Press Release

Miles 33 celebrates its 40th anniversary

September 2016 marks a new milestone for Miles 33 – 40 years of software development for the newspaper, book, yellow page, credit management and legal markets.

Miles 33 celebrates its 40th anniversary

September 2016, Bracknell, Berkshire, United Kingdom – Miles 33 is extremely proud to announce its 40 year anniversary. Founded in 1976 by Roger Miles Holland when he was 33 years old, Miles 33 has grown into an internationally acclaimed company with hundreds of satisfied customers spread across six continents. With a portfolio of products covering the mobile, Internet, newspaper, magazine, book, directory, radio, TV, credit management and legal industries, Miles 33 has built a loyal customer base, some of whom have migrated their software from early versions to the very latest available today.

Michael Moore, CEO of Miles 33 explains – “A track record of successful installations, on time and on budget, an innovative licensing model that removes financial risk and burden for the client, a product portfolio that is diversified enough to smooth out economic ups and downs in individual market segments, a stable management structure, a rational 3rd party acquisition strategy and a sensible corporate spending philosophy, have all contributed to our on-going success”. “It really is quite simple” he said, “we deliver what we sell, we operate within our budget and we do not buy companies that have competing products, that only confuses or upsets customers”.

Some highlights of the past 40 years include:

  • Miles 33 founded in 1976
  • Opens US office in 1984
  • First company in the publishing industry to launch software on Sun Solaris platform in 1988
  • Launches innovative Quark Xtension in 1995, blazing a trail for publishers to leverage off-the-shelf tools and winning a Seybold Editor award for excellence.
  • Introduces the Annual License Fee model in 1999, starting the company’s shift towards a service oriented software model.
  • The highly acclaimed Futureproof advertising suite was launched in 1999
  • Significant global expansion into South East Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America and South Africa from 2008
  • First GN4 editorial content management suite sales in 2012
  • Acquires Virtualcom, a leading European developer of mobile technology.
  • First Gemstone advertising system released marking a new era of multi-channel, multi-product and multi-platform sales solutions in 2015
  • Acquires WAVE2, a world leader of self-service and production automation

Miles 33 will be exhibiting at the 2016 World Publishing EXPO at the Messe Wien in Vienna, Austria. The expo runs from October 10 to 12. Demonstrations and meetings can be booked in advanced here.