More on this year's big winners.
System 100 Software
Ebiz Products LLC
System 100TM is browser-based business process management software, designed to eliminate reruns, bottlenecks, chaos and other waste in a company. This software has the capability to be used as a tool to improve a company's existing workflow and reduce the chaos of production.
The judges were impressed by how this technology acts as a "brain trust" for all of the technical aspects of a business, whereas other solutions just focus on sales information and how to manage it. This builds on the skills and capabilities of the technical staff within the company. With this technology, their expertise and knowledge do not leave the company when they do. There is a structure in place to address problems when they occur, investigate the cause, suggest remedies, and then alter workflow-all in one seamless operation.
FujiFilm Taskero Universe ColorPath Verified Technology
FujiFilm Graphic Systems U.S.A. Inc.
Taskero Universe ColorPath Verified Technology monitors, verifies, and collects data about proofers, wide-format devices, digital presses, offset presses, displays, and environmental conditions. It then aggregates the data to a web-accessible central database, where users can research problems, and receive email alerts and reports.
The judges called this a paradigm shift in how data is used to control production. It identifies issues before they cause problems and helps troubleshoot color issues throughout production.
Heidelberg Prinect Press Center
The Prinect Press Center was designed to allow job prep, press setup and print sheet measurement to be accomplished faster and with greater reliability.
The control of a press is a complex and involved process, and the judges said the Prinect Press Center helps improve the control of the press with options like Intellistart, a wizard-based operating program that provides improvements to the makeready by automating tasks, and the Wallscreen, which provides the user with an animated overview of all press processes in one location. The overview of the entire press allows the operator fast and effective analysis of issues, allowing more effective solutions to be developed.