Croner-i Ltd chooses automation and standardisation with PublishOne
Croner-i is a British special interest publisher in the areas of Tax, Accounting, Human Resources and Health & Safety. Croner-i has recently acquired titles in these areas for the United Kingdom & international markets from Wolters Kluwer. With their sights set on the future, Croner-i now wants to automate their processes. PublishOne offers a way forward.
Croner-i had multiple and sometimes costly legacy products, content types and workflows, for delivery to Print, ePub and Online. They wanted to refresh their content supply chain in way that would lower costs and improve quality via standardisation. The way PublishOne lets Croner-i standardise and automate their publishing processes at the earliest point in the supply chain, helps them release their publications faster and keep their customers up to date with the legal and regulatory challenges and solutions.
PublishOne gives Croner-i much more than just a standard author environment. Take, for instance, the automatic XML-conversion; Croner-i says working with XML is author-unfriendly – even for experienced internal authors – and now authors don’t have to. PublishOne also makes it easy to enrich content, for example by adding topic metadata and content links via APIs with other web services. All this can be done in a single author environment, and PublishOne as a platform on which Croner-i can build functionality themselves to fit their needs.
Croner-i is still transferring their complete portfolio to PublishOne, but is already profiting daily from increased efficiency, with over 80% of their authors migrated in just five months. Many processes are now automated and more will follow, like making final print proofs visible during the writing process and single-click publishing to online products from within PublishOne. Nick Taylor from Croner-i: “We already need far less support from overseas editing and typesetting services, which greatly reduces costs. We can get content to market faster and authors are enthusiastic. To us, PublishOne is the solution that prepares us for the future right away.”