Thursday, December 13, 2018

Switch 2018 Update 2 ready for launch

Enfocus, the leader in PDF quality control, advanced PDF editing and workflow automation for the graphic arts industry announces the release of Switch 2018 update 2. This latest update delivers an abundant list of feature additions, customer requested changes and fixes. Input received from customers during the Switch World Tour events weighed heavily in the development of this update. The highlights of the Switch 2018 update 2 include an online, opt-in Insight Dashboard, improvements to the designer and several flow elements, additional features to job boards and performance enhancements.

Online Switch Insight Dashboard

For maintenance customers who opt-in for sharing usage data with Enfocus we now offer a free online Insight Dashboard. The dashboard will give you a weekly overview of your Switch processing. It includes statistics regarding number of files processed, which types of flow elements were used, how files were received and much more.

Switch Designer Improvements

There are several improvements to the Switch Designer and Flow Elements. For example, more intuitive pop-up tool tips when hovering over a “condition with variables” parameter. The tool tip now displays the value of the conditional variable. There are specific flow element updates in this release. The Database Connect element gets major speed improvements. The Assemble Job, Mail Send and Problem Jobs elements are receiving additional functionality to simplify flow design.

New Job Board and Dashboard features

Both for job boards and dashboards it is possible to share boards with the groups the user is a member of. Additionally, users in the administrator group can share with all available groups. The ability to apply a pie chart style to History Graphs has been added. It’s now possible to give a status to folders at the end of a flow which allows job boards to contain a “Finished” count for a flow.

Other important updates and bug fixes

Searchability in the Submit Points of the Switch Web Portal is now possible with instant results. In the Job Client, filtering by Job State is supported. Scripting improvements have been made to webhook requests and dataset extensions. A complete list of bug fixes is available from Enfocus and provided in the update documentation.