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PRISMAdirect

Production Workflow

PRISMAdirect

PRISMAdirect

Web-based, end-to-end workflow management

A single, highly scalable and integrated workflow management solution, PRISMAdirect streamlines the entire print production process, simplifying job acquisition, reducing overheads and increasing productivity.

Benefits

  • Accept and process jobs from a variety of sources, thanks to an Outlook plug-in, integration with uniFLOW and connection to existing webshops; create your own customised web shop using the optional Webshop Module
  • Single overview to manage workflow of orders and jobs via an easy to use, customisable and intuitive graphical user interface
  • Scalable solution that can be configured to meet the evolving needs of any size or type of printing facility
  • Automated workflow speeds up the production of predictable and repetitive jobs
  • Achieve maximum interoperability with third-party solutions through use of open market standard Adobe PDF and JDF/JMF interfaces
  • Flexible and automated end user communication enhances customer relationships with the capability to send personalised emails
  • Protect your current printing investment with support for a broad range of Canon, Océ and third party production printers
  • Easily assign jobs to specific operators and to different locations for maximum productivity

Detailed Features

Streamline your production workflow

PRISMAdirect is a highly scalable management solution that enables print facilities to streamline their entire production workflow with one single application. With PRISMAdirect you can easily acquire, process, manage and fulfil smaller, more numerous and diverse print jobs from a variety of channels. Plus you can maximise productivity by automating the preparation and production of predictable and repetitive jobs. Advanced colour detection tools allow jobs to be split by colour, while load balancing based on printer clusters allows the most efficient and cost effective distribution of jobs among available printers.

Grow and control your business

PRISMAdirect enables you to acquire jobs from a wide variety of sources, and process and manage them in one central solution, increasing operational efficiency and driving business growth. The Order Processing Console is a customisable and intuitive web-based interface that’s accessible from anywhere, at any time – so you can quickly and easily acquire more jobs and manage both print and non-print jobs smoothly from start to finish. Meanwhile the optional Webshop Module (now mobile optimised) offers fully customisable and unlimited storefronts to retain existing customers and attract new business. You can also build stronger relationships with your customers by sending them automated and personalised emails using PRISMAdirect’s outstanding customer communication features. Flexible and scalable, PRISMAdirect can be customised to meet your exact needs both now and in the future as your business grows. Enjoy greater control over costs with accounting and reporting capabilities that provide accurate financial insights into business performance and generate customised analysis.

Optimise existing resources

PRISMAdirect links to and enhances existing workflows, integrating and streamlining them via standard JDF/JMF interfaces so you can continue working with your current software systems. It offers a broad range of support for production printer controllers, such as PRISMAsync, EFI Fiery and CREO as well as other third party devices, so you can get the most out of your existing print fleet, and easily integrates wide format printers into existing workflows. PRISMAdirect also provides advanced print management via integration with the PRISMAsync Remote Manager. The latest release of PRISMAdirect now also offers shipping provider integration with pricing, shipment label printing and tracking, with support for leading providers - DHL, FedEx, UPS and USPS.

Product specification

GENERAL

PDF documents PDF 1.1-1.7
PDF document restrictions Not supported: files that are password protected; files with “Properties > Document Restrictions Printing: Allowed” that are page programmed.
Supported: files with “Properties > Document Restrictions Printing: Allowed” can be uploaded via web submission and printed
Languages English (UK), English (US), Dutch, German, French, Japanese, Danish, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Simplified Chinese, Russian

SERVER SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS

Operating system 64 bits Windows Server 2008® R2 SP1 (Standard, Enterprise)
Windows Server 2012® (Datacenter, Standard, Essential, Foundation)
Windows Server 2012® R2 (Datacenter, Standard, Essential, Foundation)
MS SQL Server local install 64 bits Microsoft SQL Server 2008, SP2 or SP3, Express Edition with Advanced Services
Microsoft SQL Server 2012, Express Edition with Advanced Services
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Express Edition with Advanced Services
MS SQL Server remote install 32/64 bits Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express all editions
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express all editions
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Express all editions
For a remote SQL server, remote connections, reporting services and SQL server browser must be enabled
Network TCP/IP (IPv4), 100 / 1000 Mbps
Windows® components in package Microsoft .NET Framework v4.0 and 3.5 SP1.
Microsoft ASP.NET
Microsoft IIS 7.0 or higher
Microsoft Office® 2007 PIA
Microsoft Office Excel® Function: Cost calculation, Formula editor
Microsoft Office Excel® 2007
Microsoft Office Excel® 2010
Microsoft Office Excel® 2013
File System NTFS (needs 40 GB or more free space)
Native document conversion Neevia® Document Converter 6.7
Note Latest critical updates from windows update

SERVER HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS

Processor Intel® 3.2 GHz or higher
The required number of cores depends on the configuration of PRISMAdirect
Memory 8GB or more
The required number memory depends on the configuration of PRISMAdirect
Hard disk 200 GB or more (SATA3)
RPM: more than 7.2 K, or SSD
RAID-0 (striping)
average seek per disk: less than 10ms
average latency per disk: less than 5ms
Video 1280×1024 pixels or more true colors (24/32 bit) for desktop
Screen 19 inch or higher

VMWARE SERVER VIRTUAL HW REQUIREMENTS

Performance Pass Mark rating 800 or more
Use the Performance Test 7.0 tool
Hard disk performance Disk Mark 1000 or more
Use the Performance Test 7.0 tool
Hard disk latency DPC Latency Checker: 1000 μs or less
Notes VMware ESX server or MS Hyper-V is supported

WEB SERVER SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS

Operating system 64 bits Windows Server 2008® R2 SP1 (Standard, Enterprise)
Windows Server 2012® (Datacenter, Standard, Essential, Foundation)
Windows Server 2012® R2 (Datacenter, Standard, Essential, Foundation)
Network TCP/IP (IPv4), 100 / 1000 Mbps
Windows® components in package Microsoft .NET Framework v4.0 and 3.5 SP1
Microsoft ASP.NET
Microsoft IIS 7.0 or higher
Microsoft MSMQ
Microsoft Office® 2007 PIA
Microsoft Office Excel® Function: Cost calculation
Microsoft Office Excel® 2007
Microsoft Office Excel® 2010
Microsoft Office Excel® 2013
File System NTFS (needs 40 GB or more free space)
Native document conversion Neevia® Document Converter 6.7
Note Latest critical updates from windows update

WEB SERVER- HW REQUIREMENTS & VMWARE

Web server hardware requirements Same as the server hardware requirements as mentioned above
VMware Web Server hardware requirements Same as the VMware Server hardware requirements as mentioned above

ORDER PROCESSING CONSOLE REQUIREMENTS

Operating system/ Web browser Windows 10® (32-/ 64- bit): Internet Explorer 11 or higher, Chrome 48 or higher, FireFox 44, Edge 25 or higher
Windows 8® (32-/ 64- bit): Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Chrome 40 or higher
Windows 7® SP1 (32-/ 64-bit): Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Chrome 40 or higher
Mac® OS X 10.6 or higher: Chrome 40 or higher, Safari 5.1.x or higher
Linux® 2.4, 2.6 (32-bit): Chrome 40 or higher
Notes Chrome is the recommended browser
Video Recommended: 1920×1080 pixels for both Web Shop Editor and Order Processing Console
Screen Recommended: 24 inch for both Web Shop Editor and Order processing console

ORDER PROCESSING CONSOLE HW REQUIREMENT

Processor Intel® Core i5 or equivalent
Memory 4 GB or more
Video 1920×1200 pixels or more true colors 24/32 bit
Screen 24 inch screen

CLIENTS REQUIREMENTS – WEBSHOP

Description Clients can submit documents via web submission through PRISMAdirect Webshop or existing webshop, via email, via hardcopy, or via FTP server.
Operating System/ Web browser Windows 8® (32-/ 64- bit): Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Chrome 40 or higher
Windows 7® SP1 (32-/ 64-bit): Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Chrome 40 or higher
Mac® OS X 10.6 or higher: Chrome 40 or higher, Safari 5.1.x or higher
Linux® 2.4, 2.6 (32-bit): Chrome 40 or higher
Android 5.x: Chrome 44 or higher
iOS 8.x: Safari
Notes Chrome is the recommended browser

CERTIFIED WEB DRIVER – WEBSHOP

Operating system 32 /64 bits Windows 10®
Windows 8®
Windows 7®
Windows 2012®
Windows 2008®
  • bvseo_sdk, net_sdk, 2.3.0.0
  • CLOUD, getAggregateRating, 31ms
  • REVIEWS, PRODUCT
  • bvseo-msg: The resource to the URL or file is currently unavailable.;
  • bvseo_sdk, net_sdk, 2.3.0.0
  • CLOUD, getReviews, 47ms
  • REVIEWS, PRODUCT
  • bvseo-msg: The resource to the URL or file is currently unavailable.;