IBS Bookmaster book publishing software roadmap highlights;
1. IT development efforts are focused on support for digital publishing and a transition to a .NET code base.
2.IBS Bookmaster is moving to a .NET code base with all new development in .NET.
3. The first .NET module will be rights, royalties and permissions followed by production management. Both of which will run on an MS SQL database and can run standalone or as a part of the IBS Bookmaster ERP suite. The rights, royalties and permissions module will also be available as a hosted managed service. With the IBS rights and royalties module the user is free to create new royalty rules; i.e. you don’t have to ask (or pay) the software company to add a new rule rule to handle a new clause in your royalty contract.
4. IBS completed a revamp of their CRM module that integrated their text book adoption tracking functionality with the CRM module. This update is being released at the end of June.
5. IBS released; in March 2011, an update that offers seemless integration of order processing for physical books and eBooks. You can handle orders that have both types of products on the same invoice. They system automatically sends the eBook line items to your digital distributor, POD line items to your POD printer and standard inventory line items to the warehouse for processing.
Read more about the IBS Book Publishing Software roadmap.