Macmillan replaces Firebrand TMM and Bradbury Phillips with Biblio3 publishing software
Macmillan US have selected Virtusales’ publishing management system Biblio3 to handle their vast range of publishing needs.
The decision comes after two successful implementations of Biblio3 in the Group, including Macmillan UK and Macmillan Australia.
Biblio3 offers a comprehensive publishing system to manage every publishing process from pre-acquisition to post-publication.
The project included moving from their current Firebrand TMM and Bradbury Phillips rights management systems onto a single, integrated instance of Virtusales’ Biblio3.
Macmillan US required a fully hosted web-based central publishing management system to manage the workflow of publishing for 400+ users. As a result, the system now incorporates:-
- Pre-acquisition costing
- Contracts and rights management
- Production cost management & purchase ordering
- Schedule management
- Editorial, bibliographic and marketing data management
- Comprehensive reporting
- Image management
- ONIX 2 & 3 feeds and website feeds
Fritz Foy, Macmillan’s EVP of Digital Publishing explained the challenge to find a solution for their global business led them to Virtusales’ Biblio3:
“We needed a product that would be multi language, multi currency, SAAS based and internationally supported. One that could handle the intricacies of rights management and the complexity of our digital businesses, as well as local & geographic variations in marketing, promotion and production.
Our initial implementations at Pan [Macmillan] have proven this out and we are excited to continue with the partnership we have formed with Virtusales.”
Phil Turner, CEO at Virtusales extended his delight at bringing Macmillan US Publishers on as a customer:
“This project truly demonstrates how Virtusales can support publishers on a global basis. With this project, Macmillan can manage their business centrally while providing flexible software configurations to meet the needs of individual business units and countries.”