Packaging Artwork and Content Management Made Easy

Esko, part of the Veralto group, is the worldwide market leader within packaging and labelling software for workflow automation, quality assurance and online collaboration.

Esko helps pharmaceutical and medical devices companies manage their packaging preproduction designs, specifications, regulatory content and artwork portfolio in a compliant and secure way, helping raise productivity, reduce time-to-market, lower costs, expand business and improve profitability.

About Esko WebCenter Workflow Solution

Esko WebCenter digital solution protects pharmaceutical and medical devices companies’ consumers, patients, and brand by controlling the quality and accuracy of each label & packaging asset in a single, integrated workflow platform that can be validated for regulatory compliance.

WebCenter is a powerful and user-friendly online workflow tool that manages the process of label and artwork creation from specification to approval and distribution. It has the flexibility to handle simple projects or manage big campaigns that include multiple projects.

With WebCenter, the entire team and its supply chain can collaborate and approve label and artwork content from anywhere, all with validation to maintain regulatory compliance.

Improve Quality with WebCenter

  • Reduce manual touchpoints with automation of tasks, from file inspection and comparison to content management
  • Add automation tasks seamlessly into the workflow process
  • Manage localization for country and regional requirements, keeping all versions in sync

Increase Visibility & Traceability with WebCenter

  • Centralize labeling and content, specifications, CCDS, product data, etc. into a single platform
  • Create projects and tasks to organize work, timelines, and responsibilities for labeling creation visibility
  • Easily search for Impact Analysis (“Where Used”) and real-time views of current activity

Reduce Risk with WebCenter

  • Reduce CAPA’s and recalls by validating to be compliant with requirements such as GMP, FDA 21 CFR, Part 11, Eudralex EU GMO Annex 11 guidelines, and Electronic Signatures (ERES)
  • Create a systematic approach to support processes for version control for both files and content
  • Verify, track, and trace each step in your labeling and artwork process

WebCenter allows pharmaceutical and medical devices companies to manage the complexity of label and artwork compliance with highly configurable workflows to match your business processes so you can increase speed-to-market. WebCenter can be easily adapted, scaled, and validated for your requirements.

  • Specify the project information, change requests, briefing forms, and data collection and verification from the beginning of the project. All these details are attached to the project the entire time.
  • Clearly identify individual roles and responsibilities for ownership and accountability of tasks.
  • Automatic e-mail notifications when tasks are ready to complete or are waiting for approval.
  • Seamless interface for designers and improved version control through the ability to integrate with artwork creation programs such as Illustrator.
  • Centralized feedback with annotations from multiple reviewers through a single online source.
  • Dashboards to view project status, identify bottlenecks, and search by various factors such as start date, due date, completed date, duration, time left, pending approval, etc.
  • Maintain full audit trails of content changes and control versions of files.
  • Fully configurable solution to fit your specific use cases, with the capability to integrate with your existing.

About Automated Artwork

Automated artwork is the process of automatically applying changes to labeling content within artwork. One of the primary benefits is ensuring consistency and maintaining high-quality artwork. Automation in the artwork process also significantly enhances efficiency, resulting in faster production. Automated artwork extends its capabilities to various types of artworks, including labeling and leaflet artwork, each with its unique complexities.

Furthermore, there are various types of automation companies can employ to create artwork. This includes semi-automated, lights out, and online editing, each tailored to specific requirements and preferences:

  • Semi-Automated – An artwork operator opens the artwork in a graphical editor and “accepts” the content. All content is automatically placed in the artwork and the operator simply fine-tunes it (e.g., fix overflows, font sizes etc.).
  • Lights Out – This is total automation. The user selects content and an artwork template, clicks “generate”, and automatically creates artwork with all content applied to it. This approach also provides the ability to perform mass updates, such as a manufacturing address change, across a product line.
  • Online Editing – This development process generates a live view of how the content will look once the artwork is created using an artwork template and specific rules. The resulting artwork allows the user to make minor edits, such as moving an icon to the left or changing a font size.

The Esko Solution

WebCenter Content Management is a comprehensive solution that simplifies the content process, promotes content reuse, and reduces risks by allowing content updates to be applied uniformly across all affected outputs. With an intuitive MS Word-like interface, content writers can efficiently create, manage, and reuse content. The solution ensures the consistent and traceable management of the content lifecycle, facilitated by flexible workflow capabilities. It also provides a repository for approved content, allowing the organization to store, organize, author, edit, review, manage versions, and create outputs from components seamlessly.

Additionally, WebCenter Content Management systematically manages content relationships, encompassing topics, maps, and publications, all within a core platform bolstered by standard, configurable iPaaS connectors for easy integration into existing processes.

WebCenter Content Management also allows for specifying and reusing various types of content, such as text, claims, symbols, and barcodes, for use in packaging artwork, labels, leaflets, and other materials. It also eliminates the need for manual copy-and-paste from spreadsheets and documents while ensuring compliance with submission-ready file formats. Clearly, this integrated approach simplifies and enhances the artwork automation process for pharmaceutical and medical device companies.

Create Your Business Case

Creating a business case for automated artwork involves considering various key drivers. Quantitative factors such as cost reduction, efficiency improvements, and the right-first-time approach are essential. Cost reduction strategies revolve around the critical importance of time in capturing full revenue opportunities. Emphasizing right-first-time quantitatively highlights the financial benefits of preventing errors as opposed to fixing them. Content reuse drives efficiencies in the process and ensures consistency across the product portfolio.

Automation further enhances efficiency by reducing manual effort, allowing employees to focus on value-added tasks and eliminating duplicate work. Automation mitigates risks by eliminating errors and ensuring a seamless end-to-end digital content flow, thus enhancing overall quality. Moreover, it fosters traceability across the organization, promoting better planning and collaboration.

Finally, automated artwork solutions empower highly regulated companies to tackle complex industry challenges. By optimizing processes and enhancing compliance, these solutions provide a competitive market edge.

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About Pharma Packaging and Labelling Forum 2024

Packaging innovation has had to accelerate at a faster rate than ever before in recent years to optimize drug delivery for pharma, healthcare professionals, and patients alike – but it's necessary to keep up with medical advances, stay ahead of competition, and accommodate the unique and differentiated needs of combination products, biologics, vaccines, and other specialty medicines.

We are inviting you to be a part of WORLD BI’s Pharma Packaging and Labelling Forum 2024 to meet with the industry experts and visionaries from around the world to deliberate over the latest innovations & explore the growing opportunities in the Pharma packaging Industry.

The forum will deliver senior-level executive insights, unrivalled networking and knowledge sharing opportunities with high-value actionable content on multiple facets of the industry. Speakers from notable pharma and medical device companies like Medtronic, Aurobindo Pharma, Novartis, ESKO, Boehringer Ingelheim, Gradient, Metsä Board and many more will be joining and sharing their valuable insights.

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