Publishing Software Company Virtusales and arvato Systems Agree Upon Partnership
14/04/2015

arvato Systems becomes exclusive provider of Biblio3 in Germany, Austria,  Switzerland, France and other markets.



  • arvato Systems supports the digital transformation of publishers with cloud-based solution
  • Modular architecture of the industry solution provides security and transparency

(arvato Systems) Gütersloh, Germany / (Virtusales) Brighton, UK – arvato Systems will market the publishing solution Biblio3 as an exclusive marketing and implementation partner of Virtusales in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, France and Italy. The next generation IT systems integrator from Gütersloh in Germany will provide for the adaptation of the software to handle local legal and tax regulations. Moreover, arvato Systems will take care of the translation of the software into the respective local languages. Biblio3 is available as a cloud solution with full functionality of an inhouse system; but publishing companies can also install the application in their own datacenter. With this cooperation arvato Systems supports the digital transformation for publishers.

Biblio3 is an industry solution based on Microsoft.NET and Microsoft SQL Server. Using this solution, the core processes and workflows of the publishing business can be modeled: editorial, rights management, author's and license agreements, title management and product marketing, publicity, production, enterprise digital asset management and in particular royalty management which is key to maintaining author relationships. Biblio3 is beneficial in times of increasing product proliferation and the growing number of digital marketing variants, the Biblio3 publishing software provides for security and transparency.

The industry solution has a modular architecture and can thus be set up according to individual requirements. User experience and the administration of the system are simple and intuitive; the range of functionality is comprehensive. Business intelligence and flexible reporting are part of the package as well as transparency in inventory management. The application can be used via different devices such as laptop computers, tablets or smartphones.


Phil Turner, CEO of Virtusales: "With arvato Systems, we have won over an experienced and powerful partner in the media industry for our further expansion into European markets. We are confident that thanks to the support of arvato Systems we will be able to strengthen our position in the publishing industry."

Ralf Schürmann, Managing Director of arvato Systems S4M: "With its web-based publishing solution Biblio3 Virtusales is very successful in the English-speaking markets. Its cloud capability and the up-to date user guidance have convinced us. We are looking forward to our promising partnership with Virtusales."

About arvato Systems
As global next generation IT systems integrator arvato Systems focuses on "Digital Transformation Solutions". We use the technology talent and expertise of over 3,000 people at more than 25 sites throughout the world. Being a part of the arvato network and belonging to Bertelsmann, we have the unique capability to create entire value chains. Our team creates integrated, future-proof business infrastructures that help make our customers more agile and competitive, and enable them to deliver new standards of service to their customers. We create streamlined digital processes that support innovative business models. Moreover we provide operation and support services. arvato Systems offers an exceptional combination of international IT engineering excellence, the open mindset of a global player, and the dedication of employees. We also ensure that all our customer relationships are as personally rewarding and long-lasting as they are successful. www.arvato-systems.com

About Virtusales
Virtusales was formed in 2000 and has since been providing the world's leading publishers including Hachette, Penguin Random House, Pearson Education, Holtzbrinck, Pan Macmillan and Harvard University Press with market leading publishing software solutions.

Virtusales continues to develop its range of integrated publishing solutions with a new business intelligence
module being the latest addition to the Biblio suite of software for publishers.
  • Virtusales is based in the United Kingdom and
  • has satellite offices in North America and Australia and an agency in Benelux.
  • Virtusales is dedicated to software development,
  • implementation and consultancy, solely for the book publishing industry,
  • primarily in the UK, USA, Australia and Europe.
  • Virtusales has a successful proven track record
  • of implementing large-scale enterprise solutions for multiple locations on a
  • single instance.