Quark’s Milestones

The timeline above showcases Quark’s definitive milestones in Content Automation. Please see below for additional company milestones by year.

  • Docurated featured in Gartner Market Guide for Digital Content Management for Sales
  • KMWorld names Quark a company that matters most in knowledge management
  • QuarkXPress 2017 is released and immediately raises the bar for modern design software.
  • The second annual Content Automation Trends Report is released, the findings of which indicate large organizations need to move beyond traditional ECM
  • Quark is acquired by Parallax Capital Partners to accelerate the adoption of content automation through investment inorganic growth and acquisitions
  • Gartner names Quark a Cool Vendor in Content Services for displaying innovative offerings in the realm of content automation
  • Quark Enterprise Solutions named the best Multi-Channel Publishing Platform in the 2017 CODiE Awards
  • Quark acquired Docurated, a pioneer in enterprise sales enablement, to offer sales teams the best solutions for delivering sales-critical content
  • QuarkXPress 2016 is released featuring the groundbreaking ability to convert PDF, Illustrator, and EPS files into native QuarkXPress objects
  • Quark and InfoTrends release research that highlights the need for content automation and uncovers at least 35 vendors in content automation category
  • Quark is named to the EContent 100, an annual list of the top 100 companies that matter most in the digital content industry
  • Quark introduces Content Automation, the practice of leveraging Smart Content to automate the assembly, publishing, and delivery of content for multiple media and audiences
  • Content Automation for Dummies, written by Quark, becomes available as the premier resource about how to infuse automation into the entire lifecycle of content
  • QuarkXPress 2015 launched to positive reviews from media and designers; receives 4.5 out of 5 stars from Macworld
  • Glemser and Quark Software Inc. expand partnership with focus on Test Specification Management Solution in Europe
  • Quark Software Inc. partners with Global Publishing Solutions Ltd. (GPSL) for Quark Author and Quark XML Author system integration
  • Quark releases Quark Author, intuitive Web-based authoring tool enabling business users to create Smart Content
  • Forrester Research cites Quark as a unique new contender in Document Output for Customer Communications Management Wave Report
  • Peugeot selects Quark Enterprise Solutions for global catalog production
  • State of Connecticut modernizes publishing process with Quark Enterprise Solutions and IBM
  • Liberum selects Quark Investment Research Reporting Solution for advanced digital customer communications
  • Quark Software named among 10 Most Promising Enterprise Software & Solutions Companies
  • Quark previews QuarkXPress 2015
  • Think Beyond Ink Tour Sheds Light on Tablet Publishing
  • Fitch Ratings joins leading financial services organizations selecting Quark Enterprise Solutions
  • DesignPad Named iOS App of the Year by Macworld
  • QuarkXPress 10 marks significant modernization of leading graphic design and page layout software for print and digital publishing
  • Frost and Sullivan 2013 Global Dynamic Publishing Report names Quark as Tier 1 vendor for enterprise dynamic publishing
  • Quark wins Frost & Sullivan dynamic publishing award for Competitive Strategy & Innovation Leadership
  • UK IT Industry Awards names Quark a finalist for Business IT Innovation of the Year for App Studio and Web apps
  • Colorado Technology Association names Quark an APEX Award nominee for Technology Project of the Year for both innovation in cloud technology and digital publishing
  • Quark launches Quark Brand Manager, the software as a service (SaaS) solution running on Windows Azure that enables corporate marketers to create, customize, and deliver brand-compliant marketing materials on-demand
  • Microsoft selects Quark as a launch partner for the introduction of SQL Server 2012
  • Quark acquires Mobile IQ to advance enterprise digital publishing strategies based on XML and HTML5
  • QuarkXPress embraces eBooks with new and enhanced support for ePub and Amazon Kindle
  • Quark Publishing Platform, part of Quark Enterprise Solutions, is unveiled as the only integrated solution architected to automate the creation and delivery of rich, interactive content across print, Web, and digital formats
  • Quark embraces digital publishing by launching QuarkXPress 9 and App Studio to offer designers an affordable, accessible solution for publishing enriched content to digital devices like the iPhone
  • QuarkXPress 9 garners critical acclaim from Macworld for Best Creative Design Software of the Year and from MacUser for Publishing Product of the Year, beating out Adobe InDesign
  • IBM and Quark partner to bring advanced communications solutions to the financial sector
  • Financial services, governmental, and manufacturing organizations adopt Quark dynamic publishing technology
  • Quark transitions to new private ownership that is dedicated to expanding the breadth and depth of Quark’s digital and dynamic publishing capabilities worldwide
  • Frost & Sullivan awards Quark the Global Product Line Strategy of the Year for Dynamic Publishing Solutions
  • Quark acquires long-time partner GLUON to strengthen its enterprise Web-to-print offering for corporate marketing departments and agencies
  • Quark announces Digital Publishing 2.0 — platform-independent digital publishing to help publishers create design-rich, interactive content for digital devices; also announces strategic partnership with K-NFB and Baker & Taylor to publish to and distribute content through Blio e-Reader
  • The first private-label version of QuarkPromote is launched in Australia as Snap Promote
  • Quark and Microsoft collaborate to integrate Quark Publishing System with Microsoft SharePoint to connect knowledge workers with the Creative department
  • Quark introduces dynamic publishing entry points and upgrade paths
  • Quark introduces dynamic publishing solutions for magazines, marketing communications departments, and technical publications
  • Quark partners with IBM to bring XML and DITA to the masses
  • Quark partners with EMC to integrate Quark XML Author with EMC Documentum
  • Quark and Microsoft demonstrate an integrated solution for multimedia journalism and multi-channel publishing
  • Quark releases QuarkPromote, an online marketing solution for SMBs
  • Quark announces dynamic publishing solutions — Combines professional design and automated workflows for multi-channel output
  • QuarkXPress 8 introduces a modern, intuitive interface, a universal file format, and built-in Flash design tools
  • Quark acquires In.Vision Research Corporation, a leader in easy-to-use XML authoring tools

  • 2007 - Quark Publishing System 7 — Re-engineered using a service-orientated architecture
  • 2006 - QuarkXPress 7 introduces more than 160 new features, including Quark Job Jackets and collaboration technology
  • 2003 - QuarkXPress 6 brings print and Web design to Mac OS X, introduces multiple layouts
  • 2001 - QuarkXPress 5 adds Web publishing for the first time
  • 2001 - QuarkXPress Server — Automates high-value publishing workflows and business applications
  • 1997 - QuarkXPress 4 is used more widely than all other page-layout applications combined
  • 1992 - Quark Publishing System — Introduces client/server-based collaborative workflows
  • 1990 - QuarkXPress 3 becomes the software of choice for publishers worldwide
  • 1987 - Quark introduces QuarkXPress, making desktop publishing software readily available and changing the way people publish around the world
  • 1981 - Quark is founded in Denver, Colorado by Tim Gill with a $2,000 loan from his parents