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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
Location
Address PCS Publishing
Castle Street
Wolverhampton
WV1 3AD
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PCS extends its relationship with Oldham Evening Chronicle

Software developer PCS has announced a significant enhancement of its long established partnership with regional daily newspaper, the Oldham Evening Chronicle.

Author: News Desk
Posted on: 16 March 2016

Dave Whaley (on the left) and Phil Walker

As well as seeing Oldham take on the PCS portfolio of publishing solutions, the partnership will now see Oldham’s sub-editing and advert production operations outsourced and performed by other PCS customers, on PCS systems.

The two organisations, who have been partners for more than 30 years, have worked together to create a model that will enable the publisher to adopt significant change and transformation within its business, ensuring Oldham Evening Chronicle can continue to be successful for years to come, says PCS.

Oldham Evening Chronicle will receive upgrades for its existing PCS advertising and production solutions, ABS and Pulse, as well as new installations of the PCS circulation software NCS, and its flagship publishing content management solution, Knowledge.

This will see Oldham Evening Chronicle embrace a full SaaS environment for its entire publishing operation, utilising PCS’s fully managed, hosted and secure UK datacentres.

However, to create this new partner-driven model for delivering the efficiencies required, PCS has brought together some of its existing customers to allow Oldham to outsource key parts of its publishing operation to them.

PCS managing director Phil Walker said, “We have enjoyed a fantastic relationship with Oldham over the years and the next stage in their evolution will see the publisher concentrate on what they do best - creating content and providing media space for advertisers, while removing undue processes.”

Walker continued, “Being involved with our customer’s change management process is central to our approach in the industry. Oldham came to us with a challenge and we have worked very closely with them and other publishing customers of ours to solve it, which has seen us help them in their quest to reinvent their business. Ultimately, our expertise is allowing us to act as a technology hub to help Oldham move forward in the industry.”

Dave Whaley, Managing Director of Oldham Evening Chronicle said, “Like other organisations in the regional press the Oldham Evening Chronicle is facing many challenges. As an independent newspaper we find economies of scale difficult to achieve.”

Whaley added, “The implementation of Knowledge and third party outsourcing is now ongoing and we will be working closely with all concerned to build workflows that allow us to continue to be one of the last remaining on-the-day- publishers of a local daily newspaper.”

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