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Enterprise Information Management

Take charge of your content and information with Enterprise Information Management

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Unlock your potential

Unlock your potential with WoodWing's innovative solutions

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Content Orchestration

Managing content at scale has never been easier or more profitable

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Content Creation

Collaborate and create high-quality channel-neutral content

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Digital Asset Management

Manage and distribute digital assets for streamlined content

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Multichannel Publishing

Maximize reach with seamless multi-channel content publishing


Content Management

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Document Management

Centralize and control your documents, ensuring secure access

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Information Management

Become more agile, reduce risks and benefit from available data

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Knowledge Management

Bring knowledge and people together to work on quality

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Process Management

Organize and describe processes in a way that everyone can use

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Quality Management

Ensure together that you do the right things, and do them well


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Creative Workflow Services

Unleash creative potential with tailored support from experts

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Digital Publishing Services

Enhance digital publishing strategy with expert services

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Integrate WoodWing seamlessly into your existing tech stack

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FEATURED CONTENT PIECE

Der Spiegel

How one of Germany’s largest news publications increased editorial and production workflow efficiency using WoodWing’s publishing software.

Read this case
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WoodWing Studio

Streamlined content creation and multichannel publishing solution

WoodWing Studio

Collaborative content creation and multichannel publishing solution that simplifies workflows and streamlines production processes.

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Enterprise-grade digital asset management for streamlined workflows

WoodWing Assets

Enterprise-grade digital asset management solution that streamlines your creative workflow and simplifies collaboration among team members.

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Cloud-based DAM for seamless file management and collaboration

WoodWing Swivle

Cloud-based DAM solution for managing, sharing, and collaborating on digital files from anywhere and on any device.

WoodWing Scienta

Software to collaborate on quality and have control over and maximize the benefits of the knowledge present in your organization.

WoodWing Scienta

Quality management platform for regulated industries that simplifies compliance, knowledge sharing, and collaboration.

WoodWing Xtendis

Secure digital archiving and document management system

WoodWing Xtendis

Digital archiving and document management system that allows organizations to store, manage, and access their digital assets securely.

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Powerful integration suite for seamless connectivity and automation

WoodWing Connect

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WoodWing Smart Styles

Plugin for Adobe InDesign that streamlines design workflows by allowing designers to apply predefined styles quickly.

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Finance

Modern document and quality management helps you manage risks and improve processes

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Ensure unity with document, quality, and knowledge management

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Healthcare

Always access the latest version of each process, protocol, guideline, or agreement

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Housing Corporations

Document management from context, always up-to-date, complete and accurate documents

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Manufacturing

Consistent branding, accelerated launches, and integrated content management

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Publishing

Efficient content creation, collaboration, and multichannel publishing

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Retail & eCommerce

Streamlined catalog and marketing content production for faster time-to-market

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Increase efficiency with process, document, and quality management

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How Bavaria significantly improved its global brand management.

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ESG compliance? Integrate it into risk management for sustainable growth

ESG compliance? Integrate it into risk management for sustainable growth

Everything you need to know about risk management

Everything you need to know about risk management

Who determines the future of content: AI or you?

Who determines the future of content: AI or you?

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Medium Rare

How Content Agency Medium Rare delivers better client experiences and outcomes with WoodWing.

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Hearst Magazines

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  • High efficiency in the creation of content for multiple digital platforms.
  • Excellent cost efficiency, low cost of ownership.
  • Streamlined editorial review and quality assurance process.

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About the customer

Since its founding in 1887, Hearst has grown into one of the world's most admired private media and information companies – Hearst is a legendary name in the publishing world. The company is structured into seven divisions, including newspapers, magazines, business media, broadcasting, entertainment, and syndication. Hearst Magazines, a unit of Hearst Corporation, is one of the world's largest publishers of monthly magazines, with 21 U.S. titles and nearly 300 international editions. The titles of Hearst Magazines are frequently honored with industry awards such as the National Magazine Awards. Hearst Magazines was a pioneer in tablet publishing – all titles are available on the major tablet and mobile platforms.

Because of the size of the implementation, involving over 800 seats, we've also looked closely to the total cost of ownership of the solution.

 

Sean Keefe, Former Director of Publishing Technology at Hearst Magazines

 

 

Challenges

The legacy publishing system used by Hearst Magazines was not able to cope with modern multi-channel publishing needs. As a result it was a cumbersome process to provide readers with content on their preferred channels and devices.

Evaluation

To streamline the production workflow for print and digital issues, the U.S. subsidiary of Hearst Magazines decided to migrate to a true multi-channel publishing solution, replacing a legacy publishing system. The general objective: Building a streamlined and cost-effective environment for collecting, storing, creating, publishing, distributing and archiving the vast array of content. The system should enable efficient publication of content to all major channels, including print, tablets, mobile and social media. The team spent about six months evaluating WoodWing Studio (formerly called Enterprise) against the existing system. The conclusion was that switching to Studio was more attractive than upgrading the legacy solution.

Migrating to a true multichannel publishing solution allowed Hearst Magazines to enjoy a streamlined production workflow, especially when it comes to creating digital edition content for various mobile platforms. 

 

Michael K. Sweet, WoodWing USA

Implementation / Integration

After the successful implementation of three pilot projects, all publications were migrated to WoodWing Studio – this was completed in just six months. As the team already had experience with content management, training was minimal. Studio is integrated with the page planning system Publisher Studio. The system is also integrated with Scriba, an XML workflow-automation tool.

Results & benefits

  • WoodWing Studio offered the features that enabled Hearst to quickly enter the tablet and mobile publishing arena.
  • Thanks to the blended creation of print, tablet and mobile issues, efficiency of the editorial workflows has been increased significantly.
  • The ability to easily and efficiently manage media-rich content for the large number of supported devices ensures the production schedule runs in a timely manner.
  • The system also streamlines the editorial review and quality assurance process, essential to each publication's daily routine.
  • WoodWing Studio requires little management, and very little involvement of IT teams.
  • Another positive aspect was the easy access to WoodWing's experienced in-house team.
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