OTTAWA, June 29 /PRNewswire/ --
- Highly anticipated application for creative professionals has new features for workgroups and direct access from Adobe Creative Suite 4
GridIron Software, the leading provider of workflow and performance tools for creative professionals, today announced that GridIron Flow, the first-of-its-kind visual workflow manager, is now shipping and available for immediate purchase. GridIron Flow gives creative professionals and workgroups the ability to see, access, and share all their project files in one simple, elegant interface. The product, which has been lauded by industry influencers and beta users as a must have productivity application, now includes even more features.
We've waited a long time for this day, but the final product was worth the wait, said Steve Forde, CEO of GridIron. Thanks to a world-class development team and the thousands of beta testers who not only thoroughly tested the software but helped shape the final version, Flow is a product that will help all creative pros, whether they work alone or as part of a group, become more streamlined and productive. No more lost files, no more accidents, no more all-nighters.
GridIron Flow has been used by thousands of creative professionals since the public beta of the product was released on February 18, 2009. Users have experienced how the software provides a unique and total understanding of each project being worked on and allows them to track all the components of a project, regardless of where the files are located. With instant access to any file or version needed, creative professionals can get a lot more done in a lot less time-without having to do anything differently.
The shipping product also debuts several new features that further expand the power of Flow. Share Maps allows groups of creative professionals using multiple computers to view the same workflow map across the network, no matter where files are stored or who created them. Another new feature, Adobe Creative Suite 4 Flow Flash Panel, provides users access to Flow directly from Adobe CS4 applications, offering yet another way to streamline the creative process.
The ability for Flow to be accessed directly within Adobe CS4 applications via the new Flash Panel is impressive because of the value it brings users, said Johnny Loiacono, senior vice president and general manager, Creative Solutions Business Unit, Adobe Systems. CS4 already delivers significant increases in productivity and Flow takes that to an even higher level. It is a product that most of our Creative Suite customers will find valuable.
Key features of the product include: - Workflow Maps - Visual interface shows all project files and how they are connected - Share Maps - Allows multiple users to view the same workflow map across the network - Adobe CS4 Flow Flash Panel - Provides access to GridIron Flow directly in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign or Flash - Real-time Asset Tracking - Tracks the connections between project files in real-time - Visual Versioning - Accesses the complete history of a file and allows the user to revert to any version - Visual Search - Finds any file, even if it's offline, and shows how it fits into a project - Foolproof Packaging - Gathers and updates all files automatically, keeping the package current - Time Tracking - Automatically records how much time was spent on a file or project
We have many creative pros, working on multiple projects at any given time within Ogilvy Group UK, on a variety of different platforms and for a host of clients. From a production POV, I am always looking for technology that will improve productivity and make output more efficient, said Neil Evely, Chief Technology Officer, RedWorks Broadcast. We were blown away when we saw GridIron Flow - it is an ideal addition to our software portfolio and is the perfect fit for our new Broadcast hub. Plus, the fact that it requires virtually no training to use means the company can start reaping the benefits immediately.
GridIron Flow is available for immediate purchase from GridIron's website at http://www.gridironsoftware.com/store/. A single user license is $299 USD, with a three pack also available for $399 USD. Flow is currently available in English but will run on French, German, Italian, Spanish and Japanese operating systems. Fully translated versions of GridIron Flow will be available shortly.
For more information about the company and its products please see the links below:
For more about GridIron Flow - http://www.gridironsoftware.com/Flow/
To visit GridIron's blog - http://www.gridironsoftware.com/blog/
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About GridIron Software
GridIron Software is the leading provider of workflow and performance tools for creative professionals. Founded in 2002, the company's mission is to help creative professionals be more productive while maintaining full control over the way they work. The company's newest product, GridIron Flow, is a groundbreaking visual workflow manager that keeps creative professionals and workgroups streamlined and informed. GridIron Software's product line also includes GridIron Nucleo and GridIron Nucleo Pro 2, tools that help users manage their After Effects workflow. For more information on the company, please visit www.gridironsoftware.com and subscribe to the GridIron Software blog at http://www.gridironsoftware.com/blog/.
Elisabeth Gettelman of Eastwick Communications, +1-650-480-4039, firstname.lastname@example.org, for GridIron Software