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Religious publisher, Church Publishing, selects UNISON Publishing Business System to support increase in growth  


February 2005

Global Turnkey Systems (GTS) announces that Church Publishing Incorporated, publishers for the Episcopal Church, has selected GTSs UNISON Business Software, designed for publishers and information providers.

Church Publishing (CPI) selected UNISON over other solutions for many reasons, a key reason being UNISON met CPIs functionality needs on a software level.  CPI was also impressed with the professional GTS implementation methodology, the publishing experience of the GTS team, and the warm relationship that the GTS team built throughout the process.

The Revd Clayton D. Crawley, SVP, Chief Technology Officer, said, We selected GTS after looking in-depth at about 15 solutions.  We narrowed our search down to 2 and found that UNISON was the system that best fit our needs. I was impressed by the GTS implementation methodology, as people and process can make or break any business system implementation.

Kenneth Arnold, CPIs Publisher, said, We are excited about the UNISON system and look forward to working with the Global team on its installation. We expect the system to enable us to generate more revenue through its ability to supply improved sales analysis, manage our mailing lists, and provide a range of management reports. Of equal importance is UNISONs ability to talk to the other systems we use to run our business. We also-and its no small thing-like the people at GTS.

Since 1918, Church Publishing Incorporated (formerly the Church Hymnal Corporation) has produced the official worship materials of the Episcopal Church. Today, it also offers a wide variety of books, music, software and online services for Episcopalians and others. In addition to basic and gift editions of prayer books and hymnals, its extensive list of titles includes books on liturgy, theology, church history, homiletics, and Anglican spirituality. It has an online store with a growing list of recorded music products, pioneering liturgical and musical software, new online services, and the Seabury Books and Seabury Classics imprints.

Al Alteslane, GTSs President, said We are very proud and honored to be selected by the Episcopal Church to assist them in improving their business operations.  By selecting UNISON, CPI will be able to meet their goals for increasing efficiency and cost savings while adding opportunities to serve its clients.  The UNISON implementation will deliver greatly improved decision support and advanced marketing tools.  The eUNISON web front end will give them unequaled web-based customer self-service.  UNISON, being a database independent application supporting both Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle, will fit in with Churchs corporate architecture and will run on its Oracle database.

Global Turnkey Systems, Inc. (GTS) was established in 1969 and has grown to become a leader in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software and systems for the publishing industry. The GTS team is comprised of not only systems experts, but publishing experts as well. Many GTS employees come from the publishing industry and truly understand the needs of their customers. Global works exclusively with the publishing community, allowing them to devote 100% of research and development to the changing requirements in the industry.

Additionally, GTS's Professional Services team assists throughout the implementation, offering superior project planning, business requirements analysis, conversion assistance, testing, training and technical support.

The UNISON system utilizes state of the art technology in an open systems environment to provide publishers an effective tool for managing a publishing enterprise in a highly competitive environment.  The integrated, modules of the UNISON system include: order processing, invoicing, accounts receivable, inventory control, sales analysis, royalties, mail list management, telemarketing, special promotions, subscription fulfillment and circulation management, EDI, job costing, accounts payable, purchasing, and general ledger.

For more information, please contact sales at Sales@GTSystems.com or call 800-524-2132 x604.