April 5, 2001 Naples, FLA. - PROOF-it-ONLINE, a technology company that provides idea, concept and proof approval and review solutions, today launched its new simplified file upload and proof management application that now provides PDF, PostScript, and multi-file format support. The enhanced proofing solution delivers an easier approval interface.
"These new enhancements were created to further streamline the file upload process, making PROOF-it-ONLINE an even easier solution." said Robert Munz, president of PROOF-it-ONLINE. "Our application changes came from direct feedback from our customers and users. We’re giving designers a tool to meet their real-world challenges."
Proof MagicTM, the new upload application, supports several native file formats, as well as, PDF and PostScript. Files are instantly uploaded to the PROOF-it-ONLINE server, converted and made available for review through any browser without need for special viewing software. In addition, the upload process automates multi-page uploads. The designer uploads a multi-page file in one session and the system separates the pages, allowing for individual page review and approval.
The proof management interface, referred to as Approvals Workspace, has been enhanced. Proofs can now be sorted by client, upload date, upload status, proof status or tracking number. The addition of the tracking number allows PROOF-it-ONLINE customers to more closely tie the approval process to other aspects of the job. Proofs can be tracked by a job number or purchase order number. The proof management tool functions as a virtual job jacket, providing a detailed proof status report and comment history. Customers are able to track and record the time and date of approvals and client requested revisions.
The application’s new "Hold and Release" option allows designers and sales reps, customer service reps, or account executives to better work together to service their customers. A designer can upload the prepared proof file and choose to HOLD the job. The account rep is notified that a proof file is being held and can access the file to add client information and make the proof available to the client.
Enhancements to the PROOF-it-ONLINE proof viewer improve the review session of the print or design buyer. The viewing window is larger and the tool bar and user features are more intuitive. The reviewer can choose to view a proof at a standard or higher resolution. Browser compatibility of PROOF-it-ONLINE’s annotation feature has been improved. PROOF-it-ONLINE supports Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, Netscape’s Navigator and AOL 4.0+ browsers on the PC and MAC.
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