September 17, 2007

Ceiton Releases Web Workflow PPS

IBC 2007, Amsterdam - Ceiton, a developer of workflow management systems for the entertainment industry, launched Web Workflow PPS -- an advanced, Web-based management system for production scheduling and control.
Providing a unique interactive 3D visualization of any process, the system can be customized for any workflow to streamline business processes, boost operational efficiencies, and leverage profitability. With successful installations in Germany and Austria – at broadcaster MDR and at postproduction studios such as Sony DADC – Ceiton rolled out Web Workflow PPS at IBC.  
Web Workflow PPS is a workflow management system specifically designed for the broadcasting, motion picture, postproduction, and pre-mastering industries. Unlike off-the-shelf systems, this Web-based tool can be implemented into, and configured for, any workflow – from a simple service procedure to the most complex production processes.  
Web Workflow PPS features a unique and interactive 3D visualization engine, which provides a dynamic overview of the workflow, and the status of every part of a process. Quotations, order production, scheduling, time and activity recording, contacts, QA, billing, and content archiving of whole production chains are all unified into one powerful, but easy-to-use, system. Web Workflow PPS also prints the labels of managed assets, and connects easily to any other enterprise software or machine.  
Early customers to have streamlined their production processes with Ceiton’s Web Workflow PPS include German broadcaster Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR) or Sony DADC, which produces DVD, Playstation UMDs, and BluRay discs worldwide.  
Ceiton’s Web Workflow PPS will be fully-deployed in early 2008 at the broadcaster Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB), where it will be used by all departments involved in the station’s television and radio ordering, scheduling and settlement processes.