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Enhanced Helix Production Workflow now available from Canon



Canon UK announces the launch of Helix Production Workflow (PW) v2.0.  Offering new functionality and features to deliver increased business performance in Central Reprographic Departments (CRDs), Helix PW now incorporates enhanced job submission, document make ready, Web-to-Print, workflow management and improved support for large format printing.First previewed at IPEX 2010, Helix PW v2.0 offers an impressive range of enhanced features as standard, easily tailored to meet the specific requirements of bespoke print environments. A modular and scalable structure with multiple options enables customers to select and pay for only the level of functionality required.  Helix PW has been designed to streamline the on-demand production printing process, add value to personalised short run printing, integrate print ordering and production, and effectively manage busy print rooms.Helix PW will be of particular benefit to organisations looking for a single, integrated workflow solution across print room environments due to its seamless integration with Canon's office scanning and print management system, uniFLOW. The combination of Helix PW and uniFLOW enables users to benefit from one look and feel for print; IT departments benefit from having only one master database of user accounts and cost centres to maintain; and the organisation as a whole can now consolidate reporting across the office and CRD. This innovative solution will help organisations optimise printer usage by outputting on the most cost effective device and precisely track and manage all costs and resource utilisation throughout the business or organisation. Security will also be improved as the audit trail of users in both environments can be viewed centrally through an authorised workflow system. This ensures the consistent enforcement of print policies across an organisation, which can considerably reduce paper consumption and waste.Nikki Paine, Helix PW & uniFLOW Marketing Manager, says; "The release of Helix Production Workflow v2.0 demonstrates our continued commitment to offering our customers complete solutions to support them in their drive to improve business performance. In addition to new features, functions and an enhanced user interface, the increased modularity and scalability of the software delivers the flexibility that our customers need as their organisations continuously grow and evolve. "When linked to uniFLOW  Helix PW can deliver real cost and time savings while helping to drive increased volumes through centralised print facilities in the CRD or print rooms. We are genuinely excited about the opportunities that this creates for our customers."www.canon.co.uk