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Dagbladet Selects SAXOTECH Editorial
Major Norwegian Newspaper Publisher to Deploy SAXOTECH’s Workflow Management System to Streamline Planning, Creation, Editing, and Production Processes
OSLO, Norway – June 22, 2005 – SAXOTECH, a leading software development and systems implementation company exclusively serving the publishing industry, today announced that Dagbladet, Norway’s third largest daily newspaper, has selected SAXOTECH Editorial™ as its new print publishing platform.
“SAXOTECH Editorial was selected after a thorough evaluation process in which we carefully examined the system’s ability to support Dagbladet’s objectives to improve processes while more cost-consciously producing our products,” said Anders Skogvold, CEO of Dagbladet. “Other important factors are SAXOTECH’s proven ability to deploy numerous large customers. SAXOTECH has shown that they can effectively implement large scale projects, and they have the capacity to provide maintenance and further development. These combined made this a natural decision for Dagbladet.”
Dagbladet will implement a 158 seat SAXOTECH Editorial platform – replacing their existing CCI system – to streamline page production and modernize the editorial workflow for the company’s publications. In addition to writing, editing, pagination, and output management, Dagbladet will rely on SAXOTECH’s advanced planning tools to organize and efficiently manage the production of its newspaper products.
“SAXOTECH Editorial is a future-oriented and open system, allowing us to modernize our editorial work processes with an emphasis on planning,” said Thor Gjermund Eriksen, Dagbladet’s chief editor. “The flexibility of the system will also allow us to launch new products on short notice and thereby strengthen our editorial competitiveness.”
“SAXOTECH is excited to work with Dagbladet on this important deployment,” said Anders Christiansen, CEO and president of SAXOTECH. “This represents one of the largest opportunities in Scandinavia this year, and we are pleased to add Dagbladet to our list of loyal customers in Norway.”
Dagbladet is Norway’s third largest newspaper with an average daily circulation of 183,000, published seven days a week. Dagbladet was founded in 1869 and its format was changed to tabloid in 1983. For a number of years Dagbladet has had a leading role within development of new editorial products in Norway. In 1990, the newspaper was the first in Norway to publish a Sunday edition in more than 70 years, and it was also the first of the major Norwegian newspapers with its own Internet web site in 1995. Over the past few years Dagbladet has had great success with Magasinet as part of the Saturday edition, both among the readers and advertisers. Magasinet has a reader coverage of approximately 26% of the adult population of Norway.
About SAXOTECH, Inc
SAXOTECH, Inc is a software development and systems implementation company founded in 1993 to exclusively serve the publishing industry. Our scalable, easy-to-implement solutions are used to plan, create, edit and publish news for multiple channels and are backed by world-class customer support. Today SAXOTECH’s software products are used by over 300 news organizations around the world.