SURVEY: Does Your Publishing Company Still Rely on Paper-based Internal Systems?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

Paper is pervasive in publishing and implementing an all-digital operating system is costly. Tell us where you stand in the transition from paper to digital-based systems.

By Edward Nawotka

The paperless office is still something of a dream. Companies such as Firebrand, Oracle, Klopotek, Publishing Technology, Vista International and SAP have made massive advances in their digital author/rights management and content creation solutions — and despite massive investment in such systems, hundreds of millions of dollars in some cases — many companies are still mired in a blizzard of paper-based legacy systems. Granted, implementing new software and hardware operating systems is extremely costly — a hundred million dollars or more for the largest companies — and is an ongoing process. But tell us, does your publishing company, large or small, in the US or international, still rely on some form of paper-based internal management system? Take the survey below!

About the Author

Edward Nawotka

Edward Nawotka is the Editor-in-Chief of Publishing Perspectives. A former foreign correspondent, he has covered the book business since 2000, serving as daily news editor for Publishers Weekly and columnist for Bloomberg News.