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SoftCare and PCI Release Integration between Scriba and K4

Press release from the issuing company

October 24, 2007 -- SoftCare and Publishing Connections Inc. (PCI) today announced the release of the first phase of integration between the editorial system SoftCare K4 and Scriba. This integration allows users of the K4 system to apply sophisticated transformations and formatting to XML exports from K4. This approach does away with the need for complex scripting and XSL and provides customers with the ability to adapt their XML workflow to meet evolving needs without the need for programming skills and costs.
The Scriba-K4 connector provides a sophisticated data-flow designer that allows users to automate the extraction and transformation of both K4-managed content and untracked elements including text, images and fonts. The Scriba-K4 connector also provides an interface for enriching K4 XML with additional meta data.
"PCI is very excited about our partnership with SoftCare and its partners and the opportunities that the K4-Scriba integration presents. Adding Scriba's powerful XML extraction and conversion capabilities along with integration between print and web workflows to K4 will further enhance K4's position as the leading editorial system in Europe and North America", commented Andrew Bart, President of PCI.
"K4's open architecture provides the ideal basis to seamlessly integrate with powerful solutions such as Scriba within a short period of time for fast and secure publishing workflows," says Niels Hufnagl, Partner Solutions Manager at SoftCare. "Cross-media production is becoming more and more important and this cooperation will help our customers gain an edge in terms of efficiency and cost control while exporting and transforming content."