Archives by Tag 'FreeFlow'

Successfully Implementing Workflow Automation in a Job Shop

Last updated: Wednesday, April 5, 2017

When it comes to justifying workflow automation, especially in small to mid-size print shops, getting a good fix on the ROI can be elusive. That’s because labor savings on each job might not translate to immediate dollar savings. And the added benefits of fewer errors has compounding benefits downstream, from the bindery through to customer [...]

Another Win for EFI As It Acquires Xerox DFE Business

Last updated: Thursday, February 9, 2017

By paying $22 million over the next 18 months EFI recently announced the purchase of Xerox’s DFE business. This is a nice win for EFI and likely a win for anyone who competes against an end to end Xerox workflow. The win for EFI is removal of a top competitor and increased market share in [...]

Five PRINT13 Software Solutions that Rocked My World

Last updated: Monday, October 14, 2013

There were many, many solutions shown at PRINT13 and I’m sure I’ll offend companies by not mentioning theirs. Let me start by apologizing for that. It’s a big world and a small blog article; I really don’t mean to slight anyone. That being said, here are five solutions that I thought were really innovative and [...]

Notable Workflow Management Seen at PRINT13

Last updated: Tuesday, October 1, 2013

There were far too many workflow solutions shown at PRINT to fit into a blog, so I’m going to break it apart into a couple of articles. In this first one, I’ll run through a few of the major workflow management products shown. These products can range from the very simple to the very complex [...]

What IS FreeFlow? Part 2: Xerox FreeFlow in Five Minutes

Last updated: Friday, August 23, 2013

So, I’ve blogged about one FreeFlow product, Output Manager, but perhaps it’s time to provide a quick overview of what Xerox FreeFlow is … and isn’t. I know there is a lot of confusion on this topic in the market and, in fact, it took me three iterations to get the facts accurate here. This [...]

What is FreeFlow? Part 1: A Look at Output Manager

Last updated: Friday, August 2, 2013

In my role as workflow analyst, I often hear people talk or ask about FreeFlow as if it were a single product. To me, this indicates a need to try and clear up some of the confusion in the market about what Xerox FreeFlow is. In a nutshell, FreeFlow isn’t a single product, but rather [...]