Earlier news stories from PCS...

 PCS: Collaboration and sustainability - Production Journal Article

7th February 2017

WOLVERHAMPTON-based software company PCS has been at the forefront
of meeting the changing needs of the news publishing market for 43 years. MD Phil Walker talks to PJ's Gary Cullum about the industry's continued evolution and says that collaboration is key to the its future.

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 Latest Blog: Templating - Friend or Foe?

Templating is not a new concept and came about as a way to format consistent page layouts in newspapers and magazines. It promises time savings and improved efficiency but has always caused conflict when it comes to creativity. Many feel like creativity is stifled or even removed by use of templates, so we would like to explore if this is really the case.

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  Shropshire Star: Case Study (Video & Download)

The Shropshire Star is one of the biggest selling regional daily newspapers in
the UK, published in four daily editions from Monday to Saturday. Located in Telford, the newspaper covers the whole of Shropshire, as well as parts of Mid Wales, with a circulation just shy of 30,000. A member of the Midlands News Association, it also publishes 9 weekly titles across the county.


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 Society of Editors 2016 - "Newsroom Tools and New Technologies."

A panel discussion lead by Editor James Evelegh will examine the advances newspaper newsrooms have been making and how the lessons learnt can be translated across to the magazine industry.

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 MNA & PCS Scoop Best in Show and Category at VMWorld Europe User Awards 2016

Midlands News Association (MNA), in conjunction with PCS, has been awarded Best of Show and winner in the Best Virtualisation & Cloud Infrastructure Project category at the Best of VMWorld Europe User
Awards.


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 PCS Shortlisted for Best of VMWorld Europe User Awards!

We are one of four finalists shortlisted for the Best Publishing Platform at the 2016 Digiday Awards Europe. PCS has been recognised by the panel for its flagship editorial content hub Knowledge and the project undertaken with The Shropshire Star.

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 PCS Were Runners up at Prestigious 2016 Digiday Awards Europe!

We were one of four finalists shortlisted for the Best Publishing Platform at the 2016 Digiday Awards Europe. PCS has been recognised by the panel for its flagship editorial content hub Knowledge and the project undertaken with The Shropshire Star.

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 PCS Sponsoring the Society of Editors Conference in October

PCS is again looking forward to sponsoring the Society of Editor's annual conference, to be held on the 17th and 18th of October 2016 in Carlisle...

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 Highlights from the PCS Breakfast Briefing at the PPA

PCS hosted a succesful breakfast session at the PPA in July, discussing what magazines could learn from the newspaper newsroom. PCS Product Specialist Rich Mansell was joined by publishing consultant Sean Briggs and newspaper editor Martin Wright. We have collated the highlights from the event, which looked at challenges newspapers have overcome, and how magazines need to move towards a true content - centric approach to publishing.

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 PCS appoints Marketing Manager to raise the profile of PCS and the solutions it delivers

Leading software developer for the publishing industry, PCS, is delighted to announce the appointment of Hannah Lloyd as Marketing Manager with immediate effect.

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 Countrywide furthers Relationship with PropertyNet

Building on the success of a partnership that began in 2012, Countrywide have extended their relationship with PropertyNet from PCS for another three years. Countrywide, the UK's largest estate agency network uses PropertyNet for the production of over 3000 newspaper ads and window cards per week.

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 PCS Partners with DC Thomson to provide centralised circulation solution

Leading software develper for the publishing industry, PCS, is delighted to announce its latest partnership with prestigious UK media organisation DC Thomson for the supply and implementation of its NCS circulation system. NCS will enable DC Thomson, publisher of newspapers, comics and magazines, to adopt a centralised IT solution for home news delivery and circulation across all of its newspapers.

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 Blog: Articleisation - Monetise your articles across digital channels

PCS sales director Iain Smith discusses monetising articles across digital channels in a Production Journal feature... The digital revolution is ever more influential in the way consumers interact with content. The average person spends almost 3 hours a day online and 66% of smartphone users browse via this technology. People are becoming more tech savvy everyday, expecting quality and accessibility of content that exceeds their needs.

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 PCS appoints The Leaf Agency to drive forward corporate communications strategy

Publishing software specialist Press Computer Systems (PCS) has appointed The Leaf Agency to work with the team on corporate communication and market engagement, with immediate effect.

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 Newark Advertiser realises SaaS benefits of a fully hosted editorial solutions from PCS

Independent Nottinghamshire weekly The Newark Advertiser is the latest publisher to be realising the benefits which SaaS platforms provide through a fully hosted installation of PCS’s editorial system Knowledge; the publishing content management solution that is making content deliver.

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 PCS partners with Creative Workflows to drive magazine industry growth

Leading software developer for the publishing industry, PCS, has formed a partnership with Creative Workflows - an independent publishing consultancy firm, created and driven by magazine industry veteran, Sean Briggs.​ 

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