BiblioFORUM 2019 Round Up
Updated: Jul 3, 2020
On Thursday 4th July Biblio users and members of the Virtusales’ team gathered at the Faber and Faber Creative Spaces in Bloomsbury House to discuss all things Biblio.
We would like to thank all the customers who were able to make it on the day, these events are a fantastic opportunity to meet Biblio users from across a wide spectrum of experience and publishers, and collect the invaluable feedback that drives our continual development. The BiblioFORUM also offers customers the chance to gain a more in-depth understanding of how our business is evolving, and the ways we are working on improving and developing the software itself.
The afternoon kicked off with an overview of the past year both for Virtusales and for the publishing industry in general. Chris Harvey, our Chief Commercial Officer, noted that the Virtusales development team has, over the past year, clocked up over 20,000 hours of development and released eight updates. Additionally, the company is delighted to have acquired 16 new customers from across the globe in the last year, meaning that the Biblio suite now has users in 15 different countries. "We believe the broader our client base becomes, both geographically and in terms of market sector, the richer the functionality will grow as Biblio is developed to support a wider range of publishing practices and processes."
Chris Harvey, CCO,
Virtusales Publishing Solutions
Other sessions on the agenda included an overview of the latest and upcoming release highlights, presented by former Biblio user turned Virtusales Project Manager, Vicky van der Luit. This year's guest speaker, IT Director at Overamstel Uitgevers, Tibor who shared his best practices for maximising the use of Biblio through data integration, discussing how his company has employed Biblio’s comprehensive and adaptable database to feed external systems, sales aggregators and business analysis. The afternoon ended with a look at the future of Biblio, with our Lead Technical Architect, James Lovett presenting the latest Biblio Roadmap and giving an insight into just some of the working practices that Virtusales are implementing in order to take our best-in-class solutions to the next level.