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XML Converter for an Easy Way of Integrating Print Production

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With the new version of the workflow management system Workspace Pro X, software manufacturer OneVision enables easy integration with leading systems (webshop, MIS, databases) and production machines (printing, finishing, finishing).

Regensburg – Providing print service providers with an open system landscape is essential when implementing Print 4.0 and achieving integrated print production. To provide even better support to print businesses worldwide in the process of achieving a holistic end-2-end workflow from order entry to postpress, OneVision, the expert for the automation of prepress and file workflows, has enhanced its workflow management system Workspace Pro X with new, essential functionalities.

Easy transfer of the XML information into the production workflow

Print files always come with job properties such as color, format, order number, delivery date, quantity, substrate, etc. These are crucial for processing the files and managing print production. They are usually available in XML format. With the new "Read Properties" module, Workspace Pro X now converts information from leading systems (web shop or MIS) into properties and uses them for automated print data preparation. No programming knowledge such as JavaScript necessary!

Integrating to, managing and controlling downstream production systems

The newly developed "Write Properties" function automatically converts the properties back to XML files after job processing to report the production status back to the MIS. This XML can be output to any device or system, hence, also creating integration with downstream production systems such as printing, finishing and embellishment machines. If required, the structure of the output XML can be easily adjusted to the requirements of the respective system.

With simple user interface to intelligent workflow management

The two newly created modules "Read Properties" and "Write Properties" greatly simplify the implementation of intelligent workflow automation and workflow control for print businesses.

A practical example: An order with the substrate "acrylic" is placed via the web shop. This information is provided by the web shop as an xml file. The information about the substrate is extremely important for production, because several files of the same format should be collected so that they can be printed together – as resource-saving as possible. The new "Read Properties" module converts the XML information into properties that can be used for the workflow. The punch lines in the file are recognized and transmitted as XML information to the downstream cutters.

The trick is that this automation can be created without any programming knowledge thanks to the intuitive user guidance.

More new features: User-defined properties, JDF/JMF support

With the new release of Workspace Pro X, users can also define their own list of "custom properies" to route, collect or rename files, saving significant time. In addition, JDF/JMF information can now be exchanged with any print production software or hardware that also supports JDF/JMF.

With the release of the new Workspace version, OneVision software helps print businesses, publishers and other print service providers to automate the generation of error-free print files, an end-to-end end-2-end workflow and, as a result, more economical and efficient print production. Learn more about automation in print production in our webinars: www.onevision.com/webinars


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