Online collaboration and job approval portal
WebApproval expands your Apogee or Amfortis workflow system with a web portal for online collaboration. It enables your clients and team members to access jobs from their desktop computer or mobile device. They can upload files, review pages and approve jobs.
WebApproval enables you to shorten file reception and approval cycles and better meet today’s short project deadlines. Your clients get 24/7 access to their jobs, which not only improves customer satisfaction but also helps avoid mistakes and costly reprints.
Speed up production
WebApproval gives you greater leeway to meet deadlines, through efficient file reception and approval. It also helps reduce costs by eliminating the need for hardcopy proofs.
Improve your customer service
Get a higher customer retention thanks to user-friendly, 24/7 access to your prepress department. Build a stronger relationship with your customers thanks to more efficient collaboration.
Reduce the number of errors
There is a lower risk of errors as the software informs all parties of changes and/or remarks.
WebApproval has been a fantastic tool for us. It enables us to send files directly to our clients over the web rather than having to use file transfer systems or low-res emails.Graeme Parry, Production Director - Precision Proco
WebApproval provides your customers with an intuitive easy to use web interface for file upload and softproofing. It is accessible from any supported platform at any time of day. WebApproval uses responsive HTML5 web technology and can also be used on mobile devices, such as Apple iPads or Android-based tablets.
Easy file upload
Users can upload PDF files by simply dropping them on a WebApproval job tile in their browser. The easy-to-use web interface warns users about approaching deadlines or unsupported file formats. The goal is to streamline production and minimize errors.
Your customers and customer service representatives get warnings about missing fonts, low-resolution images, incorrect page sizes and other potential issues. This reduces the risk of last-minute delays or expensive reprints.
Approvers and managers who need to monitor jobs can view the pages of a job onscreen using a flipbook. They can also download softproofs for offline reviewing or output on their own office printer. This saves time and money by eliminating the cumbersome delivery of hardcopy proofs. The proofs have been rendered using the same Adobe PDF Print Engine RIP that is also used for outputting plates or digital prints. This avoids costly mistakes and ensures consistency throughout the whole prepress process.
WebApproval Pro provides expert users with some exclusive options, such as support for versioning and separation viewing. Users can access jobs that will be printed in multiple languages or that include address or pricing imprints. Viewing separations enables them to check black overprints or verify whether the company logo will be printed on the right spot color plate. These features allow you to meet the expectations of demanding customers.
Users who are expected to upload or approve jobs are automatically notified by e-mail about new jobs. Your own team members can also receive messages about rejected pages or jobs that have been fully approved. The automation eliminates frustration by not having to chase your clients for feedback and approval.
Multi-tenant setup or dedicated target groups
The multi-tenant support is a perfect fit for a lot of printing companies today. When printing for different print brokers or after consolidation, it can be important to maintain brand identity and company name for a specific set of print buyers. This is what multi-tenant is all about: creating a dedicated environment for print buyers to retain customer loyalty.
Integrated in your workflow
WebApproval is an integral part of the Apogee and Amfortis workflow suites. It relies on the same server, database and Task Processors, so that you do not have to invest in additional hard- and software. ECO3 Global Services completes the solution with expert consultation, installation, team training and technical support.
|URL||One external URL for publishing on the WWW|
|Security||Appropriate internet security environment: the use of a reverse proxy and HTTPS are highly recommended|
|Connectivity||Symmetrical 10 Mbps Internet connection|
|Workflow||Apogee v13 system (Manage, Integrate, PDF & Proof or subscription plans Workflow Essential and Workflow Base) or Amfortis v2 system|
|System requirements for clients|
|Supported browsers for desktop computers||Microsoft Edge: latest stable version supported on Windows 8.1 and later|
|Mozilla Firefox (Windows and Mac OS): latest stable version supported|
|Google Chrome (Windows and Mac OS): latest stable version supported|
|Safari (Mac) OS release 10.13 (High Sierra) and later: latest stable version supported|
|Other browsers may work but are not certified|
|Supported operating systems for desktop computers||Windows or macOS|
|Other operating systems may work but are not certified|
|Supported browsers for tablets||Chrome (Android and iOS): latest stable version supported|
|Mobile Safari (iOS): latest stable version supported|
|Other tablets or browsers may work but are not certified|
|Video display||min. 1280 x 1024 (highest color quality)|
|Connectivity||min. 5 Mbps|
|Supported languages||Chinese (Simplified & Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (British & US), Finnish, French (French & Canadian), German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (European & Brazilian), Russian, Spanish, Swedish|
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