an example). This tool simply replaces any of the classical note you will make using a pen on paper.
Marquee annotation Tool
The box annotation tool is designed to select an accurate area in the layout. Very useful for photographer for getting an accurate feedback from collaborators in order to apply an adequate cropping. In text selection the box tool become automatically a marquee selection tool where text is grabbed. In complex layout like newspaper or magazine, this tool makes a huge difference. Simply use the SHIFT key and mouse in order to enable the marquee selection.
Annotate text seamlessly
The annotation tool is able to automatically detect the text and become a very powerful text tool. It automatically highlight the text like using a "STABILO" and grab the text into your your note for editing. A killer feature on this tool is the before/after smart highlighter : everything in green means 'ADDED', everything in red means 'REMOVED' and everything in black means 'NO CHANGE'. This cool feature is showing you instantly what has to be changed according to a before after comparison, even on a full page of text. All the text corrections made in the note popup are done in UNICODE. This permits Aproove to support annotation on any kind of char set like arabic, hebrew, cyrilic, French, German, Chinese, Japanese, etc. and a 100% compatible COPY content and PASTE to Adobe InDesign or Microsoft WORD without any trouble.
Approve or Reject
Online proofing's main target is final approval of your artwork. Aproove does support 2 ways of approving assets.
Approval at asset level, this means that if several users have access to this asset, when approved by one of them, it is considered as approved for all. The other way is the "shared" approval, that means that each user in the project can approve or reject, but this is a per user approval. Final approval will be defined by a logical rule using logical operators like AND and OR.
This gives you a unique way to decide when an asset is approved or rejected based on parallel user decision. You don't need to wait for a user to make a decision in order to ask others decision. They all access at the same time and Aproove will tell you when your approval rules are reached.
Some of the Aprooving clients
"We began using Aproove in our European operations [in 2013], with great success...It reduced the number of physical proofing cycles dramatically, with a resulting drop in paper costs and total time spent on proofing...our earlier process of downloading and distributing PDFs was costly and time consuming, but Aproove has solved this...Aproove is truly innovative."
Staples Europe has tightly integrated Aproove in their internal marketing collaboration workflow with more than 350 registered users and hundreds of guests involved in review and approval, all on the fly from all their Business units in all European countries. Aproove Architecture and its very low hardware footprint has helped Staples to run the whole solution on a single instance Aproove server running on a 2 core virtual machine. The 26 languages of Staples's catalogs and big books production are all done through Aproove from briefing to final approval print. This represent 100.000+ created pages per year. Staples also review all their Web site content through image workflows inside Aproove.
"We were in the market for a soft-proofing and collaboration tool that would provide us differentiation with our customers and meet a long list of requirements. As the creative services arm of RRD, our goal is to provide our customers with the best services, solutions and technology offerings.
After reviewing multiple tools in the marketplace today, we selected Aproove. It’s clean, intuitive approach to technology design and functional design met, and in many ways, exceeded our expectations. Aproove looked beyond the annotation of a file and built behind the scenes functionality that supports efficient workflows for those creating content. The response from the Aproove team is exceptional. We were in need of a robust admin workflow builder that was due to release with the ‘next’ Aproove update. Not only was this provided on-time (unlike most software vendors) it also exceeded our needs and expectations.
I have complete confidence in Aproove’s ability to continue to impress us as they continue to enhance their products."
The RRD project is a worldwide distributed architecture deployment of a 25.000 Users license integrated with Adobe Experience Manager using the RPC-Style json API of Aproove - 2017
Havas has integrated Aproove in their HubPublishing solution proposal providing remarkable online proofing, online approval features and online collaboration or approval steps. This is widely used between Havas Production services and all the creative agencies of the Havas group.
Join the increasing numbers of companies online proofing using Aproove today.