With this new release, WoodWing once again raises the bar for the efficiency of multi-channel publishing and continues to fine-tune the medium-neutral approach of its publishing system. Version 8 has extended collaboration features, offers content planning enhancements and includes architectural changes for increased performance. The updated architecture also establishes the firm foundation for even quicker development of solutions to address future market-driven requirements.
In addition to architecture improvements allowing for higher performance, the new version 8 of WoodWing's multi-channel publishing system Enterprise offers extended collaboration features (left) and content planning enhancements (right).
Today, WoodWing Software announced the release of version 8 of its multi-channel publishing system Enterprise, including the editorial management application Content Station.
Architecture improvements allow for higher performance and shorter development cycles
With version 8, WoodWing has made extensive changes to the architecture of its publishing system, ensuring it will meet future publishing industry requirements. New communication protocols JSON and AMF have been added to the core. The overall advantages can already be experienced. For example, the upload and download of large files to Content Station is now up to three times faster.
"The improvements in the architecture allow us to quickly and easily align the system with existing and future requirements of magazine, newspaper and corporate publishers," said Erik Schut, President of WoodWing Software.
Responding to customer requests
The new version includes a powerful new annotations feature – something customers had been requesting. When commenting on documents in progress, it's now possible to approve and reject sticky notes, to give answers to comments, and see an overview of all notes in InDesign or InCopy, all while taking into account the various user roles and access rights.
In Content Station, the Planning Tab helps to start tasks and create dossiers more easily, as issues can now be created across channels. In addition, WoodWing has made the handling of dossiers more comfortable and efficient. With this release, support for inline images has also been added to the multi-channel editor in Content Station.
In addition, it's now also possible to set up a specific workflow for archive files, such as zip files, as well as for presentations that often follow different routes in the workflow from normal articles. Version 8 supports CS6 and the use of liquid layouts and alternate layouts.
"Specific roadmap themes for the next updates have already been defined and include enhanced Web publishing, reporting and digital asset management (DAM)," Schut continues. "Future updates will also include additional features for dedicated target groups such as agencies. The new architecture enables us to align the system with customer needs even more promptly."
Solution partners benefit from increased flexibility and openness
The addition of the new communication protocols provides an even higher degree of flexibility and openness. WoodWing's authorized solution partners can now integrate WoodWing Enterprise Server and Content Station with virtually all third-party software, without being limited by the technologies used.
Version 8 of WoodWing's publishing system is available via the WoodWing community site.