Multichannel Content Management Platform
Desk is a web based solution to manage the production of digital and print publications for newspapers and magazines. Leading publishers such as JPI Media in the UK, La Stampa in Italy and Newsday in the US have implemented their digital-first publishing strategies using the Desk platform.
Desk enables the whole content production lifecycle via customisable workflows, picture desk functionality, video management and a dynamic metadata management framework with automatic content tagging features.
No clutter, no complication. A single UI and a unified workflow for:
Web Publishing with home page management
Print publishing with streamlined print layouting
Digital and Print archive
Multi-Channel Content Authoring
A flexible environment to author and prepare content for online and offline publishing. Break the channels barrier using the same tool and the same workflow to prepare articles for both web and print. Full digital enrichment with galleries, multimedia, embeds, links, maps etc – no compromises.
Accurate, realtime digital and print preview included.
Home Page Management
Super easy and super fast. Manage even the most content rich homepages, with concurrent multi-user access, alternative guided layouts for home page zones and teasers, full publishing history.
Visual deferred publishing, see how your homepage will look like in the afternoon or the next morning, mixing current content with planned one. Automatically resurface content that is leaving manual zones into automatic areas.
Automatic checks of duplicated articles and empty slots. WYSIWYG editing of teasers with drag&drop creation of automatically formatted links. Full undo&redo of changes.
Desk is a fully decoupled CMS: comes with ACE Web, its integrated, cloud based, high performance frontend engine or can be used as an headless CMS and integrated with any third party frontend solution.
Automated Print Production
Print and Digital workflows working side by side to ensure print revenues and digital subscriptions. This is the Desk philosophy: completely automating the print production workflow allowing resources to concentrate on tackling the ever-changing requirements of digital publishing.
Desk handles all types of print products, from monthly magazines to multi edition and multi zone large daily newspapers. Full edition planning and production monitoring, advertising planning and integration with ad-booking platforms. Comes with the highly efficient Atex pagination engine or with Adobe InDesign.
Editors can fully manage print content in a browser, view and monitor the edition plan, select page templates, adapt page design with the ‘Alternative Layouts’ guided technology, write and release articles to fit with real-time updates of the page preview.
Asset Management and Archive
Desk provides unified management for all kind of content, with one search you can browse through millions of assets: articles, pages, videos, embeds, galleries. Imagine being able to instantly access and reuse everything that has been created, published and acquired by your organization, with integrated digital rights management to help users manage assets in the most cost-conscious way.
Want also to have daily reporting of all content usage and associated costs and royalties? Just connect ‘Atex Insights’ to implement cost reporting and production statistics.
Comes with Unsplash!
How can you find the right, powerful image to strengthen the message you are giving? We have teamed up with Unsplash to make their beautiful image library accessible right within the Desk editor. No need to open other windows, search the visual you are looking for, download and upload. Just fire up your search terms, browse through results and embed immediately in the story you are writing.
All photos published on Unsplash can be used for free. You can use them for commercial and non-commercial purposes. You do not need to ask permission from or provide credit to the photographer or Unsplash, although it is appreciated when possible. Our integration makes the credits available to you in the image metadata, it’s up to you to use them.
Scalable & high performance
Open APIs and SDK available
Smart Search technology
Statistics and Analytics
Available on any device
Connectors for wire feeds
Single editor for all content
Mobile & Digital presentation
Home Page Management
Rich content packages
Full support for embeds/inline content
Newspapers & Magazines
Efficient pagination tools
Browser-based pagination of content
Fully integrated with ad planning tools
La Stampa: digital first in the lockdown era
La Stampa and JPI Media approach the ‘digital-first’ challenge from different perspectives, using the Atex editorial solution.