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Key Atex Integration Job: Merging New Owner's Technology

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

Key Atex Integration Job: Merging New Owner's Technology

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JUST MONTHS AFTER becoming a unit of the Norwegian software firm Sysdeco Group AS -- its third owner in three years -- Atex Publishing Systems is using tools from its new parent to develop a customized production tracking and information management system for the Boston Globe.

Atex is more than halfway into the project at the Globe, with the text phase completed just before the recent Nexpo exposition, Atex software developer Martin Davies said in an interview on the show floor.

The system now allows the Globe to track pages at its 600-terminal metro and has the capability, with geographic information system software from Sysdeco, to see and manage administrative and geographical information -- an especially useful tool for real estate advertising, for example.

Atex -- which long ago accomplished the wrenching transition from proprietary publishing systems to an "integrator" of standards-based open architecture, scalable systems -- emphasizes that the system which emerges at the Globe is not a shrinkwrap product.

Nevertheless, it has elements likely to be common to solutions that would work at other papers. For one thing, the system allows operators to look at the whole paper or whole sections.

Warnings alert operators to impending deadlines or missing elements. …

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