More than 35 visitors saw an interesting compilation of publishing solutions at the Energy Net Publishing Day in Frankfurt.
The cavok DAM system was well received by the audience, particularly its easy integration and simple operation. A direct integration with a content management system and an online shop were showcased. Instead of exporting files from the DAM and importing them into the CMS and webshop the files stay in the cavok DAM system and are linked into other systems. This saves unneccessary work and eliminates potential sources of error. Along with full text search and videostreaming cavok becomes a „Master Media Management System“. PEAK-14 created this term to illustrate the concept of supplying all systems in a corporate network directly using the cavok DAM system.
Another highlight was the K4 data import. The cavok DAM system can now import complete editions from the vjoon K4 Publishing System. All links between layouts, stories (Incopy icml files), graphics are transferred, including all metadata. The complete structure of a publication is maintained, allowing to track which elements were used. This can be very useful for a royalty statement.
PEAK-14 has appointed another system integrator and service provider in Switzerland: CS&M, established in 1998 in Steffisburg, near Thun. CS&M has extensive experience with media applications, in particular with DAM systems and expands its portfolio with the cavok DAM system as a key product.
„The weakness of most DAM systems is that integration with other systems is difficult“, Hans-Ulrich Meister, CEO of CS&M, „cavok’s strength is that we can easily connect the DAM system with other corporate applications. Our customers ask for integration, not for standalone solutions. A DAM system is a decisive system especially in a corporate marketing department and helps to cope with the tide of images, videos and advertising materials, not to mention multi-channel media production workflows.“
CS&M chose cavok because it is particularly suitable to modernize and streamline corporate workflows. In about 100 installations PEAK-14 created interfaces to the Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, PIM, CMS and ERP systems, webshops and many others.
Among the customers are the Steigenberger Hotel Group, Sebapharma, manufacturer of cleaning and care products and the car components company Herth+Buss.
„It is very important to us that our integrators offer competent advice to their customers, that is why we provide in-depth training to them. The CS&M consultants are eager students“, says Gunter Leonhardt, Managing Director of PEAK-14. „We are planning the first customer workshop with CS&M and look forward for interesting projects.“