The ‘New Editorial System Strategy’ project at Tamedia has started a successful launch phase. The project objective is to simplify editorial cooperation by employing the Enterprise Aurora editing system by WoodWing.
On Sunday, 08 July, the newspapers ‘Tages-Anzeiger’ and ‘Der Bund’ were successfully produced in the new editing system for the first time. The project team achieved this first key milestone on schedule after only eight months of concept and development work.
WoodWing Enterprise Aurora as new editing system
The project comprises the introduction of the new Aurora editing system with a central platform for the production of all newspapers and magazines. Aurora is based on the latest standards. Thanks to the web-based user interface, workflows are not tied to devices or locations. The introduction of the shared work interface for the newsroom also facilitates platform harmonisation and work process standardisation. The new editing system was built entirely in the Amazon cloud to achieve maximum flexibility. The highly automated installation of the full system which includes 2-way authentication can only be described as a successful global premier.
“The rollout schedule ‘set in stone’ was extremely ambitious – especially when you consider that the project team largely entered new territory with the system configuration in the AWS cloud. That was reflected in the participants’ excitement at the GoLive on 08 July, when the final produced page was delivered to the printers on schedule at 11.30 pm. The extraordinary cooperation in the project team based on many years of joint project experience with A&F made this possible.” – Edy Winiger, Head of Editorial Applications & Processes at Tamedia
The future of the NESS project
As early as mid-August, SonntagsZeitung was transitioned to the new editing system, with Berner Zeitung following suit with its regional editions in the autumn of 2018. By the end of 2020, all Tamedia titles are meant to be produced with WoodWing Aurora. The objective of the final system development is a consistently convergent workflow. That means content is created on the shared work interface independent of the channel, and then allocated to the publication channels.