Thursday, May 28, 2015

Enfocus welcomes Aproove in an online proofing partnership

28 May, 2015 – Ghent, Belgium – Enfocus today announces its new Solution Partnership with 'Aproove', providing automated online collaborative approval of PDF and image files to customers using Aproove Express and Enfocus Switch through the enfocus crossroads program.
Enfocus Switch customers can now easily provide online approval services to their customers without the need to invest in additional on premise hardware and software. Aproove's online soft proofing and collaboration service is 100% cloud-based and provided as a service to customers via subscription.
“Aproove redesigned their approval solution specifically to integrate smoothly with Switch," says Angelo Manno, Global OEM & Strategic Account Manager for Enfocus. “Customers simply subscribe to the approval service via the Aproove Express website, and once they receive their login credentials, they simply enter those in Switch in the Aproove developed configurator. From this moment on the online collaboration and approval can start as Switch will automatically upload files to Aproove Express where they can be viewed as a flipbook or dynamic flat plan. At the same time Switch will invite stakeholders such as the print buyer to the approval process, and receive the results on approved and rejected files."
Users can submit jobs easily and securely from anywhere in the world and invite print buyers instantly to any job or part of a job. Aproove Express provides immediate input, comments and approvals.
Further, the Aproove configurator in Switch instantly connects any Switch flow to a dedicated preconfigured Aproove Express Cloud Services. All decisions made in Aproove Express are immediately forwarded to Switch who moves the job further to the next appropriate process step in the flow. The quality of jobs is elevated as errors are avoided and files are correctly routed, depending on their approval status.
“The solution is aimed at advertising agencies, printers, service bureaus, large accounts and photographers. Its benefits include a direct gain in performance and control for the customer," adds Serge Lo Grasso, VP Sales & Marketing, Aproove. “This partnership fits perfectly with our strategy of developing SaaS online proofing solutions for the market of print production and it is a continuation of our Digital Content Collaboration range launched four years ago."
Customers using Switch 12 can immediately take advantage of this new online approval and collaboration service by retrieving the Aproove configurator using “Manage configurators" in Switch, or by downloading the Aproove configurator from the Crossroads portal.
Visitors to Graphitec Expo in Paris (June 9-11) are invited to visit the Aproove Stand (D8) for a full demonstration of new protocols linking Enfocus Switch and Aproove Express.
About Aproove (www.aproove.com)
Belgian company Aproove S.A. boasts more than 15 years' experience in the field of computer graphic arts solutions, first as integrators on the international market then as software vendor. It began focusing on the development of an Online Proofing solution four years ago. Aproove Online Proofing solution now has a place in the high-end market and 140 customers worldwide in advertising, printing, photo retouching, catalogue and brand owners “marcom" departments. Every month, 50.000+ users rely on Aproove to manage files, share ideas and track projects.
Aproove SA is headquartered in Mons, Belgium, with EMEA sales office located in Paris and a worldwide partner channel for America and Asia.

About Enfocus (www.enfocus.com)
Enfocus provides modular and affordable tools safeguarding job quality and enabling automation throughout the complete production chain. Innovative solutions improve communication between design and production while enhancing productivity and predictability through automation of routine tasks.
Step-by-step deployment dramatically increases added value without forcing users to completely rethink their way of doing business. Well-known brands include PitStop, Switch and Connect.
Enfocus is a business unit of Esko and has its headquarters in Ghent, Belgium.

About Esko (www.esko.com)
Esko is a global supplier of integrated solutions for the packaging and labels, sign and display, commercial printing and publishing industries. Esko products and services drive profitability in the packaging and printing supply chain by reducing time-to-market and raising productivity.
Esko employs around 1,400 people worldwide. Its direct sales and service organization covers Europe, Middle East and Africa, the Americas and the Asia Pacific, Japan and China regions and is complemented by a network of distribution partners in more than 50 countries.
Esko is headquartered in Ghent, Belgium, and has R&D and manufacturing facilities in five European countries, the United States, China and India. Esko is a Danaher company (www.danaher.com).

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