transformation of digital newsrooms.

With Forward Publishing, publishers succeed in transforming editorial offices into future-proof digital newsrooms.

We know the needs of newsrooms first-hand: As a technology partner and one-stop shop, we quickly integrate our cloud solution into existing IT infrastructures and minimize costs for local IT. We select our publishing portfolio according to the best-of-breed principle.

In short: Better content. Less IT.

All products for decentralised newsrooms of today. And tomorrow.

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Forward Newsroom Management

Planning for all channels.

Stories and News should reach the relevant target group at the required time on a wide range of channels and devices. Many editorial products reach their limits here during planning. With the Desk-Net forward publishing service, editors can plan topics for any number of channels: online and offline, websites, social media, print publications, and more.

  • Story Planning
  • Story Coordination
  • Task Management
  • Appointment Management

Forward Creation

Publishing made easy.

Forward Creation, also known as "Livingdocs," is successfully used in numerous publishing houses and newsrooms. With the intuitive, well-structured online editor, editors and designers can work together to prepare digital content aesthetically and efficiently.

Even smaller publishers or communications departments with ten or more editors can use Forward Creation to produce content for their media in a quick, flexible, and easy way.

  • Intuitive Editing
  • Perfected for Collaboration
  • Component based System
  • Decentralised Team Work
  • Multichannel Delivery
  • Continuously Evolving
  • Headless CMS
  • Smart Assets

Forward Distribution

Delivering content seamlessly.

Create Once, Publish Everywhere: With Forward Distribution, newsrooms master publishing variety on- and offline. Editors can see directly from within the editor how content will look on the website, in an app, or a printed newspaper. Forward Distribution supports an almost unlimited number of channels and devices flexibly across regions and publications.

  • Numerous Formats and Consumer Devices
  • Multi Tenant Ability
  • Personalisation of Content
  • Native Apps
  • Headless CMS Integration
  • Delivery of A/B-tests

Forward Assets

Managing and archiving content

With Forward Assets (huGO+), newsrooms efficiently manage digital assets such as texts, images, or videos for different channels. In addition to storing assets and automatically assigning metadata, Forward Assets archives created articles and issues. Forward Assets speeds up research and simplifies royalty billing.

  • Central Storage Location
  • Standard Location for the Latest Asset Version
  • Sophisticated Search Options
  • Efficient Rights Management
  • Use and Earn Multiple Times

Forward Analytics

Measuring and optimising in real-time.

With Forward Analytics, editorial teams learn in real-time how people interact with their content. Specific content is evaluated based on individually selected KPIs, and well-structured dashboards help with decision making. Forward Publishing supports various analytics tools.

  • Tag Management
  • Tracking Integration
  • Personalised Addressing of Readers
  • AI Based Content Feeds
  • Automated Creation of Dossiers

Forward Paywall

Monetising content.

Monetization is the name of the game in modern publishing. Every article is a moment of truth. Forward Paywall supports publishers in developing and handling paid content offers, user data management, and audience development. Think big and start small.

  • Premium Content Protection
  • Subscription Shop Incorporation
  • In-App Payments
  • Tracking Readers
  • Segmentation of Readers
  • Processing of Payments

What our partners say about us

  • "To focus on new products and processes, we chose technology partners who took responsibility for development and could keep up with our pace of innovation."

    Andreas Bossecker
    Neue Zürcher Zeitung Media Group

  • "Forward Publishing excellently covers the needs of modern editorial departments. The solutions on which Forward Publishing is based are successfully in use at Swisscom."

    Cyrill Treptow

  • "Through Forward Publishing, we empower our editorial teams for digital journalism and can thus support the strategic vision of the publishing house."

    Maarten Oestreich
    Head of Engineering
    Berliner Verlag

As an experienced partner for various large Swiss publishing companies (Ringier, Tamedia and Neue Zürcher Zeitung) Netcetera has developed a variety of products, including award-winning news apps and their necessary backend infrastructure. The software company serves the entire IT life cycle, from strategic work to implementation and operations.

Thanks to the advanced and unique usability of its state-of-the-art content editor and powerful CMS, Livingdocs has made a name for itself in the media industry and currently supports more than 1000 journalists in Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Luxembourg. Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Swisscom, and Süddeutsche Zeitung are among the major customers.

Sternwald accompanies news, magazine and special interest publishers on their path of digital transformation. At the core of its activities is Digital Asset Management (DAM). Multiple and enhanced usage of valuable content items for all publication channels is a crucial part of the publishing business. Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Tamedia, Gruner + Jahr and Mainpost are among the (long-standing) customers.

Extended Partners

We work closely with our extended partners who provide essential components to our comprehensive solution. We highly value their expertise in all related areas.

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