February 28, 2023
The Pilgrim Press Goes Live with knkPublishing
knk Software LP and The Pilgrim Press are excited to announce the successful implementation and go-live of knkPublishing. The Pilgrim Press, the oldest English language publishing tradition in North America, was looking to combine their entire publishing processes into one place to increase efficiency, improve analytics, and enable a system for future subscription growth. They chose knkPublishing, which is based on Microsoft Dynamics.
The joint project covered the implementation of knkPublishing within the areas of contract and royalty management, financials, and media sales, as well as knkPublishing’s integrated Customer Relationship Management. Sebastian Mayeres, CEO of knk Software, explains, “The final result is a streamlined editorial process, a production management and sales order processing, automation with their online store, and integration of their external warehouse with their fulfillment service and shipment confirmations, with the process fully automated. In addition, interfaces were created to import third-party sales.“
“We are enthusiastic as we move from working with spreadsheets and multiple platforms, to a digitized, all-in-one solution that integrates our data in an easy-to-use system. The new knk system has simplified the process and put more data at our fingertips,” states the Reverend Rachel G. Hackenberg, Publisher, The Pilgrim Press. “We are especially impressed by the royalty and licensing module that calculates royalties for even the most complicated contracts, to the smallest detail,” she said.
Sebastian Mayeres adds, “knk enjoyed working with the team at The Pilgrim Press. We are pleased to have been able to provide them with a well-designed system where all their processes and data are centralized, greater efficiencies and automation can give them peace of mind, and steps have been established to help achieve future growth.”
About The Pilgrim Press
The Pilgrim Press is a bold voice with a rich heritage—generations of seekers, teachers, protestors, preachers, and dreamers since 1640—making ours the oldest English language publishing tradition in North America. We publish books that nurture the spirit, cultivate leadership, and provoke souls for the common good: from studies on world religions to the bestselling children’s book about death, Water Bugs and Dragonflies. Along life’s endless pilgrimage for insight, The Pilgrim Press is a daring adventurer and trusted companion to readers.
About the knk Group
The knk Group has 450 customers in the publishing and media industry across North America, Europe and Asia with offices in the US, UK, France and Germany.
knk develops and distributes knkPublishing – the only Microsoft-certified publishing software worldwide. 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 premises. In addition, the knk Group offers Power 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 “VM Media Manager” solution – the market leading advertising, subscription and circulation management software in Germany.
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