The optimization of business processes to cut costs and resource consumption is a task for all types of business. That requirement usually is solved by using an appropriate work flow solution. Such work flow solutions are offered by the ERP-suppliers as part of their ERP systems. For the past couple of years there were offered although work flow solution of independent suppliers.
Especially newspaper companies are faced with specific problems. Mainly since the concurrency of the WEB they experience a declining revenue. A main reason for that situation is the declining of the advertisement volume. That trend is caused main-
ly by two reasons. The first one is a financial problem.
The publication at the WEB is usually free of costs, while print-
ed publication had a significant price.