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Moody Publishers selects the UNISON Publishing Business System to improve business operations 

April 2005

Global Turnkey Systems (GTS) announces that Moody Publishers, the publishing arm of Moody Bible Institute, located in Chicago, IL, has selected GTS’s UNISON Business Software, designed for publishers and information providers. 

Moody Publishers, publisher of the New York Times bestselling book The Five Love Languages (by Gary Chapman), has a long-standing relationship with Global Turnkey Systems and sees the upgrade to UNISON as integral in its efforts to broaden its markets via web based customer service tools.   

Moody Vice President and Publisher, Greg Thornton said, “We’ve greatly appreciated our partnership with Global Turnkey Systems through the years.  Now we’re ready to take the next steps as we expand our publishing program at Moody.” 

Ed Santiago, Director of Finance, stated, “With its integrated functions, including e-commerce, the UNISON 6.2 upgrade is a real value. In addition, we saved on conversion costs since the UNISON system’s new architecture is compatible with our parent organization’s database.  

In our 10-year relationship with Global, we have seen how they strive to keep up with changing technology and industry standards. Their service and support has been superb. But what really impressed me is their partnership with the users group. Global uses this relationship to not just keep the system state-of-the-art, but relevant.” 

Duane Koenig, Manager of Information Systems, stated, “The UNISON product and the excellent personnel at Global have been serving our business needs very well for ten years. I am pleased to be continuing our relationship with Global and look forward to employing the enhanced functionality of UNISON 6.” 

Al Alteslane, GTS’s President, stated, “We have a true partnership with Moody Publishers and our respective teams have made significant strides forward in the effective utilization of the UNISON system. We now look forward to expanding upon our long standing relationship with Moody Publishers.”  

Moody Publishers seeks to evangelize, educate and equip individuals by publishing conservative, evangelical Christian literature and other media for all ages around the world, and to help provide resources for the Moody Bible Institute to train future Christian leaders.  Dwight L. Moody, an evangelist, established Moody Publishers in 1894 as the Bible Colportage Association (BICA).  As he went across the country preaching he noticed the great need for written materials to encourage believers, yet was met with resistance from bookstores who felt that there was no demand for such books.  BICA published the first mass paperbacks to get the gospel into the hands of the common people.   

Moody continues its founder’s legacy of God-honoring books with its imprints:  Northfield (targeted for the unchurched), Lift Every Voice (books written by and for African-Americans) and Moody Video; and its brand strategies:  Bible study, marriage and family, women’s titles, fiction, youth & children, purity, and finances.  Moody publishes 60 books per year and translates its books into more than 100 different languages in sixty-three countries around the world. 

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, specifically for publishers of subscriptions, books, and e-information products.  Some of GTS’s multi-national customers are Reed-Elsevier, Thomson Corporation, Bureau of National Affairs, Wolters Kluwer, Springer-Verlag, and Scholastic, Inc.  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, x 604.