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APL Media Limited sign 5-year deal with PCS for digital anytime workflow.

July 2017.
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PCS, leading product developers for the publishing market, is today announcing it has signed a 5-year agreement with APL Media Limited to rollout Knowledge Publish throughout the organisation’s stable of travel and lifestyle magazines.

A 6-week pilot is currently launching with National Geographic Traveller and APL look set to start benefitting straight away from the control, time and cost efficiencies they have been striving to achieve.  After which time, Knowledge Publish will be rolled out across a range of titles including ASTAnetwork and Postcards.

Knowledge Publish, PCS’s editorial and collaboration management platform, will enhance the workflow at APL by removing unnecessary tasks and automating processes.  It will also facilitate remote working and the opportunity to enhance creativity through templating.

The APL team were specifically looking for a solution that would improve its digital capabilities and generally allow the team to work smarter.  Knowledge Publish not only does this but allows APL to edit copy and imagery on the fly via a web browser whether it is destined for print or digital.  There are also rich digital asset management capabilities that will locate any content previously used or generated, offer a full audit trail and provide the ability to view all past editions in one place.

“PCS are delivering us a fully integrated solution to our digital workflow, by removing manual processes,” comments Maria Pieri, Editorial Director.  “The ability to create content once then automatically tailor it to any destination, will deliver us significant business benefits.  PCS have an acute understanding of the industry and have developed a suite of applications that will offer all the efficiencies magazine publishers are looking for now and in the future.”

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