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WoodWing Software appoints Blanchard Systems as strategic Partner for Enterprise and Elvis DAM for North America

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Press release from the issuing company

Detroit, USA/Amsterdam, Europe – WoodWing Software is consistently expanding its global network of experienced Authorized Solution Partners – effective immediately, WoodWing added Blanchard Systems as new partner in North America. The team offers extensive experience in the fields of publishing workflow, management and automation in various vertical markets.

Blanchard Systems is the developer of SendMyAd®, a web-based interactive ad portal, as well as Virtual Publisher® for book planning and production. The team also offers virtual infrastructure solutions based on VMware and comprehensive customized support services up to Platinum level with 24/7 availability.

The synergy between Blanchard Systems and WoodWing is clearly visible with joint customers including Time Inc, Hearst USA, and Meredith, to name a few. Blanchard Systems has an impressive customer list including RR Donnelley, The Sheridan Group, Zinio; agencies including Y&R and TC Transcontinental as well as retailers including J. C. Penney.

“By integrating our workflow products from Dalim Software, Virtual Publisher and SendMyAd SaaS solutions for publishers with WoodWing Enterprise and its editorial management application Content Station we are able to bring to market a set of solutions unmatched in our industry,” said Charles Blanchard, President and Chief Executive Officer of Blanchard Systems. “And with Elvis DAM, from our point of view the most comfortable, cost-effective and future-proof digital asset management solution on the market, we´ll be able to address new customers in different vertical markets.”

“With its extensive experience and high standards in terms of customer service and support, the team of Blanchard Systems meets the high claims we apply to the selection of our partners,” said Roel-Jan Mouw, CEO of WoodWing Software. “We are very pleased to have Blanchard Systems as strategic systems integrator for the North American markets now on board, with plans to both resell and integrate WoodWing Enterprise and Elvis DAM with other solutions in Blanchard's portfolio. Blanchard Systems is well positioned to support and accelerate our expanding presence in North America. We expect an exciting joint future.”

By the integration of WoodWing´s solutions with its products, Blanchard Systems will provide its customers with an end-to-end solution connecting the publications planning, editorial, image, and approval workflows into one cohesive solution. A server plugin for Dalim´s workflow solutions will add preflight and transformation workflows to both Elvis and Enterprise.

Connecting Virtual Publisher to Enterprise will allow both systems to update each other as planners plan the publication and production revises the editorial. Image production integration will provide powerful image workflow as images are selected, work items assigned, and final approval with our soft proofing system all integrated together as one.

Blanchard Systems is the third partner WoodWing Software appointed in just three months after Netech in July and Allied Vaughn in August.


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