Scripps Selects ProImage NewsWay for Enterprise-wide Systems Integration, Workflow Management and Control

New ProImage today announced that E.W. Scripps Co. has selected ProImage NewsWay as its corporate workflow solution. The software will be tying together all of the company’s 14 newspaper titles across the United States.

“NewsWay has become the backbone of the ‘Scripps 3.0’ project that is seeing systems such as editorial, digital asset management and ad tracking being standardized throughput the group,” says Rick Shafranek, VP Sales and Marketing, New ProImage.

Providing an integrated enterprise-wide solution from pre-press to the press, NewsWay software will centralize planning, RIPing, imposition, ink pre-setting, ink optimization, load balancing and output management to 27 devices throughout Scripps’ production sites. With the exception of two of these sites, all operate a mix of platemaking devices and different presses.

“NewsWay will also provide the company’s management and production staff with more flexibility, better control and importantly real-time management information,” adds Shafranek, while thanking Scripps’ staff for the way in which they have worked together with ProImage in order maximise group-wide efficiencies.

By the end of the year NewsWay servers in the Scripps data center just outside Cincinnati will connect every site. Although centralized, each paper will be able to control their individual workflow from their own site and benefit from back-up and disaster recovery from a site in Hamilton, Ohio.

Some Scripps titles including the Naples Daily News (Florida), Knoxville News Sentinel (Tennessee), and the Abilene Reporter-News (Texas) have already been benefitting from NewsWay’s functionality and the software is now replacing legacy systems at all the other titles.