Metro International deploys web based editorial system from Roxen Internet Software

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – October 8, 2007: Metro International, one of the world’s largest newspapers, has chosen Roxen Editorial Portal™ as their editorial system for newspaper production world wide. Roxen Editorial Portal™ is unique in its kind since the workflow is completely web based. It’s originally based on Roxen’s multiple awarded and proven web content management product Roxen CMS.

Roxen Editorial Portal™ is already in production at the Metro’s offices in Denmark, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy and in the U.S., countries that were deployed during the last six months.

“Roxen Editorial Portal is built on modern web standards and something refreshingly new in the newspaper industry. Metro is a highly innovative and progressive company with a clear vision of what is happening in the newspaper industry. We share that vision and we’re proud that they selected Roxen as their partner”, says Staffan Ekholm, CEO at Roxen Internet Software.

“As it is completely web based, Roxen Editorial Portal vastly reduces cost and time for implementation and maintenance compared to traditional client/server technology and enables a level of flexibility that is unprecedented in the industry. We’ve already experienced up to 40% increase in productivity in certain countries”, says Michael Mendoza, Global IT Director at Metro International.

The official Roxen Editorial Portal™ product launch will take place at the IfraExpo 2007 in Vienna, October 8-11 (Roxen’s Stand A927).

About Metro International

Metro is the largest and fastest growing international newspaper in the world. Metro is published in over 100 major cities in 21 countries across Europe, North & South America and Asia. Metro has a unique global reach – attracting a young, active, well-educated Metropolitan audience of over 20 million daily readers. Metro has an equal number of male and female readers, of which 70% are under the age of 45. Metro's advertising sales have grown at a compound annual rate of 44% since the launch of the first edition in 1995.

Contact Metro International

Michael Mendoza, Global IT Director
+44-772 524 5582

Contact Roxen Internet Software AB

Staffan Ekholm, CEO
+46-70 915 39 48

Urban Jönér, Product Manager
+46-70 303 67 89

About Roxen

Roxen develops web-based editorial and content management tools for multi-channel publishing, i.e. publishing online, in print, to tablets, smartphones and other devices. Customers include Metro International, RTL Nederlands, Shaw Newspapers as well as Princeton University, Randstad and Verizon. Roxen was established in 1994. The head office and development center is located in Linköping, Sweden. Roxen offices are also located in Stockholm, Amsterdam and Chicago.