DALIM SOFTWARE releases DALIM ES6, a major version of its advanced content production platform

Highlights:

* DALIM ES6 delivers advanced project planning, production workflow, and asset management for a variety of content producers, from brands to printers. The production DAM solution integrates, transforms, and collaborates content more efficiently than ever.

* The state-of-the-art proofing system with intuitive user features is even more powerful with off-site, online collaboration—perfect for remote workflows. With simultaneous multiple-page viewing, users can perform side-by-side comparisons of any content.

* Key performance indicator (KPI) dashboard reporting tools help monitor performance.

* Users can unify stakeholders, map tasks, and monitor progress as they complete assignments.

* With a new plugin for Adobe CC, users can work remotely from anywhere via the ES6 DAM, even without direct access to the production volumes.

* New custom desktop user interface optimizes ES6 operation, while job ticketing makes it easier to access metadata.

DALIM SOFTWARE (www.dalim.com), makers of highly efficient, scalable software solutions for creating, producing, and managing print and cross-media content, announces the official release of DALIM ES6.

DALIM ES6, an advanced project planning, production workflow, and asset management system is used by brands, publishers, print providers, and agencies to oversee all facets of print and online production projects. This ranges from project planning to reduce time to market, to helping with design and production of content.

DALIM ES6 can be hosted on-premises or in the Cloud (for example, with the power of Amazon Web Services), with all required security.

What’s new in DALIM ES6

DALIM ES6 provides the opportunity to build friendlier user interfaces and new, practical tasks to produce content.

Key performance indicators (KPI): With improvements to the KPI system, users can now access a wide range of data and reports to get a complete overview of their production performance. Reports on job, department, and organizational efficiencies will allow users to measure the productivity of their business, and make improvements where required. With an interactive report builder and simple layout editor to embed them into a dashboard, users can spend less time building these reports.

Project mapping and planning: Users can join stakeholders, map tasks, and monitor progress as they complete their assignments. Along with KPIs, users can build dashboards, where all reports—project planning and KPIs in the form of calendars, tasks, Gantt, resources, workflows, or Kanban—can be combined and displayed inside a single interface. It offers customized real-time transparency of all processes, all within one interface.

Custom desktop user interface: The new DALIM ES6 React interface delivers a novel intuitive experience that streamlines the user experience to get work done even quicker. With a wide range of new components, users can build even more interactive desktops; helping them design their own efficiencies into the interface.

State-of-the-art online proofing: With much more remote work, companies are relying upon robust online collaboration systems. Workflows and communications surrounding DALIM ES are faster, with personalized shortcuts and annotations. With high-resolution multiple-page viewing, users can perform side-by-side comparisons of content. Just as important, the proofing system is capable not only for print, but for rich media like websites as well as video, banners and quick 3D rendering—all in one place.

The production DAM solution. Automatically integrate, transform, collaborate: Unlike other systems, DALIM ES is not merely a digital asset management system nor just a production workflow system. It combines a digital asset management system with a powerful, automated workflow to transform content efficiently. Users work on content more easily than ever in a Web browser, share documents, or create contact sheets. The interface automatically manages revisions and produces assets during check-ins and checkouts.

API-driven job ticketing makes it easier to access metadata: A job ticket must be simple to use and understand. With DALIM ES6, everyone can customize job tickets with a simple WYSIWYG editor while making it seamless to access content metadata. By connecting to an ERP, online project monitoring becomes a corporate-wide resource.

A smarter system: DALIM ES6 has enriched intelligence. For example, by adding a thesaurus, administrators can improve searches, asking the system to use artificial intelligence to find similar assets. Along with metadata tagging, searches will locate synonym words. DALIM ES can also be integrated with third-party automated keyword searching systems.

Plug into Adobe CC: DALIM ES6 incorporates a new Adobe CC plugin for seamless, remote integration between the DALIM ES6 DAM and the Adobe Creative Suite. This provides the perfect opportunity for Adobe CC users to work from anywhere via the ES DAM, even without direct access to production volumes.

Delivering for brands

There has been an explosion of brand content to produce and manage. Marketers need to react to trends to change content quickly—of all types—to keep their customers.

Brands also need to communicate via many media channels, including online, packaging, collateral, video,  web, and 3D images. DALIM ES6 lets brands manage all kinds of material encompassing all media, assuring a consistent message and experience for the consumer. The same system can be used for different workflows; for example, automated catalog or packaging production. Brand owners can scale production efficiently with one secure production automation system to serve every project and all versions—brand extensions, geography, and languages.

For example, labels with different flavors, sizes, and languages can all be created automatically. Information flows from the product lifecycle management (PLM) system to the packaging graphics files and is filled automatically. Even required reviews are automatically sent to supply chain partners. This provides more time for people to work on value-added projects and tasks while reducing typing errors.

Retailers use DALIM ES6 for international packaging—particularly helpful for project collaboration. They also can produce hundreds of videos and handle the explosion of images requiring centralized storage. Others have product teams that share content—including print, video, online, point-of-sale, or email—using DALIM ES6 to unify all content in one place.

Producing for print

Printers need to serve brands by reducing time to market with quality work. DALIM ES6 offers a wide range of tools for the print provider, including project management, a world-class production workflow, online proofing, and DAM. This ranges from project planning, to tasks to help design and produce print materials. DALIM ES6 workflows automate repetitive steps to reduce costs, ensuring no steps are missed. DALIM ES6 can be scaled to handle any number of traditional and digital presses.

“For nearly 30 years, DALIM SOFTWARE has had a legacy of producing reliable, state-of-the-art and future-proof automated systems for content production. With DALIM ES6 we, and more importantly, our users, think we have outdone ourselves,” notes Carol Werlé, DALIM SOFTWARE CEO. “During uncertain times, DALIM ES has become a strategic asset for many companies where marketing and communications deserve a reliable and resilient collaborative production system that can easily be managed remotely.”

Anyone interested in learning more about DALIM ES can visit www.dalim.com or contact [email protected].

About DALIM SOFTWARE

DALIM SOFTWARE GmbH, headquartered in Kehl, Germany, offers highly efficient, scalable software solutions for creating, producing, and managing cross-media content, focusing on globally operating companies in the consumer goods, printing, media, and communication industries.

Since 1985, the world’s most prominent publishers, publication printers, agencies, and brand owners can be found among the company’s customers, as well as a variety of quality- and service-oriented premedia companies and printers of all sizes. They all utilize DALIM SOFTWARE’s innovative technologies to the fullest extent.

DALIM SOFTWARE produces the exceptionally productive, modular, and scalable DALIM ES and DALIM TWIST software engines and the award-winning DALIM DIALOGUE viewer, which is central to DALIM ES, allowing for tailored, collaborative solutions for content production. Their fully customizable interfaces and API approach enable users to integrate into customer-facing applications and seamlessly connect to business processes.