Kool Tools: MEI's TruEdit for cloud-based workflow
Managing Editor Inc. (MEI) has given us TruEdit, a collaborative workflow system for planning, creating, managing and delivering multi-channel content via its web client and Adobe InDesign Plug-in.
Additionally, TruEdit comes equipped with automations for streamlined output to the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (DPS). This enhances the process of creating digital publications for tablet and mobile devices.
TruEdit provides a shared, central location for teams to manage projects and digital assets from start to finish using three key components: the TruEdit InDesign Plug-in, Web client and Admin portal. Compatible with all digital environments, including tablets, team members can use the InDesign Plug-in or Web client to check their assigned tasks in and out of TruEdit for secure file management.
Team members can update with statuses to advance from one stage of production to the next. They can also add and share notes with their team in order to present vital information at a glance.
The browser-based TruEdit Admin portal allows team administrators to manage their entire operation, from user roles and privileges to configuring workflow structures and management for projects and files. These specifications and workflows can be customized in the Admin portal, or administrators can choose to start from a prebuilt configuration template.
TruEdit tightly integrates with Adobe DPS to provide convenient automations. Teams creating digital publications in DPS can work within TruEdit to separate the process of folio bundling from uploading to Adobe's DPS server, expediting production by allowing InDesign to run uninterrupted during uploads. TruEdit also lets team members add custom metadata during folio content creation, distributing production responsibilities to increase efficiency.