ADVANTAGE COMPUTING SYSTEMS
Advantage Computing Systems, Inc.3850 Ranchero DriveAnn Arbor, MI 48108 Tel: 734.327.3610Fax: 734.327.3620Website: www.AdvantageCS.comsales@AdvantageCS.com
The Publisher’s Advantage Computing Systemﾮ, the industry’s premier in-house fulfillment system, is a comprehensive, feature-rich software package developed for the management of magazines, journals, newsletters, electronic products, on-line content, advertising, conferences, membership, and books or other products.
Celebrating Advantage 2005: The Next Generation
Long before it was a marketing buzzword, Advantage was customer-centric; with subscriptions and products completely integrated. A central customer focus shapes everything the software is programmed to do. We review our user interface continuously to make it as easy to use as it can be, while still providing immediate access to all the data a user might need. The 2005 release – Advantage: The Next Generation – offers a major interface redesign, with a whole new streamlined, intuitive and easy-to-learn look and feel.
Some publishers purchase third-party systems to incorporate all their disparate data in order to manage their customer relationships. Advantage is designed to integrate that disparate data – from subscriptions, book and product orders, memberships, online content, articles, conferences and more
— in one central place, and to quickly and easily provide the information needed to make good management decisions and manage customer relationships.
Users Drive New Features
Advantage user requests are the main source of new features in each release.
ﾕ combination orders-i.e. a subscription, book and conference registration on the same order
ﾕ integrated promotions across multiple products and subscriptions
ﾕ comprehensive package/kit management
ﾕ unsurpassed data access via 300+ standard reports (many customizable), online screens, ad hoc reports, pivot tables and data cubes
ﾕ completely integrated accounts receivable
ﾕ automated customer service letters and emails
ﾕ a completely integrated online and real-time E-commerce interface
ﾕ always the latest technology (Windows, UNIX, Oracle, SQLServer)
ﾕ multiple addresses and multi-currency
Proven and Professional
Advantage is by far the most comprehensive package available, and features are added with every annual release. Yet it is thoroughly proven, with fifty-plus publishers using it every day.
ACS offers excellent project management services, following the Project
Management Institute (PMIﾮ) guidelines. Support is always immediately available and about 50% of all support calls are resolved the same day.
Our Newest Modules
ﾕ Access, Maintenance and Billing (for managing on-line content)
ﾕ Conference and Event Management
ﾕ Contact Management (CRM)
ﾕ Reader Connection (reader service)
All this from a profitable company with a solid financial base and steady growth. You can count on ACS to be there to support you, now, and in the years ahead.
Advantage Clients Include:
American Medical Association, Army Times Publications, Boy Scouts of America, Crain Communications, Farm Journal, Hearst Business Publications, Kalmbach Publishing, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, The McGraw Hill Companies, New England Journal of Medicine, Newsweek Education, Oxford University Press, The Taunton Press, TV Guide Magazine Group, Weekly Reader.
Audit Bureau of Circulations, American Business Media, BPA International, Newsletter & Electronic Publishers Association, FulfillmentManagement Association, Oracleﾮ Certified Advantage Partner, Microsoftﾮ Solution Provider.