Pearson goes live on schedule in Korea and Taiwan with IBS Bookmaster software

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Leading publisher Pearson Education has gone live on schedule in Korea and Taiwan with its implementation of the IBS Bookmaster publishing ERP system.

Pearsons single installation of IBS Bookmaster software on a Hong Kong-based server enables management of all its operations in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan.

Pearson wanted to benefit from the efficiencies of a single title and customer file to cover its Asian operations and IBS enhanced the standard IBS Bookmaster system to include double byte capability and to format and display currencies differently in each country, said Mike Irving, Vice President Publishing at IBS.

He continues, We also increased the title and author fields to 60 characters to handle long Korean names and as a result IBS Bookmaster now offers a true multi language and multi currency solution.

The successful Pearson Korea and Taiwan implementations were managed by a dedicated team of Pearson Bookmaster specialists lead by project manager Darren Russell and Pearson Asia Regional IT manager Vincent Li.

By using IBS Bookmaster in Hong Kong for two years we have developed high quality Bookmaster expertise in-house said Darren Russell. The team worked very hard, with excellent support from IBS, resulting in two successful implementations.

Pearson also uses IBS Bookmaster publishing ERP software in Australia, New Zealand and India (on a server based in Melbourne) and in its MML joint venture in South Africa. It is in the process of implementing IBS Bookmaster in several European countries on a single UK-based server and will begin to roll out IBS Bookmaster in Japan in 2009.

IBS Bookmaster software is the worlds most widely used publishing ERP system with customers in 22 countries on five continents.


About Pearson

Pearson (NYSE: PSO) is the global leader in educational publishing, assessment, information and services, helping people of all ages to learn at their own pace, in their own way. The company is home to such renowned publishing brands as Scott Foresman, Prentice Hall, PowerSchool, Addison Wesley, Allyn & Bacon, Longman and many others. Pearson's comprehensive offerings help inform targeted instruction and intervention so that success is within reach of every student. Pearson's other primary businesses include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group.

About IBS

IBS (OMX Nordic Exchange STO: IBS) is a leading provider of specialized business systems for specific industries such as publishing and book distribution, pharmaceutical distribution, electronics, paper, food and the automotive industry. IBS focuses on large and mid-sized companies within supply chain management, demand-driven manufacturing, customer administration and financial control.

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