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Crawford to reveal PRO Production Manager at Graph Expo

Sep 30, 2010 12:00 AM


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Toronto-based Crawford Technologies Inc. announces the latest addition to the CrawfordTech suite of products. PRO Production Manager, which will be shown at Graph Expo 2010, offers end-to-end workflow management and reporting within any transactional or print-on-demand document production environment including full proof-of-process reporting.

Crawford reports that PRO Production Manager differs from existing solutions in its openness and the level of investment required, enabling any organization or print service bureau to take advantage of the technology. This product has been designed to be managed and implemented using customers’ existing staff and skills. Developed in concert with Inspectron, Kern and Ironsides, it provides a bridge between data sources, composition software, printers, inserters and the mail stream.

PRO Production Manager is able to manage the receipt of raw data, print-ready files and invoke document composition processes, document re-engineering tasks as well as integrate with print spoolers, document integrity systems and enable automatic reprint functionality. Seamlessly working alongside other CrawfordTech products and modules, clients can reengineer print jobs on the fly and transform them to most output formats, including AFP, PDF, PDF/A, Xerox Metacode/LCDS/DJDE, PCL, PostScript and image formats.

In addition, PRO Production Manager supports JDBC-compliant databases such as Oracle, DB2 and MySQL. Proof-of-process reporting and SLA management and reporting are also fully supported through integration with solutions such as those provided by Inspectron, Kern and Ironsides.