New Publishing Business Management Solution Will Catapult Technology-Challenged Companies Into Web Based Era

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Pro-SAAP SolutionsÂ? web based publishing industry software and services deliver cost effective 21st century order Entry, Accounts Receivable, and CRM solutions without the need to scrap existing software infrastructure.

Pro-SAAP Solutions today announces that the company is launching a powerful new web based business management solution (Version 5.0) for the newspaper and magazine publishing industry that will support a dramatic technological advance for companies that adopt the strategy.

By implementing this solution, many newspapers and publishing businesses will be able to jump directly from a 1980s era legacy application to 21st Century Web based information processing.

Develop by an entrepreneur who managed the Advertising and Online Systems infrastructure for leading publishing firms, including the San Francisco Chronicle and Ziff-Davis, the Pro-SAAP solution is designed to leverage the investment organizations have made in mainframe systems.

In contrast, publishing industry solution from application software vendors like Peoplesoft, SAP, etc. require ripping out the existing infrastructure and can cost several million dollars in software license fees and implementation services. The Pro-SAAP solution can be implemented at a fraction of the cost.

“Many companies in the publishing industry have put off their investments into information upgrades in favor of short term cost savings and are now facing a daunting challenge to enter the Web based era,” said Sibusiso Tshabalala, President & CEO Pro-SAAP, LLC. “We have built a solution to help move major publishing companies aggressively toward higher productivity and higher profitability by migrating from legacy technologies into a web based environment at a fraction of the cost of implementing a new ERP class application.”

The Pro-SAAP solution software and services package works in concert with the ADMARC® software package in use at approximately 60% of the newspaper and magazine publishing firms in North America. While allowing the underlying processing to continue to be managed with the existing software, the Pro-SAAP interface not only transforms the Order Entry, Accounts Receivable and other traditional applications into web based systems, it also adds functionality.

The Microsoft Framework based solution also allows for the non-existent functionality from ADMARC to be easily incorporated through/on the web front end. An example of this would be the need to export data from the mainframe application pre-defined formats like Excel, Word or PDF without requiring IT resources to develop COBOL/FOCUS and REPGEN or other language based. This flexibility allows power end users to quickly and with ease provide analysis information on product performance.

The Pro-SAAP Solution adds:

-Knowledge Management capabilities that allows critical organizational information to be captured and time consuming processes to be streamlined or eliminated altogether,

-Risk Management capabilities that help avoid costly errors in Order Entry that require “make good” responses that cut into profits,

-Customer Relationship Management capabilities that allow management to view every aspect of the customer’s interaction from initial inquiry to contract to placements

-Business Intelligence Reporting capabilities that support management level query and reporting against the database to track critical business metrics.

Benefits resulting from implementation include:

-Support for sales personnel through wireless connectivity for order taking, placement and confirmation

-Consolidation of disparate systems into one web solution for a “one stop shop” for all advertising products

-Support for a real time connection to the Pre-Press and Production systems thus able to track advertisements from order entry to the printing presses

-Capacity to extend access to external advertising agencies through the internet to manage their accounts in conjunction with internal Accounts Receivable

The Pro-SAAP solution is available today and can be implemented in a matter of months. Typical implementations are expected to cost between $250,000-500,000, as compared to the multi-million dollar cost of ERP systems altered to serve the publishing industry.

About Pro-SAAP Solutions

The Pro-SAAP solution provides a fast track to a web based publishing business system equivalent to ERP in both user interface look and feel and production systems capabilities. Pro-SAAP offers a way to transform existing ADMARC implementations in a manner that leverages the infrastructure already in place to minimize business disruption and deliver a near-seamless transition to the transformed system. The service can be used in Newspapers, Magazines and publishers.

Pro-SAAP, LLC develops web integration software and provides e-commerce and ERP integration services, and reporting solutions for the print media industry. With expertise on advertising systems, strategies, trends and creating tools that maximize product performance; the company also provides project management and development services.

ADMARC is a registered trademark of Neasi-Weber International.

For more information about Pro-SAAP, products and services, please contact:

Sibusiso Tshabalala

Pro-SAAP, LLC.(401) 228-6016

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