Data, Composition, Workflow

Tuesday April 14 • 8:00 AM – 8:50 AM
The AFP Consortium and the Future of AFP:
2014 Status Report  (Salon G)

The AFP Consortium sets standards for the entire AFP Architecture. Its goals are to develop AFP as the best-of-breed presentation architecture for production variable-data printing, to ensure seamless interoperability of AFP products and to provide for compatibility between AFP environments and other presentation environments such as web/view and archive.

We will review new architecture, present the status of current initiatives, and discuss future directions. These include new publications, ongoing work on AFP/GA, JDF, and GOCA improvements, n-plane color support, and ISO standardization effort for AFP/A.

Attendee Takeaways:
Attendees will learn about advances in AFP over the past year and about directions for the future.

Speaker: Howard Turetzky 

Tuesday April 14  9:00 AM – 9:50 AM
Production Control System (Automated Document Factory)  (Salon G)

How efficient and effective are your operations today? If you are not continually using data to optimize your processes, you are probably not as efficient and effective as you could be. Many corporations find significant value when they implement process control systems to manage and control their operations. Scheduling, workload balance, accountability of all work and documents, automated compliance reporting and more see improvement with such systems. Besides these, most systems produce data and reports that pinpoint bottlenecks and areas for improvement.

Attendee Takeaways:
1. Can a process control system (workflow system) or other systems be right for you?
2. The evolution of ADF technology in the document industry…where is it today?
3. How can the data from these systems provide benefits to your operation?

Speaker: Michael O’Quinn,  Justin Scholl

Tuesday April 14 • 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
Managing Color as Direct Mail and Transactional Print Converge (Salon G)

Preparing a Print Enterprise to meet the demands of additional utilization necessitates a holistic approach to managing color. Considerations include understanding your customers expectations, preparing the workforce and implementing an ecosystem of improved color capabilities. Success is not always black and white.

Speaker: Jan Lemieux

For more information, and to register, please visit the conference website


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