University of Hawaii Press selected Virtusales’ fully hosted BiblioLIVE publishing system to manage its publishing operations. From a single web-based integrated system, the UHP will be able to manage the following functional areas:
- Journals management
- Pre-acquisition costing, cost management, and purchase ordering
- Schedule management
- Contracts and rights management
- Automated royalty processing and integrated rights processing
- Permission sales management
- 3rd party rights management
- Editorial, bibliographic, and marketing data management
- Comprehensive reporting
- Digital Asset Management & eBook distribution
“After a lengthy and thorough review of several impressive products with proven track records, including consultations with veteran staff at many peer presses who have found different paths to success in tackling similarly daunting internal challenges, Virtusales emerged as our partner for two primary reasons: 1) The prospect of an end-to-end solution that included modules throughout the life of a project, all the way from pre-acquisition through to royalties, for both books and journals, and 2) a strong consensus at the Press that Virtusales offered the most intuitive and user-friendly interface, with extensive capabilities for customization and reporting for individual users, allowing a single system to work across the organization, yet still be flexible enough for individual needs, now and in the future.
Michael Duckworth, Director of The University of Hawaii Press, explains “A key factor in selecting Virtusales was how well our staff responded to not only the functionality, but also the design and layout of the software. We feel confident this positive perception of the system’s overall usability is closely connected to Virtusales’ frequent new release cycle. It means we have a system that is constantly being upgraded to stay current, which in turn will help ensure that University of Hawaii Press remains up-to-date and positioned for continued growth in an ever-changing and highly competitive publishing environment,”
Rodney Elder, VP of Operations at Virtusales, discusses “We are very excited to start this project with UHP as we really believe that they will benefit from implementing BiblioLIVE. Not all publishers are lucky enough to have everything in a single system but in 9-12 months that is exactly what UHP will have”.