Caldera's trade show season has concluded with victory at the Viscom DĂŒsseldorf 'Best of 2013' award in the Best Software category. The jury, comprising industry professionals and journalists, picked the recently-released Flow+ 2.0 workflow software, praising its accessible user interface and business optimization tools for wide-format companies.
"This Caldera software solution addresses one of the most important issues in the market: workflow optimization," state the judges in their official citation. "Flow+ 2.0 is an intelligent, versatile software tool. It automates sales management, optimizes day-to-day processes and simplifies strategic planning, which means it's all about optimizing the interface between customer and production.
"Flow+ 2.0 is a reliable business software package that's also suitable for machines already on the market. It's easier and faster to use than its predecessor model, thus simplifying routine corporate tasks," they continue.
SĂ©bastien Hanssens, vice-president for marketing and communications at Caldera, comments: "We are honored to have received this recognition for the latest edition of Flow+. Integral to our development cycle were the suggestions from users of the original suite. We followed the minutiae of their day-to-day processes to create an holistic, customer-driven roadmap, resulting in a product tailor-made for the specific needs of wide-format print providers."
Flow+ 2.0 dĂ©buted at FESPA 2013 in June with a new design and graphic interface, offering an enhanced and streamlined user experience, plus a Real Time Statistics Engine to serve operators with a snapshot of the production situation at any given point. A new production planning module adds various optimization tools to maximise efficiency and reduce waste and labour costs.
As with previous versions, Flow+ 2.0 will not only integrate perfectly with Caldera's RIP solutions, but is also compatible with most major third-party RIPs. The award follows Caldera's victory in the Best of 2012 awards, held at Viscom Frankfurt, where its InkPerformer module was recognised for the 'considerable potential savings' it could deliver to customers.