Tampa Fla. – July 17 2007 – SAXOTECH the leading provider of multi-channel publishing systems to the news media industry today announced it has been awarded Preferred Supplier status by the PAGE Cooperative the largest buying group of daily and weekly newspapers in the United States.
SAXOTECH was selected as a preferred supplier because of its long-standing integrated print and online approach to editorial production which provides news organizations with increased efficiencies and greater flexibility to its publishing process. SAXOTECH is a good fit with PAGE Co-op s member profile: today more than 30 daily newspapers currently running on SAXOTECH systems that are also PAGE Co-op members.
“We are excited to formalize a relationship with PAGE Cooperative and feel strongly that with SAXOTECH’s integrated print and online production solution we will provide increased value and operating efficiencies to its member companies ” said Paul Harris vice president of corporate marketing at SAXOTECH. “PAGE enables its members to be at the forefront of industry changes; SAXOTECH focuses on the same values so newspaper companies can continue to serve the informational needs of their communities.”
The PAGE Cooperative is a not-for-profit cooperative buying association. Membership is limited to privately owned daily and non-daily general interest newspaper companies or newspaper groups in the United States and accounts for more than half of the privately-owned daily newspapers in the U.S.
Vendors are typically recommended by existing PAGE members undergo a thorough review process that includes presentations to their management a vendor selection committee and finally approval by the PAGE Board of Directors.
SAXOTECH is a software development and systems implementation company founded in 1993 to exclusively serve the media industry. Our scalable easy-to-implement solutions are used to plan create edit and publish news for multiple channels and are backed by world-class customer support. Today SAXOTECH’s software products are used by more than 450 news organizations around the world. For more information on SAXOTECH please visit our Web site at www.saxotech.com.
About PAGE Cooperative
PAGE Cooperative is a not-for-profit member-owned cooperative buying association. PAGE members pool their individual purchases to create large-volume leverage that earns significant discounts and rebates from over 90 preferred suppliers. Members purchase over $240 million dollars annually. These purchases include discounted ink; graphic arts material; pressroom and circulation supplies; office production and electronic media equipment/systems and of course newsprint.
In operation since 1984 the cooperative has an extensive nationwide membership with members in all 50 states including more than 560 daily newspapers and over 1000 non-daily publishing facilities. This represents over half of the privately-owned daily newspapers in the United States.