Börsen-Zeitung goes live with new editorial workflow publishing platform

The German financial daily has transferred its editorial production to Eidosmedia's digital publishing platform Méthode.

The Börsen-Zeitung is a leading source of information for the financial and banking world in Germany. Based in Frankfurt, its portfolio includes a daily broadsheet edition, a web portal, an e-paper edition and a mobile app. The paper’s readership in the German financial markets is mainly subscription-based. Outside the Frankfurt newsroom, the Börsen-Zeitung has a network of correspondents in other major German cities and financial centers around the world.

In order to increase the productivity of its editorial staff, the Börsen-Zeitung wanted to achieve greater integration between its print and online workflows. They chose Eidosmedia's Méthodedigital publishing platform to create an editorial environment that would enable a unified workflow to generate a range of products from daily print output to web editions, mobile apps and social media postings.

"We were looking for a system that would allow us to edit our daily print and digital editions integrally," said Stephan Lorz, head of the Börsen-Zeitung newsroom. "And we wanted to improve the connection to our external correspondents by better integrating them into the editorial system.”

Using the new solution, correspondents will be able to participate in the newsroom workflow via the Swing web-based interface. Swing enables remote employees to create multimedia stories from any location. This is done under full workflow control in a shared workspace that shortens time-to-market and significantly improves teamwork and monitoring.

In the first phase of the project, the Börsen-Zeitung moved production of the print daily to the new platform. In the next phases, an e-paper will be launched, generated directly from the Méthodeworkflow.

The Börsen-Zeitung project has been characterized by an extremely fast rollout: "We delivered a complete print platform in just over six months," says Andreas Bock, project manager at Eidosmedia. "Our new, streamlined deployment approach uses standard configurations and processes to create a powerful solution in a fraction of the time required for a conventional rollout," said Bock.

The new solution replaces a Hermes editorial system. The system serves around 80 users in Frankfurt's central editorial office and external correspondents’ offices in Germany and abroad