Automated Advertising Dummying with Layout-8000™
Layout-8000 is the original, industry-standard automated newspaper advertising dummying system.
There is a reason why nearly every other newspaper vendor claims to have a Layout-8000™ interface. And, not surprisingly, when some say they also do ad dummying, they nearly always compare their offering to Layout-8000.
This design tool helps your layout staff satisfy advertiser requests while quickly producing error-free, well-engineered and profitable editions. It provides the middleware between advertising management front-end systems and production and pagination back-end systems.
Layout-8000 supports automatic, semi-automatic and manual design of advertising layouts.
Layout-8000 handles complex position requirements, including group (i.e., desk), section, page and zone requests, competing advertisers and many more. It supports numerous page styles.
Layout-8000 remembers the advertiser position preferences that designers know.
Through this and sophisticated machine learning, Layout-8000 gets ever smarter, supporting the systemic automation that is especially important in corporate design centers.
Layout-8000's user interface supports wide screens and dual screens. It has a user-customizable ad list that can be searched, sorted, filtered, color-coded, rearranged and exported to spreadsheets. Click on an ad in the list and drag and drop it onto a page. Or let Layout-8000 use its knowledge base and artificial intelligence-based dummying algorithms to do the task automatically. It's just that easy.
Layout-8000 comes with SCS's busy work reduction technology. It helps sites automate the many different workflow tasks associated with integrating disparate systems, managing data and sharing designs.
Color coded thumbnails identify important position information. Multiple zones can be viewed and worked on simultaneously. Designers can even work on multiple editions at the same time.
Layout-8000's dummies are drawn as PDF's. These are highly configurable to meet the needs of any individual or department involved in the design and production of the newspaper.
Layout-8000 can run on a single workstation, on large data center servers, or in the cloud. It comes with high-availability technology that assures that this mission critical application runs 24/7/365. Remote monitoring by SCS is also available.
Every viable front-end newspaper vendor has interfaces to Layout-8000. (If yours doesn't, SCS can fix that.) Live data feeds from multiple front-ends are supported. You can also choose interfaces to virtually every pagination tool from InDesign, QuarkXPress and Scribus to CCI Europe, Unisys, etc.
Layout-8000 integrates seamlessly with these premiere SCS products:
SCS provides world-class support for Layout-8000 (as well as with our many other applications). New releases with significant enhancements are provided regularly through agile incremental development practices.
"Layout 8000 has cut hours off of laying out the daily paper per week. It has also helped tremendously in eliminating errors associated with ad placement. It’s simple to use and easy to understand. It’s truly a great tool."
-Mark Rodgers, Production Director, The Lebanon Democrat
"Every step of this upgrade (of Layout-8000) was smooth thanks to the SCS Team. Ann & Frank went above and beyond typical levels of service I receive from other vendors. We are highly satisfied with our upgraded system and look forward to utilizing all the new tools and features that it has brought."
-Michael Greathouse, IT Manager/Graphics Manager, NCWV Media, The Exponent Telegram
"SCS Layout-8000 is a wonderful tool we use to produce our newspaper here in Spokane, WA. I have found the software powerful, and the support from SCS is second to none."
-Ed Paquette, Production Systems Specialist, The Spokesman-Review