Colibri® Cloud Platform

Colibri Hub

Manage and communicate master data with third-party systems seamlessly.

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Colibri Hub manages master data for production of new and existing products, it plays a key role in the manufacturing process and connects with third-party systems such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Manufacturing and Execution Systems (MES) and Laboratory Information Systems (LIMS) to allow seamless communication of data.

Colibri Hub features and benefits include:

  • Management of master data, prepared by the laboratory for production such as: recipes, color catalogues, how to produce the product using a product template and cans to be used.
  • Streamlining the number of approved recipes for new color collections
  • Reduction in workload, with a quick check to see which colors need to be developed for new color catalogues or collections where there are no recipes
  • Preparation of customer specific product packages, with the required information to produce a range of products.
  • Fast publishing of data to other systems

Datacolor offers consultation services, including development capabilities by a team of experienced software engineers and application experts to ensure the right solution for your business processes.

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Solution integration services, includes the development of custom plugins and the connection of the Colibri® platform to hardware (spectrophotometers, balances or weighing equipment) and 3rd party systems. such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Management Information Systems (MIS) and Laboratory Information Systems (LIMS).

The Plugin for Adobe Illustrator extends the scope of the Colibri® software to cover the design stage of color management and communication. Suitable for both creative and pre-press designers, it enables real color selection with unique Colibri® spectral color data for use in designs.
Custom Plugins are available for third party software on request. Contact our Sales Team for more information.

Colibri® ColorQuality enables manufacturers and suppliers to manage and monitor the color of products produced.

Colibri® ColorTint is designed to control the dispensing of color products on tinting machines, whether you are handling; a new order or a repeat, correcting a color or completing an order.

Colibri® ColorMatch enables recipe calculation on different substrates and ensures accurate matching of opaque, translucent and transparent colors as well as of metallic effects.

Colibri® ColorSpec enables creative and prepress designers, brand owners, manufacturers and material producers to use real colors in their artworks, to define color standards for their products, and to communicate brands and designs to their suppliers.

Please contact our Support Team for detailed information.

The Expert System is a powerful feature, which enables the user to guide the software in the formulation selection. Colibri® calculates formulations based on optical data. The expert system allows the user to add other product/ process requirements to the calculation process, such as cost, heat resistance or light fastness etc

There are 4 types of Colibri® templates; Standard, Quality Control (QC), Color Matching and Report Templates.
By creating customized templates will help to simplify your daily work and at the same time increase productivity. For more information contact our Support Team.

Yes, this is possible.

Note: A Colibri® version can only connect to a database created with the same version. If the version is found to be older, you will be prompted to update to the same version.

No, this is usually not necessary. Within the same release (e.g. 3.8.6xxx) the Install Wizard will automatically uninstall the old build/ version.

You can execute both from the “Administration/Database Administration” window.
To back-up a database click on “Start” in the Backup window, then select a folder in which the .cbak file will be saved.
To restore a database; click on “Start” in the “Restore” window, the folder where the .cbak file has been saved will automatically open, then select the file.

Note: Only start the restore, if you want to overwrite the data in the database you are currently connected to.

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Manage and communicate master data with third-party systems by Using Colibri Hub

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