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April 30, 2019 – The Hamburg-based software company ppi Media is celebrating its 35th anniversary. Founded in 1984, ppi Media has become the leading provider of software solutions for automated newspaper production on the German market. The company now provides its services to media groups and publishers around the world.

ppi Media has branches in Kiel, Hamburg and Chicago, and serves around 100 publishers in numerous countries. The services provided by the company cover the entire publishing workflow of newspapers and magazines, from planning to production. Some of the best-known publications produced with ppi Media solutions include the New York Times, BILD and the Indian daily Dainik Jagran, one of the most widely read publications in the world.

And yet it all started very small: “Way back in 1984, Peter Pape probably couldn’t tell his company would become one of the world’s leading providers of publishing software”, explains Hauke Berndt, Managing Partner and CEO of ppi Media. “But his Hanseatic virtues have left a lasting impression on the company: Our clients have always valued our reliability, service-oriented approach and the fact that we listen to them. Many of our solutions have been developed and optimized with our clients”.

The joint editorial system of ppi Media and its partner Digital Collections has also established itself as an important software solution for the international publishing world in recent years. In 2018, the system attracted more clients than ever before. Content-X is being used more and more – even by major magazine publishers. Egmont Publishing in Norway started using the system last year and other publishers are about to follow suit. After the change of shareholders at ppi Media and Digital Collections, the two companys will continue to develop Content-X together.

About ppi Media
ppi  Media  develops  highly  efficient  solutions  and  services  for  media  companies. The  owner-managed software house was founded in 1984 and has since become the leading workflow specialist for automated newspaper production. 80% of all daily newspapers on the German market are produced using products developed  by  ppi  Media.  Media  companies  in  Europe,  Asia,  Africa  and  the  US  use  the  company’s solutions  in  their  daily  work  for  the  planning,  production  and  editorial  workflows  of  digital  and  print products.  ppi  Media  also  guides  companies  seeking  innovation  through  their  digital  transformation process.  ppi  Media’s  portfolio  includes  the  agile  development  of  digital  solutions  using  modern  Design Thinking methods and the provision of innovation advice throughout the different stages of a company’s change process.
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2019-04-30 13:16

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