WoodWing Releases Enterprise 6 Content Publishing Platform

February 10, 2009

Article by: WoodWing – The Americas

WoodWing Enterprise 6 Content Publishing Platform.WoodWing Software has released Enterprise 6 the latest version of the company’s flagship content publishing platform. New content planning and web delivery tools lead the feature set of this major upgrade.

Equipped with a new editing application called “Content Station” Enterprise 6 offers article planning tools direct access to any type of content repository and integrated Web delivery functionality. Content Station allows users to efficiently create articles for delivery to the Web print and mobile devices and offers out-of-the-box integration with the open-source Web content management system Drupal.

“We ve always separated layout from content but we now separate content from publications ” said Erik Schut president of WoodWing. “Our competitors still follow a single channel model in their products believing that an XML export makes a solution cross-media. In Enterprise 6 publication channels are native concepts each with an associated publishing system. Major internal changes to the system have been made to allow for this radical new approach.”

Content Station works with Enterprise’s new server plug-ins to allow users to search select and retrieve content stored in other third-party repositories such as digital asset management systems archives and wire systems. Video audio images and text files can then be collected into “dossiers” edited and set for delivery to a variety of outputs all from a single user-interface. A built-in XML editor lets authors create documents intended solely for digital output. The content planning application lets managers assign content to users both inside and outside of the office.

Enterprise’s Web publishing capabilities feature a direct integration with Drupal the popular open-source Web content management system. Content authors click on a single button to preview or deliver content directly to Drupal and get information such as page views ratings and comments back from the Web CMS. And if something needs to be pulled from the site editors can simply click “Unpublish”. They don’t have to contact a separate Web editor or navigate through another system’s interface. The server plug-in architecture also allows for any other Web content management system to be easily connected.

Other features in Enterprise 6 address print industry-specific needs in InDesign such as jumping articles from one page or document to another a plug-in called Smart Image that automates importing of XMP metadata from images into text frames and the ability to save InDesign documents as Layout Modules which can have their own workflow and be reused in multiple layouts. A new versioning system and deeper integration with Adobe’s InDesign server also debuted. For a full list of features and more information about the items listed above visit the Enterprise 6 pages on this site.

Enterprise 6 is currently already in use by a number of customers including Express Newspapers UK.


Shawn Duffy Managing Director