SoftCare and Tansa Systems form Strategic Partnership

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Editorial solutions K4 Publishing Systems and Tansa Text Proofing System 3 now compatible and tested for interoperability.

SoftCare, a leading developer of workflow solutions for the publishing industry, is pleased to announce that a new technology partnership has been formed between SoftCare and Tansa Systems AS of Norway, a provider of advanced text proofing tools available in several languages. The two companies have agreed to work together on an ongoing basis to ensure compatibility and interoperability between K4 Publishing System and Tansa Text Proofing System 3.

This cooperation will mean that current and future installations of K4 will be able to easily add Tansa's software to their editorial workflow. In addition, current Tansa customers in Europe, Scandinavia and North America who decide to purchase and install a K4 system from one of SoftCare's system integrators should be able to continue using Tansa without interruption.

"Newspaper and magazine publishers need to produce high-quality content for their readers at ever-increasing speed," says Niels Hufnagl, Product Manager at SoftCare. "Tansa brings centralized, content-sensitive spell-checking and hyphenation to Adobe InDesign. Working with centralized dictionaries and rules will give our customers an edge when it comes to meeting tight deadlines while ensuring consistent spelling. It is a pleasure for us to work with Tansa for the benefit of our joint customers."

"The number of media companies using SoftCare's K4 Publishing System increases continuously," says Managing Director Morten Krøtø. "At Tansa, we believe our software should be compatible with all of the leading editorial workflow solutions. So, we were very happy to work with SoftCare to identify and resolve any possible integration issues between our two systems."

Engineers from both companies have been working together for the last few months. The latest versions of both systems were tested for any possible integration issues. As a result of that work, both the Windows and Mac OS X releases of both systems have been certified as compatible.

About Tansa Text Proofing System 3

Unlike any other spelling checker, Tansa proofreads your content by looking at the words in context, making it capable of checking not only the spelling of words, but also the usage of words and the style of your writing. Tansa accomplishes this by checking your written text against a dictionary customized specifically for each publication.

About K4 Publishing System

The award-winning K4 Publishing System enables efficient and secure publishing workflows built around Adobe InDesign and Adobe InCopy. With its multilevel security controls and robust customization options, K4 supports a transparent and fast production workflow for individual workgroups or entire publishing enterprises. K4 comes with full support for remote locations and multi-language publications. One of the hallmarks of K4 is its advanced connectivity, enabling other systems such as asset management or automated prepress to be linked to it. K4 has been successfully implemented at magazine, newspaper, book and corporate publishing sites ranging from 10 to more than 1,000 users. K4 supports Mac OS X and Windows clients in mixed-platform environments. The server software is available for Mac OS X Server, Windows, Sun Solaris and Linux.

About SoftCare

SoftCare was founded in 1990 and is a leading developer of workflow solutions for the publishing industry, helping magazine and newspaper publishers work more efficiently. SoftCare's flagship product is the award-winning K4 Publishing System, the first editorial system for professional publishing workflows based on Adobe InDesign and InCopy. SoftCare teams up with trained K4 System Integrators to ensure high-quality service and support for the system on a local level. More than 120 customers worldwide use K4 to streamline their production process, including Condé Nast and Metro Newspapers, USA, Gruner + Jahr Wirtschaftspresse and Hubert Burda Media, Germany, and Zehnder, Switzerland.

About Tansa Systems AS

Since 1995, Tansa Systems AS has delivered enterprise text proofing and hyphenation tools to media companies, large corporations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies. Tansa has built its reputation by enabling these groups to reduce the number of typographical and grammatical errors that appear in their printed documents and improve the overall efficiency of their content creation process. Tansa has more than 8,500 users in Europe and North America. For more information, please visit


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