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  1. Agenda • What are we facing ? • What is Adam ? • More with WWW • Who uses it ? • The future • Q&A

  2. CMYK Prints Scanner Web, monitor Digital camera Plotter CD Printer Wire service New transparency Image file Image file 1, 2,... How it started! Today! Today/Tomorrow!

  3. Consequences: 40% of all files in a ”system” are duplicates 20% of all files can be re-used without modifications 30% of all files can be re-used with minor modifications 80 times per week the ”layouter” spents time in searching... 3 hours per week per person are waisted on file administration 3,5 hours per week per person are waisted on transferring files These numbers come from the GISTICS Media Asset Management Report dated 1999 ! Today, it is even worse !

  4. WAP WEB/ e-business Prints PowerPoint Central Database Plotter Local Color-printer New physical originals Image file The solution: Scanner Digital camera CD Wire image Image file

  5. Seen in processes: • Bring order out of chaos... • Automate processes... • Trace & log all activities... CONTROL YOUR DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAIN BUSINESS PROCESS CONTROL MEDIA MANAGEMENT ORDER OUT OF CHAOS PRODUCTION GRAPHIC PRODUCTIVITY TOOL

  6. DTP Office ... Browser Middleware Middleware CRM ERP Integrate with the existing: No extra “tools & interfaces” for the users Front-end Back-end No additional programming No modifications in security

  7. What is Adam ? • Asset Management System • Guided searches:

  8. Language versions Basket: Used assets within Where used Direct download What is Adam ? • Asset Management System • Mosaic result (or list view)

  9. What is Adam ? • Asset Management System • Collect assets in baskets to order in bulk (FTP, CD-ROM,...)

  10. What is Adam ? • Asset Management System • Collect assets in baskets to edit meta data in bulk

  11. What is Adam ? • Adam is also: • No limits on meta-data (no limits on n° of attributes, nor length of content)

  12. Link to other assets What is Adam ? • Adam is also: • Special attributes e.g Link-attribute...

  13. Auto-Link with other Databases on attribute-level What is Adam ? • Adam is also: • Special attributes e.g Query-attribute

  14. Search for Jeep and brochure 2002 What is Adam ? • Adam is also: • Keyword searches on any word in the meta-data (also content of PDF, Quark, InDesign, Word, PPT,...)

  15. Word Jeep was found in the content of this QXD-file What is Adam ? • Adam is also: • Keywords are matched against document content, making meta-data obsolete in some cases

  16. What is Adam ? • Adam is also: • Automatic mirror of directory structures on servers and MIS-systems

  17. What is Adam ? • Adam is also: • Workflow via status attributes, keeping the history of changes on this attribute

  18. What is Adam ? • Adam is also: • Customer specific interfaces via SDK (software development kit)

  19. Adam = More with WWW • Track & Trace Overviews via web-interfaces • Online document corrections/translations • Template driven document-building

  20. More with WWW • Track & Trace Overviews via web-interface:

  21. More with WWW • Online document corrections/translations

  22. More with WWW • Online document corrections/translations

  23. More with WWW • Online document corrections/translations

  24. More with WWW • Online document corrections/translations

  25. More with WWW • Online document corrections/translations

  26. More with WWW • Online document corrections/translations

  27. More with WWW • Online document corrections/translations

  28. More with WWW • Automatic document-creation

  29. More with WWW • Automatic document-creation

  30. More with WWW • Automatic document-creation

  31. More with WWW • Automatic document-creation

  32. More with WWW • Automatic document-creation

  33. More with WWW • Automatic document-creation

  34. More with WWW • Automatic document-creation

  35. More with WWW • Automatic document-creation

  36. Who uses Adam ? Account Excecs Customers FileServer Adam DataBase DTP Multimedia Management Everyone in & outside the company !

  37. Who uses Adam ? • AE’s • Job creation in MIS is communicated to Adam through JDF, after which Adam prepares the job on the file-server. • Quickly retrieve historical data: (eg using free-text query: Corolla and 3d and 1997) • Small corrections and translations in the native document via a web-browser, without any DTP-operators involved

  38. Who uses Adam ? • Customers: • Get the right image in the right resolution and fileformat

  39. Who uses Adam ? • DTP • Full text or “guided search” • 1-click DTP-operations from the database (also status workflow) • Auto-pagination for catalogs (see QT-movie)

  40. Who uses Adam ? • Multimedia • Get the images in the right resolution and file format, through “predefined choices”

  41. Perfecte IDA • Management • Follow-up activity via Track&Trace • Get all kinds of reports and logging

  42. The future... • Microsoft Office Plug-ins • Office-users can access the adam-environment from within Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Mail, etc. The chosen asset is inserted with 1-click. No more copy/paste between apps. • RSS-feeds • RSS or Real Simple Syndication, keeps you up-to-date with any changes in the database. • Single Sign On / Virtual workplace • Support of Active Directory and WebDav: only 1 login in the “domain”. • DRM (Digital Rights Management)

  43. Who is behind Adam? • AlfaPrint N.V. • N.V. funding capital of 150.000 Euros • Team of 10, 7 on the payroll, 3 free-lancers • 2 Civil engineers • 3 Industrial engineers • Adam is the only product, so 100% focus • Financially very healthy company • Adam is now 4 years in the market and is “mature” • Exhaustive reference list with “big” names

  44. Price indications? • Adam basic-system • Standard interface ± 50.000 € • Users, depending on profileand numbers ± 20.000 € • Extra Modules • InDesign connector (catalogues) ± 30.000 € • Document builder (Stihl) ± 20.000 € + users • QXP Document Editor (Koramic) ± 35.000 € + users • Workflow Tracking ± 30.000 € + setup • Prices for indication use only. Cheapest system ever sold was 25.000 €, Most expensive ever sold was+ 300.000

  45. Customer base extract