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.
Invitation and Tasks
The invitation is one of the Core concept of Aproove team collaboration. Whatever the type of project you manage (Graphical design, Powerpoint design, Web design, Adobe Creative Suite, Final cut or Adobe Premiere, etc.) invitation and its micro workflow concept is the tool you will use to assign tasks to your collaborators. The way to do it is very simple: it is like sending a mail with an associated task inside called a "Question". When collaborators have done their job (task), you get notified through your global notification center in realtime. According to final status of a task or decision made by the guest collaborator, automated actions can be taken in order to make the workflow progressing to a next step.
In team collaboration, the most used communication tools are probably the chat tools.
Usually using Facebook messenger, Skype or Yahoo messenger, this technology has replaced most of the usual phone calls and are now part of the standard way teams are discussing. Aproove embeds a powerful instant messaging system enabling teams to discuss in real time about serious subjects... or not. The conversation is either about a running project, and thus it is located at project level or at a general purpose level. Every conversation's threads are stored as part of the project history for later retrieval.
You can keep multiple parallel conversations running on different projects without having to merge all of them into one big mess. You can optionally be advertised when someone is reacting to one of your annotation and start a chat with the person that append some comments on your notes, all of this with a single click.
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.
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