Switch: automation software for any business and budget

Switch

The automation solution for any business and budget

Optimize, customize and take control of your processes

Switch fully automates the quality of your files and how they’re created, shared and received. Switch also integrates and connects to third-party applications in your workflow, linking everything together into a customized production flow.

  • You’re always in control of your workflow
  • You know the status of any document at any time
  • Make the software you already have more powerful
6 myths about workflow automation debunked: infographic Get the infographic here

Consistency is the key to good workflow automation

Use case document management: file sorting flow and archiving Usecase: file sorting and archiving

Switch makes document management a breeze. You can create powerful workflows that automatically ensure your desired level of consistency and quality while being flexible enough to adjust to new business needs as they develop. Switch is the best document management software around.

  • Install automatic, standardized communication to all your contacts
  • Add many more flows as your business needs start to grow

Buy what you need, grow when you're ready

Switch is a modular and open solution. Start by automating a part of your workflow and add functionalities as your business grows.

Switch document management software: modulesGo to the Switch modules overview

Connect with our trusted partners, benefit from our community

Switch for workflow automation of third party applications Meet our application partners on crossroads-world.com

We have partnerships with leading providers of publishing technology and critical applications such as Digital Asset Management, Management Information System or databases, and greatly increase their functionality. We’ve built a community where all of our partners show you how they integrate with Switch for the best workflow automation.


Switch Core Engine

Switch Core Engine

Manage files automatically and track progress at any time.

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  Switch Configurator Module

Configurator

Integrate, control and automate popular third-party applications.

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Switch Database

Database

Automate communication between a database application and your workflow.

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  Switch Metadata

Metadata

Enhance our workflow intelligence and personalize your service to your customers.

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Switch Scripting

Scripting

Integrate your self-made Visual basic scripts, Javascripts or AppleScripts.

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  SwitchClient

SwitchClient

Interact with Switch from your desktop or tablet to submit jobs into your flows.

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Switch Web Services

Web Services

Extend Switch to remote users in the cloud.

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  SwitchProxy

SwitchProxy

Ensure network security and business continuity.

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The Switch Messages Viewer

In Switch 13, you can view the Switch log messages remotely. We have added a new application component called Switch WebServer, which allows you to connect to the Switch Server through a web browser

Learn more: watch video



Improved user interface

Switch 13 has some nice UI improvements:

  • Invisible grid
    Say goodbye to sloppy flows! Flow elements now automatically snap to an invisible grid, making it easier to align them.
  • Keep groups when exporting flows
    Switch flow groups can now be exported and imported, preserving group hierarchy.
  • New icons for flow elements
    Eventually, we also got tired of the Windows 95 style ;-)
    But we made our new icons more useful too: auto-managed folders now have a padlock icon, making the difference between auto-managed folders and user-manage folders crystal clear on first sight.

Learn more: watch video


Speed improvements and new tools

  • Auto-managed folders are no longer scanned
    The contents of these folders is already known to Switch. Not scanning them frees up resources.
  • Assemble job / hold job
    This tool has been rewritten, and is now up to 4x faster* compared to Switch 12.
  • Split / Merge PDF
    This tool has been updated and is now up to 7x faster* compared to Switch 12.
  • New tool: Archive and Unarchive
    The Compress and Uncompress tools have been replace with these new tools. Archive and Unarchive support ZIP files bigger than 4GB.

*Based on internal benchmark testing and depending on configuration.


New configurators and Crossroads partners

  • PitStop Server PDF2Image
    This configurator is installed automatically with PitStop Server 13 and renders PDF files to images, either as a whole or split into separations.
  • Aproove Express
    Aproove Express is a cloud-based web approval and collaboration solution, allowing Switch users to involve print buyers in a straightforward online approval process.
  • AccuZip
    The AccuZip configurator provides mail-processing services for mailing using the US Postal Service.
  • Saxon
    The Saxon configurator allows performing XSLT 2.0 and 3.0 transformations using Saxon.
  • Caldera configurators
    The Caldera configurators allow Switch to send an collect Job Tickets from and to Caldera Nexio.

Updated configurators

  • Alwan Colorhub
  • WoodWing Enterprise
  • HP SmartStream Designer Ganging now supports Adobe CC 2015
  • HP SmartStream Designer Imposition now supports Adobe CC 2015
  • HP SmartStream Designer VDP now supports Adobe CC 2015
  • CorelDraw is now compatible with CorelDraw X7
  • QuarkXPress is now compatible with QuarkXPress 2015
  • The Adobe Configurators now support Adobe CC 2015

Integrate with your systems and the latest OS versions

Switch 13 is fully supported on the latest operating systems, including Windows 10.


Check out what we do with every Switch update


Improved user interface

Switch 13 has some nice UI improvements:

  • Invisible grid
    Say goodbye to sloppy flows! Flow elements now automatically snap to an invisible grid, making it easier to align them.
  • Keep groups when exporting flows
    Switch flow groups can now be exported and imported, preserving group hierarchy.
  • New icons for flow elements
    Eventually, we also got tired of the Windows 95 style ;-)
    But we made our new icons more useful too: auto-managed folders now have a padlock icon, making the difference between auto-managed folders and user-manage folders crystal clear on first sight.

Improved user interface

Switch 13 has some nice UI improvements:

  • Invisible grid
    Say goodbye to sloppy flows! Flow elements now automatically snap to an invisible grid, making it easier to align them.
  • Keep groups when exporting flows
    Switch flow groups can now be exported and imported, preserving group hierarchy.
  • New icons for flow elements
    Eventually, we also got tired of the Windows 95 style ;-)
    But we made our new icons more useful too: auto-managed folders now have a padlock icon, making the difference between auto-managed folders and user-manage folders crystal clear on first sight.

An automation community waiting to meet you

Crossroads - Where automation meetsWe’ve built a community where all of our partners show you how they integrate the software you already have, know and love into a seamless workflow.

Visit crossroads-world.com




Switch return on investment calculator

A simple, yet effective calculator that shows you how fast Switch will earn back its investment.

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Featured product movies

See Switch in action! Check out our product movies that explain what Switch can do for you.

Switch Core Engine movie

Switch Configurator Module movie
Switch Configurator Module

New in Switch 12 movie
New features in Switch 13
New in Switch 12 movie
New features in Switch 12
update 3


Browse the Switch movie archive on YouTube




Switch usecases

Our Switch usecases give you an idea of how you can implement Switch in your production.

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Infographic: 6 myths about automation debunked

When talking about "automation", people often have all kinds of prejudice:

  • It takes ages to implement and it's complicated!
  • It will make me lose my job!
  • It's way too expensive!
  • We can't control it!

None of that is true. We've debunked the 6 most popular automation myths in an infographic.

Download the infographic 

6 myths about automation infographic 




White papers

automation white paper

Business thinking that will make you successful
A real-life story by Enfocus integrator Steve Barston.
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Welcome to the machine
Richard Romano, senior analyst at WhatTheyThink, tells you why workflow automation is nothing to fear.
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Switch can make your production better

With Enfocus Switch, you can build a customized production flow
for any company and budget.
Want to know more? Simply get in touch and we will give you a demo.

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Switch 13 Reference Guide

Web HelpSwitch 13 Reference Guide

Switch 13 Quick Start Guide

Web HelpSwitch 13 Quick Start Guide

SwitchProxy

 Web HelpSwitchProxy 13 Guide

Developer guide

 Web HelpSwitch 13 Developer Guide

Switch Scripting 

 Web HelpSwitch 13 Scripting Guide

 Web HelpSwitch 13 Sample Scripts


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