It’s no surprise that all companies strive to maximize productivity. In fact, productivity is looked as an objective measurement of a company’s success. Wikepedia tells us “A productivity measure is expressed as the ratio of output to inputs used in a production process, i.e. output per unit of input. Productivity is a crucial factor in production performance of firms and nations.”
When looking at productivity within an output environment, we inevitably think of workflow. After all, an efficient workflow should lead to increased productivity – correct? But workflow systems and tools can be expensive, and the almost infinite range of options available today contributes to the challenges of making a decision about investing in workflow solutions. What components of your entire process will you need to consider? You have production and post-production hardware and software, an existing infrastructure and processes, and people. And of course the most critical component is the customers you have now and the customers you hope to have in the future. What sort of files do you get from them and what are their expectations? What do you need to do to keep your customers happy and expand your business?
As a company, CrawfordTech is a firm believer in the importance of workflow, and has a selection of solutions that allow you to create, enable and manage automated workflows. Since we understand that streamlining production will never be a “one size fits all” solution, we view our tools as being the work behind the workflow. In other words, we collaborate closely with our customers and partners to recommend and help implement the most effective product or selection of products to help them meet their unique needs.
Our workflow solutions range from products like PRO Conductor, which allows you to orchestrate and control your workflow, to PRO Production Manager for end-to-end process automation, to Data Prep, a light-weight headless tool for automating repetitive tasks. With these solutions and others, such as PRO Workflow JES, PRO Workflow Server, and PRO Workflow Connector, a virtually unlimited range of powerful and scalable automated workflows can be developed that are tightly integrated with other systems and processes.
The outcomes that come from automating workflow are compelling. We know how successful our customers have been when taking advantage of our workflow solutions, and have seen them achieve measureable results, such as dramatic increases in throughput, significant cost savings, and increased profitability.