The sys­tem will be im­ple­ment­ed as Las­ten Keskus ja Kir­japa­ja Oyy un­der­goes an ex­pan­sion, hav­ing re­cent­ly ac­quired a ma­jor­i­ty of the pub­lish­ing op­er­a­tions of Schildts & Söder­ström. The ac­qui­si­tion in­cludes math­e­mat­ics and oth­er prod­ucts fo­cused on the pri­ma­ry-school grades and com­ple­ments the al­ready es­tab­lished po­si­tion Las­ten Keskus ja Kir­japa­ja Oy main­tains in the pro­duc­tion of pre-school ed­u­ca­tion­al ma­te­ri­als.

"The Neo pub­lish­ing sys­tem works smooth­ly and in par­tic­u­lar­ly through a brows­er-based in­ter­face, Web­Neo. Our au­thors will be able to up­load and write man­u­scripts di­rect­ly in­to the sys­tem as well as im­port im­ages, work with lay­outs and com­ments, and make cor­rec­tions all through a web brows­er,” said Juha-Pekka Heinonen, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Las­ten Keskus ja Kir­japa­ja Oy. “Work­ing in this way we are able to fur­ther in­crease the qual­i­ty of the con­tent, and to read­i­ly meet the new re­quire­ments of school­book pub­lish­ing. We will first fo­cus on print­ed text­books with the Neo-sys­tem. But since we will store all of the con­tent in a well-planned man­ner we can ex­tend the use of the sys­tem smooth­ly to elec­tron­ic pub­li­ca­tions in the fu­ture."

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.

Neo of­fers ad­vanced 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.

Fak­tor Oy is an Any­graaf part­ner and leas­es Neo user li­cens­es through a cloud ser­vice as part of their prod­uct port­fo­lio. Fak­tor pro­vides di­rect­ly Neo train­ing and sup­port to its end users.

“Li­cences of­fered as a cloud ser­vice are an af­ford­able and ef­fec­tive way to get ac­cess to a tru­ly large-scale sys­tem with­out large and ex­pen­sive in­vest­ments and de­ploy­ments," said Fak­tor Oy man­ag­ing di­rect­gor Pekka Hämäläi­nen.

For more in­for­ma­tion:

Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor Juha-Pekka Heinonen, Las­ten Keskus ja Kir­japa­ja Oy, 0400 407 225, juha-pekka.heinonen@las­

CEO Pekka Hämäläi­nen, Fak­tor Oy, 040 732 2456, pekka.hamalainen@fak­

Prod­uct Man­ag­er Har­ri Task­i­nen, Any­graaf Ltd, 040 197 1091, har­ri.task­i­nen@any­