The first daily newspaper produced entirely with Enterprise Aurora: Walliser Bote

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On Monday June 18, the readers of the Swiss daily newspaper "Walliser Bote" held in their hands the first issue produced entirely using Enterprise Aurora.

After several magazines already being produced with Aurora, the first daily newspaper has now been created. On Thursday June 21, the Mengis Group’s weekly newspaper, the "Rhone Zeitung", also followed suit by being produced using the state of the art editorial system.


For months already, I have praised Aurora as the most modern editorial system. It makes me proud and fills me with great satisfaction that after several magazine publications, the first daily newspaper in the world is now being produced with Aurora. There is no better evidence that Aurora can deliver on its promises.

Urs Felber, Managing Director & COB, A&F Computersysteme AG



Changeover achieved within a few months

Last fall, Mengis Druck und Verlag AG (Mengis printing and publishing AG) decided to replace its outdated editorial system with WoodWing's market-leading Enterprise Aurora product. The reason: With Aurora, WoodWing offers the most up-to-date and forward-thinking concept for newspaper production. The conversion was started in March and was already finished by mid-June.


Completely new workflow. Consistently Content First.

With Aurora, the Mengis Group now has the opportunity to produce content efficiently, using the "Story First" approach. At the heart of the workflow is the media-neutral content creation. With only just a few clicks, one and the same story can be enriched for the web (for example with a video or a picture gallery) and/or adapted for print with an automatic conversion to InDesign.

In addition, Elvis DAM is used as a cross-company asset management and archive system.


Editors work whenever and wherever they want

Aurora is browser-based and thus device-independent. That said, editors do not need additional applications to write their articles. WLAN is enough - log-in and off you go! Content can be created from anywhere, including the sofa during the World Cup.


This story first appeared on A&F Computersysteme, by RAFFAELA ZÜST on June 20th 2018.

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Leonie May, Product Marketing Manager - Enterprise

Leonie develops and implements go-to-market strategies for WoodWing products. Combining product and industry knowledge, she works between customers and the development team to ensure customer needs are met. When she is not at work you’ll find her running around Amsterdam.