Cacidi Extreme Enterprise Server is a complete web-to-print solution built to take advantage of the Adobe InDesign Server application.
This server based solution allows graphic designers to upload design content created within Adobe InDesign to a website, giving non-graphic skilled webusers access these designs, compile or update them in a variety of methods, and finally, at the click of a button, to immediately receive the printer ready document back to their web browser in a varity of formats including PDF, Flash and Adobe InDesign documents.
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“It’s a huge time saver – because it’s just clicking one button.”
Per Lund | IT Manager | Benjamin
The essence of the Extreme Enterprise Server is to save time, assuring quality and offer flexibility in the production process. Half a decade into this millenium, a large amount of printed documents are still being produced completely manually, even in scenarios where collaboration between more individuals or organisations are required. This often means text and image content are passed on by email or CD-ROMs and returned for approval by the same routines. Then hardcopies for proofing are printed and sent off by conventional mail, etc. The result in many cases is production slowing down or stalling, opposing to a scenario where a Cacidi Extreme Enterprise Server solution has been deployed for interactive automatic graphic production.
Build-in SQL data base editor
Cacidi Extreme Enterprise Server features an advanced yet easy to use web front end for maintaining and setting up one or more MySQL data bases for each client on the system. Using the different view options, an administrator can easily define how each data base should be presented to the text editor, defining hidden or non-editable data fields, images, pop-up menus and more.
With Extreme Server Enterprise’s complete user management and client groups interface, it’s very simple to manage and control which folders and areas each user can access and which priviliges to allocate. For example, you can use client groups to control which area a client has access to, distinguishing the client groups by design and brand, and you can decide whether or not they’re allowed to edit, add and delete data.
The complete Work Flow
Cacidi Extreme Enterprise Server covers the complete workflow for creating any printable production from text editing, uploading and selecting images, choosing designs and layout to the final print. Additionally, layouters and designers can create preset jobs where designs and layouts are defined ready to have the right text entered from a data base.
Cacidi Enterprise Server is the solution offering your company a state-of-the-art tool for organised production of marketing material, localization, and – equally important – is the solution which by the means of complex technology under the hood, but ease of use functionality on the front end, brings huge time savings, and is an efficient tool for providing further growth to your business.
One for all
The solution us currently deployed in numerous business leading companies and institutions within the areas of professional graphic business, financial sector, educational sector, and government. And is being used for all types of automatically produced high quality ads, reports, catalogues, brochures, posters, stationaries, and much more.
Simpel but powerfull
The principle of the solution in all it’s simpicity is the ability to offer to any range of users, spanning from very few up to a thousand or more, a production of graphic material over the internet by the means of self service, using just a standard internet browser. Either by direct input in an ease of use website interface or by automatically extracting the text- and image information from databases. All designs and outputs appear in the best possible quality, due to the fact that the document engine in the solution is the professional de facto format Adobe InDesign®.
The great advantage of the solution, security for quality and performance aside, is that the system back-end operates completely unmonitored, and by definition works for your business around the clock, adding maximum productivity and effectiveness.
The Standard Solution
Choose the Cacidi Enterprise Server standard solution and you get a complete web-to-print system, allowing you to offer thousands of internet users the ability to create advertising and marketing material online.
The Cacidi Dynamic Web portal is designed specifically for the requirements of any online based graphic production. Features such as the “Job Selector” allows the end user to intuitively choose between designs for an instant output by a one click production. “Load Saved Job” is another key feature for filling in preset design templates with input from the online users.
Other requirements in todays web to print production count features for intelligent adjustment of layout and content. Cacidi Enterprise Server is the only InDesign format based solution in the market providing this functionality by default.
Integrated image bank
The integrated “Image Bank”, specifically developed for graphic production requirements, makes it a straight forward process for system users to pick and upload images for their productions. Not only does the “Image Bank” work as a container and selector for graphic images but also allows for upload and management of Microsoft Word and Excel files.
Easy preparing of templates
The graphic designers preparing dynamic templates for the internet users are given the most intuitive and user friendly tools. Directly within standard Adobe InDesign they use their favorite InDesign features and intuitively mark up designs for dynamic usage. Using the Extreme Publisher from within InDesign, the process of copying the dynamic designs to Cacidi Enterprise Server for availability to the internet users, could not be easier.
The complette solution
Included in the standard solution are notably the Cacidi developed webportal with all relevant production features, database and assembling module. Option for translator interface, workgroups on multiple levels: Common groups, per client groups, department groups and personal groups.
Output is provided in formats such as PDF, Flash, EPS, JPG and InDesign, an advanced administrator module and multiple other high end features are included as well.
.. or Custom built
Are you in research for a webbased online solution for your business which should perform as an automated graphic engine for the larger scale enterprise, the Cacidi Enterprise Server custom built option is there for you ready to customize the flow of processes in the front end of the system to reflect your exact production requirements.
In corporate and government business, the requirement is very often a solution which integrates seamlessly with other business processes like product-, image- and logistics databases, and for this the custom built option is as flexible for integration purposes as you could wish for.
Because of the system architecture of Cacidi Enterprise Server, planning the integration and interaction with any third party solutions is very logical indeed.
Contact your Cacidi Systems representative for a more thorough discussion of requirements for your Cacidi Enterprise Server solution.