Amsterdam, October 10, 2018 – The SPIEGEL Group, a leading media company for independent, investigative journalism in Germany, has chosen WoodWing’s Elvis Digital Asset Management (DAM) system to meet user demands for better DAM usability and help move images seamlessly between publications and channels.
The SPIEGEL Group has selected to integrate WoodWing’s Elvis DAM system, which their teams will use to collect, manage and transfer their image files. Elvis will replace the group’s in-house custom-built photo library system in 2019, with the 1:1 migration already having begun. Elvis also improves collaboration with external users, who previously had to send and receive files by email or FTP.
Elvis DAM was chosen due to its state-of-the-art user interface, usability, support for a multitude of file formats and ability to be extended through plug-ins and APIs. The repository will support more than 300 users across all SPIEGEL Group departments and contain more than five million images.
To incorporate Elvis DAM into their editorial processes, SPIEGEL turned to WoodWing’s trusted German partner, ProPublish.
“We chose Elvis as our new Digital Asset management system because it better suits our requirements, has a more modern UI and uses the latest technology. It was also very important to us that WoodWing has extensive experience in the publishing industry and understands the problems we experience day-to-day”, explains Tim Strehle, DAM expert and project manager at SPIEGEL group.
ProPublish offer comprehensive advice on the optimal technologies and processes for media companies, as well as the planning and integration of system solutions. In addition, they offer complete support and development of individual applications and interfaces.
About SPIEGEL Group
The SPIEGEL Group based in Hamburg is one of the most respected German media houses. Print magazines, online news offerings and TV productions enjoy an outstanding position in the German media landscape. The outstanding journalistic quality and independent reporting form the core of all journalistic products. Every week, the SPIEGEL brand reaches more than 14 million people in Germany.
Based in the Netherlands, WoodWing Software is a recognized thought leader in the field of content creation software. The company has set itself the goal to excel in providing publishers, big brands and agencies with solutions that will enable large teams to efficiently work together on creative processes, within systems that are easy to manage.