New Age Publisher to Implement IBS Bookmaster to Streamline Operations, Expand Product Lines
LAS VEGAS, Nev., March 8, 2012 – International Business Systems (IBS), a leading global integrated ERP and supply chain provider, announced today that Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd. has selected IBS Bookmaster, the industry’s most complete solution for the Publishing supply chain, to unify its systems and operations while supporting its expansion into additional product lines as part of the company’s aggressive business growth strategy.
Founded in 1901, Llewellyn Worldwide is the world’s oldest and largest independent publisher of books for the body, mind, and spirit. Llewellyn is dedicated to bringing its readers the best in metaphysical books and resources. In addition, through its imprints Flux and Midnight Ink Books, Llewellyn Worldwide continues to be a vibrant publisher of young adult fiction and adult mystery novels.
The company sought to streamline and stabilize its IT systems with a fully integrated solution. In addition, as the company continues its aggressive growth plan, it needs the ability to report and analyze the business rapidly and flexibly. With IBS Bookmaster and its Real-time Performance Management (RPM) Business Intelligence Platform, Llewellyn will be able to better manage the business by having real-time information at their fingertips to better leverage its assets.
“Having just celebrated our 110th year of excellence, we remain focused on expanding our business into new areas, including digital publishing, to best meet the evolving demands of our customers,” said Gabe Weschcke, vice president at Llewellyn Worldwide. “IBS Bookmaster is providing a robust platform for both our current business today as well as our expansion by providing out-of-the box functionality to position us well for the future. Further, IBS RPM Business Intelligence provides the real-time views of our business necessary to best leverage our assets going forward. IBS professional services will ensure we spend minimum IT resources, so that we can focus on our business objectives.”
The new system will include order processing, inventory management, returns, forecasting, purchasing, advanced warehouse management, Rights and Royalties, CRM applications, eCommerce digital delivery web enablement, forms management, book production and retail management. IBS Integrator will be used to communicate with existing Llewellyn systems in an automated fashion.
“All publishers are facing a great challenge and opportunity with the tectonic shifts in the industry, especially around digital publishing, and must have solutions that enable them to grab the opportunity,” said Baxter Nairon, general manager, Americas at IBS.“ We look forward to working with Llewellyn Worldwide, a leader and visionary in their space, to grow their business in all their segments, build new channels, and thrive in the digital world.
IBS has a track record of success providing solutions to help the $135 billion global publishing and wholesale book distribution industry face the industry’s toughest challenges head on, and we remain committed to offering customers the technology they need to leverage new revenue channels and maximize their existing business. We look forward to extending these services to Llewellyn Worldwide to help it reach its strategic goals and best serve its customer base.”
About IBS Bookmaster
IBS Bookmaster is a fully-integrated ERP system for traditional and digital publishers with strong distribution management capabilities. It supports industry best practices and offers services consistent with the highest standards of book trade efficiency. Used by publishers and distributors in 16 countries, Bookmaster, a highly scalable solution, requires little or no modifications for use, allowing customers to leverage the same standard core system worldwide.
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