Enfocus SwitchClient module enables the use of SwitchClient, a separate desktop application that enables your company’s workgroup as well as external clients to interface with your workflows. SwitchClient works in the background and notifies a user only if a job needs their attention. SwitchClient displays thumbnails of the job to make it easy for the user to identify a job, and provides additional information (such as the number of pages in a PDF file) for each job displayed.
This whole process remains under the control of the workflow administrator who can determine who has what access rights while simultaneously keeping an eye on all jobs.
- SwitchClient interacts with Submit points and Checkpoints
- Dynamically choose from multiple Submit points into your workflow and optionally request user-definable job information from the submitter
- View the status of any file as it moves through the Switch workflow
- Use SwitchClient with customised Checkpoints for files that need specific sign-off or approval
- Automatically download the preflight report or actual production file for any job at any stage to your desktop using SwitchClient
The SwitchClient Module includes five SwitchClient licenses, enabling five separate SwitchClients to run and access Switch simultaneously. Additional individual client licenses can be purchased as required.
What does Switch do?
Switch is a modular software solution that integrates with existing systems and drives third party applications to speed up job processing, reduce errors, and automate repetitive tasks. Automating tasks with Switch frees up your staff’s time so they can focus on new revenue-generating activities.
Switch eliminates the need for people to perform repetitive tasks associated with receiving and sorting files. It automatically downloads files from one or more FTP servers, receives them as email attachments, or handles hot folders. It then sorts files into different folders or transmits them to the appropriate destination in a flexible manner, so that each is ready for further processing or archiving.
All of this functionality is driven by an easy-to-use interface that depicts your workflow using visual elements to represent locations and processes. You can create flows by answering a few questions using the flow wizard, import ready-to-use flows from the Crossroads community website or build your own flows interactively with the wide range of communication and file handling tools available in Switch.
Using optional modules, Switch enables automation and integration of popular third party applications used in the creative, prepress and production industries as well as MIS, DAM, Web-to-Print and database systems. Switch is a robust and reliable solution—even in demanding environments—and scalability and intelligence can be enhanced with optional scripting, database and metadata modules.