Oregon Catholic Press (OCP) Signs a Software and Services Agreement for IBS Bookmaster, the Leading Integrated Book Publishing Software Suite


FOLSOM, California, August 16/ - OCP, a major publisher of liturgical music and worship resources has signed an enterprise software and services agreement with IBS to install their world-leading software suite for publishers - IBS Bookmaster. The new
system will include inventory management, advanced warehouse management, CRM,
financials, rebates and commissions, subscription management, royalty
management, e-Commerce and book production.

"IBS Bookmaster software for book publishers is comprehensive
and easy to use. The configurability is unrivaled," comments Jim Ure, CIO,
OCP. "We needed the ability to have an integrated end-to-end solution for our
core product line of subscription products. The IBS Bookmaster suite of
products handles everything a publisher requires: order entry, editorial
production, inventory management, shipping, royalty management, and a fully
integrated financial system. We have high expectations that the total
solution will allow us to accomplish substantive process improvements while
reducing costs and improving the service our customers receive."

IBS Bookmaster will become an essential part of OCP's
operations. Jim Ure adds, "The integrated platform will allow us to manage
our business and deliver data effectively for reporting, e-Commerce and
product development."

"As advisors to OCP, we were impressed by the rigorous and
impartial evaluation they performed to select the ERP solution that would
best meet their requirements," states Edwin Fager, President, Kensai
International, Ltd. "From our perspective, what impressed OCP most about IBS
was the two-day fact-finding visit IBS consultants made prior to answering
the RFP and their presentation of a comprehensive solution, which included
specific software modifications and procedural changes that addressed OCP's
unique requirements."

"IBS is thrilled to collaborate with a company so highly
regarded by the publishing field," states Barry Christian, President, IBS
North America. "OCP has been a leader in the Religious Publishing field for
over 80 years, and we look forward to working with them during the coming
years on the continued success and growth of OCP."

"It was also a pleasure to work with Kensai International
Ltd.," continues Barry Christian. "They are a professional non-biased
consulting organization that brings incredible experience to their clients in
the publishing field. They outline a thoughtful approach and strategy to
every software selection process."

About OCP

OCP, a not-for-profit publisher of liturgical music and
worship resources based in Portland, Oregon, has been in operation for more
than 80 years. OCP offers an impressive range of products and services - more
than 650 - including music for worship, CDs, inspirational books, online
tools, hymnals, and magazines. OCP has responded to the diverse and changing
needs of churches and worshipers around the world. Worship programs produced
by OCP are used in two-thirds of Catholic churches in the United States and
are distributed worldwide in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean and
Chinese.

About International Business Systems

IBS is a leading provider of business software and consulting
services for Wholesale Distributors and Manufacturers worldwide. Customers
rely on IBS' suite of software applications to automate demand-driven,
supply-chain processes and gain a competitive advantage through improved
operational efficiencies. IBS is an IBM Global Strategic Alliance Partner
Corporate revenues exceed $300 Million and a network of almost 2,000
employees that spans over 40 countries. IBS' North America headquarters is
located in Folsom, California.

For further information, please contact:
Dan Wells
Vice President of Marketing
IBS
North America
+1-800-886-3900
http://www.ibsus.com

Source: IBS

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