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
"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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