Ultimate Bindery automates in-line and near-line finishing equipment and integrates seamlessly within existing PDF workflows, just like any other process. In an in-line configuration, Ultimate Bindery can synchronize the jobs on the print server coordinating the various device status communications with the finishing equipment via JMF. Ultimate Bindery offers the capabilities of combining a main device with optional finishing attachments such as a booklet maker with a creasing module or a perfect-binder with a 3-knife cutter. In a dual mode, in-line and off-line, Ultimate Bindery offers the sheet level integrity needed to process multiple jobs or multiple components of the same job.
Finishing Flow management
With a simple drag and drop, you can now create, manage and edit a multi-vendor finishing workflow. Visually easy and appealing, selecting your chosen devices is done in just seconds using available sorting filters. Finishing Flows can be set using Hot Folders and can receive jobs automatically for highly optimized production. Ultimate Bindery allows you to automatically validate your finishing flows to facilitate the configuration phase. Finally, the finishing flow section allows you to quickly view all your finishing flows with the sequence of device used.
View active jobs and quickly sort them out according to color-coded job status, selected Finishing Flow, creation date and more with the ability to validate jobs on hold, resubmit jobs, view validation errors or device timeout errors, read the error detail containing specific imposition mismatches, ect.
Dashboard and Reports
Quickly see how many jobs are running, in error, on hold, as well as see how many jobs have been submitted to the different finishing devices with the new visual dashboard. Along with shortcuts to the Job Management, the dashboard also has shortcuts to the new Reports section. This section contains the history of processed jobs which can be sorted and filtered. Data can also be exported to CSV, Excel, PDF or XML format.