Document Workflow

Document Workflow

Transactional document workflows are complex. Information and formatting must come and go in many formats and from many different sources. Add to that the growing complexity of multi-channel communications and the need to manage and maximize the workflow of high-volume, high-value documents has never been more demanding. That’s where our PRO Workflow family of products comes in. Our PRO WorkFlow JES and PRO WorkFlow Server products let you automate, manage and enhance your mainframe and server based workflows. Add PRO WorkFlow Connector to pass rich metadata to these workflow products for further automation and optimization.

PRO Workflow Advantages

  • Convert print streams and formats automatically.
  • Split, concatenate and sequencing print output for greater efficiency.
  • Suppress printed and mailed output based upon ‘paperless’ preferences.
  • Perform address accuracy and mail piece sorting.
  • Route documents for e-presentment, archiving, electronic mail box and other distribution channels.
  • Create native-language document archives

Now you can take control of your production workflow to streamline, improve and optimize your operations. The PRO WorkFlow product family is available on most operating platforms giving you complete flexibility and the widest range of input and output formats in the industry.

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A Merger Drives Efficiencies

When these two large insurance companies merged, they needed to standardize and consolidate workflow processes. Each company had implemented completely different print architectures, with one relying on metacode to drive their Xerox devices, and the other using AFP. The decided to leverage print transform software from CrawfordTech to standardize on a single platform and to use AFP. Using the JES PRO Spool Extraction Facility, they were able to automate the entire process on their z/OS based mainframe. Data is converted to AFP, and automatically placed back in the JES2 AFP output queues for printing. The automation and efficiencies gained from the new process allowed them to eliminate duplicate printers, realizing a sizeable savings, and delivering ROI in less than a year.

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The PRO WorkFlow product family includes the following:

PRO WorkFlow Connector is a fully automatic, high performance solution that moves print ready data streams with its associated metadata between computing platforms, quickly and easily. Using open, ISO standards based communications methods means that this solution will work wherever you need it. The retained metadata means that the information needed to determine and invoke the appropriate workflow is easily achieved. You can also initiate data manipulation applications, such as transformations, print stream re-engineering, ACIF, composition engines, and more, based on your needs.

PRO WorkFlow Server is a queue manager with email notifications that is used to automate data manipulation, application transformations and print stream re-engineering while concurrently routing the output files to dynamically assigned destinations such as printers, folders and FTP sites.

PRO WorkFlow JES is a software tool used for automating the extraction of input files from the JES spool for a variety of enhancements and improvements. Utilizing TCP/IP and FTP, users manipulate data and applications right from the JES queue and route output files to the specified destinations, applications and post processing systems.

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The PRO WorkFlow product family is available on z/OS, Windows, AIX, Solaris, HP-UX and Linux platforms giving you complete flexibility in how and where the tools are applied. Use the power of the PRO WorkFlow family on the widest range of input and output formats in the industry, including LCDS/Metacode, PostScript, PDF, AFP, PCL, HTML, TIFF, Flat files, Line data, ASCII, EBCDIC and SCS.

Enhance Document Workflow with these Additions

PRO Production Manager

Designed for end-to-end workflow design, management and reporting within any high-volume transactional or print-on-demand production environment.

PRO Workflow JES

Automating the extraction of input files from the JES spool for a variety of enhancements and improvements.

PRO Workflow Server

Queue manager with email notifications that is used to automate data manipulation.

PRO Workflow Connector

Automatic, high performance solution that moves print ready data streams with its associated metadata between computing platforms, quickly and easily.

Data Prep

Controlling and managing the flow of enterprise data.

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Once your Crawford Technologies solution is in place, you can count on our unparalleled support staff, who average over 10 years experience in the high-volume transactional print-stream industry. Our customers have given us a +63 Net Promoter Score®, an objective indication of the quality of our post-sales team.

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