Through the part­ner­ship Fak­tor will lease li­cens­es of Any­graaf’s Neo con­tent man­age­ment sys­tem to its cus­tomers – pri­mar­i­ly news­pa­pers, mag­a­zines and book pub­lish­ers – as a cloud-based ser­vice. Fak­tor will al­so pro­vide train­ing and sup­port ser­vices to its users.

“Li­cens­es of­fered as a cloud ser­vice is an af­ford­able and ef­fec­tive way to get ac­cess to a tru­ly large-scale sys­tem with­out large and ex­pen­sive in­vest­ments and de­ploy­ments,” said Fak­tor man­ag­ing di­rec­tor, Pekka Hämäläi­nen.

Neo is Any­graaf’s mul­ti-chan­nel con­tent man­age­ment and de­sign sys­tem. It is de­signed to im­ple­ment ex­ten­sive and ver­sa­tile con­tent man­age­ment and pub­lish­ing work­flows for a va­ri­ety of me­dia in­clud­ing books, mag­a­zines, news­pa­pers, web­sites, mo­bile and tablets.

Users will be able to take ad­van­tage of Neo’s ro­bust tools for com­mu­ni­ca­tion, ef­fi­cient ways of rout­ing ma­te­r­i­al to dif­fer­ent pub­lish­ing chan­nels, ex­cel­lent tools for both in­ter­nal and ex­ter­nal in­for­ma­tion re­trieval through its built-in DAM, as well as a rich and cus­tomiz­able meta­da­ta schema in­clud­ing var­i­ous clas­si­fi­ca­tion and tag­ging op­tions, ge­omap­ping and tax­on­o­my tools. They will al­so be able to work through the Web­Neo sys­tem por­tal.

“Web­Neo (the brows­er-based por­tal to the Neo CMS) works smooth­ly. Ar­ti­cles can be writ­ten, im­ages up­loaded, lay­outs browsed and com­ments and cor­rec­tions can be made with just an In­ter­net brows­er (on any type of de­vice). Al­so oth­er re­mote work­flow needs have been tak­en in­to con­sid­er­a­tion and with a sig­nif­i­cant re­duc­tion in the in­for­ma­tion that needs to be shared be­tween serv­er and work­sta­tions,” said Hämäläi­nen.

"The ser­vice of­fered by Fak­tor sup­ports our busi­ness. We are able to serve bet­ter cus­tomers who want to get a holis­tic pro­duc­tion so­lu­tion and be able to out­source lay­out and de­sign work as well as mage cor­rec­tion and oth­er pro­duc­tion work­flow tasks,” said Any­graaf man­ag­ing di­rec­tor, Han­nu In­berg. “While Fak­tor serves its cus­tomers di­rect­ly, Any­graaf pro­vides sup­port as need­ed on their projects and as we are both Finnish com­pa­nies serv­ing the same mar­ket, we look for­ward to uti­liz­ing our ag­ile abil­i­ties in fur­ther de­vel­op­ment projects."

Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion

Pekka Hämäläi­nen, Fak­tor Oy, 358 40 732 24 56, pekka.hamalainen(at)fak­, www.fak­

Han­nu In­berg, Any­graaf Oy, +358 400 801 083, han­­berg(at)any­