The print automation rebel movement

Workflow Automation 2 min read , February 22, 2021

by Toon Van Rossum, Switch Product Manager, Enfocus

The way to the cabin
Photographer: averie woodard | Source: Unsplash

Technology should follow process

From the very beginning, the Enfocus fundamental belief has been that technology should follow process and not the other way around. With this philosophy as a guide, Enfocus develops software that enables its customers to integrate their islands of technology. Tighter integration adds up to efficiency. The Enfocus team partners with software OEMs, integrators and vendors to help businesses work smarter.

Switch is more than a workflow automation platform, it's also the basis of a new movement. It’s the pathway for print production professionals who don't want to adapt to all-in-one, vendor-specific workflows. It automates your processes regardless of print applications or devices. Switch allows you to build a workflow to work your way. That is why Enfocus made it.

Switch is a platform

Marketing says it’s a product to solidly get behind. Users say it’s a platform to solidly build upon. Technology should follow process! That’s the workflow freedom movement mantra. Workflow creators search for a new way, a better way. Switch creators explore solutions that are not rigid vendor reliant workflows. Print service providers know their own business. They have defined and refined what they do and how they do it. Spending time and money to rework themselves to fit into a one-size-fits-all solution is, simply put, unappealing.

A valuable solution would allow workflow creators to build automation based around their own conventions. An open-minded solution would be an investment in technology that lets them think differently, not ask them to work differently. Thinking in new ways doesn’t mean having to learn something completely unfamiliar. The freedom movement wants the blinders to be taken off. And that’s exactly what has happened.

This one is for the creators

Enfocus Switch 2020 Spring was developed specifically with creators in mind. Integration with existing systems is limitless with a scripting engine that works with Node.js. What this means is that business owners may never again hear, “it can’t be done.” And workflow artisans won’t ever have to use the word, “workaround.” Whether a creator is on-staff or a hired integrator, their hands are untied by the Switch workflow freedom movement.

To be a movement, there must be a united community. Switch administrators, integrators and users are exactly that. The Enfocus Appstore contains a hundred pieces of evidence in proof of what pioneers can create. Apps for Switch address specific challenges, integrations or functions that have been developed and offered for others to take advantage of. Sharing knowledge and distributing resources gives strength to the freedom movement and the workflow automation pioneer numbers are growing.

Creators can write their own rules and Switch is the quill. Join the freedom movement. Revolutionize your workflow. Switch to working your way.