The QuickEasy Connect is an app to update the progress of an uploaded pdf to QuickEasy as it travels through Switch.
The sample flows that can be downloaded are a good starting point for establishing flows for integrating QuickEasy into your Switch installation.
The out connections from the QuickEasy Updater must be followed, however everything after the out connections from the app can be customised for the use case.
As the XML data from QuickEasy is attached as a dataset to the pdf this data can be used in the Switch flow to check the job against the work ticket information from QuickEasy, pdf review notifications sent to the client's email address as specified in the XML dataset, routing to the correct press, etc.
The QuickEasy ERP software is updated by means of XML.
The XML to update QuickEasy is formatted to an XML format as laid out by QuickEasy, inside the app. This XML is then sent to the relevant out connection. The out connection is linked to a folder that is polled by BOS Server.
When BOS Server finds XML for updating QuickEasy it processes this XML, bootstrapping a process to update the QuickEasy app's database.
The quickEasy ERP system is generally the central place for inputting & getting information on a job for print.
It is a logical progression then to have a method of updating the status of a job to QuickEasy as it travels through Switch.
This means that by calling up a job that one knows has been uploaded to QuickEasy one can get an idea of where the job is in Switch, without having to look at job boards in the Switch Web interface.
That being said this funtionality in QuickEasy does not replace job boards in Switch.
If the QuickEasy file archive is well maintained repeat jobs can easily be downloaded at some point in the future.
The history of the job is written into the status window in the JDF - Switch window. By being able to see the history of a job, it will help with any queries post the job being produced.
As the links of the uploaded assets are clickable, pdf's that were uploaded to QuickEasy can easily be viewed in Acrobat.
PDF Review links are reported back to QuickEasy. These links can be followed to check what was sent for client approval.
Text qouted from the QuickEasy web site:
When understanding more about QuickEasy BOS we need to go back to the beginning. Established in 1998, QuickEasy BOS is focused on developing and supporting a cost-effective, easy-to-use Business Operating System that provides all the functionality you would expect from big brand ERP’s, to run SME’s efficiently.
A proudly South African company, with hundreds of happy clients across the globe, and across every sector, we continue to build a solid client base against some of the world’s top brands. BOS ERP is efficient at streamlining complex business operations, and improving productivity and efficiency in companies in the manufacturing, engineering, printing, packaging, events, services, and hospitality industries, to name a few. QuickEasy BOS improves back-office functions and integrates admin and finance teams with manufacturing and front office functions. One final fact worth mentioning about QuickEasy BOS is that we retain our clients year on year because our affordable solutions are continually updated and improved according to our customers’ needs.