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Crawford Technologies reveals PRO Production Manager at Graph Expo

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Press release from the issuing company

Toronto, Canada - Crawford Technologies Inc., a leader in print-stream transformation and document re-engineering software solutions, is delighted to announce the latest addition to the CrawfordTech suite of products; PRO Production Manager.

To be shown at Graph Expo 2010, PRO Production Manager offers end-to-end workflow management and reporting within any transactional or POD document production environment including full proof-of-process reporting. Where PRO Production Manager differs from existing solutions is in its openness and the level of investment required, enabling any organisation or print service bureau to take advantage of technologies usually reserved for those with 7-figure budgets. This product has been designed to be managed and implemented using customers existing staff and skills thus avoiding large vendor professional services costs.

Developed in concert with Inspectron, Kern and Ironsides, this product provides an effective bridge between data sources, composition software, printers, inserters and the mail stream.

Among its many features, PRO Production Manager is able to manage the receipt of raw data, print-ready files and invoke document composition processes, document re-engineering tasks as well as integrate with print spoolers, document integrity systems and enable automatic reprint functionality. Seamlessly working alongside other CrawfordTech products and modules, clients can re-engineer print jobs on-the-fly and transform them to most output formats, including AFP, PDF, PDF/A, Xerox Metacode/LCDS/DJDE, PCL, PostScript and image formats.

In addition, PRO Production Manager supports JDBC-compliant databases such as Oracle, DB2 and MySQL. Proof-of-process reporting and SLA management and reporting are also fully supported through integration with the industries best of breed solutions such as those provided by Inspectron, Kern and Ironsides.

"Inspectron is excited to work with Crawford Technologies to provide a turnkey, open architected, vendor independent, affordable document factory solution.  The combined solution provides total tracking and reporting from data receipt and composition to print stream to reprints for today's complex compliance requirements and tight SLAs.  Two great companies are showcasing their individual talents to provide an open and scalable, modular solution for all sizes of production enterprises", states John Harvey, President, Inspectron.

"Ironsides have enjoyed being a part of the development of PRO Production Manager. Combining our solutions for up-to-the-second accurate production and SLA tracking information for full HIPAA PHI, SOX and PIPEDA compliance with CrawfordTech's unique and cost-effective approach to production workflow means that customers, large and small, can finally benefit from systems that are right-sized to their needs, which would previously have been too difficult to fund", adds Bill Riley, President, Ironsides.

Ernie Crawford, President at Crawford Technologies adds, "The industry has been looking for these capabilities in an affordable solution that is easy to implement and manage. Now, we can finally deliver what everyone has been looking for, and the timing of this launch couldn't be better under the current economic conditions."

Visitors to Graph Expo can find out more about PRO Production Manager by visiting Crawford Technologies' booth (No. 4447) or by attending one of their speaking sessions (all times local; US Central):

PRO Production Manager with Ernie Crawford – located at the Xplor Pavilion seminar area:
- Sunday Oct 3 – 14:00 to 14:30
- Monday Oct 4 – 14:00 to 14:30
- Tuesday Oct 5 – 14:00 to 14:30
- Wednesday Oct 6 – 11:00 to 11:30




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