RICOH TotalFlow BatchBuilder adds barcodes, alerts

Ricoh Americas Corporation said it has released RICOH TotalFlow BatchBuilder, a new, enhanced version of its industry-first software solution that simplifies and automates the batching and scheduling of short-run digital work for centralized job control.

The enhancements further address print service providers´ pain points around short-run and on-demand jobs through improved tracking and alert capabilities to increase efficiencies, improve costs and minimize waste.

Efficiently, effectively handling short-run and on-demand jobs can require time-consuming, hands-on management to avoid waste and missed deadlines. This can often be a proposition even more difficult for printers running installations with digital printers from multiple vendors to manage and monitor.

The original RICOH TotalFlow BatchBuilder software was developed to help commercial printers, as well as publishing printers, in-plants, franchise printers and service bureaus, resolve these issues by simplifying and automating many of the steps in short-run digital production.

Through a single web-based user interface, the software allows users to develop pre-defined rules for jobs helping to automate many of the manual steps and then batch like jobs together for simpler routing and finishing. This allows for increased job production resulting in improved revenues, according to the company.