Continuum optimize their author relationship management by implementing Klopotek
Continuum International Publishing Group, leading independent academic publisher
with offices in London and New York, and Klopotek, leading provider of international
software solutions to the publishing industry, have entered into an agreement to
implement the Klopotek Contracts, Rights and Royalties solution (CR&R) as SaaS
(Software as a Service).
The number one software solution for royalties and rights in the publishing arena will
allow Continuum to optimize their author relationship management and provide
maximum transparency regarding rights sales and royalties to their authors. Setting
up one single system for use in both London and New York offers numerous
synergies and a fully unified royalty environment across the company. The system will cater for optimized international rights sales and marketing options while properly
respecting the national legal and fiscal requirements. Continuum is planning, in a
planned second phase of the project, to enable authors to access royalty statements online, and additional download features will also be available. The advanced marketing and sales tool for rights and permissions and the central contract management will enable the publisher to increase their potential in creating new sales opportunities. The Klopotek system is based on best practice business processes and assures SOX compliance.
The project has already created positive effects within the company. Oliver Gadsby,
CEO of Continuum, stated: “It is worth saying that the project is generating a very
positive mood amongst the Continuum team, who can see clear benefits ahead, once the CR&R system is installed. They are also enjoying the very professional collaboration with the Klopotek team.”
Bob Marsh, CFO at Continuum, focused on the transparency and the overview
capabilities of the Klopotek system: “Clearly, the Klopotek system will provide us with improved features for our liquidity planning and budgeting. The combined view on our UK and US royalty and rights business offers many more options than we currently have with the two separate systems. And our authors will benefit from more detailed information on their royalty statements as well.”
Regina Haemel, Project Manager at Continuum and as a member of the European
Management Board of Klopotek responsible for their UK key accounts: “The preconfigured best practice business processes provide for a secure and well structured project. The partnership with the Continuum staff and the professional cooperation of both our teams is the key for our successful implementation.”
The set-up project started in December 2010 and will be completed by the end of May 2011, including the transfer and upload of the existing data, the integration with several distributors, training of the Continuum staff and a comprehensive test phase before the go-live.