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Sanoma chooses Fenego for digital kiosk Tijdschrift.nl

Brendan Korten
Commerce Consultant

Sanoma Media Nederland has the leading portfolio of magazines in the Netherlands, and in 2013 was recognized as the best operator for integrated, multi-media communication possibilities. The successful publisher chose Fenego for the development of Tijdschrift.nl, a digital kiosk with which tablet users can access over 150 magazines.

Both subscribers and single users can now download their favorite magazines and read them offline.

Brendan Korten
Commerce Consultant
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With a brand-new digital kiosk, Sanoma Magazine Nederland wanted to offer a unique reading experience to both subscribers and single users. Fenego took up the challenge to make Tijdschrift.nl a successful cross-channel digital reading platform.

Optimal UX

Fenego developed the app Tijdschrift.nl for both iOS and Android. In order to optimize the user experience, Sanoma and Fenego jointly opted for a single account that can be used both on the desktop website and in the tablet app, since customers can purchase individual copies via both platforms. Subscribers can also upgrade their account in order to read the digital version of their favorite magazine free of charge.

Blueprint

After several strategic, functional, technical and UX workshops, a multidisciplinary team drew up a blueprint. The designers and developers then went to work with Intershop Enfinity 6.4 and Adobe Digital Publishing Suite. To control the search function, Fenego chose Omikron FACT-Finder, and as database opted for Oracle 11g. In order to be able to process the orders easily, the web developers chose SAP ERP integration.

Tijdschrift.nl was warmly received by the general public and has given digital reading a powerful boost in the Netherlands. Today the kiosk offers more than 150 different magazines from around 25 publishers. Since the launch, more than 300,000 magazines have been sold over the digital counter. The app is such a success that it quickly earned a spot amongst the top 10 apps in the Netherlands.

Mission: 

Launch a user-friendly digital magazine kiosk for tablets where both subscribers and single users can download their favorite magazines and read them offline.

Solution: 

App foriOS and Android
Kiosk on the basis of Intershop Infinity 6.4
Link Adobe Digital Publishing Suite
Integration with SAP ERP
Database: Oracle 11g
Search function: Omikron FACT-Finder
www.tijdschrift.nl

Result: 

Since the launch, more than 300,000 magazines have been sold over the digital counter. Tijdschrift.nl today offers more than 150 different magazines from over 25 publishers.