knkPublishing for Educational and Academic Publishers

Increase Profitability by implementing workflow-oriented publishing software especially designed to fulfill the requirements of educational and academic publishers

knkPublishing provides educational and academic publishers with one integrated system that provides all departments with the functions they need for their everyday business.

Our publishing software is role based; each department can work with functions and pre-defined user interfaces that perfectly support their daily workflows and minimize the time spent on manual search and navigation processes.

During the last years, teaching methods in schools and universities have changed dramatically.  New formats have blossomed and e-learning platforms seem to be the new state of the art, getting more and more relevant.

When investing in new product formats, mutli-channel publishing processes and new business opportunities, publishing systems are of strategic importance. Each initiative needs to be reviewed and potentially revised in terms of profitability and market impact.

knkPublishing is an integrated business software solution for publishers, specially designed to support educational and academic publishers in the strategic decision making process, taking into consideration business information from every department across the company and its subsidiaries.

Improve Customer Relations

Effective management of universities/schools, teachers, students and institutions (incl. extensive contact management)

by using an Integrated CRM-System

knkPublishing CRM enables you to manage your business within a contact’s hierarchy. Additional information such as the usage of competing teaching and learning materials, as well as her potential interest in digital products and eLearning platforms, can be managed within knkPublishing CRM.

Gain Business Insights

Reporting is available across all departments: Is your company growing in terms of staff, revenue or number of titles?

by using real time data to take solid strategic decisions

Besides customer and sales data, other information related to current and predicted cash flow can be used to plan and evaluate strategic financial investments and projects.

Reduce manual work to manage digital assets

Avoid time-consuming search processes for single chapters, printable covers or other documents

by managing all your content in one single system

The knkPublishing Media Library helps Educational & Academic publishers to manage all digital assets within one system, including the management of different versions, corresponding metadata and the usage within your products.

Increase the discoverability of digital products

Using knkPublishing`s metadata inheritance functionality, you will minimize the manual effort to manage general metadata such as author or subject, for each product format.

by efficiently managing product related metadata

Depending on the format of your learning materials or academic publications, there is different metadata that needs to be managed to use the information for an ONIX export, or to submit the data to e-commerce platforms or distributors like Amazon. The more metadata is available the easier it will be for your target group to find your products.

knkPublishing improving cross-departmental communication

knkPublishing is the only Microsoft-certified publishing software in the world. It combines the classical ERP functions (financial accounting, controlling and marketing) of Microsoft Dynamics with industry specific functions for Educational and Academic Publishers that enable all departments across the organizationto work with one single system.

Review some key aspects provided by our publishing software knkPublishing for Educational and Academic Publishers by department:

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Why Choose knk and knkPublishing

      • Use an integrated CRM system to keep track of your sales pipeline and your customers (management of universities/schools, teachers, students, institutions (including their relationships)as well as bookstores and librarians).
      • Make sure you never miss a deadline using individual milestone planning (e.g. to manage double-blind peer review).
      • Improve your author relations using the knkPublishing integrated author management (incl. the management of resumés, pictures and royalty contracts).
      • Optimize the spending of your marketing budget – with extensive capabilities to define target groups (based on products sold, geographic information or any additional information defined by your company).
      • Monitor your competitors (which university/school/teacher is using the materials of a competitor).
      • Efficiently manage product families, series and huge amounts of content in one database (based on a content level definition).
      • Transparent management of metadata of all materials (e.g. to use them for your eCommerce or online learning platform).
      • Reuse content and track their usage (and reflect these sales within royalty accounting).
      • Bundle education materials and sell as a single item (such as textbooks, study guides, workbooks, and lab manuals).
      • Manage the rights and royalties of all content including single payments, text, illustrations, pictures, etc.

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