News: Guiton Group goes live with Knowledge
The Channel Islands based media group, Guiton, is the latest company to go live with PCS’s innovative digital content management and publishing solution, Knowledge.
The largely browser-based system will replace two separate installations of PCS’s Adapt editorial solution and will allow greater cross-publication working between the traditionally independent Jersey Evening Post and Guernsey Press and their respective websites. Read more
News: FT Web App takes PCS Award
Congratulations to the Financial Times who were named winners of the PCS-sponsored Newspaper App of the Year Award at the annual Newspaper Awards in London on April 1.
The winner’s book – available here – says the judges were “hugely impressed by the rich content, superb layouts and ease of navigation displayed by most of the submissions” and added that the competition was closely fought between the winner and the highly commended tablet app from The Times and Sunday Times. PIctured is the FT head of operations Lisa MacLeod receiving the trophy from PCS sales director Mark Read, left, and compere Richard Bacon. Read more
News: Racing Post chooses hosted ABS ad system
The Racing Post, the UK’s leading horse racing daily newspaper, has chosen PCS’s Advertising Booking System (ABS) to manage its display and classified advertising booking, accounts and customer relationship management. The system will sit in the cloud alongside the Racing Post’s other PCS products – the Knowledge digital content management and publishing solution and Pulse, its advertising production solution – and will be hosted in PCS’s resilient data centres for users in London’s Canary Wharf and in Dublin. Read more...
News: PropertyNet powers Countrywide's national operation
PropertyNet is the power behind a new system that is driving real-time advertising production and fulfilment for one of the UK’s leading providers of integrated estate agent services. Countrywide plc is the UK's largest estate agency network, with around 1,300 estate agency and lettings offices serving nearly 50 high street brands – including Bairstow Eves, Bridgfords, Taylors, Abbotts Countrywide, Mann Countrywide, Entwistle Green, Gascoigne Pees and Dixons. Read more...
Talking Point: One Solution v Multiple Systems
One of the problems in running a number of publications across diverse geographical sites used to be that they all had to be served by multiple systems. And unlike many hands, many systems didn’t make light work – quite the opposite in fact. External support and licensing costs plus internal support resource for many individual apps on many separate workstations combined with training overhead meant that it was a wonder we coped in the first place; bulging budgets and swollen IT departments. We used to call them ‘editorial systems’. Now we need ‘publishing solutions’... Read more...