magPeople joins CCI

Bonnier Publications in Copenhagen, Denmark, using CAOS for their planning and production of magazines.

 

Thea Schmidt Borgholm, VP Digital Services of CCI and the manager of the magazine business unit.

The highly specialized competencies of magPeople and CCI are now brought together to meet the demand among media corporations for a consolidated solution covering newspaper, magazine and digital publishing.

magPeople, Danish provider of software for magazine workflow and production control and part of the Stibo Group, is now a business unit of CCI, also a Stibo Group company.

The objective of bringing together two companies with highly specialized domain knowledge is to benefit from the resulting synergy effect, thus securing an even stronger position when it comes to meeting market demands.

“Today, we see converging requirements across print formats and digital publishing channels among the larger media corporations. The product portfolio of newspaper publishers often includes magazines and magazine-like special sections where increased collaboration and efficient content management may be required. It is equally obvious that the design of print and tablet magazines has very similar characteristics,” says VP – Digital Services at CCI, Thea Schmidt Borgholm, who has assumed responsibility for the new business unit.

magPeople has specialized in flexible and easy-to-use solutions for magazine production including CAOS, an integrated publishing platform, magWorkflow, magPicture and a number of plugins for Adobe InDesign. magPeople’s reference list includes major magazine publishers like Bonnier Magazine Group, Aller Magazine and LRF.

“From the very beginning, magPeople has had a keen focus on combining simplicity and efficiency in their solutions, and their development process has been characterized by a highly agile and creative approach. These are core values that we will preserve in the new CCI business unit,” says Thea Schmidt Borgholm.

As of August 2013, all magPeople employees have been transferred to the new CCI business unit. In connection with the move to CCI, Søren Rehné has resigned his position as CEO of magPeople.