At the 13th annual Connect users’ conference, EFI launched Fiery Dashboard, a cloud-based service that enables owners and production managers to easily and quickly analyze their operations. Fiery Dashboard provides 24/7 access to real-time production data from any Internet browser, including mobile phones and tablets.
Print shop owners and managers can take better control of their operation — from printer uptime and usage to media use and paper jams, as well as a host of other metrics — with the new cloud-based Fiery Dashboard service. Users don’t have to be in their shop to stay on top of their operations, and don’t need to stop the presses to get the information necessary to make the right, data-driven business decisions.
With Fiery Dashboard, managers can collect a vast amount of production-level data to monitor and measure what is most important to them. The dashboard view can be customized to focus on specific printers or groups of printers, define targets for engine utilization, or choose different date ranges to measure daily, weekly, quarterly or even annual growth. Managers can easily see engine utilization and status, jobs and pages printed by media and the split between color and black and white. There are also a range of metrics that identify the source of production inefficiencies, from job errors and cancellations to paper jams. Fiery Dashboard also presents system status such as when engines need calibration to ensure color consistency in addition to identifying current level of software updates.
Owners and managers can compare these metrics between any or all Fiery Driven printers in the shop to understand relative engine productivity to more efficiently leverage resources across the shop. For instance, an owner may want to track black & white pages printed on a color device to help determine if it makes more sense to purchase a dedicated black & white printer. Another example enables managers to compare printer utilization to help balance workload and optimize time shifts and schedules.