Sefas Innovation Unveils Open Print Version 7 at GRAPH EXPO 2010

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Sefas Innovation announces the release of Open Print Version 7, a solution suite that provides end-to-end visibility and control over the document supply chain from a unified dashboard command center. The new unified architecture provides an easy-to-use interface with solution modules that can be easily turned on to add capability without the need to install or learn a new software tool. Open Print Version 7 is making its public debut this week with live demonstrations in the Sefas Innovations Booth #861 at GRAPH EXPO 2010, October 3-6, in Chicago.

Open Print Version 7: The animated ADF simulator in the new Output Management module

With Open Print Version 7, Sefas is launching the first product that truly integrates the acquisition, processing and distribution of customer communication at the level of the supply chain model.

Sefas Innovation today announced the release of Open Print Version 7, a composition and production management solution suite that provides end-to-end visibility and control over the document supply chain from a unified dashboard command center. The new unified architecture provides an easy-to-use interface with solution modules that can be easily turned on to add capability without the need to install or learn a new software tool. Modules for collaborative design of transactional documents, post-composition enhancement of legacy document applications and production management are now available side-by-side in a single tabbed interface. Open Print Version 7 further extends the capability of the Open Print platform with an entirely new Output Management module that completes the end-to-end solution offering. Open Print Version 7 is making its public debut this week with live demonstrations in the Sefas Innovations Booth #861 at GRAPH EXPO 2010, October 3-6, in Chicago.

“Our aim has been to create a software suite that makes visibility and control of the document supply chain possible,” says Bruno Henry, Chief Operating Officer for Sefas Innovation. “For the sake of flexibility and affordability, we have built Open Print as a set of modules that can be purchased individually. But the greatest payoffs come when the customer is able to exploit the way our software knits all the elements together and joins the links of the supply chain to create a single automated work stream. With Open Print Version 7, Sefas is launching the first product that truly integrates the acquisition, processing and distribution of customer communication at the level of the supply chain model.”

Open Print Version 7 organizes its capabilities into two new workshop environments – the Document Workshop and the Production Workshop. The Document Workshop provides unified management of all documents at the front end of the supply chain enabling input normalization, composition and post-composition enhancement, as well as output management and print stream rendering. The Production Workshop provides visibility and control for the back end of the supply chain enabling efficient production, tracking and distribution.

While capability enhancements are included in all the solution modules, the addition of an entirely new module for Output Management shows the extensibility of the platform and provides comprehensive capability to configure output rendering options, specify standard or custom impositions, and define multi-step ADF processes to automate and sequence output-related events and tasks. Users can define ADF workflows in a drag and drop interface that shows a visual representation of the workflow with the ability to run animated simulations of workflows to visually check scenarios before production testing.

“While leveraging the enterprise data architecture and object reusability principles of the Open Print platform, Open Print Version 7 delivers a new level of digital communication and production management that extends well beyond the traditional scope of ADF,” says Jean-Philippe Sarraut, President and CEO of Sefas Innovation. “The solution also delivers an ease-of-use that puts customization directly in the hands of production center managers with the operational knowledge to define automated decision processing. No longer does a sophisticated optimized workflow require coded customizations for which you need specialized technical expertise.”

For more information at GRAPH EXPO 2010, visit Sefas Booth #861. Additional information is available at http://www.sefas.com.

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