White Paper Download: Top 5 Ways Publishers Can Be Successful in a Digital WorldBy Erin L. Cox
As the industry changes and customers demand greater efficiency in distribution, transparency on sales and royalties, and publishers look for new avenues in which to grow revenue, antiquated systems throughout the publishing process must evolve.
Today, Publishing Perspectives and Iptor Supply Chain Systems have released a white paper entitled “Streamline, Automate, and Accelerate: The Top 5 Ways Publishers Can Be Successful in the Digital World” outlining the top challenges that publishers face in this new digital world, which aspects of the publishing process need immediate attention, and highlighting the ways publishers can adapt their rights, production, printing, and distribution structures in order to advance their business.
“Streamline, Automate, and Accelerate” also shares a case study of how from one of Iptor’s clients, TriLiteral, the joint venture company created by Harvard University Press, MIT Press, and Yale University Press to manage the distribution of books and journals for all three partner presses. TriLiteral selected Iptor’s IP1 (formerly called Bookmaster), publishing-specific Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, with modules for sales, royalties, order and warehouse management, to help dramatically reduce warehouse costs, improve order tracking and sales monitoring, and provide timely royalty reports for each individual publisher.
“IP1’s efficient integration of our business processes has made us significantly more productive,” explains Bob O’Handley, TriLiteral’s Director of Operations. “IP1 allows us to provide accurate, efficient, timely and cost effective warehouse and fulfillment operations. Our customers are constantly complimenting us on our excellent service levels.”
Technology has provided opportunities for publishers to increase productivity, efficiency, and grow revenue through automated systems. In order for publishers to survive and thrive, they must take advantage of these opportunities to adapt and grow for their customers’ needs.
We invite you to download a free copy of the white paper here to be successful in today’s digital world.