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The versatile software developed by Anygraaf's personnel has altogether over 200 customers in Finland: newspapers varying from small local papers to newspapers with more than one hundred editors, printing offices, news agencies, image agencies and book publishers.

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Anygraaf views clients not as customers, but as partners. We define our success as the sum of our customers’. That’s why we take the time to listen to our customers and work with them to develop the tools they need to effectively meet their needs. We don’t build what we think is the best solution, we build what our customers tell us is the best solution to do their work.

Experience in system development

The team responsible for the development of Anygraaf products offers more than 20 years of experience producing solutions for the publishing industries. Today, more than 15,000 users of Anygraaf’s content and financial management systems are at work meeting their organizations’ publishing needs throughout Europe and North America.

Gummerus Selects Neo Books

Finnish publishing house, Gummerus Kustannus Oy, has chosen to implement Anygraaf’s Neo Books and Project Management system. Gummerus will be using Neo Books for the planning and management of over 200 book titles per year.

The Neo Publishing System brings the management and planning of all media types to a single console. Neo supplies the framework for the Neo Books system. Neo Books is managed and administered via the Neo editorial system. Neo provides advanced tools for communication, efficient methods of material routing, instant messaging, internal and external data search tools, asset placement and a variety of asset classification options.

Neo Books

Neo Books provides an easy-to-use interface that can be tailored for individual users within an organization; access to publications can be limited to specific users or departments. Publications that are in progress are managed via a graphical project calendar. The calendar shows relevant deadlines for each publication such as due dates for the script, the lay-out, originals headed to press and return of the final publication from the press. The reporting function provides the option to run reports and summaries either manually or automatically from the system.

The basic Neo Books system may be expanded to include sales and marketing functions, material management and an image archive. The delivery system module includes a page planning component wherein pages for publication are planned and managed; each page is represented via a visual thumbnail with the layout. Many of the system functions can also be made browser-based as well. Each system uses the same data resources as the base system, thus increasing operational efficiency and reducing the potential for errors.

Gummerus’ Financial and Administrative Director Esa Pikkarainen states, “Our goal is to unify and ease the work of our editing offices. We were looking for systems with which we could manage the entire life cycle of publications. We also wanted a system that could easily be expanded. We chose Anygraaf’s Neo Books because it incorporates all of these features.”

“We see Gummerus as an excellent partner with a diverse organization and extensive experience in book publishing. In the future they can expand Neo’s capabilities to include content management as well”, says Anygraaf’s Product Manager, Harri Taskinen.

About Gummerus Kustannus Oy

Gummerus Publishing Company was established in 1872 by Kaarle Jaako Gummerus and his wife Gustavan. The company publishes both domestic Finnish as well as translated literature; they also publish nonfiction and hobby-related books. Dictionaries and language books are also included in their publishing roster.

The company remains a family-owned entity, just as it was when it began over 135 years ago. The employees continue to honor their founder’s vision of publishing for the “pleasure and benefit of all residents of Finland”.

Gummerus Kustannus

For more information, please contact

Financial and Administrative Director, Esa Pikkarainen Gummerus Oy, tel. +358 50 594 6000, esa.pikkarainen (at)

Product Manager, Harri Taskinen, Anygraaf Oy, tel. +358 40 1971 091, harri.taskinen (at)

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