Job Routing Capabilities

With PageDNA’s job routing capabilities, you can route orders to different workflows or even different plants. Items on your storefront can be processed through specified manufacturing systems. Each item on a storefront can be routed to a different destination, such as a separate Hot Folder for each job type, or to a Management Information System (MIS). PageDNA’s job routing capabilities provide the flexibility you need to process and fulfill orders.

Advantages of Job Routing Capabilities

Example 1 – Deliver Orders to One or More Workflows

  • Orders for item A need to be sent to a litho workflow.
  • Orders for item B need to be sent to a digital workflow.

Example 2 – Deliver Orders to Different Hot Folders

  • Orders for item A need to be sent to a litho Hot Folder.
  • Orders for item B need to be sent to a digital-print Hot Folder.
  • Orders for item C need to be sent to a large-format Hot Folder.

Example 3 – FTP Order Delivery

  • Deliver orders for specific items to PageDNA’s FTP server or to your FTP server.

Example 4 – Send Orders to Your MIS

  • Route orders for specific items to your MIS, including cXML order data.

Example 5 – Multiple Options

  • Use a mixture of the above.

Example 6 – Geographic Routing of Orders

  • Orders for items need to be routed to the production or fulfillment facility closest to the order requester.

Example 7 – Route Orders Differently AND Send to Your MIS

  • Orders for items are routed to different workflows or destinations.
  • AND, using Distributor Transport, orders for ALL items are sent to your MIS, including cXML order data.

Emails (Job Ticket)

  • An individual production email can be sent for each item, or one production email can be sent per group of items routed to the same location. This is possible only when using an “email” type of manufacturer.
  • The Vendor email, which is sent to Production or Fulfillment, can be customized, including with a barcode of the order number.
  • The Vendor email can be used as the Job Ticket.

Confirmation of Order Receipt
You can require confirmation that an order was received by Production or Fulfillment. For example, set an order confirmation to be sent when a third-party is producing or fulfilling an order for you.

File-Naming Conventions
Each site has 24 different file-naming conventions for production files. The selected naming convention is applied to all the delivery/routing methods configured for the site.

Deliver Order Data to MIS Options (example 4 above)

  • Option 1:
    • Deliver all production files and order data to your MIS.
  • Option 2:
    • Deliver production files to various locations, depending upon the queue needed, e.g., FTP delivery.
    • Deliver the data for all orders to your MIS via a Distributor Transport.


Job routing options are available to all PageDNA plans. However, certain order delivery options can incur additional setup cost or hosting fees; please contact for more information.

Have More Questions?

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