IBS Bookmaster Sponsors 2016 Australian Book Industry Awards

Leading publishing-specific ERP provider sponsors ABIA at Sydney Writers Festival on 19 May

Sydney, Australia, May 5, 2016International Business Systems (IBS), a global provider of integrated supply chain solutions including the leading publishing-specific ERP, announced today its sponsorship of the Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) on Thursday, 19 May. The annual awards night, now in its 15th year, takes place at Art Gallery NSW within the Sydney Writers Festival.

The Australian Book Industry Awards celebrate the connection between Australian readers and the authors, editors, publishing professionals and retailers who unite to create the must-read books of the year. The star-studded annual awards night is the biggest on the nation’s literary calendar, bringing together over 350 publishers, authors, politicians and celebrities. Twelve Book Award category winners will be announced, along with recipients of the Pixie O’Harris and Lloyd O’Neil Awards, which acknowledge significant contributions in Australian children’s books and the industry, respectively.

IBS’ sponsorship of the ABIA underscores its commitment to and partnership with the publishing industry worldwide. IBS Bookmaster is a publishing-specific, integrated enterprise management solution designed specifically for the needs of publishers and book distributors with print and/or digital channels.

Earlier this year, McGraw-Hill Education deployed IBS Bookmaster as its ERP platform in Asia Pacific and India. Kevin Smith, Vice President, GTS, International and Professional at McGraw-Hill Education, said the implementation will engender critical business transformation, adding, “We’ve embarked on a journey that enables us to better react to our customers’ needs today and into the future, and IBS technology has facilitated this goal. A case study of McGraw-Hill Education’s recent IBS Bookmaster upgrade across Asia Pacific and India will be presented this month at the IBS Connect Australia and Singapore customer events.

IBS Bookmaster is a specialty ERP solution that addresses the challenges faced by the trade and education publishing industry. It has been designed to work in a wide range of physical and digital environments, different devices, currencies and languages. Management of content, contracts, rights and payments is streamlined to reduce costs and drive revenues. Numerous prominent publishers including Harper Collins, Penguin Random House and Macmillian Publishing use IBS Bookmaster to manage their businesses. IBS Bookmaster is a tried and tested book publishing solution for the trade and education industries, renowned for its robust and rich functionality, with a track record of delivering benefits.

About IBS
International Business Systems (IBS) is a leading global provider of integrated ERP, WMS and supply chain management solutions to the publishing, distribution, wholesale and 3PL sectors. For more than 35 years, we have helped customers such as Harper Collins, McGraw-Hill Education, Penguin Random House, Campion Education, Hal Leonard Australia, Cengage Learning, World Scientific Publishing, John Hopkins University Press, The Goodheart-Willcox Company Inc, Tri Literal LLC, and many more, streamline, automate and accelerate their distribution network processes to drive profitability and efficiency. For more information, visit  www.ibs.net.

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For more information, contact: Kristin Seigworth, +1.262.510.0805, Kristin.seigworth@ibs.net