censhare is a commercial Digital Experience Platform in the form of an Enterprise Content Management System (ECMS) by the German software manufacturer censhare AG. It integrates all of the entered media information in a single system, organizes content and automates the respective processes.[1] The platform integrates the applications Collaboration and Process Management, Digital Asset Management, Product Information Management, Omnichannel Content Management, Brand Management and Marketing Resource Management. censhare is an Editorial System as well as a Web Content Management System.[1] It can be used for cross-media publishing of content in different media such as Multi Format Publishing, Cross-Media Publishing and Multi Channel Publishing.[1] The system is used in media houses and other companies and institutions for the generation and output of content in conventional, standard communication media, as well as for corporate communication, marketing, brand management, multichannel marketing, the processing of sales publications and for collaboration. On a technical level the content, templates, layouts, structures and user accounts are stored and managed separately in a central graph database.

The censhare system is regarded as a "Global Publishing" product and ranks among the eight leading publishing systems worldwide.[2][3]


censhare AG has its headquarters in Germany in Munich and Freiburg, where the product is developed and additional offices in the United Kingdom, United States, France, Benelux, Nordics and India.


Product Development

The development of the system started in 2001 and was launched on the market in 2002 as CoWare Server. Since version 2.0 the system has been sold under the censhare name. In 2008 the production company CoWare AG was renamed as censhare AG.[2]

The system consists of individual applications and is offered in different configurations all the way through to an "all-in-one" platform for communication and marketing. Main versions are usually issued every other year, minor versions are issued regularly three times a year, while updates are provided according to requirements.

In addition to the further development of products, censhare AG participates as official partner in the Adobe InDesign IDML development (InDesign Markup Language) of Adobe Systems.[4]

History of versions


The censhare system is a commercial system and is for sale as a solution configured according to requirements and provides the required licensesaccordingly. In addition, since May 2009, various communication products are available like censhare SaaS according to the SaaS model at monthly rental prices, whereby the terms range from 12 to 48 months.[5]


The censhare system is currently (2015) used by more than 150 national and international companies and institutions. Customers include media companies such as book publishing companies, corporate publishers, specialist publishers, magazine and newspaper publishing companies as well as financial services providers, agencies, media services providers, public administrations and companies active in the industrial and commercial sectors. The system is currently used by the following corporations, for example:[6]


  • EDP Digital Press Award 2009, Software category[7]
  • Gartner Inc.: Cool Vendor for Content Management 2014[8][9]


  • Sabrina Saturna, Stefan Krüger (editors); Svenja Hagenhoff, Ehrhardt F. Heinold (Hrsg.): Marktstudie zu Crossmedialen Redaktionssystemen. Heinold, Spiller & Partner, Hamburg 2009, S. 46-47 (German; online at University Göttingen).
  • Erik Vlietinck: Publishing Systems Functionality Matrix & Completeness of Vision Diagram. Annotations & Observations. Appeared in the online specialist magazine IT Enquirer Reports, 2009.
Trade and specialist articles
  • Redaktionssysteme. In: PrePress - World of Print, issue 10/2011, ISSN 1868-9779, S. 30-33 (German; digital copy[permanent dead link], PDF file, 412 KB).
  • Censhare: Distribuzione e pubblicazione dei contenuti senza intermediari. In: Italia grafica, issue April 2011, S. 39 (Italian; digital copy[permanent dead link], PDF file, 112 KB).
  • Luca Leonardi: Speciale: Gestione Contenuti. In: Italia grafica, issue February 2011, S. 26-41 (Italian; digital copy[permanent dead link], PDF file, 937 KB).
  • Intelligente Workflows. Zukunftstechnik heute nutzen: mit censhare 4. In: Facts - cpwissen, publish to go, January 2011 (German).
  • Petra Ebeling: Censhare 4.0 mit neuer Struktur. Neues Konzept für Publishing, Kommunikation und Kollaboration. In: Deutscher Drucker, issue Nr. 30, 2010, ISSN 0012-1096 (German; online at print.de).
  • Berichten wie die Publisher. Versicherer Debeka setzt auf censhare für Geschäftsberichte. In: CP Monitor, issue  3/10, ISSN 1868-4661, S. 46-47 (German; Digitalisat[permanent dead link], PDF file, 171 KB).
  • censhare für kooperatives Publizieren. In: CP Monitor, issue 2/10, ISSN 1868-4661, S. 7-9 (German; Digitalisat[permanent dead link], PDF file, 321 KB).
  • Driving Dyson's brand assets. In: brand management, issue Summer 2009, S. 54-56 (Digital copy[permanent dead link], PDF file, 147 KB).
  • Eva-Susanne Krah: Corporate Publishing im Vertrieb. Produktivität gesteigert, Kosten reduziert. In: Sales-Business, issue June 2009, S. 46-47 (German; digital copy[permanent dead link], PDF file, 181 KB).
  • Natmags' workflow and DAM grail. In: Print Media Mag, issue June 2009, S. 38-40.

External links

Individual references

  1. ^ a b c Sabrina Saturna, Stefan Krüger (editors); Svenja Hagenhoff, Ehrhardt F. Heinold (Hrsg.): Marktstudie zu Crossmedialen Redaktionssystemen. Heinold, Spiller & Partner, Hamburg 2009, S. 46-47 (German; online at University Göttingen).
  2. ^ a b Daniel Schürmann: [German; http://www.beyond-print.de/2008/08/26/AusCoWareAGwirdcenshareAG/ Archived 2013-01-17 at the Wayback Machine. Aus CoWare AG wird censhare AG. ,,Global Publishing"-Firma mit neuem Namen]. At: Beyond-Print featured on August 26 , 2008; accessed on January 31,  2013.
  3. ^ Functionality Grid and Diagram helps publishers & corporations find the right publishing system. At: PRLOG.org featured on March 19,  2013; accessed on January 31,  2013.
  4. ^ InDesign CS5.5 / Automation -> IDML-Partners -> censhare. At: Company website of Adobe Systems; accessed at January 31,  2013.
  5. ^ ,,censhare as a service" sorgt für kalkulierbare Kosten in Verlagshäusern, Corporate Communications-Abteilungen und Handelsunternehmen Archived May 21, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.. Auf: PrePress - World of Print, www.worldofprint.de, 26. Mai 2009; abgerufen am 1. Dezember 2011.
  6. ^ References Archived 2015-06-10 at Archive.is. At: Company website of censhare AG; accessed on June 10,  2015.
  7. ^ (msp): Die EDP-Digitaldruck-Awards 2009. In: Publisher, issue 2-09; accessed on January 31,  2013.
  8. ^ Gartner Cool Vendors 2014 | Gartner inc.; accessed on August 3,  2014.
  9. ^ censhare Website | censhare named "cool vendor" by Gartner; accessed on August 3,  2014.

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