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Contact: (866) 879-4782,
Product: Book Sales and Distribution (BSD) module
Description: The BSD module enables order processing for books, loose-leaf editions, electronic or online products and content sales. Features include automatic invoice generation, marketing information and customer-generated invoicing.
Among Current Users: Elsevier, Harper Collins, Pearson Education, Penguin, Springer, Random House.
Price Range: Costs range from $100,000 for smaller companies to several million.
Contact: (800) 239-9254 x102,
The Media Services
Product: MSG’s E-commerce Module
Description: MSG’s E-commerce Module is designed to integrate with MSG’s Book Works—a solution for handling customer service/order entry and fulfillment, reporting and analysis, royalties and subsidiary rights management, job costing, accounting, marketing and campaign management.
Among Current Users: MSG’s software and services serve more than 250 media customers.
Price Range: Software solutions begin at less than $700/month as a hosted solution, including all upgrades and updates.
Contact: (800) 234-4674,
Morse Data Corp.
Product: InOrder System
Description: Morse’s InOrder System is an order-management/e-commerce solution with online client access to data; ability to add internal or external notes to customers’ orders, credits, statements and other records; online shipment tracking; real-time inventory searches; timer-
controlled e-mails and more.
Among Current Users: International Bible Society, University of Arkansas Press, University of California.
Price Range: The software license starts at about $21,000 for a basic five-user system, including the Web shopping cart.
Contact: (708) 873-0010,
Description: Pubnet’s PubEasy, a subsidiary of R.R. Bowker LLC, is a business-to-business e-commerce marketplace for the book publishing industry. It aims to facilitate access to online order placement, tracking, price, title and availability data with participating publishers, distributors and wholesalers, know as “affiliates.”
Among Current Users: Harper Collins, Penguin Group USA, Random House and Simon & Schuster.
Price Range: Pricing tiers are based on overall sales revenues.
- American Lawyer Media Group
- Arbor Books
- BC Decker
- CCH Australia
- Corinthian Books
- CyberWolf Inc.
- Datasystem Solutions Inc.
- Elsevier Health Sciences
- Financial Times
- Global Turnkey Systems
- Greenwood-Heinemann Publishing
- Himalayan Institute
- International Bible Society
- International Business Systems
- InterVarsity Press
- IPRO Business Systems/iPub
- Klopotek International North America
- Kutztown Publishing Company
- Liberty To The Captives Publications
- McGraw-Hill Cos.
- Morse Data Corp.
- Overdrive Inc.
- Pearson Education
- Penguin Group (USA)
- Publishing Co
- Scholastic Inc.
- Source Media
- Sparkplug Press
- The British Library
- The Media Services Group Ltd.
- Trilogy Enterprise Systems
- Tyndale House
- University of Arkansas Press
- University of California San Diego
- Vista International
- Wolters Kluwer
- Yankee Publishing