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Crest Digital chooses XYTech for workflow automation
[Mon 19/01/2009 04:27:55]
[Press Release by Digistor]
Xytech Systems Corporation, a leading provider of media business software and services for workflow management, resource scheduling, and media asset management, announced today that Crest Digital in Los Angeles, California is now live on Xytech Express software to streamline its workflow and media business operations.
Xytech Systems Corporation products are sold and supported in Australia by Digistor Pty Ltd in Sydney.
Crest Digital is one of the world’s leading media facilities with 45 years of experience providing DVD/CD, post production and digital asset management services to major film studios, software companies, record labels and industrial clients throughout the world. They have facilities in Hollywood and Anaheim, CA and a joint venture with China Film Group in China.
After an extensive search and review of available vendors and solutions, Crest Digital selected Xytech Express software to manage its DVD department’s workflow and media operations. To achieve their goal of resource efficiency, Crest decided to operate in a paperless manner without printed work order forms. Instead, the DVD staff will utilize Xytech’s Schedule Book for viewing their daily assignments. The Work Order’s Attachments tab contains the detailed instructions and documents (Word or Excel) provided by the customer. As work is completed, the DVD staff utilizes the Actualize Work Order options from the Schedule Book to enter the hours worked and update the work order phase. Besides being ecological, this allows for easier communication of last minute changes to the schedule and orders.
The department head will utilize Xytech Express to monitor the progress of each Job. Billing information such as customer specific rates or flat bid allocations automatically populate the transaction details of the work order based upon setup not only reducing waste, but also accelerating the work order to invoice process.
Crest has identified the need for a system that offered a user-friendly scheduling system in order to achieve the improvement to their operations. Xytech’s Customer, Job, and Work order structure makes it easy to manage workflow based upon the common disc image deliverables.
Doug Palmer, VP/GM of Crest’s Digital Media group states, “I am pleased to be using Xytech’s software in our facility. It allows our DVD team to work more cohesively and efficiently. As Crest expands to handle Blu-ray services in 2009, this will become increasingly important as the team is exposed to a greater volume of work with increasingly complex requirements across a wider range of departments.”
Richard Gallagher, President of Xytech Systems Corporation, comments, “Crest Digital is one of the pillar facilities in Hollywood with a long and rich history. We are pleased that Crest chose Xytech software to streamline their DVD authoring workflow and media business operations. The Xytech Express software has the capability to support their diverse operations across multiple workflows and technologies as well as their growth into the future.”