“Atos Origin implements its publishing Content Management System for Grupo Correo Gallego”

Madrid, March 21st, 2005

Atos Origin, a leading international IT services company, has implemented its D&M PRESS content management system for the Grupo Correo Gallego, one of the main publishing groups in Spain.

This system, based on successive production stages (writing, control, workshop and phototypesetting), facilitates rigorous production control, prevents unwanted manipulation of news items, and also generates instant reports on every process and page.

The system is supported by a database that creates XML files and is suitable for all postproduction tasks. It is compatible with other production systems and incorporates various management and editing tools that are particularly optimised to allow quick, controlled, secure and intensively visual publishing.

The content management system has an editing-production interface with a multifunctional tool that provides detailed views of the entire newspaper production process: it offers an almost real-time preview of pages as they are being developed as well as information on the various production stages (writing, correction, finalization and phototypesetting), users and the status of articles, pictures and advertisements. This allows thorough control of production, even providing a warning if any elements are missing from pages prior to the imposition and phototypesetting processes. Acting as a central point around which the other tools rotate, the interface enables pages to be created quickly and easily by directly accessing design templates repository, thus providing greater editorial freedom. As design templates tool is used Adobe InDesign.

The text editor is based on standards (Adobe InCopy) and has been enhanced with various pluggins adapted to the work of editorial staff, who can view their work at all times while keeping a full range of options available. Every editor can look at and work on information in article, galley or layout mode, while still viewing all the graphical elements of the piece. D&M PRESS facilitates teamwork among editors as it allows several people to have simultaneous access to the same page in real-time.

The agency news collection module (G-News) offers multiple news editing possibilities, complex searches, grouping by agencies or sections and the creation of files to store specific selections.

A digital editing module called ProtoWeb enables all the information to be uploaded to Grupo Correo Gallego's newspaper websites (El Correo Gallego and Galicia Hoxe).

Commenting on the new system, Xavier Cea, assistant director of Grupo Correo Gallego, said “The Atos Origin D&M Press solution means a technological evolution that provides new capacities. D&M PRESS provides total control of the workflow and elements such as text, pictures and advertisements during the newspaper production process, minimising the risk of errors and optimising the work of the editorial staff”.

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company's annual revenues are more than EUR 5 billion and it employs over 46,000 people in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international blue-chip companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, AtosEuronext, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.

For more information, please contact:
Antonio Ferreiro
Tel. +34 91 440 88 00
email. antonio.ferreiro@atosorigin.com

Anne-Marie Capilla
Tel: + 33 1 55 91 20 52
email. anne-marie.capilla@atosorigin.com