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Cincinnati Enquirer Integrates ALPS SII System

Thursday, March 15, 2001

Press release from the issuing company

ANN ARBOR -- March 14th 2001 -- The Cincinnati Enquirer, part of the Gannett Group, USA, has integrated the AdVision Layout and Pagination System (ALPS) from net-linx Publishing Solutions with its existing Sii Czar II-based System 77 to acquire substantial new features and functionality. Illustrating the ease of upgrade and underlining the extensive configurability and flexibility of ALPS, the new classified ad pagination system featuring three workstations was implemented in record time and without the knowledge of the ad taking staff at the newspaper. ALPS, originally developed by CText, is an automatic, rules-based pagination solution which handles multiple publications and includes features and functionality required for high volume and complex pagination requirements. Following the acquisition of CText (Ann Arbor) and Sii (Sacramento) by net-linx last year, the company has undertaken several successful CText/Sii technology integration and upgrade projects with impressive results. "The conversion to ALPS Classified Pagination was seamless," said Terri Hovey, Vice President, Information Technology, Cincinnati Enquirer, "The software does an excellent job of laying out the classified pages. We have much cleaner and sharper looking classified pages, and fast." "There is a great sense of synergy and spirit of cooperation between the Sii and C-Text folks," adds Hovey. "Although these former competitors work on opposite ends of the country they are truly working hard to become one driving force in publishing systems." Using ALPS, the Cincinnati Enquirer now paginates the Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati Post, and Kentucky Post classified ad sections, plus numerous special sections such as: travel, church, auto, obituaries, etc.




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