- Århus Stiftstidende A/S has just signed a contract with SAXoTECH A/S regarding delivery of a complete editorial system on Windows NT and Oracle for the entire newspaper group, consisting of Århus Stiftstidende, Randers Amtsavis and Dagbladet Djursland. Counting more than 200 work stations this is the greatest SAXoPRESS installation in Denmark to date.
Already in December 1996 as the first Danish newspaper Randers Amtsavis chose SAXoPRESS on Windows NT. As a result of the merger between Århus Stiftstidende and Randers Amtsavis last autumn it was thus natural - after a thorough test of 3 competing systems, Atex, CCI and SAXoPRESS - to follow this strategic choice when the newspapers' old text based editorial systems from ND and CPS were to be replaced. With SAXoPRESS the new media constellation gains a close integration throughout the entire editorial production flow, enabling the newspaper group to obtain the synergy effects and large-scale operation advantages in their production, one of the basic ideas behind the merger last year. "A decisive factor for the success of the newspaper merger is a speedy development of an optimum, fully integrated system. Århus Stiftstidende is confident that SAXoTECH can deliver this", Leif Bundgaard, the technical manager, states, and further he adds that the system will be fully operational within the end of 1998.
In addition to the SAXoPRESS modules for production of editorial copy the newspaper also gets the NetNews system for publication of the daily newspaper on the internet and the SAXoBRS Archive solution for the archiving and searching of text, images and pages in one and the same system. Further, the system contains SAXoTECH's newly developed PerfectMatch server allowing fully layout oriented work. This enables the journalist to write and adjust his article with a 100 per cent accuracy in relation to the space available for the article in question without having access to the page.
In addition to the SAXoPRESS installation SAXoTECH A/S also creates a close integration with Århus Stiftstidende's new Atex advertising system which is also to be installed at Randers Amtsavis. The close integration between the Atex advertising system and SAXoTECH's editorial system means that the group's newspapers in future will be produced fully electronically.