1. Saves Time. The user does not waste precious time browsing through files and folders looking for specific designs. The typical file lookup using Windows Explorer takes from 15 seconds to three minutes. There is not just the time looking for the file, but the fact that one cannot be sure it is the correct file until the file is opened by a program which can actually read the file and display it. Go ahead, try it out. You will be amazed at the time spent.
2. Avoids Costly Mistakes. In order to bring a visible file inside other decoration business systems, other programs must first convert the stitch file or .AI/.PDF to a JPG or PNG file and then bring the copied file inside the program. In this case, the decoration business system never displays the actual file, but instead displays a copy! What happens if someone changes the original stitch file or .AI/.PDF file and does not take the time to update the copy? Another costly mistake!
3. Ease of Proofing. Color proofs can be generated instantly from the original file inside EmbTrak (more on this in the next article--Email Proofs in Seconds).