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Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom, 2010/01/22 - Macmillan Education Group has announced that it will implement the Semantico Access Management System (SAMS) across its industry-leading range of English teaching materials and e-learning products.
SAMS will enable Macmillan Education Group to manage users and subscriptions from a single place through a self-service web interface. This provides a more consistent access authentication model to end users across all online product lines covered by Macmillan Education Group, including Macmillan English Campus. It will also enable the business to handle hundreds of thousands of customer logins and transactions each year with plenty of room for further growth when required.
SAMS offers Macmillan Education Group a scalable, enterprise access management system with a proven track record of managing subscriptions for leading academic and educational publishers. It is an essential component of a flexible system enabling publishers to meet existing and emerging customer requirements for online publications. The broad range of access and business model support enables publishers to maximise the value of their online content.
SAMS provides a flexible and sophisticated approach that can integrate simply with third-party systems to control access, subscriptions, reporting and contact information across multiple product sites. It supports up-to-date, and industry-standard, authentication mechanisms and reporting features such as support for Shibboleth 2.0 and COUNTER-compliant statistics respectively.
Richard Nathan, Managing Director, ELT Digital and Services, said: 'As Macmillan Education's digital businesses and activities including our high profile English Language Teaching (ELT) products Macmillan English Campus, Macmillan Practice Online, Macmillan Test Maker and Onestopenglish are growing rapidly we have decided to implement a new scalable flexible access management system. This will allow us to continue to innovate and design new services and products to meet our customers' evolving and changing needs. We are delighted to be partnering with Semantico and working with their development team to build the strategic core technologies that will ensure we become even more responsive and customer-focused.'
Richard Padley, Managing Director, Semantico, said: 'As publishers’ internet offerings grow and become more complex it's essential to manage subscriptions effectively. This exciting new project will allow Macmillan English to become not only more efficient in the way they handle the user's information but also more agile in their responsiveness to changing market requirements.'
About Macmillan Education Group
The Macmillan Education Group is one of the world's leading publishers of English-language teaching and school curriculum materials, with over 150 years of publishing experience. Working with teachers, students, institutions, educational authorities and Ministries of Education, they develop high quality course books and supplementary materials to suit the needs of teachers and students of all levels.
About Macmillan English Campus
Macmillan English Campus, a division of the Macmillan Education Group, specializes in publishing digital resources to supplement English-language teaching. Their flagship online learning environment is the Macmillan English Campus, which combines learning management tools, an online dictionary and an integrated messaging system with over 4,200 interactive resources to help institutions support English-language learning.
Semantico (semantico.com) was formed in 1999 to develop online publishing solutions for the publishing industry. Its mission is to be the partner of choice in helping clients realise the full potential of internet technologies for delivering digital information services. Semantico works to make clients' information ever more discoverable, more useful and more valuable.
Semantico's content delivery tool-sets, subscription management products, and hosting and support services enable rapid and robust, customised solutions for a wide range of clients.
Semantico's management team has a considerable breadth of experience in publishing, e-commerce B2B and B2C online sectors. Its strong engineering background allied with a focus on user-centered design processes ensure that it maintains high standards in its existing and new products, while providing the innovation necessary to compete effectively in emerging online markets.