BurdaYukom Publishing Successfully in Production with Current Version of Quark Publishing System



    Leading European Corporate Publishing Company Entrusts Production Process
to Quark's Enterprise Technology

    DENVER, September 6 /CNW/ - Quark Inc. today announced that BurdaYukom,
one of Europe's leading corporate publishing companies, is successfully
producing its approximately 60 regular publications with Quark Publishing
System (QPS) after upgrading to the current version.

    BurdaYukom Publishing is a leading corporate publishing service provider
for business and consumer communications. The company produces magazines;
newsletters; newspapers; corporate books; company reports; booklets;
e-journals; and audio, video, and online material for its clients. BurdaYukom
Publishing has won numerous awards for its outstanding design.

    Recently at the New York ASTRID 2007 Awards honoring outstanding
achievement in design communications, BurdaYukom Publishing won a gold medal
for "impact" executive magazine for Fujitsu Siemens Computers, a silver medal
for "MAN forum" magazine for MAN AG, and design honors for "think:act," a
global decision-makers' magazine produced by BurdaYukom for Roland Berger
Strategy Consultants. Four gold medals and five silver medals were also
awarded to the Munich-based service provider in the
Best-of-Corporate-Publishing category.

    Quark completed installation of QPS upgrades at BurdaYukom and the
initial test procedure using existing files within a matter of days. This was
followed by a two-week self-test by BurdaYukom before the switch to the new
system was implemented across 100 workstations in only a single weekend.
Within this process it was ensured that existing user settings, such as style
sheets and queries were transferred and settings for external service
providers were incorporated.

    "Our editorial team was working with the old system on Friday and with
the new one on Monday," said Wolfram Gotz, head of IT at BurdaYukom
Publishing. "The change-over to the new QPS went off without a hitch, despite
the fact that we were also bringing our computers up to date with Intel Macs
and completely renewing our font libraries. Quark provided us with outstanding
support throughout the entire process; our editorial team, system
administration, and graphics and production departments were given a 14-day
training course in the new QPS and two weeks' production support. We are
delighted with the outstanding service offered by Quark - and with the new
QPS, of course, with its truly impressive design and system architecture."

    "In opting for a QPS upgrade, BurdaYukom - a Quark client for more than a
decade - is benefiting enormously from the existing wealth of experience its
workforce has with QuarkXPress," said Michael Paffenholz, Quark regional
business manager, Central Europe. "In contrast to alternative investments the
company is saving considerable outlay in terms of staff training and the time
it would take to convert to a new system."

    Axel R. Paesike, Quark director sales and services, Central Europe adds:
"BurdaYukom Publishing's decision to continue production with QPS illustrates
once again that companies with high expectations for producing outstanding
graphics and designs and for an efficient workflow choose Quark."

    About BurdaYukom Publishing

    BurdaYukom Publishing (www.burdayukom.de) is owned by Hubert Burda Media,
one of the world's most influential publishing conglomerates. This puts the
entire range of services offered by Hubert Burda Media at the disposal of
BurdaYukom's clients. With some 60 regular publications the corporate
publishing service provider is a leader in business and consumer
communications. Its range of products includes magazines, newspapers,
newsletters, company reports, magalogues, corporate books and booklets, e-mail
newsletters, online material, e-journals, mobile phone magazines, and
vodcasts.

    About Quark Publishing System

    Quark Publishing System (QPS) is an integrated workflow solution that
automates, streamlines, and tracks diverse production and review processes
based on defined workflows. Companies in any industry can use QPS to classify,
manage, control, and track any type of content through the production process;
enhance efficiency and facilitate better communication through real-time
collaboration; and streamline reviews and approvals with production tracking
and version control. Used by organizations to control documents, files,
information, and workflow, QPS helps improve communication and ensure
successful cooperation. More information about QPS is available on the Quark
Web site at http://euro.quark.com/de/qps.

    About Quark

    Quark Inc. (www.quark.com) is an innovative software company providing
design, production, and collaboration solutions that are transforming the
business of creative communications. Quark has provided award-winning software
for professional publishers since its flagship product, QuarkXPress, changed
the course of traditional publishing. Denver-based Quark Inc. is privately
held.

    Quark and Quark related marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Quark, Inc. and its affiliates in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other
marks are the property of their respective owners.




For further information:

For further information: Quark Inc. MacLean Guthrie, 303-894-3371
mguthrie@quark.com or Sarah Rector, 303-894-3753 srector@quark.com

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