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Gilchrist Integrates Realtimeproof With Their MIS Software

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Düsseldorf, Germany - Stand 5D24: Gilchrist in Leeds, United Kingdom, the global brand management organisation, has invested in RealTimeProof software to integrate with ODIN, their bespoke management information system. Gilchrist has satellite offices across the world in London, Strasbourg and Toronto, and also works closely with sister company Watt, a creative design agency. Gilchrist's investment in RealTimeProof Partner software was driven by their interest in acquiring enterprise-level proofing tools that could be integrated easily into their digital asset management data, job tracking and critical path workflow tools. It will help clients evaluate and collaborate design concepts on-line, before projects go to print. Gilchrist estimates upwards of one million monitor proofs will be requested by clients and partners during the current year. Gilchrist's ODIN comprehensive management information system pulls together all the elements and partners within the print process chain, ensuring that the design to print process is managed and controlled in one place, irrespective of global location. The system is accessible through any common web browser and currently serves 4,000 users in the UK, Europe and America. Paul Bean, Gilchrist Managing Director, says, "With RealTimeProof Partner we have significantly streamlined the approval process, allowing our clients to collaborate online with their branding, creative and print partners, while utilising international operations. The whole point of on-line proofing is to present the right information to the right people at the right time - regardless of location. Our customers" expectations on quality and delivery of their graphic assets will be met, with no surprises. RealTimeProof software has been the icing on our cake for our system. It consistently stays ahead of its competitors." "We are extremely involved in versioning. Future development at Gilchrist will include installing the next generation RealTimeProof, which was just launched at drupa 2004 and provides concurrent Compare functionality between multi-versions. This will increase our capabilities in QC processes and versioning control, and help us to provide exceptional levels of digital data quality, consistency and repeatability to all of our partners," adds Bean. "At Gilchrist, our work ethic continually pushes the boundaries with our partners to develop innovative solutions," concludes Bean. "Through collaboration with our clients, RealTimeProof Partner has become an essential part of the ODIN system, providing a complete on-line proofing collaboration tool." "Gilchrist is an exceptional packaging company that relies on fast approvals to complete an extremely busy schedule of branding projects," remarks Alex Granat, regional sales director. "We are excited that Paul Bean and Gilchrist have determined that RealTimeProof Partner fits most efficiently in their workflow and provides the assurance clients need that projects are being created correctly, and on time."