The Mill, M+C Saatchi, CBA Design and Norwich University of the Arts Move to Extensis’ Universal Type Server for Effective Font Management

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Global brands switch to Extensis’ Universal Type Server from competitive font management solutions; customer notes “Universal Type Server just does things better.”

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Extensis is thrilled Universal Type Server has solved the problems these companies once faced. Our continued mission is to put forth superior font management solutions so our customers have optimum productivity.

Extensis announced today a recent wave of worldwide organisations have switched to Universal Type Server to manage their vast font collections. Each experienced an array of issues with competitive solutions, including shared access to font collections, system reliability, and inadequate permissions management. The Mill, M+C Saatchi, CBA Design and Norwich University of the Arts turned to Universal Type Server to resolve these issues and achieve maximum productivity.

In a series of case studies posted today on Extensis’ site, these brands shared their experiences in making the switch.

  •     The Mill Uses Universal Type Server to Solve Shared Access Problems: An Academy Award-Winning Visual Effects company with multiple offices in the US and London, The Mill requires a system to organize and share fonts between departments and locations. Experiencing problems with both shared access and reliability, they moved to Universal Type Server on the recommendation of their New York Office. With problems now resolved, The Mill has doubled their licenses for Universal Type Client. Read their story here.
  •     M+C Saatchi Says Single Sign-On a Hit with Users: Frustrated by the inability to collect groups of fonts for output and overall lack of options, global advertising agency M+C Saatchi transitioned to Universal Type Server for its rich feature set. Mario Ruggiero, Senior IT Analyst at M+C Saatchi, states: “A bonus feature in making the switch to the Extensis solution was Universal Type Servers’ support for Single Sign-On – something that all of the users have grown to really appreciate.” Learn more about M+C Saatchi’s experience here.
  •     Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) Reports Universal Type Server “Ensures Everything Works as Designed”: Ranked by the Complete University Guide 2014 as the best specialist institution for Art Design, NUA needed a cost-effective solution to manage their font licenses. Initially, a free font management solution was deployed; however, NUA found it was not keeping adequate track of fonts, so they moved to Universal Type Server. Kirk Laws-Chapman, Resources Manager at NUA, states: “Universal Type Server’s ability to offer protected system fonts, combined at the same time as allowing users to have personal workgroups, ensures that everything works as designed and the University can ensure that everyone has access to the purchased font collections.” NUA’s story can be found here.
  •     CBA Design Selects Universal Type Server to Manage Font Use, Reduce Conflicts and Simplify Search: A design agency with offices all over the world, CBA Design recently made the switch to Universal Type Server for its simplicity. Davy Strozyk, IT Manager for CBA Design in Paris states: “We chose Universal Type Server as it enables us not only to manage font use and reduce conflicts between clients, but also to simplify the search for our creative fonts. The ability to place keyword 'tags' is very useful as we now know which fonts are used for each customer – meaning we do not use them when working for another client.” Read more here.

Richard Bamford, EMEA Business Director at Extensis, states: “Extensis is thrilled Universal Type Server has solved the problems these companies once faced. Our continued mission is to put forth superior font management solutions so our customers have optimum productivity.”

Ppecial competitive upgrade pricing is available from other server-based, font management solutions. For further information please contact us at switchers(at)extensis(dot)com.

To learn more about Universal Type Server and Extensis’ font management solutions, visit

About Extensis

Celebrating 20 years in business, Extensis® is a leading developer of software and services for creative professionals and workgroups. Their solutions streamline workflows, securely manage digital assets and fonts, and control corporate typographic branding. Used by hundreds of Fortune 5000 companies, Extensis’ award-winning server, desktop, and web service products include: Portfolio Server® for digital asset management, Universal Type Server® for server-based font management, Suitcase Fusion™ for single-user font management, and the WebINK® web font rental service. Founded in 1993, Extensis is based in Portland, Oregon, and the United Kingdom. For additional information, visit

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