Canon Solutions America, Inc. has formally announced the launch of VIEW, an inkjet estimation solution that operates as a hybrid application with both cloud-based and local components.
The VIEW application delivers calculations by utilizing estimating engines on the market to capture quotes on an assortment of print production types and aspects, including size, page count, paper, printing, finishing and quality. VIEW automatically generates production scenarios for each possible product selection, calculating ink usage, media use, printer and finishing run times, roll width and sheet size, and best imposition options.
“We’re incredibly excited to offer this innovative tool to help our customers expand their capabilities into web-to-print solutions through a compatible application programming interface,” said Francis McMahon, executive vice president, Production Print Solutions, Canon Solutions America, Inc. “As the demand for ink estimation continues to thrive, we’re confident VIEW will go above and beyond to deliver calculations our customers can count on.”
With VIEW, sales teams can ascertain ink usage estimates for almost any PDF application. All updates and product information are initiated at login to help ensure users have the latest information, allowing PDF information and data to be kept on a user’s local system.
Furthermore, if parameters change throughout the estimation process, VIEW can recalculate the quote to the most cost-efficient pricing.
“It is crucial for hardware and software suppliers to continue to evolve their products, solutions and tools to meet the shifting needs of customers in the commercial print space,” said Elizabeth Gooding, president of Inkjet Insight. “By integrating ink estimating into a flexible, interactive platform that supports the full estimating workflow, Canon Solutions America demonstrates innovation leadership with a clear understanding of their customer’s requirements.”
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