XChange UK Announce Winner of Automated Workflow Giveaway

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[prMac.com] London, United Kingdom - XChange UK are excited to announce the winner in their automation software and integration giveaway competition that was held in conjunction with the launch of their new web site late last year. The prize pack includes a free Enfocus PitStop2Switch Bundle valued at GBP3477, and includes a day of integration and consultancy services valued at GBP895.

The winner of the contest was Hannah Barber of Cheshire, UK-based Fastrak Retail UK Ltd. Fastrak Retail offer a wide range of Point of Sale products and services with locations in the UK, Asia and the USA, and are ideally positioned to support all types of businesses, from global brands to local companies. They keep manufacturing in the UK and have a design apprenticeship program for students and work closely with MMU. They recently won 2 gold and one silver at the POPAI awards in London including the coveted display of the year.

According to Barber, due to rapid and continued expansion, the company was in need of a system that would help them refine and improve contact management, task assignment and task management and workflow process. Added Barber, "With help to refine our workflow processes we can only continue to get bigger and better!"

"Fastrak Retail are delighted to have been selected for the 'Win-A-Workflow' competition. We are confident that this will have a positive impact on our day to day running of the business and look forward to working with XChange UK on this," says Hannah Barber.

XChange have always taken an active part in their customers' business activities and the prime recurring requirement has been the need to simplify and automate repetitive manual tasks.

"We are really excited about this valuable giveaway," states William Buckingham, Managing Director of London-based XChange UK. "Automation can offer immediate and long-term savings in time, money, error reduction and efficiency. More and more of our customers enquire what they can do to increase profits and improve customer service without sacrificing quality. Automation is the answer. We love seeing the difference an automated workflow can make for any business - small or large - and Enfocus solutions are reliable, flexible, customisable and proven in all types of companies. Customers are regularly amazed how Enfocus technology can be customised to their specific production needs and that with these solutions, their specific challenges can be addressed and streamlined."

Included in the PitStop2Switch giveaway bundle are both PitStop Server 12 and Switch 12. PitStop2Switch is the perfect way for any size business to step up their production, improve customer service and free up staff time for what's important. With PitStop Server ensuring PDF output is flawless and Switch 12 automating the repetitive tasks associated with creating, receiving and sorting files, any company will experience a customised and more efficient production workflow using PitStop2Switch.

Enfocus Switch 12 fully automates how files are received, created, shared and delivered. Switch uses a company's existing applications, systems and servers in new and intelligent ways to create the smartest automated production workflow in existence, customised for the way they do business. Enfocus Switch eliminates errors, streamlines repetitive functions and drives productivity to levels unattainable in manual workflows. Switch is perfect for any size business or organisation. Whether a company uses a simple flow for file handling or an advanced flow that relies on multiple configurations and links to a company's other business software, Switch brings order to chaotic and challenging environments.

Switch gives any organisation the tools they need to be successful now, and when they experience growth and begin exploring new revenue streams, Switch will be there to flexibly accommodate their business as their workflow requirements change.

Enfocus PitStop Server 12 is a stand-alone and hotfolder-based application that allows users to easily set up and manage PDF based workflows. Enfocus PitStop Server automatically processes PDF documents that arrive in a given input folder and places the processed files based on the result accordingly in the specified output folder. The original PDF document and the preflight results can be saved into the appropriate location, depending on whether processing was successful or not.

Enfocus PitStop Server allows users to successfully operate and manage workflow procedures on PDF documents and includes the Adobe Normalizer transparency flattener to give consistent, high-quality output whether for print, the web or for viewing on iPad. New image correction capabilities allow users to adjust images using Photoshop-like curves. They can easily change contrast or remove a colour cast per channel or overall, adjust brightness and contrast, or apply unsharp mask to enhance the edges of objects in the image. PitStop Server fits seamlessly into Enfocus Switch to provide preflighting and auto-correction of PDF files in a bigger automated workflow. Users can:

* Automatically download PDF files from network servers using multiple protocols or receive them through e-mail
* Preflight PDF files and notify customers automatically of any problems identified
* Combine PitStop Server's capabilities with other key publishing tools to automatically create PDF files, perform colour management and ink optimisation, file manipulation, image optimisation, proofing, impositioning and more

Users can visit the website or call to reach XChange UK.

XChange UK are a leading supplier of PDF workflow and automation tools, creative and publishing applications and extended technology products. They source productivity enhancing software from across the world specific to the print, production, publishing and creative industries and offer them to an extensive user base via their web site. XChange UK also provides consulting, integration and training services for the products they recommend. The company also offer a free, no-obligation workflow consultancy for companies who want to know what automation can do for them. (C) Copyright 2014 XChange US. All Rights Reserved. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.


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