Newspaper giant Dainik Jagran starts production with ppi Media’s solutions on schedule

India’s most widely read daily newspaper produces its first editions with publishing solutions from Germany.

In its quest for a reliable workflow to produce over 230 local editions, the Indian daily Dainik Jagran decided in favor of a number of solutions developed by ppi Media in February 2015. The software has now been installed and, as from March of this year, PlanPag, AdPag and AdMan have gone live at the first production sites in Bareilly and Moradabad.

April 21, 2016. The joint project by ppi Media and Dainik Jagran was started in February 2015. In a first step, the systems in the publishing houses belonging to Jagran Prakashan Ltd. were set up, followed by a number of training sessions and workshops. After a successful run-up, production of the first ten of over 230 local editions went live. The project partners are, therefore, exactly on schedule.

Both Jagran Prakashan and ppi Media are working full steam to switch to the new workflow at all the other sites during the next few months. Besides producing daily newspapers, Jagran Prakashan is also active in other areas of the media industry. Amongst others, it publishes the daily papers MiD-Day, Nai Dunia, Punjabi Jagran & iNext which will also be produced with ppi Media’s solutions.

A good choice

The key requirements placed on the tools for Jagran Prakashan’s newspaper production workflow were extremely high. They focused mainly on options for working on editorial content and ads simultaneously, coordinating the placement of content and centralizing newspaper planning, and led to the company’s decision to install ppi Media’s planning and production software PlanPag, the ad solutions AdPag and AdMan, as well as ProPag for automated page assembly, DistEl and InLink.