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New Oce PRISMAenterprise Software Improves Document Workflow Productivity

Press release from the issuing company

Boca Raton, FL—October 27, 2003—Océ, a leading provider of production-class, digital printing solutions, today announces Océ PRISMAenterprise software to give customers common control and management across multi-platform document production. As a result, companies gain the advantages of a more streamlined, productive workflow for a wide range of business documents, and improved on-time delivery of information. Océ PRISMAenterprise software benefits large print organizations that produce a variety of data center, publishing, or direct mail applications on Océ and non-Océ output devices, and need common control over print shops and facilities in one or more locations. The new software is the latest example of the ongoing evolution of Océ PRISMA architecture to meet the ever-changing needs of the marketplace. Océ PRISMA is an integrated family of adaptive workflow management software solutions that make work flow faster and more efficiently across data center, office network, commercial printing and central reprographic environments in concert with existing systems and work processes in single or multiple locations. Customers count on the many capabilities of Océ PRISMA architecture to maximize the performance and cost-effectiveness of their operations, independent of system, location or print device. The Océ PRISMA family is structured around the various stages of the document lifecycle, and within those categories, contains individual modules for specific functionality. Océ PRISMA software is designed from the ground up as tightly integrated modules that provide the most investment-friendly workflow software solution available, along with complete multi-vendor integration and a process-friendly approach that enables customers to optimize the way they work, while delivering the flexibility and scalability they need to turn time into money. Within the Océ PRISMA architecture, Océ PRISMAenterprise software is a member of the Océ PRISMAproduction group of robust print management software tools that support every major PDL in data center and in-plant graphic arts environments. “The value of Océ PRISMAenterprise software comes from our unique position of supporting our customers’ existing applications and devices regardless of manufacturer,” said Carl Joachim, vice president of marketing for Océ Printing Systems USA. “Even if customers have a mixture of Océ and other printers, we can offer additional benefits and capabilities without requiring users to change or acquire new equipment. Océ supports the investments they already have, and our future-proof adaptability positions them to take advantage of new capabilities and technologies.” Océ PRISMAenterprise software helps drive more effective workflow, enabling companies to save time, money, and manpower. By increasing the overall efficiency of multi-platform document production, Océ PRISMAenterprise delivers major improvements in operational efficiency for broad business impact. The software removes limitations on document production environments, so that companies are ready for whatever work is needed. Broad compatibility also provides future-proof adaptability and a solution that can be custom-configured to the particular needs of the customer’s enterprise. Standards-based Océ PRISMAenterprise software facilitates smooth implementation of the new technologies that companies need to stay competitive and grow their businesses. Océ PRISMAenterprise software delivers a central control point for all production devices attached to the network. With its reliable, versatile performance, the software allows monitoring and processing of jobs that originate from any host or server platform, and it supports any output format or architecture, so users can do more with just one tool. The software performs equally well in mixed host environments of mainframes, UNIX and Windows platforms, and with mixed document output formats and architectures, such as AFP, Xerox Metacode, PCL and PostScript. Users can direct any job to any production printer regardless of job origin. Users save time and money by not having to reprogram or provide special services to move jobs from printer to printer or across enterprise workflow. Océ PRISMAenterprise software provides seamless communication to output devices, eliminating the need for channel extenders and their associated costs and constraints. Among the software’s key features are central control and status for a large mixed shop with one or more print facilities. Organizations can better manage their diverse print applications and devices through common resource libraries, common accounting capabilities, common queues, and the ability to reroute jobs to account for peak activity periods as well as redundancy. Océ PRISMAenterprise software offers automated capabilities that increase control and reduce the intervention and attention required to manage enterprise output, while accomplishing the work in less time across the multiple workflow systems prevalent in print facilities today. Océ PRISMAenterprise software is generally available today.