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Thomson Learning Designates Cadmus Communications As Its First XML Content Automation Partner

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Press release from the issuing company

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 3 -- Cadmus Communications Corporation today announced that Thomson Learning, part of The Thomson Corporation has designated Cadmus as a full- service XML content automation partner. Cadmus will provide its services to Thomson at its new educational publishing facilities in Mumbai and Chennai, India. In this capacity, Cadmus will continue to work with Thomson Learning management to design, develop, and implement an enterprise-wide XML-based content processing workflow to automate processes and leverage Cadmus' global content processing platform. Commenting on this designation, Charles Siegel, Senior Vice President of Operations for Thomson Learning, stated: "Thomson Learning is committed to leveraging our strong market positions by implementing an enterprise-wide, XML-based workflow that will permit us to reduce our costs and dramatically accelerate our product time to market. To achieve that goal, we have to standardize our production workflows and bring substantial automation and global resources to bear. Cadmus has been a leader in designing and implementing global, highly automated, XML-based systems and workflows that have had significant positive impact in the Scientific, Technical and Medical ("STM") publishing markets. We are pleased to be working with Cadmus and other vendor partners to bring similar efficiencies and process improvements to the educational markets that we serve." Bruce Thomas, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cadmus, noted: "We are very pleased to have the opportunity to work with Thomson Learning on this important and wide-ranging initiative. During the past year, we have worked hard to extend our content-production capabilities into the educational market. We have added senior staff with substantial educational publishing experience, we have modified our content processing systems to meet the unique needs of educational publishers, and we have augmented our offshore resources and capabilities with the opening of our Chennai facility in India. We have gone through a rigorous testing and certification program and we are now handling live production for Thomson Learning and ramping up quickly. With this designation by Thomson, Cadmus is being recognized as a highly capable service provider for the educational market."

 

 

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