MEI, eMerge to Integrate Scriba XML Workflow with K4

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By: E&P Staff

Managing Editor Inc., Jenkintown, Pa., has announced a joint effort with eMerge Consulting to market and support integration between the vjoon K4 Publishing System and Scriba XML workflow engine.

MEI is the exclusive distributor in the Americas of the K4 editorial workflow system for Adobe InDesign and Adobe InCopy. K4 has been integrated with Scriba since 2007, when the system was developed by PCI. Scriba now distributes eMerge and handles research and development. As part of the co-marketing agreement with MEI, eMerge also will provide K4 training and installation services to new and existing customers.

“K4-Scriba integration provides a robust solution that supports all aspects of XML workflow, including print-to-Web, Web-to-print, content aggregation and electronic delivery,” eMerge Managing Partner Michael Sweet said in a statement.

The K4 database provides a managed, collaborative workflow during content creation. With the configurable K4 XML Exporter, users can organize and export individual articles or complete issues to XML directly from the database. Scriba’s rules-based processing engine complements the K4 XML tools by applying sophisticated transformations and formatting to XML exports, according to MEI.

The Christian Science Monitor is among publications where eMerge has implemented the K4-Scriba solution. Customers use Scriba to automate XML transforms, to upload packages to the Web or digital-asset-management systems and to automate the delivery of syndicated content to content aggregators.

Scriba is now also available as an eMerge software-as-a-service, offering customers a customized XML workflow with low upfront cost and a monthly subscription charge. It also may be licensed for those who want to deploy on site.

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