Partnership between Cloudprinter.com and Enfocus simplifies global print manufacturing

September 26, 2018

Print Solutions

 

Enfocus and Cloudprinter.com have joined forces to provide printers with the most efficient way to connect their production workflows with buyers around the world.

 

 

The Global Print API from Cloudprinter.com connects a fast growing number of print buyers to a global network of printers via a cloud based interface. Print jobs submitted to the Cloudprinter.com Print API are automatically routed based on an AI algorithm to the nearest most qualified print service provider.

 

Cloudprinter.com has now released the Cloudprinter app for Enfocus Switch, reducing the effort for the print service provider to connect to the Cloudprinter.com Production API.

 

Enfocus Switch is an automation solution that enables any business to connect their prior invested technology into efficient flows by automating repetitive tasks while improving productivity and efficiencies. Its feature set can be further enhanced with apps, developed by customers, integrators, resellers, solution partners, and anyone else with a creative mind, and are made available on the Enfocus Appstore for other Enfocus Switch users to purchase.

 

The Cloudprinter app connects and exchanges data between Enfocus Switch and the Cloudprinter.com Production API. The integration is seamless and connects globally located publishers, Fortune500 companies and web to print providers with the print service provider that meets their price, product and fulfilment criteria.

 

‘The key of our success with Cloudprinter.com is the exchange of real time production data and the ability to connect print buyers with print service providers,’ said Martijn Eier, CEO and co-founder of Cloudprinter.com. ‘Print buyers connect to the Cloudprinter.com Print API to seamlessly integrate their e-commerce, ERP, DAM or web to print applications while print service providers connect their print production facility using the Cloudprinter.com Production API. By making the Cloudprinter app for Enfocus Switch available, we are providing a cost effective and smart interface to innovative print service providers, and at the same time increase their level of automation to make their print production even more efficient and cost effective.’

 

While new printers immediately benefit from the short time it takes to connect their print production workflow through Enfocus Switch to the Cloudprinter.com Production API, also existing Cloudprinter.com Print Partners will benefit from using Enfocus Switch. Besides the standardized connectivity with the Cloudprinter.com Production API, they can integrate Enfocus Switch with their local production systems and software for increased production efficiencies.

 

In close collaboration with Enfocus, Cloudprinter.com developed a collection of six Cloudprinter apps for Enfocus Switch. This collection can be obtained through a single purchase from the Enfocus Appstore for Enfocus Switch 2018 or newer versions.

 

Once purchased, these apps become available in Enfocus Switch and will each perform a specific task, including:

  • Managing the receipt of an order.

  • Sending a confirmation when an order is accepted and imported into the print service provider’s order admin system.

  • Managing the download and validation of PDF files for production.

  • Sending shipping status, shipping option and tracking code.

  • Inform about delays due to production errors.

  • Managing cancellation of a print order.

Enfocus helps print service providers worldwide with programmable workflow solutions which realize better profits by removing common errors, automating time consuming tasks and helping them to bring together multiple systems into one reliable workflow solution for streamlined print manufacturing. The connectivity with the Cloudprinter.com Production API is a standard, single interface, enabling printers to connect to the Cloudprinter.com Production API in hours, rather than weeks. Production information is exchanged in real time between the printers and buyer, keeping both parties informed on the progress of the print job.

 

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