CHALEX Viki Solutions
CHALEX and Viki Solutions Offer Integrated Cloud Services
CHALEX SmartFlo BPM and DAM integrate with Viki Vproof online proofing API
Grasonville, Maryland and Victoria, Canada – February 2, 2012 – CHALEX Corp., the makers of SmartFlo solutions for business process orchestration and digital asset management, and Viki Solutions, developer of online proofing, approval workflow and custom enterprise solutions, today announced the integration of SmartFlo with Vproof to unify the tasks and tools for managing any business process workflow. The integrated solution is offered in both Cloud and hybrid configurations for graphic production workgroups and projects of any size. The SaaS application includes the Fotolia and SmartFlo DAM service with access to over 15,000,000 royalty free stock images.
"Vproof is the gold standard of online proofing solutions for the packaging industry and the SmartFlo SaaS integration makes it possible for even the smallest design firm to affordably implement Vproof in minutes," said Murray Oles, President of CHALEX. "Fotolia is the fastest growing stock image library on the web and every marketing department and ad agency will love the simplicity that the integration of these services provides for their production projects."
"We're excited to bring Vproof to the Cloud in partnership with CHALEX," added Afshin Mirmotahari, CEO of Viki Solutions. "They took full advantage of the Vproof API and implemented a rich and seamless integration with SmartFlo and Fotolia."
The combined solution establishes a virtual marketing communications platform that can be activated instantly with no capital outlay. The service routes virtual job bags with secure access to digital files through customer-designed workflow models. At any task, users can launch a Vproof session with one or more selected graphic files right from within their SmartFlo job or archive. Even occasional workflow participants can be assigned to review in Vproof through an intuitive email link.
The SmartFlo business network allows SaaS subscribers to manage distributed production processes and benefit from efficient interaction across enterprise workgroups with little to no IT requirements or investment. The SmartFlo and Vproof integration is also offered for traditional on-premises deployments. Fotolia users can add the advanced proofing capabilities of Vproof to their monthly SmartFlo DAM subscription.
About CHALEX Corp.
CHALEX Corp. develops business process and digital asset management solutions for the marketing communications industry. SmartFlo is a modular software application centered on a workflow engine that orchestrates the flow of virtual job bags through customer-designed workflow models. The user interface for completing human assigned tasks is easily configured and tools such as Vproof are seamlessly integrated. CHALEX publishes SmartFlo restful state APIs to allow third party solution providers to integrate other systems. In addition to Vproof, the SmartFlo DAM service is integrated with Fotolia.com, the leading provider of royalty free stock photography. SmartFlo is also integrated with a broad range of file rendering tools, the MarkLogic XML server, and the Openbravo ERP system. For more information about CHALEX, please visit www.chalex.com.
About Viki Solutions
Viki Solutions develops online proofing, approval workflow and custom enterprise solutions for the graphic communications industry. Viki created the Vsuite modular platform with components for customer portals, job building, color accurate proofing, approval task workflows, web-to-print, variable data, file transfer and automated production. Vsuite APIs are integrated with creative design, publishing, packaging and prepress workflows, as well as digital asset, business process and brand management systems. Viki Solutions is a privately held corporation, based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. For more information about Viki, please visit www.vikisolutions.com.
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Press Contacts
CHALEX Corp.
Murray Oles
President
gmurray@chalexcorp.com
Tel: +1 410-827-6070
Viki Solutions
Luke Niedjalski
Director of Solutions
luke@vikisolutions.com
Tel: +1 250-590-8454