Associated Press Success Story

The Associated Press wanted to expand its Money & Markets service by providing more graphs to their member newspapers using its signature designs. However, it immediately became clear that manually producing the graphs on a nightly basis was impossibly time consuming.

Custom Flow Solutions, using its proprietary graphing system, delivered a solution that automatically creates all AP’s graphs – every night – in seconds. Since the graphs are in Adobe Illustrator format, they can be edited manually as needed. AP’s member newspapers get high quality Postscript graphs nightly, giving them plenty of time for print in their business sections the following day.

The project saves AP staff hours of work on a daily basis, and makes the graphs available to member newspapers hours earlier than previously possible. With solid support from CFS, the system is kept in perfect working order and tweaked as needed.

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