About Miles 33
Miles 33 has been a leading supplier of software, support and consultancy services to the publishing, legal and finance sectors across the globe. 2016 marks our 40th anniversary. Since its establishment in 1976, the company has grown to become the largest British supplier of publishing systems with over 300 installations in the United Kingdom and hundreds more internationally.
Six of the UK’s top ten regional press publishers are Miles 33 customers as are companies like The International New York Times, The Boston Globe, NSTP, Kompass, The US Supreme Court, White Directories (Hearst), Gannett Directories, Virgin Radio Italy, NRC Media, Al-Hayat and many more.
Unlike other systems, where 90 percent of the purchase price is paid before the system goes live, no license fees are due until after a Miles 33 system goes live. Furthermore, the Miles 33 license is an annual license which includes support and maintenance. The only up front cost in acquiring a Miles 33 system is the cost for implementation services, a hugely beneficial model that dramatically reduces the initial investment in new technology. Furthermore, the model is flexible as the annual fee can be adjusted, up or down, at any time, as your business changes.
With Miles 33, you only pay for what you use
Its growth in the newspaper and magazine publishing market can be attributed to many factors, including a strong, comprehensive product offering catering to the many diverse aspects of the publishing industry. In addition, an experienced management team with a combined total of almost 150 years of industry experience, low staff turnover and a unique sales model have all made Miles 33 an extremely attractive proposition for many publishers.
The product portfolio is extensive, covering advertising management, financial management, customer relationship management, webCMS, mobile publishing to smartphone and tablets, workflow management, production, ad and page tracking, wire feed management and customer self service solutions, broadcast and circulation and subscription management.
The company’s solid financial performance and clear potential for expansion was recognized by investment company European Capital, S.A. SICAR, an affiliate of American Capital Ltd.
This pivotal change in company ownership and structure provided Miles 33 with a solid financial foundation on which to execute its strategy for consolidating the publishing systems supplier marketplace through careful acquisition of companies offering products and services complementary to the core Miles 33 suite.
This ideology has seen Miles 33 finalise multiple key acquisitions. In February 2008, it purchased Datamatix, a leading provider of digital self service advertising products to the UK publishing industry.
Miles’ second acquisition was finalized in April 2008 with the purchase of net-linx Publishing Solutions, a long time provider of publishing systems to the newspaper, magazine and wire services industries.
In February 2009, Miles 33 acquired Televisual Data Limited, providers of the browser-based editorial workflow and content management software.
In March 2010, acquired MGB Systems Limited and its industry leading products for Circulation, Subscription and Free Newspaper Distribution.
In June 2010, Miles 33 completed the acquisition of Tera Digital Publishing, the Milan, Italy-based provider of multi-channel content management systems.
In 2013, Miles 33 added VirtualCom Interactive, developers of mobile and web publishing solutions for newspapers, magazines, digital publishers, radio and TV broadcasters. The iOS, Android and HTML5 apps add multi-platform media channels to Miles 33’s core editorial services. This acquisition significantly solidified Miles 33 as a provider of digital and mobile publishing solutions provider.
May 2016, Miles 33 acquired WAVE 2, a world leading provider of self-service and production automation software. Automatically creating digital and print ads is a huge timesaving feature for publishers. But when added to the Miles 33 advertising and self-service solutions, unprecedented cost savings and revenue opportunities are created.
These acquisitions have seen Miles 33’s installation base increase to more than 800 globally. In addition to its existing offices in Bracknell, England and Norwalk, Connecticut, Miles 33 also has offices in Sacramento, California, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Milan, Italy.
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