Kiel, 13 October 2021

First knkPublishing installation in Thailand

The knk Group and Nanmeebooks Co. Ltd. are proud to announce the successful implementation and go-live of knkPublishing. Nanmeebooks, based in Bangkok is the first customer of the knk Group in Thailand with a focus on Education and Children’s Books.

“The implementation of knkPublishing was a leap into the future for our company. Before this project, our daily processes in financial accounting and royalty management were nearly all manual processes, without any system support”, states Kim Chongsatitwantana Chief Executive Officer Nanmeebooks Co. Ltd. “Using the new system, we are well prepared for the future and will be able to efficiently implement and review new digital business models.”

The publishing software knkPublishing is used to manage financial and publishing operations at Nanmeebooks. Specifically, the overall project scope included: Financial Accounting, Cash Management, Inventory and Warehousing, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Editorial Management, Production, Metadata Management, Rights and Royalty Management as well as Subscription Management.

Sven Wischhusen, Chief Operating Officer of knk Business Software AG adds: “A significant period of the project was affected by the global pandemic. It was a challenge for all of us, but due to the great partnership between our teams and the usage of modern collaboration tools, we managed to accomplish all important project steps including the user acceptance test using remote methods. We are very proud of the achievements of all the teams involved, including Nanmeebooks, our local partner Exsys and the knk team, working together in three continents on this project – Asia, Europe and North America.”

At the beginning of the project, knk started to partner with Exsys Co. Ltd., a consulting company specializing in implementation and customization services in Microsoft Dynamics Software product, headquartered in Bangkok.

“Being a certified Microsoft partner not only ensures that we are able to offer our clients the latest Microsoft technology, but it also enables us to take advantage of the global Microsoft partner network that helps us offer our products and services globally. We have learned a lot and the partnership with Exsys helped us to deal with language barriers, local laws and regulations as well as cultural differences that have to be considered in projects like this”, states Knut Nicholas Krause CEO of knk Business Software AG. “In addition to this partnership and the teamwork Sven Wischhusen mentioned, there is another success factor I would like to emphasize: the overwhelming commitment and dedication of the Nanmeebooks team. Their team was actively engaged throughout the whole project. This not only applies to the core project team, but also to all 50 key users that contributed to make this project successful.”

About Nanmeebooks Co. Ltd.

Founded in 1992, Nanmeebooks is one of the leading publishers in Thailand: publishes books for people at all ages licensed from around the world. Content can generally be grouped into 8 Categories: Educational Comics, Educational reference books, Picture books, Language, HRH Princess Sirindhorn’s Literature, Young Adult Novels, Adult novels and Adult non-fiction. The publishing house is especially well known for educational titles for children and youth literature including the Harry Potter series.

About the knk Group

The knk Group has about 450 customers in the publishing and media industry all over North America, Europe and Asia and has offices in the US, UK, France and Germany.

knk develops and distributes knkPublishing – the only Microsoft certified publishing software in the world. It complements the range of services provided by Microsoft Dynamics 365 with publishing-specific functionality for book, magazine, and specialist publishers and is based on the latest Microsoft technology. The software can be used in the cloud as well as on-premise. In addition, the knk Group offers BI, CRM (knk365 for Media Sales), Customer Engagement (knk365 Market Insights) and Marketing Automation (knk365 Marketing Automation) solutions dedicated to meet the publishing and media industry’s needs.

In addition to knkPublishing and the knk365 solutions, the knk Group also offers the brands of Bradbury Phillips International Ltd, the most established provider of Rights and Royalty software for Publishers and Literary Agents, and the solution “VM Media Manager”- the market leading advertising, subscription and circulation management software in Germany.

Contact knk Group

knk Group
Julia Redner
Phone +49 (0)431 579 72-784

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