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DER STANDARD's Digital-First Strategy: Appsfactory and Livingdocs Facilitate Landmark CMS Migration of 250 Editors

Munich, June, 14 2023 – Appsfactory, one of Europe’s leading providers for digital transformation and IT Consulting, together with Livingdocs, the premier publishing solutions provider in the DACH region, celebrate a significant achievement: the successful migration of 250 editors from DER STANDARD, the renowned Austrian news outlet, to the innovative Livingdocs content management system (CMS). As the first Austrian publisher to adopt this innovative solution, DER STANDARD paves the way for a new era in Austrian publishing.


Appsfactory, an official integration partner of Livingdocs since 2022, played a crucial role in the migration process, leveraging their expertise and experience to ensure a seamless and efficient transition. As part of their ongoing commitment to bring innovative solutions like Livingdocs CMS to new markets, including Austria, they are excited about future implementations of this technology. With a commitment to round-the-clock support, Appsfactory provides 24/7-365 assistance to DER STANDARD during the entire migration process, guaranteeing uninterrupted operations.


The cloud-based Livingdocs CMS, hosted on Microsoft's cloud platform Azure, offers unlimited capabilities for extensions while providing a fully cloud-based solution. This ensures flexibility, scalability, and a reliable infrastructure for DER STANDARD's digital publishing needs.


"We are thrilled to have partnered with DER STANDARD and Livingdocs on this transformation project," says Jan Nowak, VP of Media & AI at Appsfactory. "The successful and nearly trouble-free migration of 250 editors to Livingdocs in only 4 days is a testament to our commitment to deliver cutting-edge digital solutions on point. Our implementation has empowered DER STANDARD's team with a state-of-the-art headless CMS that streamlines workflows, enhances productivity, and revolutionizes their editorial processes. The exceptionally smooth transition, praised by the editors, allowed them to seamlessly continue their work."


Gabriel Hase, CEO of Livingdocs, shares this sentiment, stating, "We are grateful for partners like Appsfactory to support in the integration process and ensure a smooth transition for our valued customers. We are also proud to be part of DER STANDARD’s forward-thinking strategy and are excited about what the future holds."


The smoothness of the transition has been highly praised by DER STANDARD. Matthias Stöcher, Director Legal, Policy & essential Projects at DER STANDARD, expresses his satisfaction with the migration, stating, "Working with Appsfactory and Livingdocs has been a game-changer for DER STANDARD. The intuitive interface and advanced features of Livingdocs CMS have significantly improved our editors' efficiency, enabling us to deliver high-quality content to our readers more rapidly than ever before. The transition was remarkably smooth for all our editors, allowing them to continue their work seamlessly. This migration has cleared technological dead ends for us, and we are excited to have found a solution with our partners that makes us future-proof."


This migration represents not only a significant shift in DER STANDARD's operations but also a pioneering moment in Austria's digital publishing landscape. Livingdocs and Appsfactory are proud to have played instrumental roles in this digital publishing transformation, supporting DER STANDARD's digital-first strategy. They remain committed to driving innovation, providing round-the-clock support, and pushing the boundaries of the publishing industry.


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About Appsfactory:

Appsfactory is Germany's leading agency for digital products and applications, with over 700 realized projects. Our diverse range of clients includes companies such as Axel Springer, DER STANDARD, F.A.Z., Süddeutsche Zeitung, RTL, Kicker, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Rheinische Post, Medienholding Süd and Tagesschau, who benefit from our full-service expertise throughout the entire lifecycle of technological offerings. We place particular emphasis on integrating artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. With the acquisition of Peak Performance Apps GmbH, we have expanded our portfolio to include highly scalable digital real-time interactions.


As one of Europe's fastest-growing multimedia agencies, we employ over 380 staff at five central locations in Germany. Our Quality Management System (QMS) is certified according to ISO 9001, ISO 27001, TISAX for the automotive industry and for the development of medical products according to ISO 13485. Awards such as the Red Dot, the German Digital Prize, iF Design Award and the Grand Stevie Award demonstrate our successful and innovation-driven work. Our company has recently been awarded the honor of Top Company 2023 by kununu. In addition, we have partnerships with Microsoft (Certified Gold Partner), Brightcove, Livingdocs, and certifications in the Google Agency Program and as an Alexa Featured Agency.


About Livingdocs:

Livingdocs was founded in 2015 by Gabriel Hase and Lukas Peyer in Zurich and has meanwhile grown to a successful company with developers, designers and communication experts, working closely with large publishers to build first-class publishing solutions.


The company attends to numerous notable publishers in the entire GSA region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland). Satisfied customers of Livingdocs include, among others, t-online, Germany's largest online portal, the Süddeutsche Zeitung, the NZZ media group and CH Media.


We are happy to continue stepping into the future of publishing with our valued partners at Appsfactory and to make digital history together.

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