TechValidate Research on Esko

3 Case Studies


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 Case Study

Univers Reklama – Small Business

Introduction

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

“My Kongsberg table enables me to deliver faster to my customers.”

“My Kongsberg table helps me to cut and finish every sign material that I use.”

“It is a fast and an efficient solution for our business.”

Challenges

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

  • Reason for investment in their Kongsberg Table:
    • Its ability to handle a wide range of materials

Use Case

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

  • Rates prepress and job preparation as the biggest bottleneck in their business today.
  • Business Growth Areas:
    • E-commerce / online ordering
    • Special & unique applications and materials

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Esko:

  • Increased throughput by >50% since using a Kongsberg table.
  • Kongsberg Table Benefits Realized:
    • Increased throughput of cutting materials
    • Reduced material waste
    • Improved finishing quality of the final product
  • Kongsberg Rating:
    • Quality: much better
    • Robustness: significantly better
    • Speed: much better
    • Versatility: significantly better
    • User-friendly operation: much better

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



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