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St. Cloud Times selects SAXoPRESS
Gannett site to unify print and web, improve processes through SAXoPRESS / Publicus integration

TAMPA- SAXoTECH, a recognized leader in providing content management and online production systems for media companies, is pleased to announce that the St. Cloud Times (Minnesota) has selected the SAXoPRESS Publishing system after a lengthy search.

“We interviewed several vendors, and in the end, our unanimous choice was
Saxo, said Susan Ihne, executive editor of the St. Cloud Times. “We liked the design and organization of the system; it seemed simple to learn and easy to teach. We could envision efficiencies immediately.”

As part of the Gannett family, St. Cloud will benefit from the seamless integration between SAXoPRESS and Publicus (St. Cloud will be installing Publicus along with Gannett’s other daily publications).

“The conversion to SAXoPRESS offers us the opportunity to advance our processes and workflow, so we can move forward at a faster and more efficient pace, said Bill Albrecht, publisher of the St. Cloud Times. “Saxo's features like the photo booking module, planning module, integration with Publicus and the Tansa proofing system help us work more efficiently and improve our quality and pace. A pace that is necessary in our current business environment.”

“St. Cloud joins the ever-growing list of publishers that see the value of fully integrated print/web solution,” said Mark Prokosch, president of SAXoTECH, Inc. “SAXoPRESS will simplify, improve and unify St. Clouds output, whether it be in ink or online. SAXoPRESS and Publicus are exceptional stand-alone products, but the benefits are staggering when the two are married together to create a single publishing system, capable of disseminating content in any format.”

St. Cloud is replacing an aging, Quark based SII system with a mixed Windows/Mac SAXoPRESS 6 system using Adobe InDesign and Adobe InCopy.

“SAXoPRESS will allow us to easily transition our layout software from QuarkXpress to InDesign,” said Ihne.




About the St. Cloud Times
The St. Cloud Times is a daily newspaper that hits the news stands by 6 a.m. Monday through Friday. On weekends and holidays, delivery is guaranteed by 7 a.m. Circulation is on the increase with 28,210 papers sold Monday through Saturday and 37,799 on Sundays. At 70 miles northwest of the Twin Cities, the St. Cloud Times is in a unique position to cover a fast-growing Central Minnesota like no other newspaper. It specializes in local news in its core circulation area of Stearns, Benton, Sherburne and Wright counties. Sports news and scores stretch to Mille Lacs, Meeker, Morrison and Todd counties.

The Times is a part of Gannett Co. Inc., a Fortune 300 company with assets
of more than $4.4 billion. It owns newspapers, TV stations and other media
and support operations in 44 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Great
Britain, Germany and Hong Kong. The company's 90-plus daily newspapers have a combined daily circulation of more than 6.7 million, including USA TODAY, the nation's largest-selling daily newspaper special section.

About SAXoTECH
SAXoTECH is a recognized leader in the development of cross-media news publishing solutions. Our integrated applications give journalists a complete suite of print and online tools to plan, create, publish and archive the news. Our products include the multi-platform SAXoPRESS Publishing System (editorial print production), and the award-winning Publicus Online Publishing System (dynamic, automated Internet publishing). Over 200 clients worldwide depend on our software and services to help them meet their multi-channel deadlines and lower their production costs.


FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Christopher Grimm
Product Marketing Specialist
SAXoTECH, Inc.
Phone: 813.817.9735
E-mail: clg@us.saxotech.ocom


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