New production control hotline from ppi Media supports sh:z editorial department
In a latest development, ppi Media provides a new service to Schleswig-Holsteinischer Zeitungsverlag (sh:z) in Flensburg and undertaking production control tasks for the publishing house. The publisher with the highest circulation newspaper sh:z in Schleswig-Holstein will benefit from a new cost-efficient hotline that ideally complements ppi Media’s support service and guarantees expert knowledge in production control that is available outside core working hours. Initially launched as a pilot project, the innovative service offered by ppi Media has become an integral part of the day-to-day work at sh:z.
In the project, ppi Media made specific changes as requested by the newspaper’s newsroom to the page planning to be produced in ppi’s planning solution PlanPag, which the newspaper has been using for years. Editorial staff can contact ppi Media’s product experts via e-mail or telephone with the tasks they would like them to perform. The experts immediately carried out the requested planning changes, such as changing a part-page in a local edition or adapting common pages, before reporting the change back to the editorial department. This ensures reliable planning changes at short notice, even outside the core working hours of the publisher’s internal production control. “We decided to use the new service offered by ppi Media after a successful test phase. It goes without saying that the software producer’s employees have excellent knowledge of their own planning and production programmes. Thanks to our long-term cooperation, ppi Media was also very familiar with our production workflows,” says Torsten Lops, Head of Production at sh:z.