TotalFlow® Batchbuilder

Organize and batch your short-run print jobs

The single Platform for Smart Process Appreciations

Simplify and automate

Like most print providers and book manufacturers, you're probably seeing a sharp increase in one-offs and short runs. The hands-on effort can drives up your costs and make it difficult to turn a profit on a job. Now there's an alternative. TotalFlow BatchBuilder simplifies and automates your short-run digital production. Stand back and watch your daily job count soar.

Decrease manual touches

You can install BatchBuilder in as little as 10 minutes and take print jobs from hands-on to hands-off. With its preflights and organization tools, Batchbuilder can turn incoming jobs into "like" batches based on criteria you set — up to 100 variables like document size, paper type, finishing style and more.

Help prevent wasted effort

When MIS, web to print (W2P) and prepress systems are siloed, you run the risk of losing time from either re-entering data or duplicating tasks. Fortunately, BatchBuilder can talk to other systems via XML, JDF, CSV or PDF (via hot folders). Behind the scenes it uses XML and third-party software to map job ticket information for specific devices, automate scheduling and preflight, and integrate upstream systems and applications with your downstream devices.

Build scenarios to help jobs flow

Instead of using operators' time to prioritize and oversee jobs, let BatchBuilder run with scenario scheduling. The software filters jobs based on criteria you define. After batches of like jobs are created, you can control how and when to route them based on your instructions, including separating and reuniting covers and internal pages. You can quickly and easily add jobs to — and delete jobs from — any batch, giving you the flexibility to group similar jobs and save time and money.

Keep an eye on everything all at once

With BatchBuilder, you gain a 360-degree view of your shop because all of your information flows through one point — the web-based GUI. You can log in from anywhere, submit jobs manually, track jobs via barcodes, and view jobs based on specific job properties or fields you define.

You can set notifications to be displayed within the UI or sent via email to keep you on top of it all. In addition, you can manage resources by obtaining estimates of the time and media requirements for particular batches. With greater insight into what's going on, you'll be empowered to make better business decisions.

Simplify and automate

Like most print providers and book manufacturers, you're probably seeing a sharp increase in one-offs and short runs. The hands-on effort can drives up your costs and make it difficult to turn a profit on a job. Now there's an alternative. TotalFlow BatchBuilder simplifies and automates your short-run digital production. Stand back and watch your daily job count soar.

Decrease manual touches

You can install BatchBuilder in as little as 10 minutes and take print jobs from hands-on to hands-off. With its preflights and organization tools, Batchbuilder can turn incoming jobs into "like" batches based on criteria you set — up to 100 variables like document size, paper type, finishing style and more.

Build scenarios to help jobs flow

Instead of using operators' time to prioritize and oversee jobs, let BatchBuilder run with scenario scheduling. The software filters jobs based on criteria you define. After batches of like jobs are created, you can control how and when to route them based on your instructions, including separating and reuniting covers and internal pages. You can quickly and easily add jobs to — and delete jobs from — any batch, giving you the flexibility to group similar jobs and save time and money.

Keep an eye on everything all at once

With BatchBuilder, you gain a 360-degree view of your shop because all of your information flows through one point — the web-based GUI. You can log in from anywhere, submit jobs manually, track jobs via barcodes, and view jobs based on specific job properties or fields you define.

You can set notifications to be displayed within the UI or sent via email to keep you on top of it all. In addition, you can manage resources by obtaining estimates of the time and media requirements for particular batches. With greater insight into what's going on, you'll be empowered to make better business decisions.
When MIS, web to print (W2P) and prepress systems are siloed, you run the risk of losing time from either re-entering data or duplicating tasks. Fortunately, BatchBuilder can talk to other systems via XML, JDF, CSV or PDF (via hot folders). Behind the scenes it uses XML and third-party software to map job ticket information for specific devices, automate scheduling and preflight, and integrate upstream systems and applications with your downstream devices.