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PCS Publishing

Castle Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 3AD

PCS – your publishing technology partner

PCS has spent the past 45 years working with publishers to enhance their way of working and facilitate the efficiencies that are needed in such an evolving industry.

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

We take a partnership approach with all our clients to deliver tailored solutions that mean you can do more with less. A prime example is the collaborative course sister company Midlands News Association (MNA) has taken with its use of the Knowledge portfolio. Not only are they benefitting from the efficiencies our products deliver, but they are also working with our customers; offering services including, advert creation, page planning and financial management for several newspaper groups, all facilitated by our solutions.

The latest addition to the Knowledge suite is Prospect, a game-changing advertising sales and customer management platform developed entirely in-house. Teams can work from anywhere, with a global view of a publication in real time that can be collaborated on simultaneously. Sales and finance information can be accessed for instant reporting that benefits both customers and management teams.

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

PCS are 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, Channel Islands news publisher Guiton Group, magazine publisher Kennedy Publishing and, creative and print procurement agency Cubiquity Media.

We continuously evolve our product suite so you can benefit from the latest innovations, whilst also having the opportunity to drive these yourselves with specific enhancements for your business.

PCS Solutions

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

Contact info
Contact Hannah Lloyd
Job title Marketing Director
Tel 01902 374 757
Email Hannah Lloyd
Address PCS Publishing
Castle Street
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MNA goes live with Knowledge Prospect from PCS

PCS, a leading publishing software developer, this week announced that Midlands News Association (MNA) is the first customer to go live with Knowledge Prospect.

Author: News Desk
Posted on: 4 July 2018

(L-R): Print MD Graeme Clifford, PCS head of development Simon Weare, advertising director Louise Burns and PCS MD Phil Walker.

A successor to the advertising system ABS, Knowledge Prospect is a brand new advertising sales and customer management platform developed entirely in-house by the PCS team.

Knowledge Prospect went live at MNA on Monday, delivering a customer first approach by streamlining workflows that will benefit management teams, finance, classified and field sales staff, says PCS. Knowledge Assist has also gone live to support the self-service generation and management of classified and template display ads.

MNA, one of the largest independent regional news companies in the UK, are the first of many existing ABS users to go live with Knowledge Prospect and PCS says it has already secured two new customers, the first will be up and running later this summer and the second early 2019. The platform, which was developed from the ground up, has an intuitive customisable interface and is browser based to allow real time remote working. According to PCS, it removes manual tasks and processes, leaving users free to maximise revenue opportunities and improve customer relationships.

Phil Walker, Managing Director at PCS comments: “We have spent a lot of time making sure that Knowledge Prospect does what our existing and potential customers want it to do, so it is very exciting to have our first customer up and running. Prospect sits at the centre of our Knowledge portfolio and interoperates with all our other solutions for editorial, advertising and circulation management.”

Graeme Clifford Print MD at MNA comments: “After researching an alternative to ABS, we found there was nothing suitable on the market to handle our business needs. After speaking to sister company PCS, we decided to take a partnership approach in developing Knowledge Prospect so it not only meets our requirements now and in the future, but also those of other publishers large and small, in an ever evolving market.”

Links / further reading: Knowledge Prospect

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