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Are you looking for a flexible solution for complete content orchestration? Do you have complex digital publishing requirements? Is print an important distribution channel for you? We provide you with customer-focused and scalable products. You focus on the value of your content – we ensure that you have the right tool for every job at all times.

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Projects

TX Group and a&f – a one-of-a-kind collaboration

TX Group and a&f – a one-of-a-kind collaboration

Together with a&f systems, TX Group took on a huge project and changed all editorial processes to Mobile First. The group relied on a&f’s product portfolio – and primarily WoodWing.

Efficient product data management for Neuco AG

Efficient product data management for Neuco AG

Together with a&f systems, Neuco AG successfully changed over to the media-neutral Contentserv product data management system.

Galledia changes over to WoodWing Studio

Galledia changes over to WoodWing Studio

How can a diversified editorial system landscape, which uses various software solutions, be changed over to a standardised system in an efficient and forward-looking manner?

DER SPIEGEL relies on a&f systems and the WoodWing product range for its “Workflows + Systems” project

DER SPIEGEL relies on a&f systems and the WoodWing product range for its “Workflows + Systems” project

DER SPIEGEL has been working with WoodWing Assets since 2019. Plans are to roll out WoodWing Studio throughout the group in the summer of 2021. The print and online editorial offices merge at the content production level in the “Workflows + Systems” project. a&f systems supports the entire technical change-over process.

TCS: Safely on the road for years together with a&f systems

TCS: Safely on the road for years together with a&f systems

The Touring Club Suisse (TCS) has been a loyal customer of a&f since 1990. Numerous projects have been realised together. Andreas Waber looks back.

Sarganserländer – Outsourcing to the cloud instead of acquisition of new hardware

Sarganserländer – Outsourcing to the cloud instead of acquisition of new hardware

Sarganserländer Druck AG and a&f are joining forces to develop a forward-looking ICT strategy in view of impending hardware replacements.

Zürcher Oberland Medien – A successful move to the cloud

Zürcher Oberland Medien – A successful move to the cloud

With the help of a&f systems, Zürcher Oberland Medien AG outsourced the previously local IT infrastructure of its production environment to the cloud.

Porsche and Contentserv Part 1: A perfect solution

Porsche and Contentserv Part 1: A perfect solution

Together with a&f systems, the search for an editorial system turned into the implementation of a PIM system.

Light in the Darkness of Master Data Management – ContentServ 18 for Neuco

Light in the Darkness of Master Data Management – ContentServ 18 for Neuco

With the migration of ContentServ 18.0, a&f systems ag shows the PIM and MAM management of Neuco in the best light.

Digital Success: Surseer Woche AG produces “Story first”

Digital Success: Surseer Woche AG produces “Story first”

Since November 2018, Surseer Woche AG has been working with the WoodWing Enterprise Aurora editorial system.

Coop and D-Share Kolumbus – A Resounding Success

Coop and D-Share Kolumbus – A Resounding Success

Together with a&f systems ag, Coop switched to the Kolumbus CMS by D-Share. We asked for more details from Mr Marius Fink.

ÖKO TEST AG switches to WoodWing Aurora

ÖKO TEST AG switches to WoodWing Aurora

With the support of a&f systems gmbh, ÖKO TEST AG is now switching to WoodWing Aurora with ELVIS DAM. This guarantees optimal digital connectivity for all systems and real multi-channel publishing.

G&A Architekten AG: Successful IT Management with Munki

G&A Architekten AG: Successful IT Management with Munki

G&A Architekten AG decided on a fully-automated management solution as early as 2016. Two years have passed since, and a lot has happened at Germann & Achermann.

Valencia and WoodWing Aurora – Agency Work with Editing System

Valencia and WoodWing Aurora – Agency Work with Editing System

Valencia Kommunikation recently started using WoodWing’s editorial system for its editorial section.

Stämpfli and Aurora – A success story

Stämpfli and Aurora – A success story

Stämpfli AG successfully implemented one of the first Aurora projects at the ZHAW.

Mengis Group banks on Enterprise Aurora

Mengis Group banks on Enterprise Aurora

In the production of the daily newspaper ‘Walliser Bote’ and the weekly newspaper ‘RhoneZeitung’, the Mengis Group relies on the market-leading editing system Aurora by WoodWing.

Saint-Paul rebuilt from client to the production process

Saint-Paul rebuilt from client to the production process

Achieve production of the daily newspaper ‘La Liberté’ using WoodWing Enterprise within five months.

Image optimisers also acting as workflow optimisers

Image optimisers also acting as workflow optimisers

With Claro, the software developer Elpical offers a professional image optimiser that optimises more than just images.

FOSPO capitalises on media asset management for image search in record time

FOSPO capitalises on media asset management for image search in record time

Media Asset Management ensures efficient retrieval of images or digital files. The FOSPO therefore relies on Elvis DAM. You can find out how here.

‘Touring’ is created in the cloud

‘Touring’ is created in the cloud

From newspaper to magazine: The new concept needs a new production solution.

Multi-Channel & eCommerce: PIM and DAM as a foundation

Multi-Channel & eCommerce: PIM and DAM as a foundation

This is how Lehner Versand AG does it: database publishing for efficient multi-channel publishing and profitable e-commerce. Learn more about the system solution.

Concrete and multi-channel publishing: What a media firm of the future looks like

Concrete and multi-channel publishing: What a media firm of the future looks like

Somedia wanted to do justice to the development of simultaneous media consumption with new tools and processes.

WoodWing Enterprise and Elvis DAM drive the Schaeffler Group

WoodWing Enterprise and Elvis DAM drive the Schaeffler Group

As a company with global operations, Schaeffler needs to integrate its departments – including its communications teams.

«We are glad to have a partner like a&f by our side. The project is very wide-ranging so there were numerous requirements and many concepts had to be developed. We are very satisfied with the jointly-developed workflow and are optimistic about the go live.»

Alexander Thiel, Director of Editorial Systems and Workflows SPIEGEL-Verlag
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«Cooperation is very open and pleasant, and it is fun. I would certainly recommend a&f.»

Matthias Meyer, Process Engineer SAP Kambly SA Spécialités de Biscuits Suisses

«We are glad that we found the ideal solution for us, together with a&f systems and the PIM/MAM system from Contentserv.»

Pascal Läubli, Director of Marketing and Member of the Executive Board, Neuco AG
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«WoodWing Studio was evaluated as an ideal editorial system. As well as connecting our existing systems, we can also pursue our channel-independent content strategy.»

Stefan Zimmermann, Head of Specialist Media & Digital at Galledia
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«In recent years, we have consolidated all of the tools for creating our web and print content in our TX Editorial Cloud (TEC). In addition to our Unity webCMS solution, which we developed ourselves, Assets and Studio from WoodWing represent fundamental elements of the overall solution. a&f provided us with reliable and competent support, from designing the TEC, to implementation, to the numerous rollouts of our print and web offerings. Cooperation with a&f is more than just a partnership: it is cooperation in a large team.»

Franz Bürgi Group CIO, TX-Group
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«The NZZ stands for quality. And it is precisely this quality that we have seen in our cooperation with Livingdocs and a&f.»

Andreas Bossecker, CTIO, NZZ Media Group

«The «set in stone» rollout deadline was extremely ambitious – especially as the project team was barely familiar with system development in the AWS cloud. All persons involved in this project were therefore overjoyed about the GoLive on July 8, when the last produced page was delivered to the printer right on time at 11.30 p.m. This was made possible by the great cooperation in the project team which was based on many years of common project experience with A&F.»

Edy Winiger, Head Editorial Applications & Processes at Tamedia

«We are pleased to award our long-standing partner a&f with the Diamond status for 2021. Thanks to their expertise, their extensive experience and their excellent technical specialists, they reached the highest level across all products lines now for the 5th consecutive year. a&f continues to provide customers with an unprecedented high level of service and we are looking forward to continue our strong collaboration and many new, exciting projects together with a&f in the years to come.»

Jeroen Sonnemans, SVP Strategic Accounts – WoodWing

«Following the Go Live of 20 minutes in mid-May 2019, the project team again did a super job! The focus, cooperation and commitment of the team were extraordinary. And cooperation with our implementation partner a&f was again excellent!»

Caroline Rotter, TX-Group, Project Manager NESS TPr
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«We are looking forward to working with WoodWing, which is used by some of the world’s leading publishers. With their extensive experience with newspapers, a&f systems ag will help us to quickly get off the ground.»

Jean-Lou Siweck, CEO of Editpress Luxembourg

«We were particularly impressed by the usability and also the integration and interactive publication processes of the ContentServ PIM and MAM.»

Martin Bürgisser, CIO/Corporate Projects at the hostettler group

«With WoodWing Aurora, we can update our digital channels daily and even hourly. This ensures we are an essential news platform for the Sursee region.»

Dominique Moccand, Chief Editori of Surseer Woche
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«We had two incredibly inspiring days. The trip raised significant questions for our reflections and future choices concerning CMS and how to work and implement next level of multi-channel approach.»

Lars Kroløkke, Business Relationship Manager Aller Media

«We always receive a prompt response to any issue we report, and this is very important for us. The TCS editorial office is relatively small, so we really appreciate that, even as a small customer, we receive fast and professional service.»

Andreas Waber, Head of Production Touring
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«We are already looking forward to using WoodWing Studio for our next publications. It makes our editorial work more structured and facilitates cooperation with the agencies. We are already seeing this when using the image database.»

Kristin Peschel, Corporation Communication/Marketing Hanover Airport

«The cloud solution gives our company planning and budget security and guarantees that our editorial and production departments have a permanently monitored and fully functional system environment.»

Thomas Ambühl, CEO Sarganserländer Druck AG
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«Migrations in productive environments are never easy. Thanks to the professional team and Diana Fenato as the Team Leader, we were able to implement the upgrades of the various systems and applications with no production downtime. In a publishing company like ours with 110 employees, a project like this is not just a technical migration, it is also a content and process-based migration which demands a lot of commitment from all those involved. a&f was able to provide us with professional support at all times and in problematic situations.»

Gerd Krieger, Director of IT / Software Engineering, Zürcher Oberland Medien AG
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«Something special has been created: great collaboration, a deep understanding for each other. No project functions without friction, but together we can reach the goal. I continue to look forward to great cooperation which will result in great things!»

Jürgen Schäfer, Responsible for Processes and Systems in Marketing and Communication at Porsche AG
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«The switchover to Aurora largely worked as planned. And if unexpected and spontaneous adjustments did become necessary, we were able to rely on the competent support of the a&f team.»

Peter Köbel, Production Management ÖKO TEST
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«The WoodWing systems support us in optimising our production processes and in doing so, they make a significant contribution towards achieving the economic goals of our internal customers.»

Patrick Stalder, Head of Project & Application Management, TX Group
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«With WoodWing our production is simpler, quicker and more efficient. With WoodWind Studio, we can write neutral articles and easily utilise them in our online and print channels. With the workflow status, all participants can see who should currently be working on, correcting, or publishing the article.»

Hans Peter Bühler, Head of IT Services, Somedia
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«WoodWing enables our Editorial Teams to design more efficient and secure production processes. The constant further development of the software also makes it even easier to utilise our valuable content in several brands and channels in the future. The WoodWing editorial system thus plays a significant part in the design of more efficient editorial production processes.»

Dr. Michael de Vries, Head of Editorial Services, Gruner + Jahr GmbH

«Our editors and reviewers are located across Switzerland, WoodWing sort of brings them together. We would no longer be able to produce our three-language magazine in a reasonable time without WoodWing.»

Andreas Waber, Head of «Touring» Layout for tcs
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Blog

36 years a&f systems – time to look back

36 years a&f systems – time to look back

18. December 2020

a&f has been announced as a WoodWing Diamond-Diamond partner for the fourth consecutive time

a&f has been announced as a WoodWing Diamond-Diamond partner for the fourth consecutive time

21. April 2020

July brings change – and for A&F Computersysteme AG, change comes on three fronts

July brings change – and for A&F Computersysteme AG, change comes on three fronts

1. June 2019

Generation change at A&F Computersysteme AG

Generation change at A&F Computersysteme AG

27. January 2017