Thursday, January 24, 2019

Publishing Technology Report 2019 Update


Some recent news from some of the companies I am covering in my annual publishing technology report.

Recent News:

Advantage CS  
  • When Advantage moved to .NET in 2012, it paved the way for Unicode. Unicode is a computer industry standard that enables the use of other characters in addition to Latin, such as Cyrillic, Hindi, Japanese or Chinese. In its recent upgrade to 2016.0, Bayard took "Advantage" of these new capabilities to address the needs of its Hong Kong Subsidiary, Bayard Asia. For the first time, thanks to Bayard, Chinese characters are displayed on Advantage user screens. (link)
  • Forty people from 12 different clients gathered in Ann Arbor last week for the first Advantage Academy. The academy was a 3-day workshop centered around Advantage, with the goal of providing practical, hands-on experience that attendees take away with them to implement in their own organizations (link)
  • R & D activity in 2018 has been lively, to say the least. Here is an update. Integration with Salesforce and Dynamics: We recently tightened the integration between Advantage and these applications. Many of our prospects and clients use one of these CRM applications to manage sales leads and want a seamless integration between said package and Advantage (link)
  • We are delighted to welcome The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery to the community of Advantage users. The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (JBJS) has been the most valued source of information for orthopaedic surgeons and researchers for over 125 years and is the gold standard in peer-reviewed scientific information in the field (link)
Aries Systems  
  • Elsevier, the global information analytics business specializing in science and health, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Aries Systems, a leader in scientific publication workflow solutions headquartered outside Boston, MA. Aries’ offerings are used by journals, books and other publications for manuscript submission, peer review, production tracking and eCommerce. (link)
  • Aries Systems is pleased to announce the adoption of its web-based manuscript tracking and peer review system, Editorial Manager, by SAE International. The SAE International portfolio consists of 10 peer-reviewed journals, as well as several forthcoming journals to be announced later this year, all of which will launch on Editorial Manager in 2017. The journals previously managed editorial workflow using an in-house system. (link)
  • StatReviewer a decision support tool adopted by Aries Systems and integrated into Editorial Manager (link)
Atypon  
  • Atypon Doubles in Size in Two Years to Support Rapidly Growing Client Base and Product Innovation (link)
  • Atypon is now offering customers on its Literatum platform full integration with theIPregistry.orgto solve the problems caused by inefficiencies and inaccuracies within the process of managing, updating and communicating IP address changes. (link)
  • Taylor & Francis has extended its existing contract and will continue to host, deliver, and market all of its research journals on Literatum, Atypon’s online publishing and website development platform.(link)
Bibliocloud (Consonance)  
  • Rebranded as “Consonance” (link)
  • Awarded a ~£20k Innovation Support for Business government grant. (link)
Censhare  
  • Replaces leadership team. The Supervisory Board of censhare AG has announced that Jürg Weber has been appointed interim CEO and CFO with immediate effect, replacing CEO Dieter Reichert and CFO Stephan Wehselau. (link)
  • One of the biggest IT consultancy firms in the Nordics, Tieto, with over 14,000 consultants and technologists across 20 countries, has teamed up with censhare to offer innovative content driven, customer experience solutions, based on the censhare Universal, Smart Content Management platform that is already in use by global brands such as Jaguar Land Rover, Kohl’s and international publishers like Bauer Media Group and Hearst Magazines UK. (link)
Clarivate (Scholar1)  
  • Clarivate Analytics and UNSILO partner to power ScholarOne with AI (Link)
  • Clarivate Analytics Expands Transparent Peer Review Pilot with Wiley to New Titles (link)
FADEL  
  • FADEL today announced that it has made Rights Cloud available for integration and resale by OpenTextTM, the global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM). This integration enables users to check and clear digital assets against contract rights terms directly from OpenText Media Management. The integrated solution enables OpenText users with a single “rights” source across agreements, talent and assets. (link)
  • FADEL completes Series B Financing to Fuel Continued Growth (Link)
Filmtrack/Jaguar  
  • FilmTrack, the leading end-to-end rights management solution that helps media and entertainment companies manage and monetize their intellectual property, unveiled all-new platform features at NAB Show in Las Vegas last week. This announcement comes on the heels of $5.5 million Series C funding that the company announced last August (link)
Highwire  
  • Digital publishing technology provider HighWire has partnered with Springer Publishing to offer digital access to its extensive collection of nursing, behavioral and health sciences, and medical content, including textbooks, professional reference and clinical books, and journals. (link)
  • HighWire Appoints New VP of Global Sales as Demand for Digital Services Grows (link)
  • Highwire updates to the Scolaris platform will mean that it will now be much easier for you to host multiple types of content in the same site and manage it all through a single, simple CMS. In addition to delivering significant internal efficiencies for publishers, powerful search functionality will make it much easier for your users to find the content they need and seamlessly move between content types. (link)
  • HighWire and Cenveo Publisher Services Join Forces in End-to-End Publishing Partnership (Link)
Iptor/Bookmaster  
  • Iptor Supply Chain Systems, a leader in supply chain management, planning and logistics solutions and services, today announce the release of Version 8 IP1 Publishing ERP solution. IP1 Version 8 contains many enhancements ranging across all business processes, including financial management, Unicode, Rights Management, Global Taxation management, and PCI Compliance. (link)
Ixxus/CCC  
  • Ixxus/CCC announced the launch of task workflow tool, Content Kanban. Used in tandem with the Ixxus Publishing Platform (IPP), or as a standalone tool, Content Kanban provides intuitive content task tracking and management capabilities that streamline development, foster collaboration, and keep projects on schedule. (link)
Klopotek 
  • Klopotek is pleased to announce that Peter Karwowski has been appointed Deputy CEO for the Klopotek Group, effective from 1 August 2018. In addition to his new role, he will continue his responsibilities as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the Group. (link)
  • Klopotek, provider of solutions to the publishing industry, has created a technology that is state-of-the-art in usability and handling, leaving the limitations of Client-Server technology behind: the cloud-based platform STREAM (link)
Media Services Group/ Newscycle  
  • NEWSCYCLE Solutions (“Newscycle“),the largest software supplier serving the global media industry, today announced the acquisition of Infomaker, a Swedish software company that provides open, cloud-based publishing platforms for content creation, editing, asset management, and omni-channel delivery and presentation. (link)
  • After an extensive review process, longtime Cat's Pajamas client Books International recently agreed to upgrade their Cat's software to Media Services Group's Élan Platform (link)
PubFactory  
  • PubFactory hosts Sciendo, De Gruyter’s new publishing services business. De Gruyter’s new Sciendo platform showcases the breadth of its services and solutions offering along with presenting 600 Open Access journals and 100+ Open Access books. (link)
  • Manchester University Press to Migrate All Books and Journals to Sheridan’s PubFactory in Spring 2018. Manchester University Press’ launch of their books and journals on PubFactory will bring an enhanced reading experience for users, and seamless access to all of their content. (link)
RoyaltyShare  
  • RoyaltyShare, Inc., today launched an extension to its industry leading royalty accounting platform that allows clients to easily and securely deliver royalty statements to artists, producers and other partners. The new feature, available immediately as part of the RoyaltyShare application, simplifies the tedious process of distributing royalty statements.(link)
RSG Media  
  • RSG Media was awarded an Excellence in the Use of Predictive Analytics on 2018 Global BIGGIES Awards. This award was presented by Big Data & AI for Media Association at Columbia University on March 22, 2018. This competition drew participation from the most innovative media companies that implementing data and artificial intelligence initiatives, and has produced 39 winners from 14 countries and 21 companies.(link)
Schilling A/S  
  • Sanoma Learning chooses Schilling to streamline their royalty processes in the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden and Finland. (link)
Silverbear  
  • ClearCourse Partnership LLP, a partnership with a mission to acquire innovative technology companies providing membership software and services to groups, organisations and businesses, today announced its acquisition of Silverbear, a leading membership and customer relationship management (CRM) solutions provider for professional organisations, trade associations and the wider Not-for-Profit sector. Link
Silverchair  
  • Silverchair announced today the addition of Code Ocean to the Silverchair Universe, a framework for rapidly integrating complementary products and services with the Silverchair Platform.(link)
  • Silverchair announced today a partnership with the MIT Press to develop and host a new eBooks platform, MIT Press Direct. (link)
  • Silverchair announced today the addition of Rievent to the Silverchair Universe, a framework for rapidly integrating complementary products and services with the Silverchair Platform. (link)
  • Silverchair announced today a partnership with Portland Press, the wholly owned subsidiary of the Biochemical Society, to host its life sciences content. This partnership will assist the research community, advance the subject of molecular bioscience, and support the charitable activities of the Biochemical Society (link)
  • ASM International and Silverchair announced today the launch of the ASM Digital Library on the Silverchair Platform. The ASM Digital Library offers a single gateway to ASM's authoritative materials information resources (Link)
Tizra  
  • Tizra User Summit: What We Learned by Meeting Our Customers Where We Are (link)
  • Tizra announce that the new search feature we originally developed for the Einstein Papers Project has been named a finalist in the 2018 CODiE awards (link)
Trilogy Group  
  • Trilogy Group has announced the launch of ‘Trilogy Connect’ its new B2B Order Portal app to provide full B2B functionality on iOS and Android devices. (link)
Virtusales  
  • Virtusales Publishing Solutions, the leading software supplier to publishers worldwide, is delighted to announce that DK Verlag has selected Biblio3 to centralise their publishing processes. Monika Schlitzer, Publisher and Managing Director at DK Verlag comments "We are very much looking forward to working with Virtusales and to the start of a great joint project. The whole team strongly believes that working with Biblio3 will positively impact our processes” (link)
  • After considering the financial and operational cost of running its on-site data centre, HUP turned to its trusted partner Virtusales to deliver the complete Biblio solution. Dan Wackrow, Chief Financial and Operating Officer at Harvard University Press explained, “The decision to outsource provides Harvard University Press with significant cost savings and secure anytime/anywhere system access for its employees and partners. It allows us to focus our limited resources on publishing and not on hardware and hosting.” (link)
  • Virtusales were delighted to support the inaugural Biblio University User Group this month, hosted by Harvard University Press in Beverly, Massachusetts. With an increasing number of university presses choosing to implement BiblioLIVE, Virtusales’ customers can benefit from sharing ideas, innovations and best practice to maximize the utility of the BiblioLIVE suite. The Biblio University group is an engaging online community created to facilitate these conversations and was founded by Dan Wackrow from Harvard University Press and Dennis Langlois from Princeton University Press. (link)

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