Axode: Heart of French Treasury document workflow
Monday, March 16, 2009
Our partner Nipson Digital Printing Systems has won the bid to supply high-speed digital printing systems for the French Treasury (D.G.C.P: Direction Générale de la Comptabilité Publique).
The elements of the solution adopted by the D.G.C.P. were, in addition to the 2 Nipson Varypress 400 lines, Axode SAFE integrity/track & trace solution.
The document workflow production of the D.G.C.P. (workflow control, management of the messages, page layout, preparation, sorting, protocol setup...) consists in the daily printing of maximum 9 million pages (equivalent to A4), compiled by addressee.
Indeed, contrary to usual printing campaigns which consist in printing documents according to their type and format, the D.G.C.P. has decided to manage its printing campaigns according to the addressees, meaning that the various types of documents are printed within the same workflow and inserted in the same envelope (optimizing the postal costs).
To date, the D.G.C.P. prints about 1 200 different types of documents.
At the beginning of 2009, the first two printing lines have been launched in the Burgundy area, which has been chosen to host in the near future the entire document production of the French Treasury.
The Axode solution, based on its top of the range Axode 1080 system coupled with a real time database management, guarantees the control in line of all the strategic fixed and variable areas on the documents, at a speed of 150 metres per minute.
Thanks to the Axode solution, the D.G.C.P. has reached an unrivalled productivity. Indeed, depending on the type of detected errors, the Axode solution can either stop the machine to avoid paper waste (in case of a duplex mismatch), or track and reject the faulty document at the inserter in case of a minor or isolated error, avoiding unnecessary production stops.
All erroneous documents are automatically reprinted in a new production workflow.
For 2009, the D.G.C.P. wishes to add to these first two avant-gardist installations another two printing lines.
Axode has become a world leader in developing innovative, efficient and dependable solutions for managing and monitoring the printing of complex documents that require infallible security: including bills, bank statements, cheque books, vehicle registration documents and tax declarations. Axode's tried and tested solutions are preferred by printers of personalised information as well as by manufacturers of printing and mailing systems.
From its inception, Axode has specialised in cutting-edge real-time technology to monitor the document-printing process using cameras. Over the years, the company's overriding goal has been to continue to perfect and develop this exclusive technology in order to become the world's leading expert.
The strategy has been successful: today Axode is present on all five continents, and its solutions are relied on by companies located in countries from South Korea to the United States, and from China to the Middle East.