Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced its new integration of Canon’s workflow management solution PRISMAdirect with the Aleyant Pressero web-to-print ecommerce solution. The integration will be available via Canon Solutions America, Inc. for order taking and delivery beginning October 1, 2017.
Aleyant, an innovative leader in providing robust software services to the graphic communications industry, and Canon Solutions America combine the order submission convenience of Aleyant Pressero™, the cloud-based, web-to-print ecommerce solution, with PRISMAdirect, Canon’s order management and workflow automation solution, to create a robust, scalable job submission solution at value-driven prices.
This integration marks the first time Aleyant and Canon Solutions America have worked together to offer a cross-platform solution to production print customers. Targeting commercial printers and in-plants, the integration of Pressero with PRISMAdirect brings a robust suite of features and functionality at attractive prices.
The Pressero software is user-friendly, and allows customers to set up, maintain, and update robust web-to-print sites quickly and effectively. When integrated with PRISMAdirect, jobs flow from the storefront directly into production workflows without operator intervention, reducing operator errors and improving turnaround times and productivity.
“We are pleased to be selected as a web-to-print ecommerce integration partner for Canon Solutions America,” said Greg Bane, channel sales manager for Aleyant. “The strength of our Pressero offering, combined with the performance and quality of Canon PRISMAdirect, gives users a unique value unequalled in the market. Whether it’s an in-plant print shop or a commercial printer, customers looking for B2B storefront integration with a customer-hosted workflow automation solution will find it in this offering. There is no doubt this collaboration offers the scale and flexibility to support the needs of a wide variety of users at a great value.”
“Canon Solutions America is taking its offerings to new heights, and this is no more evident than in our continued relationship with Aleyant and our newest integration,” said Naoki “Mike” Sannomiya, senior vice president of Marketing, Enterprise Services and Solutions, Canon Solutions America. “The Pressero-PRISMAdirect offering validates our commitment to working with leading-edge, likeminded companies striving to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers.”
Order Management and Workflow Automation Solutions
The PRISMAdirect workflow management solution helps streamline print production workflows from order intake through production management to reporting and accounting. PRISMAdirect can help simplify order acquisition from a multitude of channels including email (Outlook), FTP servers, supported web shops such as Aleyant Pressero, or uniFLOW, Canon’s industry-leading print and scan management solution for enterprises.
PRISMAdirect’s core is the order and production management dashboard, designed to manage orders containing print and/or non-print items. Operators can manage production of jobs assigned to them via their personal job view dashboard. When integrated with third party web shops, PRISMAdirect can be configured for touchless workflows, allowing jobs to pass from the web shop directly to production, without operator intervention.
Aleyant Pressero is an affordable and easy-to-use cloud-based B2B or B2C online storefront solution that can quickly and easily be customized to individual client needs. This includes “mobile-first” design for branded sites and administrative functions to ensure proper display regardless of the viewing device being used. Pressero can be enhanced with the addition of Aleyant eDocBuilder™, a web-based variable data publishing system built specifically to easily integrate into Aleyant or third-party web-to-print or MIS solutions features advanced typography control, imposition, scripting support, PDF workflows, rapid template creation, Excel merge capabilities and more. Aleyant’s Automated Workflow Integrator™ (AWI) uses a rules-based approach to automate such processes as file renaming, unzipping zipped files, or sending files and metadata directly to a RIP for processing, eliminating multiple steps in the workflow.