Publishing House C.H. Beck Decides to Use SAP and IDS Scheer

As global partner to SAP AG, IDS Scheer, the international solution provider for processes and IT, is responsible for implementing and adapting the system. Operating in a market that is characterized by the appearance of many thousands of new products per year, publishing houses are constantly challenged to manage their book projects efficiently as soon as the original product concept is presented, and to monitor their profitability over the entire life cycle of the product. In order to operate successfully, not only times to market must be shortened and costs reduced for book projects, but systems must be better integrated, thus assuring a future-proof IT structure.
Its authors are the source of added value for the publisher’s service, and relationships with them are extremely important. Accurately and correctly calculated royalties are the foundation of fruitful cooperation between authors and their publisher. “Therefore, we want to completely modernize our royalties payment system so that it also provides the necessary flexibility for online royalties, and restructure our rights management in line with the growing complexity of the requirements it must handle”, Dr. Christian Andres, Director of IT for the C.H. Beck publishing house, explained the company’s decision.
“Following our successful cooperation in television and radio broadcasting, together with SAP we have positioned another solution for the media industry. We are delighted that our first experience of its process-oriented implementation will be in partnership with one of the most highly regarded publishers in Germany”, declared Helmut Kruppke, CEO of IDS Scheer AG. With the SAP solution, book projects are brought to maturity faster and are transparent and financially calculable for their entire life cycle. As the publisher’s cooperation partner, IDS Scheer is tasked with optimizing business processes in the course of system implementation. In order to achieve this, IDS Scheer uses the ARIS Process Platform for the system implementation and for Process Performance Monitoring.

Quelle: IDS Scheer AG