Russian daily newspaper‚ Zhizn selects K4 Publishing System

Press release from the issuing company

Hamburg (July 11th, 2003) -- Since the beginning of July, 2003, the popular Russian daily newspaper ‘Zhizn’ is being produced using SoftCare’s K4 Publishing System. K4 is a collaborative editorial system that integrates Adobe InDesign and Adobe InCopy with a powerful SQL database. The company Terem, Russia’s leading vendor of publishing systems, concluded the first installation of K4 in only three weeks. All in all, 25 designers and editors produce the general and several regional editions of the newspaper using the K4 Publishing System. “With K4, we saw an immediate increase in productivity and we easily managed to tailor K4 to the customer’s workflow needs”, says Boris Kurepin, Project Manager at Terem. “Our customerappreciates the possibility to remotely administer the system as well as to tightly link their multiple editorial sites. This will visibly reduce the overall cost of managing the editorial workflow.” Due to tight editorial deadlines, one of the most important requirements for the new editorial system asked for it to provide a clearly structured workflow and easy means to monitor production. In September, the newspaper plans to increase its volume from 16 to 24 pages. This expansion will be possible without taking on additional staff, thanks to increased productivity achieved with the introduction of the K4 Publishing System. “The system has exceeded our expectations,” says Sergei Konovalov, Director of production at ‘Zhizn’. “With the introduction of K4, we avoid almost all delay due to communication needs between departments or editorial sites. Now, they can concentrate entirely on their journalistic work.”