The leading collaborative workflow solution for media outlets and publishers.

EdDesk from Papermule is a tailored workflow solution for the publishing sector that harnesses the collaborative tools in Adobe’s Creative Cloud to optimise and streamline editorial production. EdDesk helps you manage fast-changing content for different audiences, publication channels, and formats – all delivered to meet challenging editorial deadlines.

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EdDesk or chestrates the collaborative effort of a team using Adobe's creative tools (InDesign, InCopy, Photoshop, Illustrator)

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Custom InDesign layouts, including sub-layouts, text, or graphics, can be created or altered in Adobe InDesign, InCopy, or Photoshop.

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Papermule plug-ins allow applications to communicate in real time with each other ensuring creatives always incorporate the latest versions of included assets.

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The underlying DAM Engine manages the underlying edits and ensures top-level content is current.

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Digital assets are managed centrally with working copies distributed to local machines providing excellent application performance.

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Live amendment requests are sent to staff for immediate action and those affected by the content change notified.

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Benefits of EdDesk

Our digital workflow solution, EdDesk, meets the needs of modern media and publishing organisations who need to turn around fast content in a rapidly evolving climate.

With EdDesk, your planning and production team will benefit from:

✓ Greater accuracy, with fewer errors.

✓ Improved transparency and collaboration between teams.

✓ Increased productivity, so you can get more done in less time.

✓Increased visibility which delivers a better insight during the planning phase.

✓ More capability to manage multiple editorial tasks simultaneously, without losing sight of the outcome.

Contact Papermule to Find Out More

EdDesk enables your production team to build more fluid and coherent planning and production processes, so to find out more, please call us today on 01379 650330 or send us an enquiry.

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FAQs

What is digital workflow?

Digital Workflow is a sequence of software actions that replaces roughly equivalent manual or paper-based processes. Think simply about how one or more computer actions when strung together can replace the manual actions needed by a human. Often these digital workflows queue specific individual actions for human users, such as approval reviews – these queues ensure nothing is missed and the human interactions remain focused on the task at hand.

Does your DAM work with InDesign

Absolutely! Whilst Papermule’s DAM can store any digital file it works particularly well with a variety of creative applications but especially Adobe’s suite and InDesign. InDesign extensions help automate many human processes and provide integrations with other Adobe applications like InCopy. Papermule’s InDesign extension will ensure layouts are created to spec and content exported correctly without human intervention or input. 

What is the difference between a DAM and a CMS?

A CMS typically stores and drives content to a website affording the user the ability to edit the textual content within it. A DAM, on the other hand, focuses on the storing, cataloguing and often process managing of media assets across an entire business and may even feed some to a CMS for publication. A DAM will typically include extensive metadata indexing and search capabilities along with services to derive additional digital formats from the source. 

Why shouldn’t content submission use email?

Email has evolved greatly over the years and attachment sizes have scaled to keep pace with modern file formats and sizes yet for all its flexibility it brings as many issues to the table as it solves!

When you receive content you have an opportunity to engage with the sender – email simply doesn’t afford you this luxury, the mail’s written and the sent button is clicked and the message is thrown over the wall for you to catch. The opportunity for checks, balances and sender questions/approvals to be resolved are lost in the blink of an eye and the only way to re-engage becomes another disjointed email or phone call.

As a creative team, have content submitted via a web portal – where it can be checked, cropped, scaled and verified; here you can engage in real-time with the sender and reject non-compliant content; here you can capture and catalogue the content with often vital extra metadata while also providing and gaining acceptance on any necessary T&C’s (such as copy write information!)

Am I able to plan editorial content?

Yes, you can reserve space for, and create editorial containers within the Papermule solutions.

What technologies do you use?

Our Java-based DAM engine provides a feature-rich web-accessible solution hosted on a Linux O/S. The client is entirely web-based and uses a mix of HTML, JS, JSON, and XML. Integrations are typically achieved using a mix of API and feature-rich Perl modules.

How Our Workflows solve Problems

What Our Clients Say

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“Progress has been good and we are already seeing a number of ads coming through the system without the need for chasing and any other involvement from dmg::media staff."
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John Tucker, DMG Media

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Papermule is now a vital part of the future of ad delivery for publishers. We hope this leads to a new era of efficiency, improved customer service for all of our clients."
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Tom Fletcher, News UK

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"TMG are fully supportive of Papermule as a major step forward in the beneficial communications between Publisher and Advertiser.”
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Barry Finch, The Telegraph

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