Switch is Wihabo’s digital backbone

Testimonial 2 min read , April 1, 2021

by Morten B. Reitoft, Editor in Chief, Inkish TV

Robert Zegwaard, Workflow Developer & IT, Wihabo

Enfocus Switch enables Wihabo to Handle Thousands of Orders Daily

We are working at Wihabo, a printing company in the southern part of the Netherlands.
We're doing many digital projects.
Printing for all kinds of customers.
Mostly in between the web shops or that kind of companies.
I've got some HP Indigo presses, flatbeds, Indigo HP press.

How do you manage receiving orders from other printing companies?

Every company has its own kind of products.
And their own ways of delivering the orders to you.
The metadata about the orders is always a little different.
So that's the challenge.
And I guess that's where Switch comes in.

Why is Enfocus Switch important to Wihabo?

Switch is the backbone of our company I guess.
The digital backbone.
We process an average of thousand jobs a day.
We have to get it right.
We are in need of good automation and Switch helps us with that.
We daily work with Switch in that case.

How is Enfocus Switch used to help you manage the orders?

We're using it to intake files, pre flighting, making it.
All jobs meet our standards, connection to our ERP system, and from there on to the printing presses.
If possible, without any human intervention.
And after the print jobs have been completed, we also give feedback to our customers about shipments, etc.

Sounds like you wouldn’t be able to manage your business without Switch?

It is impossible.
It couldn't be done manually or not to a good price.
So automation is absolutely necessary today.

Most companies get into workflow automation doing simple tasks and then develop from there. Is that also the case for Wihabo?

We started or I started with small workflows.
And they grew and grew.
And now there are well over 100 small workflows in Switch which work together to process all files.
And it went from a very simple workflow, getting files into a very complex workflow with scripting and everything.
That's possible with Switch.
Database connections, everything.

You mention database connection - Can you explain how you use that connection?

Getting a job, you receive a job, there's a lot of metadata with it.
We form that to our standards and then that is pushed to our MIS system.
Which will be used for invoicing, et cetera.
And we get information out of the MIS system back to Switch with information on how to produce certain products.

How is your relationship with Enfocus?

Well, it's a good relationship.
They are usually quite fast with answering questions.
So that's very nice and very helpful.

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