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PCS Publishing

Castle Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 3AD

Celebrating 45 years of helping publishers realise the art of the possible and continuing to innovate for the future.

PCS is at the forefront of product innovation within the publishing industry and this year we are celebrating our 45th birthday!

In 1973, PCS developed one of the UK’s first fully computerised publishing systems – Press 11 – a forerunner of the digital systems used by publishers all over the world today. This was an exciting year within the industry as it also saw the introduction of the internet, voicemail and the mobile phone which marked a dramatic change in communication methods.

Since then, PCS has taken advantage of new technologies to help envision more efficient content first publishing workfiows and better methods of delivery; driving the move to ‘always-on’, independent remote working in the cloud and responding to the increasing desire of technology consumers to purchase software as a service.

Our UK based, in-house developed portfolio of solutions facilitates collaboration across editorial, advertising and circulation workflows for newspaper and magazine publishers.

We take a partnership approach with all our clients to deliver tailored solutions, the benefits of which can then be available to our other customers to ensure they always have the latest workfiow efficiency tools at their fingertips. With that in mind, we can facilitate collaboration through the sharing of resources whether you are looking to outsource tasks or increase your revenue stream.

It’s a given that content is king and if you want to succeed in the current publishing market, it is about delivering the right content to the right people through the right channels. Our browser based Knowledge portfolio makes that happen whether you are publishing to digital, print or both simultaneously.

We have an award-winning IT infrastructure that is second to none, with all data backed up at two separate data centres. If it is hosting you are after, we can remove your IT overheads and offer you a fully scalable service that meets the needs of publishers big and small.

PCS is part of the Claverley Group of companies who have an annual turnover of £120m; the group also includes Midland News Association (MNA), publishers of the UK’s leading regional daily newspaper The Express & Star, MNA Media, commercial printers Precision Colour Printing and Channel Islands news publisher, Guiton Group.

Contact PCS to find out how our 45 years of experience can benefit your business.

PCS solutions:

  • Knowledge Publish - Editorial and collaboration platform
  • Knowledge Prospect - Advertising sales and customer management platform
  • NCS - Circulation and subscription management platform
  • PropertyNet - Property advertising and publishing platform
  • Pulse - Advert production solution for print and digital

MNA & PCS scoop awards at VMWorld Europe User Awards 2016

Midlands News Association (MNA), in conjunction with PCS, has been awarded Best of Show and winner in the Best Virtualisation & Cloud Infrastructure Project category at the Best of VMWorld Europe User Awards.

Author: News Desk
Posted on: 28 October 2016

Phil Walker: "To support MNA in their quest for a more efficient and cost effective IT infrastructure has been very rewarding, and this accolade tops it off."

The winners were announced at VMWorld Europe in Barcelona on Wednesday 19 October, hosted by Computer Weekly and SearchServerVirtualisation.com.

PCS nominated MNA for the award after undertaking a major IT infrastructure migration project for its sister company. When MNA looked to upgrade its IT infrastructure like for like, it proved cost prohibitive. The publisher therefore looked to what its software provider PCS could offer. PCS and MNA then took a partnership approach to invest in a Dell end-to-end solution with duplicate hardware at two sites in order to host the MNA infrastructure virtually, the company says.

Graeme Clifford, MNA Print Managing Director comments, "It is great to receive double recognition for what has been an exciting project that has totally changed the way we approach our IT operation, especially our overall speed and resilience. The level of savings on cooling, electricity and staffing alone are impressive and we expect the project to have paid for itself within five years."

Phil Walker, MD at PCS says, "PCS have been successfully implementing virtual server solutions for over a decade. To be able to utilise our skills and experience to support MNA in their quest for a more efficient and cost effective IT infrastructure has been very rewarding, and this accolade tops it off."

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