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The two label software companies, Hybrid Software and Cerm, have strengthened their working relationship with the integration of the viewing and approval system Proofscope into Cerm's portal software Web4Labels (W4L).
Geert Van Damme, managing director of Cerm, explained, 'The new direct link means that customers don't need a separate password and they can open the Proofscope viewer via our W4L software. Cerm MIS operators can utilise the Proofscope viewer to have an identical platform to the customer and see exactly what they are seeing. In addition, customers can delegate approval of work to others without the need for complex workflows at the printer's end.'
One of the first implementations of the new direct link was at Belgium packaging printer Du Caju Printing. 'After a short test period we decided to use Hybrid Software's Proofscope for the approval of all jobs from every customer,' said pre-press manager Bart Bliki. 'This gives customers the opportunity to route their internal approval processes to best suit their structure and it gives us one final approval via one channel. The simplicity and clarity of this has resulted in enormous saving in time, while the integration of Proofscope with our Cerm MIS allows our operators to follow product approvals in real time.'
The partnership between the two companies was formed last year when the interface of Hybrid's productivity tools with Cerm's MIS system was first initiated.
'A growing number of label printers around the world use our workflow system Cloudflow and Cerm's MIS software,' says Jan Ruysschaert, Hybrid's managing director. 'The huge synergies resulted in the two companies working together, which created some very exciting opportunities for printers, who increasingly have to automate their entire printing process rather than just pre-press. Success lies in innovation and it is important that we keep developing tools to ensure the most efficient working environment. This is exactly what we have achieved with this latest announcement.'