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The PRISMAdirect workflow management solution helps streamline print production workflows from order intake through production management to reporting and accounting.

PRISMAdirect can help simplify order acquisition from a multitude of channels including email (MS Outlook), FTP servers, supported web shops or uniFLOW, Canon's industry-leading print and scan management solution for enterprises.

The optional PRISMAdirect Webshop allows the creation of targeted virtual storefronts for different audiences. PRISMAdirect's core is the order and production management dashboard, designed to manage orders containing print and/or non-print items. Operators can manage production or kitting of jobs assigned to them via their personal job view dashboard.

And extensive reporting and accounting capabilities of PRISMAdirect can help you gain more insight into your operation.

Features

SEE EVERYTHING AT A GLANCE

PRISMAdirect helps you stay on top of your operations with two powerful views, Order View and Job View. These provide a clear, consistent status across all operating modules, giving customer service reps, prepress, press operators, and managers instant access to all essential information. The intuitive graphical user interface is highly customizable and easy to use for experts and casual users alike.

STREAMLINE ORDER ACQUISITION

No matter how your jobs arrive—a supported Webshop, e-mail via Microsoft® Outlook plug-in, walk-up, print sales rep, hard copy, FTP sites, enterprise uniFLOW software, certain Cloud-based applications (i.e., DropBox) or other channel—PRISMAdirect lets you process and manage them all in one, integrated solution. You can even connect to third-party sources with a customized solution. Access your dashboard from anywhere within the network for optimum, real-time control.

AUTOMATIC CONVERSION, PREFLIGHT, AND PREVIEW

PRISMAdirect automatically converts native files* to PDF** format, and preflights them. It enables you to preview each print job and request changes when necessary, all without leaving the software.

BOOST PRODUCTIVITY WITH PERSONALIZED OPERATOR VIEWS

Increase your efficiency by assigning job tasks to specific operators, such as prepress, print, bindery, fulfillment, etc. For each role, the personal Job View shows only the assigned tasks, helping each operator to focus on their tasks without distractions.

ADD THE SPEED OF AUTOMATION

With PRISMAdirect, you can automate the preparation and production of similar jobs by using preprogrammed templates, supporting time and labor savings. The software includes a wide range of automation templates by default. More automation routines can be created using the optional Océ PRISMAprepare, Canon’s advanced make-ready solution, which smoothly integrates with PRISMAdirect.

ESTIMATES AND QUOTES MADE EASY

Print estimators can create formulas in Microsoft® Excel® and provide customers with fast quotes based on order specifications. For more specific estimates, PRISMAdirect includes an integrated job cost quotation calculation tool that quickly builds and submits an exact quote.

AUTOMATED, FLEXIBLE CUSTOMER COMMUNICATION

PRISMAdirect’s automated e-mails help your customer communication to be consistent and responsive, yet you can still make changes whenever needed. This helps reduce overhead while optimizing customer outreach.

SPEED TURNAROUND WITH CLUSTER PRINTING

PRISMAdirect allows you to group your printers into clusters. This distributes work among them, helping you to optimize resources and avoid delays. PRISMAdirect also includes advanced color detection tools for easy identification of color and black-and-white jobs, so you can choose the most suitable printer. Operators can assign print runs instantly with an easy, intuitive, drag-and-drop interface.

Benefits

More Jobs. More Control. Direct Results.

  • Streamline your production process from order intake to fulfillment
  • Simplify order acquisition
  • Create targeted store fronts
  • Manage orders containing print and/or non-print items
  • Generate reports that help you gain insight into your operation
  • Web-based user interface for easy deployment
  • Simplify document make-ready with standard imposition templates
  • Combine with Océ PRISMAprepare all-in-one make-ready solution for elaborate composition, content, image, color, layout, media and production make-ready
  • Integration into existing workflow enabled via JDF/JMF interface

Optional PRISMAdirect Webshop

STANDARD LAYOUTS FOR EASY SETUP

PRISMAdirect Webshop provides standard layouts and templates, so setting up storefronts is fast and easy and requires no programming skills. For more advanced customization, professional Web designers can use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). 

UNLIMITED STOREFRONTS

PRISMAdirect supports you in growing your business by allowing you to easily create new Web storefronts. Create one, ten, or fifty—there are no limits set—to address the different needs of your customers.

HIGHLY CUSTOMIZABLE

PRISMAdirect Webshop storefronts are highly customizable, with multiple navigation layers, allowing you to create the look and feel you want and configure your product catalog to match your business requirements. You can even add promotional tools like videos and banners to direct attention to specific services or special offers.

PERSONALIZED ORDER OVERVIEW

PRISMAdirect delivers an optimal online shopping experience to every customer, giving them instant access to details about both current and previous orders. This makes resubmitting a job from the order history simple and fast—and that means higher customer satisfaction and return business. 

ORDER BOTH PRINT AND NON-PRINT PRODUCTS

Offer more items for greater revenues—with PRISMAdirect Webshop, print and non-print items are easy to display, easy to promote, and easy to order. A combination of print services and stock items can be placed in a single order, supporting the sale of high-value services such as event kits or premiums such as shirts, pens, etc.

SPEED UP JOB ACCEPTANCE

When a job is submitted, PRISMAdirect automatically preflights the job to flag errors. And the built-in product preview shows your customers a visual representation of the final document, helping to speed up approvals. 

ENHANCED CUSTOMER COMMUNICATION

Improve customer relations with more regular communications. PRISMAdirect Webshop makes it easy, with the capability to send both automated and personalized e-mails.

Specifications

PRISMAdirect System Specifications

Server specifications
This component is available for the following target platforms, maximum 1 installation.

Infrastructure server

Operating System

  • MS Windows Server 2012 64 bits (Datacenter, Standard, Essential, Foundation)
  • MS Windows Server 2012 R2 64 bits(Datacenter, Standard, Essential, Foundation)
  • MS Windows Server 2008 (Standard, Enterprise) R2 SP1 64 bits

Windows Components

  • Microsoft .NET Framework v4.0 and 3.5 SP1 (installed by the Product if not already present).
  • Microsoft ASP.NET
  • Microsoft IIS 7.0 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2007 PIA (Primary Interop Assemblies)

Microsoft SQL server

Local installation (64 bits only):

  • MS SQL Server 2008 Express Edition with Advanced Services SP2 or SP3
  • MS SQL Server 2012 Express Edition with Advanced Services
  • MS SQL Server 2014 Express Edition with Advanced Services

Note: SQL Server 2014 Express Edition with Advanced Services will be installed locally if selected.

Remote installations (32 / 64 bits):

  • MS SQL Server 2008 all editions
  • MS SQL Server 2012 all editions
  • MS SQL Server 2014 all editions

Note: For a remote SQL server, you must enable: remote connections, and SQL server browser

Microsoft Office Excel

  • Microsoft Office 2007 Excel
  • Microsoft Office 2010 Excel
  • Microsoft Office 2013 Excel

Note: needs to be installed for: Cost calculation, if the legacy Excel Formula editor is still used

Native document conversion
Neevia Document Converter Pro 6.7 or higher

File system
NTFS
> - 40 GB free space

Network
TCP/IP (IPv4)
100 / 1000 Mbps

Other
Latest critical updates from windows update

Hardware specifications server

Processor
>= frequency 3.2 GHz
The required number of cores depends on the configuration of PRISMAdirect.

Memory
>= 8GB
The required number memory depends on the configuration of PRISMAdirect

Hard disk
>= 200 GB SATA3
RPM >= 7.2 K or SSD
RAID-0 (striping)
average seek per disk <= 10ms
average latency per disk <= 5ms

VM machine:
Hard disk latency (DPC Latency Checker) <= 1000 µs
General performance (Performance Test 7.0): Pass Mark rating >= 800, Disk Mark >= 1000

Video
>= 1280x1024 True colors (24/32 bit) for desktop

Screen
19" or higher

Infrastructure web server

Operating system

  • MS Windows Server 2012 64 bits (Datacenter, Standard, Essential, Foundation)
  • MS Windows Server 2012 R2 64 bits(Datacenter, Standard, Essential, Foundation)
  • MS Windows Server 2008 (Standard, Enterprise) R2 SP1 64 bits

Windows component

  • Microsoft .NET Framework v4.0 and 3.5 SP1 (installed by the Product if not already present)
  • Microsoft ASP.NET
  • Microsoft IIS 7.0 or higher
  • Microsoft MSMQ
  • Microsoft Office 2007 PIA (Primary Interop Assemblies)

Microsoft Office Excel

  • Microsoft Office 2007 Excel
  • Microsoft Office 2010 Excel
  • Microsoft Office 2013 Excel

Note: needs to be installed for: Cost calculation, if the legacy Excel Formula editor is still used

Native document conversion
Neevia Document Converter Pro 6.7 or higher

File system
NTFS
> - 40 GB free space

Network
TCP/IP (IPv4)
100 / 1000 Mbps

Network
TCP/IP (IPv4)
100 / 1000 Mbps

Other
Latest critical updates from windows update

Order processing platform

Browser\OS

IE

Chrome

Safari

MS Windows 8 / 8.1 32-bit

Version 10 or higher

Version 40 or higher

Not available

MS Windows 8 / 8.1 64-bit

Version 10 or higher

Version 40 or higher

Not available

MS Windows 7 SP1 32-bit

Version 10 or higher

Version 40 or higher

Not available

MS windows 7 SP1 64-bit

Version 10 or higher

Version 40 or higher

Not available

Mac OS X 10.6 or higher

Not available

Version 40 or higher

Safari 5.1.x or higher

Linux 2.4, 2.6 (both 32-bit)

Not available

Version 40 or higher

Not available

Note: Chrome is the recommended browser

Hardware specifications Order processing console

Processor
>= Intel i5 or equivalent

Memory
>= 4 GB

Video
>= 1920x1200 True colors (24/32 bit)

Screen
24" wide screen

Screen

Browser\OS

IE

Chrome

Safari

MS Windows 8 / 8.1 32-bit

Version 10 or higher

Version 40 or higher

Not available

MS Windows 8 / 8.1 64-bit

Version 10 or higher

Version 40 or higher

Not available

MS Windows 7 SP1 32-bit

Version 10 or higher

Version 40 or higher

Not available

MS windows 7 SP1 64-bit

Version 10 or higher

Version 40 or higher

Not available

Mac OS X 10.6 or higher

Not available

Version 40 or higher

Safari 5.1.x or higher

Linux 2.4, 2.6 (both 32-bit)

Not available

Version 40 or higher

Not available

Android 5.x

Not available

Version 44 or higher

Not available

iOS 8.x

Not available

Not supported

Supported

PRISMAdirect - Overview

PRISMAdirect - Introduction

PRISMAdirect, Canon’s workflow management solution, let’s you streamline your workflow, and get the most out of your day. Let’s see how PRIMSAdirect helps print providers be more productive and profitable, everyday.

PRISMAdirect - Order Management

In this video, we will show you how you can use PRISMAdirect, Canon’s workflow management solution, to manage orders and get them quickly into production and finalized in just a few clicks. Managing orders is not only about production flow and order fulfillment, but also about communication with the end customers. This is one of the many strengths of PRISMAdirect. Let’s take a more detailed look at PRISMAdirect.

PRISMAdirect - Order Submission

In this video, we will show you how you can easily submit orders to your printshop using Canon’s workflow management solution, PRISMAdirect. Let’s take a closer look at the webshop.

PRISMAdirect - Using Automation Templates

In this video, we will show you how you can use PRISMAdirect, Canon’s workflow management solution, to automate the production of print jobs, from preparation all the way to final production. A unique strength of PRISMAdirect is the ability to automate workflow without losing flexibility and control. Let’s see how the automation work.

PRISMAdirect - Business Cards

In this video, we will show you how you can easily order business cards with the PRISMAdirect webshop. PRISMAdirect’s variable data capabilities let’s your customers create and personalize business cards directly in the webshop. The order can be tracked in the webshop, and the cards reordered any time in the future. Let’s take a closer look at Canon’s workflow management solution, PRISMAdirect.

PRISMAdirect uniFLOW Integration

Connect the Office to the Print Center Many organizations have both a Print Center and an Office environment. The Office needs to print locally and be able to send jobs to the Print Center just as easily. uniFLOW allows the Office to print to either a nearby MFP or printer, or send jobs directly to the Print Center by connecting to PRISMAdirect.