An engine for success
November 01, 2021
An engine for success
Score 10 out of 10
Overall Satisfaction with Quadient Inspire
As a service provider across many industries, RRD has a wide range of requirements for document composition. These reach across the spectrum from managing precomposed document streams through document composition from data with CCM integration and a great variety of blended requirements. We represent customers in nearly every aspect of business and consumer communications from insurance to medical to utility to transactional to kitting and more. These varied industries also have equally varying output requirements. The Inspire tool suite fills many of these requirements with a solid performance that we rely on for continuous automated production. The flexibility of Inspire Designer is second to none and a critical part of our solution architecture.
- Highly flexible data ingestion
- Clear and powerful workflow design that makes support easy to understand as teams evolve
- Great internal debugging tool that simplifies and accelerates the development cycle
- Powerful scripting structure available at nearly every aspect of data management, composition, and finishing allowing for specialized requirements not available in the standard toolset to be met
- More flexibility in licensing would be beneficial to our unique requirements as a large service provider
- The Min/Max tool is an easy way to extract either extreme from each field of a data set, but it doesn't generally produce viable data for a complex data structure. A tool that could generate "test" data in a similar way but with the ability to provide parameters regarding the construction would be very beneficial. Often, good test data is often a major delay in starting or testing composition development. This is especially true where PII is involved.
- As stated earlier, the debug tools are a fantastic tool within Inspire Designer, but there are times when the resulting error seems a bit cryptic. One way to enhance this functionality would be adding a link from the error to a related discussion on the user forum.
- Add a tool as part of the proofer that is a robust screen reader. This could test for ADA compliance and highlight things that don't meet the standard and link back to the exact area in the design where the tag is available.
- I'd like to be able to have two views of the document tree open simultaneously showing different segments of the hierarchy.
- I would like ways to more easily gather related document resources (flows, etc.) and manage their names and family containers other than individually (or having to export as XML and try to manage that behemoth without making a mistake that kills the workflow)
- I am very involved in solution architecture, but not so much in managing the financial aspect. I would not be able to provide this type of detail
Although I do like the simplicity of creating a ticket simply by sending an email, I would like the ability to view the progress of an issue (including multiple tickets from my company) in a tool designed for this purpose. I likely support more of the minor requests personally before they are sent as support requests. But those that go do go out as tickets are difficult to manage unless someone includes me on the request. I am not in favor of more emails. So a tool would be best for me. I do enjoy the robust nature of university.quadient.com. This is a fantastic resource for myself and others at RRD. I would like a more structured and scheduled way to review the underlying architecture and a way for us to map that for review as well as a way for Quadient to present how modifications to this architecture could benefit our production.
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I provide internal training to our developer base. I think the basics are very easy to comprehend and you are left with a universe of possibilities for growth. But this question is a bit like asking someone how easy is Math. The initial concepts (1+1=2) are very simple and easily expand on more involved ones. But, like math, these building blocks open the doors to an ever-growing range of capability. Even to the point of crafting things that have never been done before. Inspire is far from a lightweight tool. But it is very easy to begin the journey of discovery into all that it has to offer.
I don't have a great deal of experience with Quadient Inspire Professional Services. What experiences I have had have always resulted in a viable product within the agreed timeframe. Sometimes the cost and times projected that are available to be agreed to are questionable, but that is the nature of the beast.