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Anygraaf

The choice of the professionals

The versatile software developed by Anygraaf's personnel has altogether over 200 customers in Finland: newspapers varying from small local papers to newspapers with more than one hundred editors, printing offices, news agencies, image agencies and book publishers.

Customer oriented

Anygraaf views clients not as customers, but as partners. We define our success as the sum of our customers’. That’s why we take the time to listen to our customers and work with them to develop the tools they need to effectively meet their needs. We don’t build what we think is the best solution, we build what our customers tell us is the best solution to do their work.

Experience in system development

The team responsible for the development of Anygraaf products offers more than 20 years of experience producing solutions for the publishing industries. Today, more than 15,000 users of Anygraaf’s content and financial management systems are at work meeting their organizations’ publishing needs throughout Europe and North America.

Panu Uotila

Neo helps future proof journalism studies

The Department of Communication at the University of Jyvaskyla has an advanced program aimed at educating multi-disciplinary journalists with future proof skills. A crucial element in their training is Anygraaf’s Neo customized to meet student’s needs.

The University did not previously have a unified CMS but relied in teaching on separate tools for layout and graphics for teaching, and free versions of e and mobile publishing platforms for web and mobile publishing.

“To benefit our students and give them relevant skills immediately applicable in publishing, we needed a system that was both widely used and versatile”, says Panu Uotila, teacher and the project’s manager from the University of Jyväskylä.

One of the university’s requirements was to have a partner who is committed to rapid future development of their CMS and publishing platforms to adapt to the ever altering mediascape.

Anygraaf’s Neo and its predecessor Doris are the most widely used editorial systems in Finland. With such a pedigree and market share, Neo was the obvious choice for the University’s Department of Communication. The department uses Neo to educate their students in creating content and editorial processes in a realistic environment. The idea is to get the students to think in terms of multiple media outlets when crafting their articles.

“The students are taught to be able to create stories that are customized within the publishing platform to suit paper, web, tablets and mobile publishing”, Uotila says.

The University of Jyväskylä is the first school in Finland to use a Neo as a true multi platform editorial system.

“Teaching editorial system that can handle digital web and mobile publishing as well as traditional newspaper publishing is crucial in equipping our students for their careers in future media”, Panu Uotila remarks.

The university contacted Anygraaf with their request. The project got underway in the autumn of 2013. Neo was rolled out at the university with Planner, ePlanner Compact, WebNeo, ePaper and AnyReader during the spring and summer of 2014. They were installed, configured and customized to suit the specific educational requirements of the university’s Department of Communication. As part of the project, the key personnel at the university were trained in all aspects of the new system. The whole process of rolling out the system went smoothly and on schedule.

Anygraaf has a lot of experience with their product and are able address any requests that we have despite the distance between Jyväskylä and Helsinki.

“This is our pilot year with the system. Everything running smoothly, we expect to make even more use of the system in the future. Neo will help keep up with the rapidly changing media environment and the requirements for future journalism and journalists”, concludes Uotila.


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