Aimed at print service providers that want to use web-to-print to extend their offering and reach new markets, Asanti StoreFront 2.2 incorporates a number of new features that open it up to an even wider group of printing companies and end-users. Asanti StoreFront was designed for Sign & Display printing companies who want to extend their service offering and/or reach new markets. New features have been added that further professionalize the system: •Easy automation. No matter which workflow or RIP the printer has, StoreFront can now automatically export order data to the prepress workflow, making it easy to access the content that needs to be printed in order to fulfil orders. Print service providers who do not have an Agfa Graphics workflow can automate order handling by having StoreFront export all order data to their FTP-server. •PayPal Express Checkout. Express Checkout is a global payment gateway that makes it easy and affordable to add online payment to web-to-print stores. Users of the web store can pay using popular credit cards or their PayPal account. On the other hand, printers can easily set up Express Checkout without a high activation cost or expensive monthly fees. •Approval groups and self-registration. Companies who require all orders in a store to be approved can now create groups of users and assign one or more order approvers to each group. This makes it easier for print service providers to offer their B2B web-to-print service to large companies with multiple divisions or subsidiaries. In such stores, users can now also self-register. This lowers the overhead in administrating the user base of large stores. Other new features include auto-fill forms based on profile data and previous orders, and custom order IDs for easy categorisation. ‘Agfa Graphics has always promoted open standards and focuses on easy integration of its products with other solutions. This is also true for our web-to-print solutions which can be used with any production workflow or RIP,’ said Andy Grant, Head of Software Agfa Graphics. All the features in Asanti StoreFront 2.2 are also available in Apogee StoreFront 2.2, allowing our growing number of commercial printers that use the Apogee StoreFront solution access to the same web-to-print interface with their customers. As cloud-based solutions, both Apogee StoreFront and Asanti StoreFront offer a fast and affordable entry into the web-to-print market. The tight integration with Agfa Graphics’ production workflow systems saves time and avoids double data entry.
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