Your central enterprise publishing workflow system.

Automation as a value.

The Digital Assembly Line by ppi Media is an implementation of the industry 4.0 architecture for media companies. All core components of your enterprise publishing workflow system (EPWS) are connected via one central production data & management hub and synchronized in real-time. Even third-party components are tightly integrated via interfaces into the communication architecture. The ROI-driven architecture provides the highest possible efficiency in the industry.

 

1. Planning

2. Content

3. Formatting

4. Publishing

What’s in it for me?

Implementing a centralized data hub for the end-to-end publishing workflow provides the highest possible efficiency, transparency, speed and synchronization of all involved resources. All departments are supported by highly automated background processes to optimize cost-benefit outcome and team collaboration. The high rate of automation leads to less hardware and smaller teams and to a higher output at the same time. 

Maximum efficient

In our ROI-driven structure all core components are on one central data hub & synchronized at any time.

Maximum automated

Our Industry 4.0 architecture secures a high-end automation of all processes and across organizational structures.

Maximum scalable

Handling of complex product and production structures of any dimension is our daily business.

Features

General

  • Decentral production teams collaborating on one central production hub
  • Unlimited number of print sites, publications and commercial jobs
  • Predictive volume analysis

Planning

  • Integration to any ad booking system
  • Highly automated ad pagination
  • Support of mixed grids and paper sizes

Content Creation

  • InDesign as state-of-the-art layout tool
  • Two-way integration of any web CMS
  • Connect online to print easily

Formatting

  • First-needed/first-out functionality for your press workflows
  • Dynamic & priority driven automatic page assembly
  • Support of any plate formats

Publishing

  • Omni-channel publishing based on one initial story
  • Providing pages and XML information for e-paper
  • Multi-usage of page PDF

Case Study

Advance Local

Challenge

Implementing an end-to-end workflow from planning to plate production for more than 100 publications in 12 print sites and external printers.

Solution

The DAL’s modules PlanPag, Output Management and JobEntry make it easy and transparent to manage the daily variations for unlimited number of publications and commercial jobs for any number of print sites. The ROI is tremendous, because no additional hardware is required at the print sites, it’s a cloud-based installation and a small team manages the workflows from a centralized planning & production hub.

Case Study

Jagran Prakashan

Challenge

Planning and production of one of the world’s largest daily newspapers Dainik Jagran with more than 200 local editions and over 30 print sites.

Solution

The modules PlanPag, ProPag, AdPag and AdMan of the Digital Assembly Line allow a central administration of production data with decentralized production of the numerous different local editions due to their intelligent networking. Production data can be delivered to any of the connected locations because the communication processes within the DAL immediately assign this data correctly.

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