Together with WoodWing Studio, Livingdocs provides you with an all-in-one solution for print and online.


Strong together – online, direct and uncomplicated

a&f systems has been cooperating closely with Livingdocs for many years. The two companies have already realised some major projects, such as NZZ and CH-Media.

Livingdocs has been working together intensively with major publishing houses on developing perfect solutions since 2015. The 15-strong team behind the “Digital Content Creation and Publishing System” is the current leader in the online publishing market and counts renowned organisations, such as t-online, Germany’s biggest online portal, and the Swiss Federal Administration among its customers. Livingdocs does not stop at any strict digital publishing forms. For example, Livingdocs is being used by Swisscom for both “Blue News” and “Blue TV”, using state-of-the-art set top box technology.

Publishing made easy

Livingdoc’s modern “headless” technology contains everything needed to completely change away from your current CMS to the fascinating world of multi-channel publishing. Livingdocs provides a complete web CMS with a digital editor that can be perfectly linked with existing digital asset management solutions such as WoodWing Assets. Contributions can thus be stored and modified in the CMS. Assets can optionally also be dragged and dropped from WoodWing Assets. 

Ideal combination of digital and print

Together, Livingdocs and a&f systems cover both print and digital production processes. In combination with WoodWing Studio, users are provided with an all-in-one online and print solution. Together with us, you publish contents for websites, e-papers, newsletters, native apps and print media in one place.

Success story: optimised workflows for NZZ Mediengruppe

The Neue Zürcher Zeitung is the oldest of the major newspaper publishing houses in Switzerland and looks back on a long and successful history of quality journalism. In 2016, NZZ had big visions. The idea was to develop the infrastructure for the digital future of the entire newspaper. The main challenge: one editorial office for both online and print issues. With one tool: Livingdocs.

«Livingdocs is the foundation for the digital infrastructure of NZZ that finally enables us to harmonise the CMS for all of our products.»

Andreas Bossecker, CTIO NZZ Mediengruppe

These days, more than 500 persons log in to the editorial office and production of “Neue Zürcher Zeitung” each day to write articles and/or curate topics on overview pages – and all of this takes place in Livingdocs. huGO+ and WoodWing Studio are used for post-production tasks and the print workflow. Analytics is linked with real-time analyses (Chartbeat) and informs the planning team via Desk-Net.

Future-proof thanks to “Content First” in Livingdocs

Increased efficiency – undisturbed editing

Process all contents inline with the WYSIWYG editor. The simple drag and drop handling creates an intuitive and undisturbed workflow. Split up the Livingdocs screen to see your contents on varying device sizes in real time – for any target platform you are writing for. Change, design and format the text and see the result at the same time. 

Increased collaboration – focus on working together

Work on one article together with your fellow authors – simultaneously and in real time. Discuss the article you have created, write comments, lead discussion threads and close conversations you have completed in the meantime whenever you need. Keep an eye on all changes to your documents and easily go back and forth in your work process. Create and allocate proofreading tasks and other workflows with the Kanban Board.

Increased flexibility – manage layouts and rules

 Create page layouts intuitively with drag and drop. The adjustable component library guarantees a standardised layout. Automated article planning and placements and time rules let you focus on creating creative value.

Your contact

Stefan Schärer

Head of Sales & Marketing, Co-Owner, Member of the Executive Board

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