Amedia is one of Norway’s largest media groups. Amedia has 66 local newspapers, as well as some other media activities, such as printing companies and distribution companies. The group operates in Norway as well as in Russia and is at the forefront of succeeding in digital subscription solutions. Amedia was established in 2012 after the A-press acquisition of Edda Media (former Orkla Media).
The start of the cooperation dates back to 1991, when Tønsberg Blad was using Infosft’s former systems. The agreements with Orkla Media and A-Press group both came in 1997.
All of Amedia´s 66 local newspapers use Infosft’s applications. In addition, there are also some other newspapers that Amedia operates and performs various services for. Along the way the newspaper industry and the market have changed enormously. This has led to great need for changes in process and system support, not least to meet digitization and the need for streamlining operations in all areas.
«Infosoft is a key provider of mission critical software. They provide a wide range of different solutions that are used on the edition figures of the Group. The main application is the subscription system that manages all the finance associated with our over 500,000 active subscriptions. Infosoft is a supplier that is responsive to our needs, is flexible and has delivered over time.»
Since the merger in 2012, Amedia has been a leading player for the further development of the publishing and subscription segment of the industry.
Terje A. Haug
Stampengruppen is one of Sweden’s largest media groups that produces journalism and content that engages. In Stampengruppen there are 14 newspaper titles, digital meeting places, outdoor advertising and the Nordic region’s largest printing company V-TAB and the distribution company VTD.
About two million people use Stampengruppen´s media in their daily lives. In one second, print and next digital – depending on which channel fits best. The largest newspaper is Gothenburgsposten with approx. 125,000 subscribers.
The stamp became a customer of Infosoft in 2013. They needed a new subscription system, as the existing was technologically outdated, costly and there were few who had good skills on the system. After a thorough process, where Stampen had over 300 requirements for a new system, Infosoft was chosen as a new supplier.
«Infosoft is a reliable, competent and reliable supplier that understands our needs. For example, they have solved our need for extended support to enable us to streamline our own IT resources. We also notice this in our conversations about INFO-Subscription, which they now have and further develop, where we have a common picture of future needs.»
All of Stampengruppen`s subscription magazines use Infosoft’s applications. Stampengruppen has got a system of modern technology, lower costs, and a system that provides good support for a large and complex subscription business.
Stampen Lokale Medier AB
Agderposten Medier AS is Sørland’s leading media group, the headquarter is in Arendal. The largest newspaper is Agderposten. Agderposten Medier AS also owns the newspaper Varden, which covers the county of Telemark, as well as the local newspapers Lillesands-Posten, Vennesla Tidende, Grimstad Address Times and Democrats. The group also has operations related to printing and distribution. Agderposten also performs services for other non-consolidated newspapers through its partner program.
«Infosoft is a key partner for Agderposten in our subscription and publishing work. This has been further strengthened through our partner program. They have excellent systems that support our subscription business, a competence and flexibility that is important to us in a time of high rate of change.»
Agderposten has been a customer of Infosoft since 1995. Now all of the Group’s newspapers are running Infosoft’s applications. Since 2016, Agderposten has expanded its range of services for newspapers outside the Group through its partner program. It also means that a number of other newspapers are operated, and runs Infosoft applications through Agderposten’s program.
Editor in chief and CEO