Media group Pearson has chosen Bookmaster, the IBS publishing and book distribution system, for its operations in four European countries.
The planned installation includes software, services and hardware with a total value of 4.5 m euros. Pearson first installed IBS Bookmaster, software designed specifically for publishers and book distributors, in Australia in 1991.
The software is currently used in Pearson’s publishing and book distribution operations in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, India and South Africa, with Korea and Taiwan scheduled to go live in 2008 and Japan in 2009.
Based on Pearson’s positive experiences from their relationship with IBS in Asia, Australasia and Africa,
Pearson has decided to expand the installation of the software to include four additional locations in Europe including Benelux, Spain and Poland. In total, 260 concurrent users will use IBS Bookmaster, which covers everything from editorial and book production, to distribution, warehouse management, e-commerce, business intelligence and royalties.