Carson City, NV, USA – XChange US is excited to announce the winner in their automation software and integration giveaway competition that was held in conjunction with the launch of their new web site late last year. The prize pack includes a free Enfocus PitStop2Switch Bundle valued at $5,099, and includes a day of integration and consultancy services valued at $1,395.
The winner of the contest was Paul DeSantis of Philadelphia-based ANRO Inc. Anro is a full-service commercial printer, providing turnkey corporate printing, mail, fulfillment, and digital communication services. Their services include: one through nine-color sheetfed printing, dimensional package printing, one through six-color digital and variable data printing, prepress, CTP, bindery, direct mail, fulfillment, wide-format display graphics printing, digital communication services and online print management solutions.
According to DeSantis, his primary reasons for entering the competition were that his company wants to reduce the time it takes to get proofs out to customers and remove as many steps — and associated costs — as possible from their current workflows.
“We have been using XChange US for many years as a source of information, Enfocus products and other workflow tools”, says Paul DeSantis. “We had been considering Switch and PitStop Server when I saw the contest and entered. I still can’t believe we won. We are really looking forward to getting the new Enfocus applications installed and enhancing our workflow processes with the new capabilities they will provide us. ”
XChange has always taken an active part in their customers’ business activities and the primary recurring requirement has always been the need to simplify and automate repetitive manual tasks.
“We are really excited about this valuable giveaway,” states William Buckingham, President of XChange US. “Automation can offer immediate and long-term savings in time, money, error reduction and efficiency. More and more of our customers enquire what they can do to increase profits and improve customer service without sacrificing quality. Automation is the answer. We love seeing the difference an automated workflow can make for any business — small or large — and Enfocus solutions are reliable, flexible, customizable and proven in all types of companies. Customers are regularly amazed how Enfocus technology can be customized to their specific production needs and that with these solutions, their specific challenges can be addressed and streamlined.”
Included in the PitStop2Switch giveaway bundle are both PitStop Server 12 and Switch 12. PitStop2Switch is the perfect way for any size business to step up their production, improve customer service and free up staff time for what’s important. With PitStop Server ensuring PDF output is flawless and Switch 12 automating the repetitive tasks associated with creating, receiving and sorting files, any company will experience a customized and more efficient production workflow using PitStop2Switch.
Enfocus Switch 12 fully automates how files are received, created, shared and delivered. Switch uses a company’s existing applications, systems and servers in new and intelligent ways to create the smartest automated production workflow in existence, customized for the way they do business. Enfocus Switch eliminates errors, streamlines repetitive functions and drives productivity to levels unattainable in manual workflows. Switch is perfect for any size business or organization. Whether a company uses a simple flow for file handling or an advanced flow that relies on multiple configurations and links to a company’s other business software, Switch brings order to chaotic and challenging environments.
Switch gives any organization the tools they need to be successful now, and when they experience growth and begin exploring new revenue streams, Switch will be there to flexibly accommodate their business as their workflow requirements change.
Enfocus PitStop Server 12 is a stand-alone and hotfolder-based application that allows users to easily set up and manage PDF based workflows. Enfocus PitStop Server automatically processes PDF documents that arrive in a given input folder and places the processed files based on the result accordingly in the specified output folder.
The original PDF document and the preflight results can be saved into the appropriate location, depending on whether processing was successful or not.
Enfocus PitStop Server allows users to successfully operate and manage workflow procedures on PDF documents and includes the Adobe Normalizer transparency flattener to give consistent, high-quality output whether for print, the web or for viewing on iPad. New image correction capabilities allow users to adjust images using Photoshop-like curves. They can easily change contrast or remove a color cast per channel or overall, adjust brightness and contrast, or apply unsharp mask to enhance the edges of objects in the image.
PitStop Server fits seamlessly into Enfocus Switch to provide preflighting and auto-correction of PDF files in a bigger automated workflow. Users can:
- Automatically download PDF files from network servers using multiple protocols or receive them through e-mail
- Preflight PDF files and notify customers automatically of any problems identified
- Combine PitStop Server’s capabilities with other key publishing tools to automatically create PDF files, perform color management and ink optimization, file manipulation, image optimization, proofing, impositioning and more
The company also offers a free, no-obligation workflow consultancy for companies who want to know what automation can do for them.