Zaandam, The Netherland – WoodWing honored several members of its global network of authorized solution partners for outstanding achievements in customer projects at its WoodWing Xperience Conference in Amsterdam on Oct. 11 and 12,. Serious Technology (Malaysia), CyanGate (U.S.), Evolved Media Solutions (UK), Media Systems (UK) and PubliQare (Netherlands) were commended for innovative projects based on WoodWing’s solutions for multichannel publishing, digital content production and digital asset management at such renowned publishers as Malay Mail, Sky, Time Inc. UK and Aller Media as well as Delta Faucet, a large manufacturer of home improvement and building products.
The winners of WoodWing´s Partner Achievement Award (from left to right): Russell Pierpoint of Evolved Media Solutions, Paul Driscoll and Andy Jones of Media Systems Hans Fermont of PubliQare WoodWing CEO Roel-Jan Mouw John Cunningham, Host and Country Manager UK of WoodWing Jason Tan and Izwan Zulkipli of Serioustec.
The Xperience, WoodWing’s biennial conference for customers, prospects and partners, features prominent keynote speakers, as well as in-depth knowledge sharing. Under the motto “Dedicated to your Content”, WoodWing Xperience 2016 hosts an international lineup of speakers from brands and publishers from around the world sharing their experiences about how WoodWing’s solutions solved their challenges and contributed to the success of their businesses.
WoodWing’s Partner Award acknowledges outstanding achievements by its partners for implementing WoodWing’s solutions at well-known brands and publishers worldwide. WoodWing honors special achievements in the integration of WoodWing's solutions with other vendors’ solutions with a special award.
“The partner awards given at this year’s Xperience are once again a testament to the skills and capabilities of our partners,” said Roel-Jan Mouw, CEO of WoodWing Software. “We are the only provider of solutions for creating, managing and publishing content that maintains such a dense network of over 80 competent partners around the world, enabling us to effectively serve our customers around the globe.”
Inception at Malay Mail
Serious Technology, one of WoodWing´s key partners in Asia, was honored for its implementation of WoodWing´s HTML5 authoring tool Inception at the daily newspaper Malay Mail. Inception enables the efficient creation of responsive digital content for any device – an important prerequisite especially in a fast-paced newspaper environment. At Malay Mail, articles are published from Inception to Twixl’s mobile publishing solution and also to WordPress for the morning edition, where each article is extracted and linked to the social sharing feature in Vuukle’s commenting platform.
Elvis DAM at Sky
Evolved Media Solutions received its award for implementing WoodWing’s digital asset management solution Elvis DAM at Sky, Europe’s leading entertainment company. Having identified the amount of time being spent servicing hundreds of requests for images, as well as the error rate in the process, Sky briefed Evolved Media Solutions to create the Sky Editorial Asset Centre (SEAC). Based on Elvis DAM, the solution allows Sky to better organize and streamline its processes and gain full control of all requests.
Elvis DAM at Delta Faucet
CyanGate was recognized for its implementation of Elvis DAM at Delta Faucet, one of the world's leading manufacturers of home improvement and building products, headquartered in the United States. The customer sought a better way to manage its three brands – Brizo, Delta and Peerless – across different media platforms, particularly its new website. CyanGate integrated Elvis DAM with the product information system (PIM) Stibo Step used by the customer. Elvis leverages the product information from Step and provides product images to the PIM system for e-catalog and price books. By integrating Elvis DAM with its WCM and PIM systems, the customer significantly increased the efficiency of its brand management processes.
Enterprise at Time Inc. (UK) Ltd.
Media Systems was honored for its implementation of WoodWing’s multichannel publishing system Enterprise at Time Inc. (UK) Ltd. Enterprise is the core component of the magazine production process, and the implementation will cater to more than 60 publications, including household names such as NME, Woman’s Weekly, TV Times, Marie Claire, and more. The highly integrated solution (commissioning, purchase ordering and planning) is allied with Elvis DAM to provide an extremely streamlined and cost-effective process. The customer uses the environment also for digital syndication and monetization of exisiting content.
Enterprise and Elvis at Aller Media
The special integration award went to PubliQare, for the implementation of WoodWing Enterprise and Elvis DAM at Aller Media, the leading publisher and media house in Scandinavia. The project, which was the biggest IT and business project in the history of Aller Media, connects to almost every part of Aller's editorial processes and content production. It involves the implementation of WoodWing´s solutions for over 1,500 users – all based on a clear cloud strategy supported by Amazon Web Services (AWS). The project results in one workflow across four countries and 90 brands, consolidating over 25 legacy IT services into one platform.