Sunday, December 01, 2019

Comprehensive Publishing Technology Report: Publishing Software and Services Vendor Profiles

My company, Information Media Partners recently published an updated version of our Publishing Technology Report which identifies over 100 software and services companies supporting global publishers and content owners. We asked some of the recent buyers of this report for some feedback:
 “…the report helped us avoid what may have become a very expensive mistake when we were looking to replace an important set of back office applications which run our business.” – Mike S. IT Director (Scholarly Publisher)
Please use this link to purchase the report:

This report sets out some parameters for evaluating which providers you will want to look at as you make your decision to invest in new technology. Technology investment is a significant undertaking for any company regardless of your size or sophistication and our report provides a framework for identifying the best options for your business. We have conducted more than 30 in-depth interviews with the leading providers to help you understand each company's product offering and capabilities.
“Michael’s report helped us save a considerable amount of time in the selection of applicable vendors for our technology project and his concurrent consulting advice helped guide our process. We enjoyed working with him on this project.” Shelly B. Operations Director (Education Publisher)
With resources tight and frequently, expertise in short supply, this report and our consulting knowledge can help you ask the right questions and shorten your evaluation process. Time is money and no one wants to waste time and effort evaluating vendors which are not right for your business.
“In our view the most comprehensive report for software vendors supporting publishing and information companies” – Partner, Private Equity
This software and services market place is under researched and our market map is unique in the way it identifies the primary providers to publishers and content owners. Several private equity firms have purchased this report to support their knowledge and understanding of this vibrant market place.

This year we ranked Fadel (rights/royalties), Klopotek (Title, Editorial, Production) and Silverchair (Content Management) as the best positioned vendors in their segment having conducted over 30 interviews.

The 2020 report is 90 pages and includes a market overview, functional and technical descriptions of the primary software applications and vendors for enterprise resource planning (ERP), title, editorial and production (TEP), contracts, rights and royalties (CRR) and content management (CMS).

We advise that you should purchase this report if you are considering any investment in technology in the coming year and/or if you want to understand the competitive environment for these products.

As an added bonus, if you engage my company (Information Media Partners) for a consulting project in the coming year (not necessarily connected to this report) I will credit back the cost of this report.

 Comprehensive Publishing Technology Report
Please use this link to purchase the report: 

Included in the report:

Market map of order to cash, title management, editorial and production and contract rights and royalties software products.  Companies profiled in this report included: AdvantageCS, Klopotek, Virtusales, FADEL, Filmtrack and many others.
Market map of digital asset management, digital asset distribution, content analytics, copyright and IP management software and services companies.  Companies profiled include Silverchair, Pubfactory and others.

 About Information Media Partners:  For more than 20 years, our company has provided strategy and operational improvement advice for professional, academic and educational publishing companies operating globally.  Our clients include established businesses, start-ups and investment companies.  We conduct consulting engagements, fulfill interim executive roles and provide board advisory services at the C-level.  For more information, please visit our website: Information Media Partners

Michael Cairns
Chief Executive Officer
Report Analyst & Industry Subject Matter Expert
Ex-CEO of Ingenta, RR Bowker & Berlitz
C-level consultant with PWC, Cengage, John Wiley,
Reed Elsevier, Wolters Kluwer, OCLC and others.

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