The Neo Pub­lish­ing Sys­tem brings the man­age­ment and plan­ning of all me­dia types to a sin­gle con­sole. Neo sup­plies the frame­work for the Neo Books sys­tem. Neo Books is man­aged and ad­min­is­tered via the Neo ed­i­to­r­i­al sys­tem. Neo pro­vides ad­vanced tools for com­mu­ni­ca­tion, ef­fi­cient meth­ods of ma­te­r­i­al rout­ing, in­stant mes­sag­ing, in­ter­nal and ex­ter­nal da­ta search tools, as­set place­ment and a va­ri­ety of as­set clas­si­fi­ca­tion op­tions.

Neo Books

Neo Books pro­vides an easy-to-use in­ter­face that can be tai­lored for in­di­vid­ual users with­in an or­ga­ni­za­tion; ac­cess to pub­li­ca­tions can be lim­it­ed to spe­cif­ic users or de­part­ments. Pub­li­ca­tions that are in progress are man­aged via a graph­i­cal project cal­en­dar. The cal­en­dar shows rel­e­vant dead­lines for each pub­li­ca­tion such as due dates for the script, the lay-out, orig­i­nals head­ed to press and re­turn of the fi­nal pub­li­ca­tion from the press. The re­port­ing func­tion pro­vides the op­tion to run re­ports and sum­maries ei­ther man­u­al­ly or au­to­mat­i­cal­ly from the sys­tem.

The ba­sic Neo Books sys­tem may be ex­pand­ed to in­clude sales and mar­ket­ing func­tions, ma­te­r­i­al man­age­ment and an im­age archive. The de­liv­ery sys­tem mod­ule in­cludes a page plan­ning com­po­nent where­in pages for pub­li­ca­tion are planned and man­aged; each page is rep­re­sent­ed via a vi­su­al thumb­nail with the lay­out. Many of the sys­tem func­tions can al­so be made brows­er-based as well. Each sys­tem us­es the same da­ta re­sources as the base sys­tem, thus in­creas­ing op­er­a­tional ef­fi­cien­cy and re­duc­ing the po­ten­tial for er­rors.

Gum­merus’ Fi­nan­cial and Ad­min­is­tra­tive Di­rec­tor Esa Pikkarainen states, “Our goal is to uni­fy and ease the work of our edit­ing of­fices. We were look­ing for sys­tems with which we could man­age the en­tire life cy­cle of pub­li­ca­tions. We al­so want­ed a sys­tem that could eas­i­ly be ex­pand­ed. We chose Any­graaf’s Neo Books be­cause it in­cor­po­rates all of these fea­tures.”

“We see Gum­merus as an ex­cel­lent part­ner with a di­verse or­ga­ni­za­tion and ex­ten­sive ex­pe­ri­ence in book pub­lish­ing. In the fu­ture they can ex­pand Neo’s ca­pa­bil­i­ties to in­clude con­tent man­age­ment as well”, says Any­graaf’s Prod­uct Man­ag­er, Har­ri Task­i­nen.

About Gum­merus Kus­tan­nus Oy

Gum­merus Pub­lish­ing Com­pa­ny was es­tab­lished in 1872 by Kaar­le Jaako Gum­merus and his wife Gus­ta­van. The com­pa­ny pub­lish­es both do­mes­tic Finnish as well as trans­lat­ed lit­er­a­ture; they al­so pub­lish non­fic­tion and hob­by-re­lat­ed books. Dic­tio­nar­ies and lan­guage books are al­so in­clud­ed in their pub­lish­ing ros­ter.

The com­pa­ny re­mains a fam­i­ly-owned en­ti­ty, just as it was when it be­gan over 135 years ago. The em­ploy­ees con­tin­ue to hon­or their founder’s vi­sion of pub­lish­ing for the “plea­sure and ben­e­fit of all res­i­dents of Fin­land”.

Gum­merus Kus­tan­nus

For more in­for­ma­tion, please con­tact

Fi­nan­cial and Ad­min­is­tra­tive Di­rec­tor, Esa Pikkarainen Gum­merus Oy, tel. +358 50 594 6000, esa.pikkarainen (at) gum­

Prod­uct Man­ag­er, Har­ri Task­i­nen, Any­graaf Oy, tel. +358 40 1971 091, har­ri.task­i­nen (at) any­