CrownPeak Technology, a content
management application service provider, has announced the release
of Publisher Advantage, a special publishing-industry edition
of Advantage CMS, its flagship ASP-based content management solution.
Developed in response to the specific needs of the publishing
industry, Publisher Advantage offers the following capabilities:
- Greater user manageability and control over content
and digital assets
- Infinitely configurable work flow
- Improved proofing tools
- Integration with ad-serving components
- E-mail newsletter creation and management
- Performance monitoring
- Increased report-management capabilities
- An exclusive "content similarity engine"
According to the announcement, work flow is expanded significantly
in Publisher Advantage, which features unlimited flexibility within
work-flow and approvals configurations. The system supplies editors
and content authors with tools to manage the collaborative editorial
process online. These tools allow page notations, expanded task
management, ad hoc routing, parallel and serial approval processes,
and nesting work flows within the content management system.
Publisher Advantage gives clients expanded control over content,
letting them proof, monitor, and develop usage reports and track
links across the site. The Link Checker function automatically
notifies users about broken links. In addition, Report Writer
maintains detailed records and statistics for monitoring purposes.
Publisher Advantage also features expanded proofing capabilities.
Visual Versioning enables content authors to visually compare
two forms of the same document. The documents are marked with
redlined cross-outs and different-colored text for revisions.
Real-time spell checking allows writers to verify spelling against
an embedded 250,000-word dictionary, as well as add their own
words. In addition, Publisher Advantage delivers major enhancements
in the areas of directory management, e-mail marketing, and ad
Source: CrownPeak Technology, Los Angeles, 310/577-5850; http://www.crownpeak.com.