Solana Beach, CA – April 25, 2016 MarcomCentral®, a leading provider of cloud-based Marketing Asset Management and Variable Data Publishing solutions, today announced the release of JobDirect® Plus, a modern overhaul to ad hoc job submission software. The Software as a Service (Saas) module provides a seamless way for print providers to engage with customers through a customizable online portal that drives a fully automated production workflow. Customers can create, customize and submit jobs from virtually any application that will feed directly to the press – boosting overall efficiency, bringing jobs in faster, and driving costs down.
This easy-to-use software boasts a sleek and contemporary User Interface (UI), with a responsive and touch-friendly design. This modern UI brings greater power and functionality to ad hoc job submission, giving customers the flexibility to easily configure to a wide range of print and finishing options with the ability to visually build and customize submissions on the fly with live previews.
“JobDirect Plus is highly configurable, providing an easy and intuitive way for customers to quickly and accurately interact with their print provider,” said Dan Kellett, Chief Technology Officer, MarcomCentral. “The online application can be customized to reflect the specific capabilities of your print facility and integrate with your existing production technology to drive a fully automated process.”
The open architecture integrates with most print production applications, allowing print jobs to flow from desktop customer submission through a fully automated print production path with no user intervention required. Customers can customize orders with greater job level and page level controls within the defined capabilities of the print provider, reducing disruptions for one-time submissions.
JobDirect Plus is offered as both a stand-alone online submission tool that emits press-ready files for production or as an add-on to the MarcomCentral Web-to-Print product, offering a flexible and competitive way to build new revenue streams as the need arises. Print providers can launch a customer-facing online ordering process with JobDirect Plus and scale as customer needs, and their own needs, grow. Integration with the MarcomCentral family of products brings value-add services like variable data publishing, brand control, email marketing, sales enablement, analytics and more.
“With the evolving print landscape, we’re seeing operations of all sizes adjust to the digital age,” said Coleman Kane, President and CEO, MarcomCentral. “With its responsive and touch-friendly design, JobDirect Plus provides a modern and effective interface that meets business needs now, no matter where they are in the development path, with the added scalability to incorporate to more profitable services as they expand.”