Harcourt Education Australia, a division of the Reed Elsevier Group, went live with IBS Bookmaster in the beginning of September this year.
Harcourt is a major publisher of educational books, focusing on classroom resources for teachers and students across every state in Australia.
According to Harcourt Education Australia, being part of the Reed Elsevier Group made sense for it to implement IBS Bookmaster, as other business units such as Elsevier, LexisNexis and Reed New Zealand are all successfully utilising the system. Having the same system across the group helps to achieve consistency and allows cross pollination of experiences.
Harcourt have gone live with the base IBS Bookmaster package and are looking to implement Editorial and Book Production, Royalties and Business Intelligence by the end of this year.
The big efficiencies and benefits of implementing IBS Bookmaster will be a result of implementing the Editorial and Book Production, Royalties and Business Intelligence modules as Harcourt Education Australia did not have any of these solutions in the past.
Harcourt Australia started implementation of IBS Bookmaster in late June and went live at the beginning of September.
Harcourt Australia had the advantage of cross-utilising staff from Reed New Zealand, who went live with IBS Bookmaster in May of this year. Harcourt staff that helped during the Reed New Zealand project came back with knowledge of the system, which allowed for a more seamless approach to the implementation.
Although it will take us 12-18 months to realise the full benefits of IBS Bookmaster, Harcourt Education Australia is pleased with the system.
IBS Bookmaster has been developed specifically for publishers and book distributors in co-operation with the world’s leading publishers.