Solimar Systems, a provider of workflow software for print production and digital communications, has unveiled the latest version of its Rubika document re-engineering program. Rubika 4.5 introduces a simplified user interface for some of the more complex tasks and workflow efficiencies at its core, enabling customers to streamline implementations and achieve significant savings within their businesses.

Rubika aims to add value to existing documents with a modular suite of post-composition document ‘re-engineering capabilities’ that can maximise postal discounts, add barcodes for insertion control, modify finishing, automate device load balancing and enable’ white paper’ production. Rubika is part of Solimar’s Chemistry platform, integrated with its other workflow and data optimising, document enhancing and job tracking technologies.

A new feature included in version 4.5 is the ‘de-imposition module’, which  converts previousy-imposed PDFs into one-up PDFs. Pre-imposed documents such as offset books, catalogues, labels, ID cards and postcards can be printed on cut-sheet devices or published online or in archive systems. The PDFs can also be re-imposed with Rubika’s Imposition Module to set up jobs for printing on digital inkjet presses or parsed into smaller booklets with added personalisation. Rubika 4.5 also includes a scale and shift module, redesigned UI for separator sheets and commingling module, with the latter now  streamlined to make the step easier to configure with a central interface.

‘Rubika’s popularity is largely driven by the substantial revenue opportunities and operational cost savings it brings our customers. Our client testimonials speak to the value of its capabilities. The features in version 4.5 demonstrate our commitment to expanding the ways that Rubika underpins the successes of our clients,’ stated Mary Ann Rowan, chief experience officer of Solimar Systems.

The company claims that the enhancements boost user productivity with an improved user experience requiring fewer clicks while hiding more advanced options until needed, which reduces the time spent training staff.

Ms Rowan concludes, ‘We strive to solve difficult problems for our customers by delivering powerful, economical, and configurable off-the-shelf, DIY software. We are very proud that Rubika has transformed the way that highly variable and personalised communications are produced.’