Enfocus - Viki Solutions
Enfocus and Viki Solutions Announce Partnership
First phase integrates Enfocus PitStop technology; plans are to integrate Enfocus Switch in the next phase
Gent, Belgium and Victoria, Canada – January 11, 2011 – Enfocus and Viki Solutions today announce the first stage in what is anticipated to be a multi-level partnership. In this initial phase, Viki is incorporating Enfocus PitStop preflight technology in its Vsuite platform of custom software solutions. Viki is also planning to bring Enfocus' Switch automation platform into its portfolio.
Viki Solutions, which was founded by former Creo/Kodak engineers, is drawing on its extensive experience in bringing online proofing, web-to-print, and automated production to customers around the world. The organization serves clients who are print and marketing service providers, as well as those who provide custom publishing and packaging workflows.
"We didn't have to look far," says Afshin Mirmotahari, Viki Chief Executive Officer, of the company's search for a preflight solution. "Enfocus is the market leader and has the best technology for our needs. The company is also very easy to approach and work with." Mirmotahari expects that Viki's customers will provide higher-value remote proofing services and improve the efficiency of their production workflows through seamless integration of preflight capabilities.
"The integration was really simple for us," Mirmotahari continues. "Within a day, we automated preflight processing for our Vproof online proofing component. Vproof shows the PDF elements with preflight warnings and errors, as well as those that were automatically corrected by PitStop."
"Viki is a first-class group of developers and marketers who are ideally positioned to leverage Enfocus software in the publishing and printing industries," Alex Hamilton, Director of Business Development, Enfocus Software. "We have known of their work for many years, and having them select Enfocus to enhance their own solutions is a compliment. We look forward to a great working relationship!"
Mirmotahari is also impressed by Enfocus' track record in bringing innovative products to market, and looks forward to working with the company on future developments including Switch integration and cloud deployment.
About Viki Solutions
Viki Solutions develops custom software solutions and licensable components for the graphic arts and printing industries. Building on their experience creating Prinergy and InSite for Kodak and Creo, the Viki Solutions team created the Vsuite platform for online proofing, web-to-print and automated production.
Vsuite provides job submission, remote proofing, approval workflow, web storefront, variable data and distributed production capabilities. Vsuite components integrate with creative design, brand management and prepress workflow products and are incorporated into custom enterprise systems delivered by Viki Solutions.
Viki Solutions is a privately held corporation, based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. For more information about Viki Solutions, please visit www.vikisolutions.com.
About Enfocus
Enfocus provides modular and affordable tools safeguarding job quality and enabling automation throughout the complete production chain. Innovative solutions improve communication between design and production while enhancing productivity and predictability through automation of routine tasks.
Step-by-step deployment dramatically increases added value without forcing users to completely rethink their way of doing business. Well-known brands include Instant, PitStop and Switch.
Enfocus is a business unit of EskoArtwork and has its headquarters in Gent, Belgium. For more information, visit www.enfocus.com.
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Further Information
PR agency Enfocus - Americas
HSPR, Helene Smith
Tel: +1 321 388 6511
smith@helenesmith.com
www.helenesmith.com
Enfocus
Sukerti Van Schoorisse
Marketing Manager
Tel: +32 9 216 91 10
sukertivs@enfocus.com
www.enfocus.com
Viki Solutions
Luke Niedjalski
Director of Solutions
Tel: +1 250 590 8454
luke@vikisolutions.com
www.vikisolutions.com