Design Cloud had a Fortune 500 client with a massive archive of image and PDF data. The data needed to be resized, cataloged, automatically edited, validated for errors, and stored in folders based on a plethora of metadata. All of this was being done manually – a laborious, expensive human task. And the perfect task for a computer; repetitive, structured, logic-driven automation. Enter elevenZero.
elevenZero assessed the task and requirements, then performed a quick investigation of possible technologies to use to meet the client’s needs. One of the prime requirements was that the product had to be cross-platform, so we selected Java; “Write once, deploy everywhere”. Java’s versatility allowed us to conquer numerous technical hurdles. PDF manipulation, for exmaple, isn’t a straight-forward task. The byte structure of all image formats also needed to taken into account (is that a JPG or a JPEG?). Working closely with the D:CL team we were able to fast-track the app into the client’s hands.
The payroll savings for Design Cloud’s client were amazing. Work that was taking several people weeks to produce could now be accomplished in a matter of seconds. Big cost savings to the organization with the help of a little applied technology. Win, win.