Switch: automation software for any business and budget


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

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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

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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.

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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.

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Switch Core Engine

Switch Core Engine

Manage files automatically and track progress at any time.

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  Switch Configurator Module


Integrate, control and automate popular third-party applications.

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Switch Database


Automate communication between a database application and your workflow.

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  Switch Metadata


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

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Switch Scripting


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

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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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Ensure network security and business continuity.

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Full list and overview of bugfixes are available in the knowledge base article: what's new in Switch 12.

Remote designer

In Switch 12, you don't have to use the Switch Designer on your Switch Server. Now that we implemented the Remote Designer, you have the possibility to administer your Switch Server wherever you want. You can use only one Designer at the time (local or remote), but you can install it as often as you like, on a MAC and a PC.

Support for Active Directory

You can assign access rights based on your existing Active Directory users and user groups. In that case, you don’t need to create new users or groups in Switch, you can easily import them from your Active Directory.

Upgraded tools

Split PDF and Merge PDF now support concurrent instances

New configurators

  • HP SmartStream Production Center JDF Control
  • Corel Draw

Upgraded configurators

  • Support for Adobe CC
  • Quark Xpress configurator
    • Bug fixes
    • Now supports PDF creation

Support for new Operating Systems

  • Windows 8.1
  • Mac OS® X 10.9 (Mavericks)

Bug fixes

Read all about the bug fixes in the knowledge base article: what's new in Switch 12.

Switch 12 Reference Guide

Web HelpSwitch 12 Reference Guide

Switch 12 Quick Start Guide

Web HelpSwitch 12 Quick Start Guide


 Web HelpSwitch 12 Proxy Guide

Switch Scripting 

 Web HelpSwitch 12 Scripting Guide


  • Dual Core processor (Quad Core recommended)
  • When running Switch on a Mac: Intel processor only
  • Minimum 2GB of RAM (4GB recommended)
  • 1024x768 screen resolution


  • Minimum 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended)
  • 1024x768 screen resolution (1280 x 1024 recommended)


  • Minimum Dual Core processor
  • Minimum 2GB of RAM
  • Needs to be the same version as SwitchServer

Supported operating systems

  • Microsoft® Windows® 7, Home Premium, Business or Ultimate Edition (32-bit and 64-bit, running in 32-bit mode)
  • Microsoft® Windows® 8 + 8.1 Standard or Enterprise Edition (32-bit and 64-bit, running in 32-bit mode)
  • Microsoft® Windows® 2008 Server R2 Standard or Enterprise Edition (64-bit, running in 32-bit mode)
  • Microsoft® Windows® 2012 Server (64-bit, running in 32-bit mode)
  • Mac OS® X 10.7
  • Mac OS® X 10.8
  • Mac OS® X 10.9
  • Including Virtual Machines