WoodWing Releases Enterprise 8.2 – Tight Integration with Excel and Elvis DAM
Posted: 3/27/2013  |  By: Press Release | WoodWing
WoodWing has released version 8.2 of its multi-channel publishing system Enterprise. The new version simplifies direct placement of structured information from Excel files into InDesign layouts and offers a deeper integration with WoodWing´s digital asset management solution Elvis DAM. Based on customer feedback, WoodWing also made further improvements to the user interface for higher usability and productivity. 

The new version 8.2 of WoodWing's publishing platform Enterprise and its editorial management application Content Station enables users to fully integrate Microsoft Excel files into their publishing workflows. Excel files are now managed inside the article’s dossier in Content Station and can be placed into any InDesign layout using drag-and-drop.
 
Excel files now benefit from extensive version control, dedicated workflow rules and granular access rights in Enterprise. Tables placed into InDesign can easily be updated when the source file has changed. They can be styled either with InDesign´s own features or highly automated using WoodWing's Smart Styles plug-in. 

“We see a continuously increasing interest of corporate publishers to create and collaborate on documents, ranging from designed pricelists to annual reports,” said Erik Schut, President of WoodWing Software. “With the enhanced integration of Excel files in the Enterprise workflow, we’ve addressed one of the most important requirements for these customers.”

Tight integration with Elvis DAM
The much tighter integration of Enterprise and Content Station with Elvis DAM is an important improvement for users of all kinds, including publishers, corporates and creative agencies. The ease of use of the Elvis DAM user interface to search through millions of assets has been brought to all Content Station users now. Enterprise 8.2 supports the soon-to-be-released version 4.0 of Elvis DAM. 

Many usability improvements
Based on customer feedback, WoodWing has implemented numerous usability improvements. To speed up productivity in Content Station, additional keyboard shortcuts have been added – for example, the zoom feature in the publication overview. Shortcuts are also easier to find through the newly added menu bar in the desktop and Web client. In addition, Content Station now supports screens with Retina resolution.