New company offers unique approach for lights-out operations
Toronto, Ont. – Significans Automation Inc., a newly formed global professional services company that formerly operated as Myrpress Consulting Inc., announces the launch of its prepress custom workflow automation solutions. Using leading systems, such as Esko Automation Engine, Enfocus, and others, as the baseline, the company creates sophisticated customized automation workflow modules that reflect individual user needs and processes, and that integrate seamlessly into other prepress and production systems.
Significans Automation is a game changer for the graphic arts industry, offering an innovative approach to workflow. Its leading-edge automation services will enable graphic arts service providers to achieve unmanned production environments that take advantage of the benefits presented by the spread of artificial intelligence and robotics.
“Many service providers in the graphics industry are struggling for profitability. It’s also clear that we are in a pre-robotic era and that robotics and artificial intelligence are expected to become the norm very soon. The only way to become profitable in this scenario is to automate the workflow as much as possible so that service providers can take advantage of all that AI and robotic applications have to offer,” said Marc Raad, Executive Vice President.
This approach is unique and superior to other business models which offer pre-configured software systems that often do not meet the needs of service providers and don’t integrate with existing operations. Of about 100,000 workflow systems installed globally, most are underutilized and the scope of automation is limited by minimal customization. Only about 7% of the global placements have a significant level of sophisticated customization.
Significans Automation will create custom systems that reflect the unique circumstances, production needs and markets of all graphic arts service providers. Each one can expect an entirely integrated “lights out,” prepress operation that automates labor-intensive jobs, identifies and eliminates barriers to enhanced productivity, and facilitates robotics and robotic workflows in the future.
“We adopt reverse engineering methodologies to create advanced levels of automation in our customers’ facilities. The results we’ve seen is up to 90% savings in time and potentially an 800% increase in productivity,” said Mircea Petrescu, CEO and CTO of Significans Automation. “In certain situations, we can replace many hours of labor with as little as two to eight minutes of automated tasks.”
The company’s analysts and developers produce results that far exceed the capabilities of any in-house IT team and unlike other third-party integrators, Significans Automation is focused solely on the graphic arts industry. Clients benefit from short customer engagements and faster delivery
In addition to custom workflow development, including color management, Significans Automation provides prepress training and business integration services.