On May 31st, 2016, it is showtime again: The Drupa fair will be open to visitors on the Düsseldorf fairground.
Just like we did during previous events, we take advantage of the fact that our Cologne offices are located close to Düsseldorf. We schedule meetings with companies and visitors who are interested in our Order Management Solutions – either at Drupa or in our offices in Cologne.
QBF’s presence on this year’s EskoWorld will be themed: “It has never been so easy to automate and streamline your business!”. This does not only refer to the integration possibilities of Esko solutions with the highly comfortable JDF interface created by QBF, but the focus will also be on the numerous “Out of the box” automations in order entry and production controlling which are possible with the solution ARAMIS. Like never before, ARAMIS users can reduce entry errors and multiple entries. Afterwards, a complete and transparent flow of information will provide for faster production times, a better overview and maximum efficiency. Visit our booth at the PartnerZone of EskoWorld to find out more – also about the upcoming new ARAMIS version.
After a successful participation last year, QBF will be present again on the EskoWorld 2013 in the USA. During the customer conference which is taking place in Phoenix, AZ from 19 May to 22 May 2013, QBF will present their current solutions for prepress service providers in the Esko PartnerZone.
Integration and Automation are more and more evolving to one of the main topics of the event. QBF is the MIS vendor with the most integrations of MIS solutions with Esko’s workflow management systems. From order entry to the finished plates the QBF solutions ARAMIS (order entry / job management) and PORTOS (customer web portals) are seamlessly connected to Automation Engine and WebCenter, so that an optimum information flow back and forth is achieved.
In the PartnerZone on the EskoWorld, interested parties can get in touch with the QBF experts and get a live impression of the solutions.
Apart from an installation in Sweden, QBF is very proud to report the first order of an Indian prepress service provider.
Olympus Premedia from Chennai (formerly Madras), a company specializing in artwork services, particularly for the packaging sector, is collaborating intensively with European and American customers. The high number of fast paced jobs is making high demands on internal organization and job management. Olympus Premedia has therefore decided to opt for the introduction of the MIS solution ARAMIS. With the new system and the support of QBF’s long-time experience in the packaging industry with numerous prepress service providers, a considerable optimization of the job management is to be expected during the coming months. The next step will be an efficient connection of the clients through the QBF customer web portal PORTOS. For QBF, this is the entry to the emerging Indian market.
The Swedish prepress service provider Mediaköket Grafiska AB, located in Helsingborg, has decided for a comprehensively integrated solution – the combination of the QBF web portal PORTOS and the MIS ARAMIS for the internal job management. Through the connection with the production workflow (Esko’s Automation Engine and WebCenter), Mediaköket has focused on high-level automation and integration right from the beginning. The company has also profoundly analyzed and structured their processes during the past year. Due to the company presently finding itself in a phase of strong growth, Mediaköket was aware of a need for the best possible solutions for workflow and communication right from the start. By opting for PORTOS and ARAMIS, Mediaköket has decided for the most widespread solution worldwide for prepress service providers.
In December 2012, the English FlexoTech Magazine published an article about the advantages and key benefits of management information systems (MIS) at packaging prepress companies: „Get connected: MIS will make workflow easier“. The article refers especially to the leading business solution ARAMIS from QBF, which is up and running at companies like YRG Group, Contact Originators, Reprographic Systems, und Matthews Brand Solutions. Editor Neel Madsen starts her article with the following sub headline: „Optimise your workflow by using MIS will increase productivity, save time and money, and give customers a more streamlined experience.“ Read the entire article here.
QBF takes another step towards automation and integration of production with the Aramis MIS: The automated import of the actual plate dimensions straight from the CDI. This new module allows you to automatically import the plate measurements, add customer-individual handling, and assign it to the correct plate material. No more manual measuring, no more errors, no more customer complaints.Read more in our White Paper.
After a successful participation in EskoWorld in New Orleans (see news below), the attendance of the Esko UK User Conference has been a complete success as well. On September 6th, 2012, in the time-honoured halls of Loughborough University in Leicestershire, QBF, as part of the group “Pre-Press Workflow”, presented the complete intergation of ARAMIS and PORTOS with Automation Engine and WebCenter by Esko. Moreover, QBF was present with an own stand in the Partner Zone. Both activities lead to a very active and promising exchange of information with newly interested parties, existing customers and the on-site Esko specialists.
Print form management simplifies trade shops‘ daily operations tremendously through its automatic and transparent management of sleeves, among other things. And QBF will soon offer several new functions in ARAMIS for this very purpose. Specific parameters — including price — can now be assigned to individual sleeves. When entering job specifications, ARAMIS displays the available sleeves in stock for each color. After choosing the desired sleeve, this industry solution even generates positions for the pre- or post-calculation at the press of a button. Furthermore, the various processes that the sleeve undergoes are visualized for every single form. The printing of packing slips automatically guides stock withdrawal, whereby the individual sleeve parameters are available once again upon return. With its automatic handling of the newly stocked sleeve components, even the „cutting“ of sleeves can be managed by ARAMIS.
Would you like to learn more about print form management or experience an online demo? If so, please give us a call (firstname.lastname@example.org): +49(0)221 39 90 91-0