Book publishers with revenue of $3M to $50M have a wide choice of book publishing ERP software solutions.
Leading Book Publishing Solutions (2018)
The leading book publishing software solutions for medium sized publishers in the United States are; Acumen Book, EasyRoyalties, Firebrand Technologies, Ingenta, Klopotek, knkPublishing, Media Services Group, Trilogy Publishing and Virtusales.
- Acumen Book is an affordable ERP solution with integrated accounting and numerous optional modules. Turnkey conversion for Cats Pajamas clients. Over 180 clients in North America. Favored by publishers with sales of $2M to $20M.
- EasyRoyalties. Affordable and powerful royalty and rights management software. Over 90 clients in North America and more than 400 clients worldwide.
- Firebrand offers turnkey title information management along with a production management module.
- Ingenta’s solutions are known for their customizability and highly scalable ecommerce solutions.
- Klopotek offers title management, royalty software, production management and sales order processing. 350+ clients in Europe and North America.
- knkPublishing is known for its seamless integration with the Microsoft Dynamics NAV financial accounting solution.
- Media Services Group Ltd. Élan solution supports book and magazine products.
- Trilogy Publishing, represented in the United States by Trilogy North America, integrates with Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Known for their implementations at book distributors.
- Virtusales solutions are used by Random House, Candlewick, Harvard University Press, Rosetta Books and Syracuse University Press in the USA.
ERP Solutions for Medium Sized Publishers
ACUMEN Book is an integrated ERP software solution. It handles order processing, inventory management, accounts receivable, accounts payable, financial reporting, job costing, purchase orders, direct mail analysis and contact management. Optional modules for e-commerce, digital asset distribution, EDI, on-line credit card authorization, consignment sales, foreign currency transactions, point of sale, subscriptions, VAT, and fulfillment import for publishers that use an outside service or distributor for order fulfillment. Interfaces with Firebrand and Virtusales title information management solutions. Clients can vote on-line for the new features that they want to see implemented.
Web Site: www.cyberwolf.com
Opinion: Acumen’s has the largest market share in the United States; 180+ clients, among publishers with sales of $1M to $15M.
Whether you’re selling online content, subscriptions, books or other products, you can manage them all in one integrated system. The Advantage Computing Systems solution enables publishers and information distributors to market, sell, and deliver products and information to their customers, and then analyze the results, with the goals of increasing revenue and decreasing costs.
What sets Advantage apart from other solutions is their strong support for subscription and publisher sponsored book clubs. The book club module provides you with absolute flexibility to adjust product offerings and timing of order generation based on responses, selections, tests or other factors. Their digital media access media functionality supports; pay per view, time based access, number of downloads, issue based access and electronic distribution. For licensing to consortia Advantage supports a wide range of pricing models.
AVATAR is a fully integrated, module based business management system, specifically designed to meet the evolving needs of publishers and distributors. It has been developed and is supported by PKF Littlejohn, one of the UK’s top 40 firms of chartered accountants, based in London. In addition to its core financial management ledgers, the full range of AVATAR modules includes Title Management, Rights and Royalties and Business Intelligence. ONIX compliant.
Affordable and powerful royalty and rights management solution. Over 450 clients worldwide in 17 countries, with 90+ clients in the United States. Free 30 day trial.
Title Management – Manage your titles from acquisition through publication in the tool that set the standard.
E Eloquence – Seamlessly send rich title metadata and content to all your trading partners, wholesalers, and distributors.
E Eloquence On Alert – Actionable Market Intelligence for your books in major retail channels.
Focus on Publishing
Focus on Publishing software is used by 29 companies in the United Kingdom and a company in Nigeria.
Web Site: www.focusservices.co.uk
Hipoint Ultralight provides publishers with a low cost standalone title bibliographic and royalties solution. HiPoint is designed by a Canadians to meet the needs of Canadian publishers.
Hipoint Professional is a scalable book publishing software solution for publishers with sales up to $50M.
- ISBN-13 Compliant
- Built in BookNet Canada Compliant EDI
- BookNet Canada compliant Bibliographic Data
Web Site: www.hisoftwareinc.com
Opinion: We like Hipoint. Canadian publishers should look at Hipoint when evaluating their software options. HiPoint is scalable and and easy to use.
The IBS Bookmaster book publishing software ERP solution is used by over 100 publishers worldwide. It is known for its best of breed warehouse management and distribution software in addition to fast implementations. IBS Bookmaster is targeted at book publishers with sales of $20M to $2B. IBS Bookmaster is designed for the IBM iSeries hardware platform.
Web Site: http://www.ibs.net/industries/publishing
Klopotek is a leading ERP solution used by over 250 publishers. They are known for their excellent contracts, royalties, rights and production management software. They have offices in Germany, the United Kingdom and the USA. Klopotek runs on an Oracle database.
Their target market is publishers with sales of $30M to $2B.
For small publishers Klopotek offers an affordable SaaS (Software as a Service) solution set that provides standardized processes, a single point of entry and sophisticated applications support that enables high quality metadata, secure data and leading edge applications to fit front running business models. Of most interest in this sector are the Klopotek PPM Contracts, Rights & Royalties and PPM Production Planning Modules.
Web Site: www.klopotek.com
Opinion: Klopotek offers powerful contract, rights, royalties and production management solutions along with an affordable $365/yr stand-alone title acquisition planning software called Editorial Planner.
knk’s book publishing software knkPublishing, offers a suite of Microsoft certified publishing-specific modules that seamlessly integrate with the Microsoft Dynamics business software.
knkPublishing helps publishers and media companies harness current trends and industry developments (e.g. BI for publishers, CRM; Social Media Marketing and Marketing Automation) to grow and optimize their processes and successfully reach out to new target groups.
It has been specifically designed for digital publishers by supporting the definition of saleable chunks at the sub-ISBN level, to whole book series at the highest level, and providing that same content-level data-structure transparency all the way through the system, from editorial and production all the way thru to royalties and rights.
To learn more contact Jason Spanos at Jason.Spanos@knk.com.
Web Site: www.knkPublishingsoftware.com
Media Services Group
Media Services offers hosted solutions for book publishers, magazine publishers and event organizers. Offices in Brazil, Canada, USA and United Kingdom.
The software in their Book solution provides features specific to the needs of publishers and works seamlessly with their Élan CRM and eCommerce Solution as well as their financial suite of products to create a single environment where you can easily and efficiently manage every aspect of your book publishing business.
As a cloud-based application service provider (ASP), they supply the robust hardware, up-to-date software, high bandwidth, server security and system administration to keep you focused on your business and not on a complex technology infrastructure.
Schilling offers stand-alone and hosted solutions for publishers in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Schilling focuses on providing publishers a fully integrated e-publishing solution. Imagine a publisher operating 24 hours a day with order processing and automatic royalty calculations, bound books published at the same time as e-books, automatic reprints according to demand and a stock kept on the same server. All of which is carried out by fewer resources.
Shilling’s customer base of 40+ publishers includes small, medium and large companies.
Web Site: www.schilling-ltd.co.uk
Stison Publishing Solutions
Offers a suite of publishing modules for the small to medium sized publisher. Available modules include:
- Title Manager
- Royalties Manager
- E-Book Manager
- Web Manager
- Production Manager
- Rights Manager
Publishing Manager does not just offer to save you time and money but gives you the opportunity to enhance profitability and turnover through active marketing, greater knowledge of customers buying history, improved efficiency and the automation of time-consuming, routine tasks. This publishing solution also features rights and royalty functionality along with production management and support for subscription products.
This book publishing software solution runs on a Windows MS SQL server platform and is written in VB and .NET. It is among the few software solutions; including IBS Bookmaster, Klopotek and Vista, that offer integrated production management.
BiblioLite is the hosted, leading edge publishing system that enables you to capture title information easily and accurately in a single integrated database, and use it in a variety of ways to increase business efficiency.
- Bibliographic and Editorial Data Management
- Production and Print Control
- Digital Asset Management
- Contracts, Rights and Royalties