Wolters Kluwer Health Launches PubFusion™ 2.0 to Improve Publication Management for a Range of Industries
The Online Content Management System Cuts Production Costs, Increases Productivity and Reduces Time to Market
Philadelphia (November 28, 2006) - Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy, and the pharmaceutical industry, has launched PubFusion™ 2.0 as an online content management system for publishers, pharmaceutical companies and other businesses.
PubFusion 2.0 offers commercial publishers, self-publishing societies, research institutions, pharmaceutical companies and other businesses an online solution to increase the speed and quality of content creation, review, approval, and dissemination. It also allows users to manage their library of original content and supporting material such as advertisements, editorial art, print layout, and permission information.
“Because we deliver hundreds of pages of professional content every day, we know firsthand what is needed in content-focused software solutions,” said Jeff McCaulley, President & CEO of Wolters Kluwer Health. “PubFusion reduces costs and production time by making content management an online process. While originally developed as a proprietary solution, we now also offer PubFusion as a product due to the substantial benefits it brings to content management.”
Key product features of PubFusion 2.0 include:
* Version Control - saving time and improving quality
* Real-Time Audits - identifying potential roadblocks in the production process
* Global Management - allowing for changes in ads, masthead or styles to be keyed in once and applied throughout the content as required
* Centralized Progress Monitoring and Revision and Proof Monitoring - saving time and reducing postage expense
* Collaboration tools - with automatic notification and alerts to enforce production schedules
* Flexible output - multiple-format, on demand output from a single set of files
* Web-accessible publication content available from anywhere, 24/7
New features in Version 2 include enhanced onscreen layout tools, an automated feed of “publish ahead of print” articles to designated websites, improved workflow tools, and an enhanced reporting tool. The reporting tool breaks down information by article types or sections, and enables better scheduling and reporting on authors, articles, submissions, tables and figures.
Version 2.0 also supports interactions with suppliers such as online aggregators, print production facilities and advertising agencies. It can be integrated with all major commercial manuscript submission systems, providing a digital end-to-end publishing pipeline.
Wolters Kluwer Health developed and began using PubFusion in early 2005 in an effort to reduce costs and increase productivity. Now, more than 185 of its medical journals use this content management solution, in eight locations across three countries. PubFusion is an essential enabling technology that has allowed the company to achieve savings of 10 percent of its annual operation costs in year one, and to anticipate significant savings moving forward.
In May, PubFusion received the Best Practice award from The Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM) for having the best enterprise content management implementation in its industry.
PubFusion is built on the EMC Documentum 5.3 digital asset management platform, which is certified as appropriate for regulatory submissions, meets FDA requirements for digital signatures and meets CFR 21 requirements. Pub Fusion’s “Designed for Documentum” accreditation, which ensures dedicated technical support, architectural guidance, and pre-release software from EMC Documentum, is pending.
PubFusion uses a standard Windows-based system and is available in both a hosted version and an in-house solution, in partnership with Flatiron Solutions.
About Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health (Conshohocken, PA), a division of Wolters Kluwer, is a leading provider of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry. Major brands include traditional publishers of medical and drug reference tools and textbooks, such as Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and Facts & Comparisons; electronic information providers Ovid Technologies, Medi-Span and ProVation; and pharmaceutical information providers Adis International and Source. For more information, visit www.wkhealth.com.
Wolters Kluwer is a leading global information services and publishing company. The company provides products and services for professionals in the health, tax, accounting, corporate, financial services, legal and regulatory, and education sectors. Wolters Kluwer has annual revenues (2005) of €3.4 billion, employs approximately 18,400 people worldwide and maintains operations across Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on the Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. For more information, visit www.wolterskluwer.com.
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