Developments, customers, press releases.

Tuesday, 2013-03-12

mediacockpit at Winterhalter

Winterhalter, a specialist for commercial warewashing machines, has relied on professional media management and distribution to its partners and subsidiaries since 2007.

This extensive experience was a key factor when selecting mediacockpit version 5.5 for their new DAM system at the end of 2012. A special requirement in the design phase was that the DAM system not only provide a simple to use browser-based standard software, but that mediacockpit must also serve as a data source for media assets in the new Winterhalter website.

The new website went online in German last week, launching at the Internorga trade fair in Hamburg. Fully integrated with the CMS, mediacockpit provides the new corporate presence with product and target group-specific content.


The core functions at a glance:
  • Single sign-on for the website and mediacockpit on via JASIG CAS and Open LDAP
  • Automatic tagging / keywording of media assets on ingest via import scripting
  • Seamless integration of brochure downloads and predefined media selections via our flexible API
  • Rights-based provisioning of media assets and selections for various target groups after registering on the company site (for example, press releases and image material for journalists; technical data sheets, mailings, and price lists for retailers)

For designers of large kitchens the new Planner Portal provides a particular added value: after successful login, the configurator users can select specific types of machines and gets offered application-oriented documents (planning examples, data sheets, wiring diagrams, operating instructions, pictures and decision-support tools and drawing files) for download directly from mediacockpit.

Visit the new Winterhalter home page
Friday, 2013-02-22

zelect becomes MCP

mcp-logo.jpg To further consolitdate the mediacockpit brand, we have decided to remove the "zelect" wordmark from the DAM Group product portfolio. The zelect modules have been rebranded as MCP ("mediacockpit for publishers"). Our business model here remains unchanged: the MCP paywall and themenalarm products allow publishers to generate and interact with new and existing customers and monetize the digital content in a comfortable and easy to integrate fashion.

In times of Web-based micro payments, DAM Group's MCP paywall and themenalarm are mature and proven products for the paid content market. Based on mediacockpit, they enable publishers the simple and economical introduction of paid content on the Web for publishers and advertising companies.

We are very pleased that the brand name zelect has aroused the interest of Europe's largest telecommunications company. All rights to the brand zelect have been fullly ceded to Deutsche Telekom AG: The transfer of the brand will be completed February 28.

To find out more about the potential and benefits of the MCP, please contact us for a no-obligation consultation.
Monday, 2013-01-14

Press release - Bertsch Group acquires the e-pro solutions GmbH from the TTS Group

Bertsch Group takes a further step in the consolidation of the DAM / PIM market in the in the DACH region
Stuttgart, 11 January 2013 – Effective January 1st, 2013, the Bertsch Group with headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany has acquired to the e-pro solutions GmbH with their established product portfolio and longtime product information management (PIM) and electronic catalog (CAT) know-how. The software division of the Bertsch Group has extensive experience with product development and projects for IT-based marketing and sales processes. With the acquisition of e-pro solutions GmbH, the Group continues the strategic expansion of their DAM / PIM strengths.

The e-pro and Bertsch Group management see merging their proven and complementary technologies and the existing know-how as the right decision for all the parties. The resulting synergies will bring competitive advantages, benefiting stakeholders in both organizations.

Following the acquisition, e-pro will maintain their headquarters in Stuttgart-Vaihingen and continue independently supporting their existing customer base. Continuity in the business relationships and system maintenance is guaranteed for the e-pro’s customers.

“The new e-pro serves customers in all markets with a complete product portfolio - PIM software for multi-channel communications and e-proCAT – the proven software for electronic catalogs in BMEcat format”, says Stefan Maria Creutz, e-pro’s Managing Director. “Customers benefit from the new shareholder and exciting developments and potential in new areas like mobile and social commerce as well as software for marketing and sales optimization. “As part of the Bertsch Group, e-pro offers a comprehensive range of new and exciting products and services”, adds Creutz.

“With e-pro, we extend our portfolio to include a high-performance, future-oriented company in the area of PIM and BMEcat. Together, we will consolidate our strengths in these areas, offering customers advanced and integrated solutions, including PIM, DAM, online, mobile and social media”, says Dr. Frank Mayer, head of Bertsch Group. “We look forward to an exciting collaboration with the e-pro, bringing together the strengths of all stakeholders: our know-how, products and the spirit of innovation", Mayer continues.

Chris Turchin, CEO of DAM Group GmbH, adds: “e-pro’s management and DAM Group share a common vision for the digital asset management (DAM) and PIM market. e-pro’s talented team, extensive PIM know-how and market-leading e-proCAT software is an asset for the Bertsch Group and offers DAM Group, our partners and our customers new strategic opportunities.”

“As long-standing customer of the Bertsch Group with their trend-setting corporate strategy, are we are convinced to have found the ideal owner for a strategic orientation and development for e-pro. We have successfully used mediacockpit and other tools of the DAM Group for many years and look forward to a lasting customer relationship and the new possibilities of Bertsch Group for the TTS”, commented Dr. Sebastian Reschke, Chief Executive Officer of the TTS Group.

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About Bertsch Group
Bertsch Group is a dynamic organization and currently includes 20 companies in the fields of IT, publishing, agencies, sport, music and fashion. Founded in 1999, creating business success from good ideas is the core philosophy of the Bertsch Group. Customers include Microsoft, Mercedes-Benz, Deichmann, Hugo Boss, Wolters Kluwer and Vodafone among many others. In total, the group employs approximately 400 employees at seven locations in Germany and generates a turnover of more than EUR 35 million.

About e-pro solutions
e-pro solutions GmbH belongs to the leading suppliers of standard software for multi-channel commerce and e-business and is well versed in developing and implementing multi-channel enabled product information management solutions for business in the DACH region including the industries of electrical engineering, tool-manufacturing, construction, industrial distributors as well as plumbing, heating and air conditioning. The company belongs to the TTS group with more than 2,400 employees. e-pro is a Microsoft Certified partner is in the category of software vendor software solutions and a certification partner in the field of electronic catalogues with eCl@ss, BMEcat, and ETIM.

About DAM Group
DAM Group GmbH has been a pioneer in the field of digital asset management since its inception in 1996. The successful, well-designed product mediacockpit has been crucial in making DAM Group one of the most experienced European providers and operators of enterprise digital asset management solutions today.

Press contact
Manuela Bloos
Marketing / Communications
Phone: +49 7544 9218-100

DAM Group GmbH
Planckstr. 7
88677 Markdorf

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Wednesday, 2012-11-28

Triathlon in Lindau 2013 – The Countdown has Started

chris_swimming.pngOur athletic ambitions will reach a new peak next year: driven by a desire be more active, achieve a healthier work-life balance and last but not least by the physical challenge, we spontaneously decided to be a part of the 2013 BMW Unterberger Triathlon in Lindau. And we all gladly accept the challenge - even if some of us are starting from a better cardiovascular base than the rest ;-)
Photo: Chris at the start of the Tansvorarlberg Tri 2012 (C) Manu

The event on 19.05.2013 promises to be a real highlight for DAM Group: apart from at least one age group starter, we will sending an employee team to the start. We're already looking forward to the upcoming training sessions and lots of support along the route.

The event will be covered by the regional and national newspapers, as well as magazines and Internet portals. We are definitely looking forward to it!

More information are available on the organizer's homepage First Wave Sportmarketing
and on the Facebook fan page:
Monday, 2012-10-22

DAM Group sponsors TowerStars

Tower_stars_logo.jpgThe historical pride of Oberschwaben has a name: the roots go back to the EV Ravensburg in 1881 - therefore the second oldest hockey club in Germany! Approximately 1,200 members, including 200 active players - the fast sport, continuity and above all the special commitment in youth work - all that we found great. And we think this first sports sponsorship is absolutely worth it.

The professional team under the name of Ravensburg Tower Stars has spun off in 2007 as an independent corporation from the original club and is currently playing in the German second league. We wish all teams a successful course of the season and atmospheric games - which already offers us a great opportunity for a next outing :)

For more news and the latest game summary check out
Wednesday, 2012-10-10

Good Conversations - DAM as a Service

mediacockpit_apple.jpgFirst and foremost - thanks to everyone for a very successful user conference! Despite the weather, we had a "gorgeous" day with our customers and partners! The initial response among participants has been very positive: we had a lovely time and are thankful so many of you could attend.

The presentations and case studies about brand management, web2print, mobile apps, print, web and e-commerce in and around mediacockpit emphasized continued and increasing importance of DAM, MAM and PIM today. Interesting speaker slots, live demos and good conversations during the breaks made it an inspirational day for all of us - and given us new and innovative ideas for features and enhancements in many areas.

Our special thanks go to the Brand Implementation Group and our partners 1io, GAFICON, simpleshow, Top 21 and Interlace Marketing that have helped shape the user day with their presentations.

Monday, 2012-10-08

mediacockpit User Conference 2012

Tomorrow is the day - - the mediacockpit User Conference 2012 opens its doors on October 09th from 09:30 on. We look forward to welcoming you as our customers and partners in the Seehotel Friedrichshafen . And we are particularly pleased about the number of entries received – we´ve noticed a subscriber growth of over 20%!
The topics of this year´s User Conference are ranging from brand integration over web2print integration, automated publications and a special focus on mobile and kiosk systems for iPad and iPhone. Based on current customer projects we´ll show new features of version 5.5 which results in further optimization of media processes also in your specific market.

According to the subjects of this year´s event we can announce two equally exciting news:update_one2edit.png
* New release from our partner web2print 1iO - integrated directly into the mediacockpit one2edit 3.7.1 provides new features and enhancements. Read more details in the newsletter of 1iO (German)
* New project with Winterhalter GmbH - our standing customer has opted for the benefits of the latest version of mediacockpit 5.5. The integrated DAM platform will act as a central media archive and hub for the company's new website. The requirement includes localized delivery of media objects to specific target groups on the website as well as an integration of the LDAP directory for centralized authentication on Web CMS.

Friday, 2012-09-14

Media and product data efficiently managed

Ravensburger is a leading supplier of puzzles, games and employment products in Europe and a leading supplier of children's books in Germany. The blue triangle is one of the most prestigious brands in Germany.

The Ravensburger mediacockpit has been put operational early 2011 as a central data base for all media objects to all business units. In the first phase, the focal point was the automated media integration of all book and games products and the corresponding keywording based on product attributes. Heart of this is the connection to an internal master data system and the management and allocation of all product-related information to the media objects.


The recently implemented add-ons now support partners (advertising agencies, design studios) as well as employees of Ravensburger AG equally efficient in the creation and publication process.
To ensure that each step is also visible to product managers within their familiar working environment, state transitions and related information on approved media objects are additionally mapped via XML workflow to an internal SharePoint Portal.

  • automated data integration via hotfolders and product-related attributes
  • date-controlled approval workflow and release status steps
  • configurable data exports for distributor catalogs via Excel
  • individual file naming through when exporting
  • XML workflow as publication filters for communication with SharePoint

Tuesday, 2012-08-21

mediacockpit makes you language traveling worldwide

Eurocentres offers over 60 years of experience in the field of language courses for adults. Today about 13,000 students annually take advantage of this outstanding offer and visit schools for individual language courses in 18 countries and 33 cities.
The Swiss Eurocentres Foundation is also a recognized institution in the education sector since 1968 and consults to the European Council for language teaching with its high standard of service and expertise.


EC2_Imports.pngOur partner GAFICON coaches Eurocentres from the very beginning and has developed the whole data model for automated publishing (brochures for individual language courses). All relevant data has been transferred into mediacockpit and existing processes and workflows have been integrated (translations and administration of courses and accommodation services, schools, etc.). Because of the flexible platform mediacockpit with modules mediasuite and mediapim the entire system was designed without any additional programming and exclusively via configuration to meet the needs of Eurocentres.

  • Translation Management for 8 languages
  • Import and export profiles for Excel and XML
  • Extensive publication profiles for Print and Web (CSV, XML)
  • Data visualisation of the complete range of languages cources on the website (product configurator)
Sunday, 2012-07-29

Merchandising Shop via mediacockpit 5.5

We just finished rolling the new merchandising shop for Mercedes-Benz and Setra based on the new version of mediacockpit 5.5. The product data management, media asset management and translation processes are integrated in the mediacockpit back-end. The OMNIplus Merchandising Shop offers a range of products, brochures and internal communications materials for employees, dealers and end customers.


The new mediashop module manages product, price, customer and order management processes, and is seamlessly integrated with mediasuite and mediapim. The relaunch of trilingual merchandising shop took place on August 3rd and the first orders have already been processed successfully!