Loftware has released a new version of its automated artwork management software Smartflow 26.2, introducing Master Datasheets, increasing consistency and content control in packaging, labels, and other documents.
Using a central location for packaging content, Smartflow 26.2 enables users to curate, review and approve content for product lines or product portfolios and provides pre-approved content that can be used to create multiple new artwork projects to speed time to market.
Smartflow 26.2’s new Master Datasheets enables viewing content over an entire product line or range of product lines, allowing users to understand better and manage the impact of regulatory changes or legal updates on their artwork content.
The new version control ensures that only approved content is used in packaging projects with content that is not approved locked. Additionally, Master Datasheets increases flexibility with a workflow-managed review and approval process that tracks all comments, rejections, approvals, and changes. It also eliminates the need to search through multiple locations for images or files, so users can quickly and accurately manage bulk changes.
Other enhancements include the ability to configure the time and date stamp to a specific time zone, making it easier for companies with global operations to understand when changes were made relative to geography. Additionally, Smartflow 26.2 includes support for the Microsoft Edge browser.
‘Smartflow’s biggest benefits lie in its ability to facilitate collaboration and increase speed to market,’ said Loftware director of product management, Glen Bradlee. ‘This release builds upon that value by allowing product packaging teams to work together using a controlled process. It also enables users to curate content for all of their products in one central location, which they can easily locate, manage, use and reuse as much as needed.’