Dalim ES (Enterprise Solution) 5 is a collaborative digital asset and production tracking solution that extends the productivity of any digital asset management system (including its own) making project management, collaboration and review of files even easier and faster, thus shrinking time to market. It serves all participants of the production cycle – including brand owners, content creators, agencies, publishers, pre-media, printers and multichannel service providers. The “groundbreaking fifth edition” of this integrated media production platform offers a complete solution for the content management and production of the many aspects of media services, regardless of final output – print, packaging, large format, web, e-book, video and more. Dalim added that what makes this release so significant, is the powerful combination of its production automation system (used by major international printers and publishers for nearly 30 years) along with a robust asset management system supporting work in process content production.
“Dalim ES is a complete enterprise solution for producers of marketing or any other content. For the enterprise, there are really two implementations of Digital Asset Management (DAM) systems,” said Frédéric Sanuy, Dalim Software Solutions Architect – DAM Manager. “One is as a traditional asset management system that acts as a conventional file repository to archive and host content for syndication, or to hold content for future use and repurposing. The other – and this is the less common example – is a tactical work-in-progress (WIP) system that makes it easy for companies to access and produce content. Within Dalim ES 5 is the very exceptional example that offers both, as well as a complete media production and business management system to oversee and create content, particularly for the entire print production chain. It’s why we feel Dalim ES is ‘Enterprise workflow meets Enterprise DAM’.”
With Dalim Software tools, users gain control over their product content development and approval processes, and have access to all the key performance indicators (KPI) with one click. Each action is recorded by Elasticsearch, a performance-oriented indexing engine along with Kibana, a powerful and flexible reporting engine. It leverages the power of analytical capabilities and examines data intelligently. This enables creators to plan and track the progress of projects through a powerful interface that empowers every line of business to make practical use of data collection.
Users can work from within any of the Adobe Creative Suite applications to access content from Dalim ES – and then move forward within the platform to prepare the content for print, web or any other media forms. Dalim ES also offers a way to manage and ingest augmented reality graphics through seamless integration with provider Augment. The Dalim ES DAM features can automatically catalogue, enrich and share 3D augmented reality models. Meanwhile, a link to Chili Publisher lets the operator edit a document directly inside ES. When a document is selected, Chili Publisher is automatically launched and the document can be remotely edited. For those who need to assure accurate content and colour, the new Dalim Dialogue Engine, a FograCert and SWOP-certified soft-proofing solution, offers accurate soft-proofing at its best, whether reviewing documents from a desktop or a mobile device.
The production automation engine within Dalim ES is Dalim Twist. Some of the industry’s most recognizable companies use it to achieve high throughput, reliability and flexibility in demanding environments. They gain significant performance with features such as the ability to build an almost infinite variety of processing paths, a very extensive modular feature set, and automation of repetitive tasks such as preflighting, file optimization and conversion, color management, image transformations and trapping (to name a few). Version 8 has been built to process files faster than ever, along with file security that goes along with supporting the latest Ghent Workgroup 2015 specifications. Dalim Twist 8 extends the software’s reach beyond its traditional print production and image workflows to support media production for the brand enterprise. In doing so, production automation is expanded from business process management to final file processing – from preflight to image handling to 3D files.