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ARAMIS GS - The Next Generation
Good News for Trade Shops and Prepress Service Providers!
QBF announces the new web-based version of the world-leading
MIS for Packaging Prepress: ARAMIS Global Solutions

Web-based Order Entry & Job Management
Platform- and Location-independent
Browser-based access, even on your Tablet PC
New Workflow Concept
Create your individual workflows – from Design & Artwork phase to Prepress & Image Carrier production
Adapted to your Lines of Business
Two-Level Workflows:
Phases -> Tasks, e.g. Artwork phase, including Tasks for Studio/Production Art, Proofing, then Prepress with Color Management and Contract Proof, then Platemaking, including Plates and Mounting (if applicable)
Two-way communication with your production environment
Esko Automation Engine & WebCenter
Create Blue Folders and auto-populate Job Data (including Colors, Barcodes, Step & Repeat, SmartNames)
Start the appropriate AE workflow
Receive "live" feedback on Milestones, Job Status, modified Job Data (Colors, Angles, etc.), and keep Aramis updated with actual production data
and other third party production software
Manage Multiple SKUs
Multiple Pieces of Artwork / Different Variants, Sizes, Languages, etc.
Multiple Print Processes
Full Status Overview
Common Fields / Batch Updates, e.g. for PO Numbers
Combined Tasks for selected PoAs
Connect multiple Locations and On-Site staff
Share work between your locations easily
Supervise workload per location
Assign Phases or Tasks easily to a different location
An Aramis sub-job will automatically be created in order to track work and status of the tasks, and for easy Inter-/Intra-Company Invoicing
Online Estimating
Full access to customer-specific price lists & calculation templates
Create Estimates and Quotes while you are with your customer
No more "off-line" spreadsheets
Turn quotes into Aramis orders simply at the push of a button
Improve Amends, Reorder and Complaints Management
Simply add according tasks to the workflow - required sub-jobs will be automatically created
Collect data for costing, invoicing and reporting purposes (e.g. NCR)
Integrated Printer & Customer Specifications
Smart Specs-to-Job function
- Fill Dropdown lists with valid options
- Default if only one value available
Highlighting of modified values
Operator’s View
Direct access to all relevant instructions and job details
Task-based To-Do list
Paperless Workflow
Even if an entirely paperless workflow may remain a humble dream,
with Aramis you can at least get extremely close!
Integrated Customer-Facing Technology
Dashboard / Job Overview
Plate Reorders made easy
Print Form Management
Optimize your plate, sleeve and cylinder production & storage
New Shipping Tool
Attach deliverables to packing lists
Maintain different carriers and services
Split shipping costs to affected jobs
Integrated state-of-the-art KPI Report Generator
Multi-Language, Multi-Currency Support
New Customizing Tools (HTML, JavaScript)
MS SQL or MySQL Database
Integrated PDF Generation
Active Directory Integration
and a lot more new features...
Is your business developing “upstream”? Benefit from the new flexible workflow options. Use templates for Design, Artwork, Photography – whatever your business requires!

If your main focus is on image carrier production (flexo plates, sleeves, cylinders), Aramis offers a huge variety of automation options: Streamline your prepress workflows, integrate with your production tools, let Aramis refer to the integrated Customer Specs and Print Specs database, let the MIS “talk” with Automation Engine, WebCenter, and even with your CDI!

Improve your way of working and bring your Order Management Automation to the next level.

Get in touch with us to learn more! Call +49(0)221 39 90 91-0 or send an email with your questions to!

Prepress companies in the packaging industry can markedly increase their productivity with Order Entry, MIS and portal solutions from QBF. Our ARAMIS and PORTOS products make it possible for you to experience seamless and highly automated job management. Reduce your production time, your error rate, and your costs by implementing these one-of-a-kind industry solutions.

Read more about the QBF Management Information System (MIS) ARAMIS.

Here you can find more information about PORTOS, the Customer Internet Portals of QBF.

For the third time in a row, QBF was present in the PartnerZone at EskoWorld. The four-day event this year took place in Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL and, again, was a complete success. Further to the networking with customers and interested parties mainly from the USA, again, the great possibilities of integration of the QBF solutions with Esko systems were successfully presented. Furthermore, QBF’s CEO, Willi Welsch, was interviewed on the EskoWorld by Pat Henry of WhatTheyThink (Market Intelligence for Printing and Publishing) on the topic "The Challenges of MIS for the Packaging Sector". You can watch the full interview here:

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.

V&W Graphics Ltd. has received the EFIA Award "Repro Company of the Year" 2013 in England – and at the same time decided to introduce the MIS (Management Information System) ARAMIS. The flexo specialist from Alford, Lincolnshire is highly focused on customer-oriented quality management and is ISO 9001:2008 certified. Connected thereto are optimal logistics within the company, i.a. to keep the „Time-to-Market“ as short as possible. In ARAMIS, V&W Graphics Ltd. has found the perfect system to support the respective workflows. This also refers to the straightforward use of JDF for the integration of the existing Esko systems. The operation of ARAMIS at V&W Graphics Ltd. will include 50 workstations.

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.

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

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: Open PDF file

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 ( +49(0)221 39 90 91-0

QBF has created a new service, with which all QBF customers can submit all their support enquiries quickly and transparently. As of now, a practical online portal for questions, requests, and customisation jobs has been made available. It allows QBF clients to access the status of their request, and the associated data and documents at any time. [more]

You too can benefit from the service by way of a simple registration:
Please call us at +49(0)221 39 90 91-0.

ARAMIS is the leading MIS Business Solution for German PrePress-Companies in the packaging market. ESKO Artwork is a leading supplier in the packaging stage as well. Both companies installed very successful use cases by connecting the MIS and ESKO BackStage / WebCenter. Please learn more about the multiple possibilities of integration between these business solutions:
Here you can see the Demo-Movie
Success story of Horst Gries GmbH & Co KG (PDF, 120 KByte)