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13 August 2014

Work smarter: automate your print production

Work smarter: automate your print production

Developments in technology have helped Australian industries increase labour productivity by 2.2 per cent from 2012-2013. Recent data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has shown that in some industries, businesses that have less automated processes in place do not achieve the same economies of scale as those that invest in automation.

The printing industry has a growing interest in using automated workflows to increase productivity; up to 60 per cent of print service providers are looking to automate some aspect of their operations. High labour costs, which represent 25 per cent of industry revenue , have also led print service providers to consider the best ways to reduce production costs and improve efficiency.

FreeFlow Core from Fuji Xerox leverages ten years of experience, and is designed to help businesses boost productivity during print operations, improving many aspects of workflow in the print production space. The open platform of the browser-based software will help your business streamline print processes to reduce costs. From preflight to postpress, FreeFlow Core can make the entire print production cycle run smoother than ever before.

FreeFlow Core acts as the 'core' of all customer environments that exist within your business. It is configurable and adaptable to businesses of all sizes thanks to its modular, scalable design. Set up and maintenance is simple and won't require any specialist knowledge or expensive staff training. Once you've set up a few automated workflows using step-by-step guidance, you're ready to go. A simple, intuitive drag-and-drop interface means anyone will be able to understand how to manage incoming jobs and workflows without the hassle of dealing with complex back-end systems.

To add to the convenience, FreeFlow Core is cloud-based, allowing your staff to access it from any computer at any location. If you have multiple print engines or digital front ends, you can connect FreeFlow Core to as many printers as you want, without any additional charge.

By streamlining your processes through automation, your staff will spend less time processing jobs in-house and more time building new business. FreeFlow Core can also help your business achieve faster turnaround times and reduced error rates, leading to significant cost savings. You won't have to worry about FreeFlow's compatibility with your existing systems either; full JDF/JMF compliance enables your business to continue using off the shelf software and solutions.

From identifying and solving problems during preflight, to automatically laying out pages and intelligently routing jobs to maximise output, FreeFlow Core can help you eliminate many costly manual activities in the workplace. FreeFlow Core delivers high quality output in a fraction of the time it would take to run a job manually, leaving you with more time to grow your business.

Australian Government Productivity Commission 2014, PC Productivity Update, viewed 24 July 2014, http://www.pc.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/135935/productivity-update-2014.pdf

InfoTrends 2012

IBISWorld 2013, Industry Report C1611 Printing in Australia