Agfa certified as a Dataline Technology Partner

Thu, 10/29/2020 - 16:07
Agfa

Integration of MultiPress MIS/ERP software into Agfa Apogee delivers unprecedented efficiency gain.

Bruges, November 2020 - Dataline has certified Agfa as a MultiPress Technology Partner. Thanks to this certification, future integrations of MultiPress MIS/ERP software into the digital front end of Agfa Apogee can be carried out in a standardised way.

Linking the administrative processes automated via MultiPress to Agfa’s graphical workflow produces efficiency improvements in many areas. JDF/JMF links can be used to create print orders in production directly from the administrative workflow, without any manual intervention needed, making the process of creating proofs and plates, press planning, and reserving paper fully automatic. The JMF feedback ensures that the order status can be closely monitored from the administration flow. The end result is a production process that runs more smoothly and with a lower error rate, with more satisfied (end) customers.

Andy Grant, Head of Software at Agfa: “MultiPress is the leading MIS software for graphics production companies, and we had a large number of customers asking for this link to Apogee. Obviously, this wasn’t something we could implement overnight, but now this integration is already in place at a number of printing businesses in Belgium, such as Bredero Graphics (Albe De Coker group), Gazelle, and Inni Group, and companies such as Andi smart print solutions in the Netherlands.”

Dirk Deroo, CEO of Dataline, explains: “With MultiPress, Dataline has established by far the most advanced administrative workflow for graphics production companies over a number of years. The next step is to link MultiPress to the software and hardware of other providers, and that was the thinking behind the certification programme. With the help of standard links to the platforms of financial and logistical companies, e-business, prepress, and suppliers of materials, our partners and Dataline can significantly enhance the added value of the MultiPress installation in a reliable and standardised way. What this means is next-level automation and optimised efficiency, allowing the customer to deploy a sustainable solution supported by the two companies now and in the future.”