Tools for Easy Content Management and Repurposing
MODULO SYSTEMS CORPORATION
Contact: (617) 234-4414
Clients include: not available
Solution: Concerto and Quark Publishing System (QPS) Classic
Features: Concerto is a publishing and content management solution that organizes publications from creation to production. It is integrated with both Adobe InDesign and QuarkXPress workflows. Publishers may use either application, or both, on any platform, including Mac OS X.
Concerto is designed to enable quick approval cycles, accelerate routing processes, and reduce revision errors. The solution is based on open industry standards and a relational database. It supports both Mac OS and Microsoft platforms, and may be integrated with existing Quark Publishing System (QPS) installations. (For information on QPS, see listing for Quark, Inc. on page 34.)
PARAMETRIC TECHNOLOGY CORP.
Contact: (781) 370-5000 or
Clients include: Legal and STM publishers worldwide, including Harvard Business School Publishing, John Wiley & Sons, Reed Elsevier and World Book.
Solution: Arbortext Enterprise Publishing Software
Features: Arbortext enterprise publishing software enables the automation of page-layout processes while providing the ability to manually touch up publishing documents when needed. The solution imports data from multiple authors to a common XML structure, allowing the publisher to reuse content, as well as style elements and templates. Arbortext facilitates publishing to print, PDF, the Web, CD-ROM and DVD-ROMs.
THOMASTECH SOLUTIONS, INC.
Contact: (800) 872-2828
Clients include: Directory, journal and book publishers, including Elsevier, Inc., Sosland and Thomas Publishing.
Solution: Enterprise Content Management (ECM) system
Features: ThomasTech’s publishing systems are based on Enterprise Content Management (ECM) tools that automate the publishing process from content creation to production and delivery. Publishers are able to manage multiple content formats and delivery outputs; facilitate collaboration between authors, editors and other contributors; and manage rights.
Contact: (303) 894-8888
Clients include: not available
Solution: Quark Publishing System (QPS) Classic
Features: Quark Publishing System (QPS) Classic is a total workflow solution that manages content from submission to production and output. It enables users to manage, control and track editorial and page layout files, as well as archive, delete, transfer and assign them. Its key components include:
QuarkDispatch: QPS’ database server component, this module manages and maintains information, including metadata, workflow, preferences, users, privileges, versions, revisions and more.
QuarkDispatch Administrator: Features tools to configure the workflow, define users, specify privileges, establish revision control and implement routing procedures.
QuarkDispatch Manager: This module enables administrators, production managers, traffic managers and managing editors complete tasks such as archiving, replicating, transferring files and project monitoring.
QuarkDispatch XTensions: Enables tracking and assigning of page elements and text to editorial teams using QuarkXPress. Multiple users can work on different components of a QuarkXPress project at the same time—for example, designers can make changes to a layout while writers and editors simultaneously author and copy-edit.
QuarkCopyDesk: The key module used by editors and writers, it allows users to see how copy will fit into a layout. They are able to “write to fit” from the start of the project, and see how text is displayed through multiple views—galley, full screen or WYSIWYG.
QuarkConnect: Enables workgroup members to work remotely while using familiar authoring applications, such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.