vjoon K4 features and benefits

DPCI is a certified solutions and integration partner for the vjoon K4 Cross Media Publishing Platform. Listed below are the key features of the vjoon K4 and the benefits of each.

Enterprise Content Technology

vjoon K4 is a powerful publishing platform with a tiered architecture in which desktop and browser based clients communicate with a Web application layer that is backed by a MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, or Oracle database.


All content and layouts are stored securely in the vjoon K4 database with full version control. vjoon K4 can store and manage nearly any file type. PDFs, Photos, vector graphics, Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, and Microsoft Word documents can all be managed and versioned within task-based workflows. Desktop users connect to vjoon K4 using a set of Adobe InDesign or Adobe InCopy plugins. Additional browser-based functionality can be added to vjoon K4 to allow non-InCopy or InDesign users to participate in vjoon K4 workflows. Once a user logs in to vjoon K4 they have access to content based on the permissions that user has been granted. When a user accepts a workflow task, the InDesign or InCopy file is transferred to the user’s local machine and is marked on the server as being “checked-out.” This locked status alerts all users of the system that the file is currently being modified and helps to prevent other users from accidentally overwriting a particular file. When a user is done with a task, or needs to work on it later, they check the file back in which transfers the local file back into the vjoon K4 database.


Workflow Management

The vjoon K4 task oriented workflows makes it easy to create step-by-step tasks and milestones for editorial, design, and production workflows.


Workflows can be defined for any type of content or any type of file. As content and files progress through the workflow, users are notified of new assignments through email notification or through alerts within InCopy and InDesign. The benefit of the task-based workflow is that users know exactly what jobs or functions they need to perform to complete a task and move through the workflow process. K4 workflows are adaptable for books, magazines, newspapers, journals, Website content or any other publication type. Every time a user checks a document back into the vjoon K4 Cross Media Publishing Platform a new version is saved. Versions can also be saved intermittently while the file is open. Users can view a version history for every file and can easily go back to an earlier version if necessary. The vjoon K4 Administrator can define how many versions to save before older versions are deleted to conserve server space.


Multi-Channel Publishing

The vjoon K4 Cross Media Publishing Platform can be configured to expedite your content output to multiple channels.


Using built-in automation, you can produce variants for each media channel from a single layout. Using XML Exporter, you can also transform your content for use on the web, on mobile and on ebook devices. The vjoon K4 Publishing Platform Version 6 integrates with the Adobe Digital Publishing Solution. vjoon K4 users can generate folio files and push content to DPS from right inside the vjoon K4 user panels through automated tasks.


Distributed Workforce

For organizations that have offices spread across the country or across continents, it can often be a challenge to integrate these offices together in a centralized and managed environment.


Version control is lost when files are transferred through email or other distribution methods. The vjoon K4 Distributed Enterprise System (DES) seeks to eliminate the need for transferring files outside of K4 to remote office, by incorporating K4 Local Data Storage (LDS). With LDS, vjoon K4 Database Servers are configured at the remote location and are synchronized with the central vjoon K4 Publishing Platform. Whenever a file is modified the LDS servers and the central vjoon K4 server are both updated with the current version of the file. With local access to large files, a remote user can open a document quickly because of its relative location on the LDS. Remote editors can access InCopy documents through a Web browser made possible by InDesign Server technology. News reporters can log into vjoon K4 and write content in the space provided on an InDesign page without having InCopy, a VPN connection, or being onsite. External contributors can make edits to their content without having InCopy or the fonts needed to preview the page. Hours of editing rounds can be saved by letting the editors make their own changes online.


Production Process Overview

K4 Overview is a browser-based vjoon K4 add-on that gives users thumbnail views and status information for pages managed in vjoon K4 without needing InDesign or InCopy.


Through the thumbnail view, senior editors can get an overview of an entire publication and can check on the status of each item as the publication nears completion. Users can also download PDF’s of each document to use for commenting, annotations and proofing.


vjoon K4 Service Packages Offered by DPCI





Working with DPCI on our DAM project has been a pleasure. They’ve helped in every phase: strategy, discovery, selection, pilot, assessment, refinement, and rollout.
John Dougherty
Hachette Filipacchi Media
With the K4 implementation, DPCI enabled us to modernize our workflow operations, tightly integrate editorial and production activities, and most importantly put out quality journalism for our readers.
Jonathan Angier
Duke University
With DPCI, we saved over $3 million in one year with a new workflow automation system.
Steve Greenberg
Publishers Clearing House
DPCI delivered a solution which has improved the way we deliver our content online.
Peter MacLeod
Fast Company
We have worked with DPCI over the past 5 years for support, integration and development. DPCI really knows the publishing business, has great resources, and a terrific response time whenever we need them. We have used similar publishing technology companies and can honestly say DPCI has been the best integration partner we've had.
Jeff Fass
DPCI is fast and responsive to everything we ask for.
Mark Rice
Graphic Systems
DPCI staff approached our goals with a confidence and an authoritative discipline that was instrumental in our success. I have always ascribed to the proposition that it is the players on the field that lead to successes and you certainly put your best team forward.
Larry Tunks
Congressional Quarterly
I’m very happy and my customer is very happy. DPCI did a tremendous amount of due diligence and spent a great deal of time at our client observing how they worked. They made the transition from paper a far easier process than it might have been.
Brendan Tween
Cossette USA
The RFP process that DPCI managed for our client was an extremely well-managed process from our point of view. The DPCI team's thoroughness gave us a great opportunity to show off the full range of what we can do.
Jon Schupp
DPCI delivered an XML multi-channel publishing solution that enables us to standardize on a single format for both print and web publishing.
Steve Spink
DPCI has been a true pleasure to work with. Their willingness to modify their approach and work environment to best fit the culture and needs of our organization has helped ensure the success of all our engagements.
Sean McKenzie
Comcast Cable Corporation
With technology projects, the software and hardware usually get all the attention, but none of it works without the right people. DPCI is about as easy to work with as a tech vendor can be.
Sal Alfano
Hanley Wood
DPCI’s understanding of DAM was critical to ascertaining which vendor was the right fit for us and for helping us to define a focused DAM strategy.
Maggie Carbonnel
Royal Caribbean/Celebrity Cruise Lines
DPCI not only understood our client's needs, but more importantly helped frame the entire DAM strategy that ultimately guided the RFP and vendor selection process.
Sarah Cambria
Arnold Worldwide
The DPCI team understood the challenges of the project and delivered exceptional results. We look forward to working with them on other projects in the future.
Michael Mainiero
New York University Langone Medical Center
DPCI managed to assemble a complex site in record time. Despite the compressed timeframe, their quality of work was exceptional. Best of all, they made our front-end design look terrific. I look forward to collaborating with them again.
Sean Oakes
Sean Oakes Studios
DPCI quickly helped us distill our organization's specific needs for digital asset management. DPCI's subject matter expertise helped us not only identify the appropriate vendor, but more importantly, provided us a way of thinking about implementing DAM that will help us get the most out of our investment.
Roger Hirschkind
Scientific American
Working with DPCI on such a tight timeline to launch a site of this complexity has been remarkable. From the moment we began working with them, their attention to our needs and acumen for cutting edge technology has far exceeded our expectations.
Jim McDonald
PV Media Group (www.breakingnews.com)
DPCI’s domain expertise helped us consolidate our publishing activities and streamline our processes. The new system not only provides a higher quality product and enhanced customer satisfaction, it also has helped reduce the costs associated with publishing content to multiple mediums.
Mike Child
They have a proven track record of turning my ideas into reality, and suggesting a few of their own. I have worked with DPCI for more than ten, very successful, years.
Robert Cacace
Alliance for Children and Families
I’ve turned to DPCI many times for help with complex digital publishing projects. Their team always makes me feel like I’m working with a partner — not a vendor.
Chris Herring
NBC Universal
DPCI delivered exactly what was defined and asked of them. Their project manager was very accessible and understood the desired outcome of the project.
Anna Murray
TimeOut New York
Thank you DPCI for all your help. Your knowledge and skills are exceptional, and we would recommend DPCI's services to anyone. It's been a real pleasure working with you, and we look forward to the next opportunity to work with DPCI again.
Anita Osterhaug
Interweave Press
Following DPCI's proven methodology of careful requirements gathering, process and resource evaluation, and analysis, DPCI helped us transform the publishing infrastructure. more
Alex Lorberg
Daily Racing Form
Simply put, DPCI provides more than development and integration services. They are a high-performing, strategic partner that helps SGS win in the marketplace. They are superlative in their class against their competition, regularly scoring higher in our annual assessments. more
Douglas Liles
Southern Graphics Systems
DPCI has turned several of our complex proposals into flawless websites. They really understand our needs and it's refreshing to collaborate with such a skillful and reliable team.
Daniel Wild
New York University Langone Medical Center
Working with DPCI has enabled us to utilize cutting edge technology without complexity and empowers the entire team at the Department of Pathology with new tools to deliver insightful research, patient information, and educational programs. The new site rocks.
David B. Roth
New York University Langone Medical Center
DPCI’s subject matter expertise helped us to design a scalable publishing solution to meet our ever-changing direct marketing and customer communication needs.
Sean McKenzie
Comcast Cable Corporation
With the assistance of DPCI in the implementation of the K4 Publishing System version 6, we were able to reduce production time and take a book that was going to be late to press and actually turn it around on time. DPCI has been a great partner for VHL to help us transform the way we bring our books to market.
Marta Kimball
Vista Higher Learning
DPCI was an essential partner in the successful completion of our enterprise content management project.
Craig Anderson
Publishers Clearing House
DPCI helped us get up and running with our Drupal donation processing system. They set us up with a sound framework and process that has served us well to this day. They have been a key partner in our success.
Sean Powell
Production Management Group
The new content management system rollout was the best technology release I have ever experienced.
Leela de Kretser
From guiding us through the requirements phase and developing the system, to helping manage the initiative, DPCI has been a great partner for us. The new content management system implementation was a huge project that has been a major success.
Marque Staneluis
The new content management system allows us to do our work faster. Editors can now focus on writing and enriching stories, rather than spending time fighting with an inefficient system.
Jim Scott
DPCI's knowledge and understanding of our needs saved us countless hours of frustration and testing in dealing with the entitlement process. Our App was submitted to Apple on time only because of their involvement.
Mike Shoemaker
Cities West Publishing
As a result of the terrific work conducted by DPCI staff on our analysis project, we will be looking to them to assist us with future initiatives.
Aiden Colie
Scholastic Inc.
DPCI's domain expertise, guidance and professionalism helped us to meet our Website redesign goals. more
Frank Costello
MPA - The Association of Magazine Media
DPCI has been great to work with. The training and service they provide is top-notch. Customer support is amazing, they get back to you quick and get your questions answered.
Maryanne Stebbins
I found DPCI to be a true resource and business partner. The personal attention, responsiveness, expertise, and professionalism they provided me and my team were outstanding. This project would not have been done as quickly or as successfully without DPCI’s participation.
Wayne Vincent
McGraw-Hill Education
What a great learning experience! DPCI held our hand throughout the entire process, consulted on and researched any specific issues we had, customized the training and consultation to fit our particular needs, and were always available to us when we needed their help.
Kim Duclos
National Student Clearinghouse
I would absolutely recommend DPCI as a resource for supporting first-time publishers to publish their apps, as well as to provide ongoing support. This is a world where products and processes require frequent updates due to evolving technology.
Eileen Cunningham
Diablo Custom Publishing
The DPCI team has worked well with our technology-challenged staff for nearly ten years. Joozer Tohfafarosh and his team have provided much-needed expertise and are willing to be flexible based on our budget, schedule and operational needs.
Judith Michael
Jobson Healthcare Information (JHI)
DPCI provided swift response, training, and consultation on our rapidly changing requirements, allowing us to better mobilize volunteers to meet the most pressing needs of the community.
Steve Streicher
New York Cares
Overall I am very satisfied with the degree of training I received from DPCI. Their timely support and guidance on troubleshooting questions and issues as they arose was immaculate and highly professional.
Barry Costa
University of Connecticut
The DPCI team was very patient with me as I was learning. Anton clearly answered my questions and helped me as I struggled through until things “clicked.” The information he gave me helped me clearly understand the key DPS features in InDesign.
Colleen Casper
The International Society of Automation (ISA)
DPCI was key to the successful and timely creation of our first Adobe DPS app. The DPCI team is not only responsive and knowledgeable, but they were extremely patient and helpful in revising our app to meet our business needs while adhering to Apple’s app approval requirements.
Anne Jackley
Working with DPCI to simplify our production workflow not only saved our editors countless hours of work. It has been a critical step in future-proofing the magazine's content formats for new digital products.
Lynda Hammes
Foreign Affairs
DPCI is one of the best full service web design companies I have ever worked with. Their team's open, but investigatory perspective put the user experience at the center of the development focus for our site redesign; without sacrificing our staff's needs on the content management side. more
Sandy Jimenez
MPA - The Association of Magazine Media
DPCI prototyped and rolled out an iOS version of our magazine and worked with our team to integrate this into our editorial and production processes. We have come to rely on DPCI’s judgment and expertise. They have become a valuable resource and an important extension of our team. more
Kathy Marrone
The McCall Pattern Company

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