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Serioustec implements first WoodWing site in Southeast Asia at Harian Kontan

02-26-2007 11:27 AM CET | IT, New Media & Software

Press release from: Serious Technology Sdn Bhd

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This project involves design, editorial workflow, training, system implementation and migration of a complete new daily newspaper and two magaznes in a record breaking two months.

JAKARTA, INDONESIA, 2007 Feb 26, Serioustec successfully implemented the editorial and archiving system at Kontan. Kontan produces a daily newspaper, weekend magazine - Mingguan Kontan and a monthly magazine - Edisi Khusus. Harian Kontan is a new business daily by the largest publishing group in Indonesia - Kelompok Kompas Gramedia. The publisher says they will distribute 100,000 copies a day. Harian Kontan will publish from Monday to Saturday with the weekend edition - Mingguan Kontan.
“We believe in producing the best product for our readers, our tagline is - Friendly and Accurate. We have a unique style in delivering news to our readers, it is what make us unique compared to the others,” said Mr. Yopie Hidayat, the managing director of Kontan. “It was a natural choice when it comes to choosing the system implementor, Serioustec has the best team.”
“We were brought in late December 2006, to help Kontan to design, train, migrate and implement a complete editorial workflow and archiving system, it was a challenge I could not resist,” said John Fong, co-founder of Serioustec.
“I am very impressed and pleased with Serioustec who did an excellent job with this project,” said Remco Koster, Managing Director of WoodWing Asia Pacific. “They set up the magazines in a very short time whilst setting up and testing the brand new newspaper and its complex workflow processes at the same time. Everthing only took two months from start to finish including the brand new newspaper, and everthing is running very smoothly.”
Based on Adobe’s Creative Suite 2©, WoodWing’s SmartConnection Enterprise™ Editorial Solution and Dutch Software’s NetPublishEnterprise™, Harian Kontan is armed with the most advanced, flexible and reliable technology into the highly competitive newspaper market of the world’s fourth largest country. Reporters are copy fitting their stories directly via a web browser and Editors collaborate directly with designers in a parallel editorial workflow. The entire newsroom is now working in synchronization and conformity. All editorial components are automatically archived and easily available for research and repurposing.
“It was a unique opportunity for us as a technology provider as we are involved in the design, migration, business process re-engineering, training, customization and solution implementation of Kontan. This proves we are not just another solution provider but the best implementation team around,” added Raymond Choong, co-founder of Serioustec.
Newsroom transformation has always been a tough and long journey, which involves painstaking and meticulous planning. At Kontan, the smooth transition from a laggard traditional model into a modern competitive environment is a product of implementing the right technology with the right people.
The products implemented include: Adobe InDesign Creative Suite 2©, Adobe InDesign Server CS2©, Adobe InCopy©, WoodWing SmartConnection Enterprise™, WoodWing Smart Language Tools©, WoodWing Smart Styles©, Dutch Software’s NetPublishEnterprise A&R™ and Serioustec’s SmartDashboard©. For additional product information, contact Serioustec or visit www.serioustec.com.

About Serious Technology Sdn Bhd
Founded by two enterprising individuals from different technology background and experience, we bring together a synergy from both the vendor and end users experience. Serious Technology Sdn Bhd is the system implementor for WoodWing, dutchsoftware.com and Adobe in South East Asia. For more information, visit www.serioustec.com.

Serious Technology Sdn Bhd
Level 36, Menara Citibank
165 Jalan Ampang
50450 Kuala Lumpur Wilayah Persekutuaan
Malaysia
www.serioustec.com

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