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Case Study

By integrating Mako Core™ into the heart of the YSoft SAFEQ enterprise workflow platform, Y Soft was able to re-prioritize its development and focus its resources on delivering its software faster and improving customer support.

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YSoft SAFEQ is an enterprise workflow platform offering print management, document capture and 3D print management. It needed to be capable of parsing, converting and rendering multiple Print Description Languages (PDLs), including PCL5 and PCL/XL. However, building this capability would be time-consuming and require extra resources. It would also need continual maintenance. The team at Y Soft decided the most cost-effective solution would be to outsource this work so their engineers could focus on mission-critical within the company.

  • YSoft SAFEQ is a workflow platform for print management, document capture and 3D print management.
  • YSoft SAFEQ offers significant cost reductions through an optimized print environment, increased document security with print authentication and tracking, and the ability to print without print drivers from any print device.
  • The solution is available as a cloud-based service or as an on-premises solution.

“Mako’s support for multiple PDLs simplified implementation and reduced cost of licensing several SDKs. Plus, the range of platforms that Mako supports means we can develop common solutions for our cloud and on-premises products.”

Wouter Koelewijn, Y Soft Chief Product Officer

Y Soft chose to integrate Mako as the core technology of YSoft SAFEQ. Mako is a multi-platform technology for creating, interrogating, manipulating and visualizing PDL files, including PDF documents, offering precise control over color, fonts and images.

YSoft SAFEQ Reporting provides easy access to an in-depth analysis of the organization's print, copy scan and fax usage.
Automated scan workflows remove the complexity of scanning, processing and securely storing digital documents.

“It has given us peace of mind that we have a fantastic product at the core of SAFEQ and consequently, we have benefitted by focusing our efforts on other areas of the business.”

Adam Melkus, Y Soft SAFEQ chief architect

Choosing to outsource the work and integrate Mako from Global Graphics Software has allowed the engineers at Y Soft to focus on other priorities, such as delivering the company’s products faster and improving its customer support. “We were confident that Global Graphics Software’s expertise and experience would deliver a solution that met the quality expectations of our customers,” says Adam Melkus, Y Soft SAFEQ chief architect. “We’ve been able to consolidate the licensing of technology libraries, which in turn has reduced the number of SDKs our developers need skills to write for.”

Adam continues: “We are really pleased with the service from Global Graphics Software. Issues have been addressed quickly by their support team, and we have been able to put forward ideas for product enhancement directly to the Mako product manager.”


The Y Soft Corporation is a multinational software and electronic hardware company. By simplifying and automating everyday work, Y Soft clears the path for businesses to focus on what matters. Founded in 2000, the company is headquartered in Brno, Czech Republic, with offices in NALA, EMEA and APAC regions, employing over 400 people around the world. Y Soft creates intelligent office solutions that increase productivity, improve document and print management and reduce costs. The company also offers 3D printing solutions to enhance students’ learning experiences in schools and universities.

“Global Graphics Software responded to our needs and were able to accelerate the Mako development roadmap to meet our schedule.”

Adam Melkus, Y Soft SAFEQ chief architect