TechValidate Research on Esko

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2,856 Customers Surveyed

19,369 Data Points Collected

172 Published TechFacts

23 Published Charts

3 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


Esko Customer Research

How important has WebCenter been in ensuring your packaging is “first time right”?

Vitally important: 23%
Highly important: 52%
Important: 20%
Less important: 5%

Esko Case Study

S&P 500 Pharmaceuticals Company

Introduction

This case study of a S&P 500 pharmaceuticals company is based on a July 2017 survey of Esko customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We have gone from an average art development time of 92 to 42 days. So, we hope to see even more significant gains in the future.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Esko:

  • Main drivers for implementing WebCenter:
    • Increase efficiency in their packaging / artwork development process
    • Gain visibility into their packaging / artwork process
    • Automate packaging development
    • Increase traceability of the packaging / labeling process
    • Get products to market faster

Use Case

The key feature and functionality of Esko that the surveyed company uses:

  • WebCenter is the main driver in preventing recalls.

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Esko:

  • WebCenter rated as vitally important in ensuring packaging is “first time right”.
  • Spent the following time to create their packaging / artwork:
    • Before WebCenter: 3-4 months
    • After WebCenter: 1-2 months

Esko Customer Statistic

27% of surveyed large format printers say prepress and job preparation is their biggest bottleneck today.

27%

Esko Customer Testimonial

What Esko customers say:

We acquired the Automation Engine for prepress that imposes all day [and is] done in 10 minutes. We were able to increase production several times.

Stanislav Rakov, Digital Asset Manager, Pixelpro

Esko Case Study

Termoencongibles

Introduction

This case study of Termoencongibles is based on a May 2017 survey of Esko customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Having Esko’s workflow and applications have helped in the reliability of processing artwork and platemaking, also enabling shorter turn around times and therefore increasing customer satisfaction.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Esko:

  • Reasons for insourcing Flexo Platemaking:
    • It improves uptime of their printing press
    • Making plates themselves is cheaper
    • They need faster replacement for damaged or worn-out plates
    • They can become independent and own the whole process
    • The platemaking process has simplified significantly

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Esko that the surveyed company uses:

  • Said they do sheet layout (step and repeat or nesting).
  • They outsource prepress because:
    • It is requested by their customers / brand owner
  • Termoencongibles S.A. de C.V. works with 2 – 3 tradeshop suppliers to outsource prepress.
  • Outsources 0 – 10% of prepress jobs.
  • Steps of flexo platemaking requiring further automation:
    • Prepress

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Esko:

  • Business impacts of insoucing Flexo Platemaking:
    • The production of more jobs
    • Less time wasted waiting for plates
    • Overall cost reduction
    • Delivery of better service to their customers
    • More flexible production planning
  • Rating of flexo print quality produced with Esko solutions against competing printing technologies:
    • plate lead time: significantly better
    • run length: significantly better
    • production cost: much better
    • ability to produce short-runs: much better
    • graphic quality: better

Esko Customer Research

Main tools to communicate in the design process

How do you align and communicate with your stakeholders, like customers, CSR’s, sales reps?

Email: 73%
Project management tool: 13%
Online platform: 9%
Other: 4%


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About Esko

The Esko product portfolio supports and manages the packaging and print processes for brand owners, retailers, designers, premedia and trade shops, packaging manufacturers, and converters. The Esko solutions consist of an extensive suite of software and two hardware product lines: CDI flexo computer-to-plate imagers and Kongsberg digital cutting systems, complemented with professional services, training and consultancy.

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