K4 Publishing System Now Also for Rent

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Media companies, publishing houses, and corporate publishers now have the option to rent vjoon's K4 Publishing System. According to their individual situation, publishers can hire as many K4 workstations, K4 Web Editor licenses, and other system components such as K4 Overview or K4 XML Exporter as their projects, order position, and workload demand.This new rental offering benefits both new and existing customers. New customers can test the system, existing customers can add additional K4 seats to their current system as needed.

Media companies, publishing houses, and corporate publishers now have the option to rent vjoon's K4 Publishing System. According to their individual situation, publishers can hire as many K4 workstations, K4 Web Editor licenses, and other system components such as K4 Overview or K4 XML Exporter as their projects, order position, and workload demand.This new rental offering benefits both new and existing customers. New customers can test the system, existing customers can add additional K4 seats to their current system as needed. K4 runs locally or remotely as a solution hosted by one of vjoon's integration partners. As an added bonus, the costs for Adobe® InDesign® CS4 Server and the database are included in the rental fee. This enables Adobe InDesign and InCopy® users to test the system and experience the time and cost savings brought on by K4 under actual production conditions.

"With the opportunity of hosting K4 externally, including the Adobe InDesign CS4 Server, vjoon offers its customers the best rental service available on the market today," states Holger Kraemer, Director of Business Development at vjoon. Including Adobe InDesign Server, K4 rental customers can enjoy the complete K4 portfolio, especially they can make full use of Web-based K4 applications such as K4 Web Editor and the production-monitoring K4 Overview tool.

As a stand-alone publishing platform or integrated with an existing publishing system, the InDesign publishing family offers faster, more reliable performance day in and day out," says Chris Kitchener, senior product manager at Adobe. "Other rental offerings may require customers to first buy the necessary system components such as databases or third-party products, but with vjoon's K4 Publishing System, publisher's receive the complete package." The K4 rental application from vjoon allows customers to make full use of the automation tool MadeToPrint Server released this April without having to buy a second Adobe InDesign Server.

Full flexibility - full service
"Considering the global media crisis and the uncertain future of magazine titles, publishing houses are often compelled to plan for the short term," says Marion Schrader, vjoon co-founder and CFO. "Corporate publishers also have to stay flexible enough to increase their capacities and resources to handle peak workloads - for instance, when business reports are due. Agencies tasked to handle temporary production projects also benefit from K4's ability to improve productivity and prevent errors."

vjoon brings this flexibility to its customers on all levels. Again, it may be deployed locally or hosted on an integration partners' hardware. Catering to customers who rent first and then opt to buy, vjoon credits most of the rental fee towards the purchase. Legacy customers may temporarily rent as many extra K4 workstations as they wish. With all this, K4 clearly reduces investment risk for both publishing houses and corporate publishers.

A newcomer package is available for publishers who wish to test K4. Starting at 990 euros per month, it comprises a database, seven K4 workstations including K4 Web Editor licenses, and the Adobe InDesign CS4 Limited Server. All other components such as K4 Overview, K4 Web Importer, and K4 XML Exporter are also available for rent. The minimum rental period is six months, after which the term may be extended quarterly.

The K4 rental application is currently not available in the Americas.

Find more information at Rent-K4, http://www.vjoon.com/rent-k4.

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