Our Partners

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Our Partners

At PCS we don’t just work with our media partners, we become part of their team. By integrating with their way of working we help them to become more efficient across every department. PCS customers benefit from a partnership approach to their business needs. The entire portfolio of products from PCS support what our customers want now and in the future. We encourage collaboration by enabling our customers to share services; ideal for areas such as subbing and ad production, our users benefit from cost savings and a reduction in overheads.

Iliffe Media

Iliffe Media has partnered with PCS since 2017. This large media group is based in Cambridgeshire and owns nearly 30 newspaper and several magazine titles. Iliffe Media’s mission is to provide high quality news and information to the local communities that it serves. The group is constantly investing in print, online and broadcasting and has recently made some significant acquisitions.

Iliffe Media use the full Knowledge portfolio which consists of:

Publish | Prospect | Assist | Plan | Access | Pulse | NCS

and we’ve worked with them to streamline advertising and production processes across the organisation.

This has enabled them to grow and scale the business, while maximising on their organisation-wide content and effort sharing.

The companies we work with are among the most successful publishers in the country. As they continue to move forward we are there as their trusted partner, providing guidance and support every step of the way. Our range of solutions cover editorial, advertising, circulation and finance, providing our publishing partners with the support they need every minute of every day.

Midland News Association

The MNA and PCS are both part of the Claverley Group. The MNA is Britain’s largest independent regional news publisher and can trace its roots back to the 1870’s. Today it reaches one million people every week through a variety of news and magazine titles plus digital services. Committed to high quality print while growing successful online platforms, the MNA remains the leading source of news for the Black Country and Shropshire.

The MNA has been group partners with PCS since inception and uses the full Knowledge portfolio.

Our solutions have significantly improved efficiency in the newsroom and, as a workflow partner, they are open to new ways of improving.

Our publishing partners know that changing the way they work, at the right time can achieve some amazing results. We work with publishers to make certain that they have the right processes in place, and ensure they can enjoy the benefits of excellent software solutions and a truly efficient workflow.

National Farmers Union

The National Farmers Union has been partnering with PCS since 2018. Established in 1908 it is the most successful representation body for agriculture and horticulture with members covering two-thirds of the agricultural land in England and Wales. It has an in-house portfolio of magazines with a print circulation of more than 100,000 as well as 100,000 online monthly unique users. Its titles range from British Farmer & Grower magazine to Horticulture magazine and the Countryside Online website.

The NFU use Knowledge Publish, which is a powerful solution that enhances an editorial team’s productivity.

They have future proofed the business by getting rid of manual processes, which has facilitated remote working. It has enabled them to work more efficiently with their current partners.

The needs of our publishing partners have changed a lot over the last four decades. The move to complete multi-media, multi-channel publishing is a progression we have supported and championed. At PCS our expert teams are constantly innovating to keep our publishing partners ahead of the curve and exceeding their audience’s expectations.

Newsquest

Newsquest has partnered with PCS since 2012. They are one of the largest regional media groups in the UK and boast over 200 news brands, magazines and trade publications. Their online users average around 34 million per month with print readership at six million per month. Newsquest was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1997 and today it is part of US news publisher Gannett.

Newsquest use Knowledge Publish, which is our content management system, and our circulation solution known as NCS.

PCS introduced significant efficiencies across newsrooms through workflows and automation and has been a key development partner driving significant change in the software

At PCS we understand the importance of using technology that improves the relationship publishers have with their customers. The publishing industry is constantly evolving and during our 45 years we have stayed ahead of the game, changing our technology to meet the needs of our publishing partners – and their customers.

Highland News & Media

Highland News & Media has partnered with PCS since 2018. Formerly SPP Media Group, it is a privately-owned company producing 18 weekly newspapers serving the north and north-east of Scotland. They also publish other specialist titles such as business and lifestyle magazines and many publications for the tourism industry. They have offices across Scotland in Inverness, Elgin and Caithness.

Highland News & Media use our solutions across their editorial, advertising and finance teams.

These solutions enable significant efficiencies across the organisations and allow satellite offices to easily work remotely.

Working closely with some of the country’s leading publishers means we always have our finger on the pulse. Our systems are created to adapt to change, and that includes remote working. Our Knowledge software suite means that publishers are equipped with everything they need for their employees to work anywhere in the world and still be an integral part of the workplace.

DC Thomson

DC Thomson has partnered with PCS since 2016 and is one of the leading media organisations in the UK. Headquartered in Dundee, Scotland, it also has a London base in Fleet Street. The company’s publishing origins can be traced back to 1886 when it acquired the Dundee Courier. DC Thomson publishes newspapers and magazines, and has diversified into new media, digital technology, retail and television interests.

They currently use NCS, which includes Paid For and Direct Delivery modules. They will soon be going live with Knowledge Prospect Finance.

DC Thomson can seamlessly manage customer accounts and can send invoices and statements directly to customers while controlling direct debits.

We know that publishers are always looking to the future and preparing themselves for the next evolutionary step in this ever changing industry. Remote working, and having a flexible suite of solutions for our publishing partners, is a huge part of this as it helps ensure they are able to adapt instantly to changes in the industry.

There are many benefits to becoming one of our publishing partners. Thankfully it is not an exclusive club – to partner with PCS you only need to ask. So, get in touch with us today.

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