Just over eight years ago we needed help developing a custom event listings system that could both generate printed copy for our weekly paper and serve our website. We had tried various other developers and systems – and had rejected all of them. Then we found the team at EMP They were able to come in and understand what we wanted and meet our challenging requirements and timeline.
Thanks to them we were able to develop a FileMaker system with a speedy interface that could generate any array of print listings, literally at the press of a button. And it was perfectly compatible as a data source for our website's online listings. At the time, no one else had been able to achieve these goals.
Larinda and her team were responsive, thorough and a pleasure to collaborate with. I can't say enough good things about them!
Publishing System Manager
… Rose was instrumental in analyzing the technology gap (or gulf) that we needed to close with respect to data management, making recommendations that were strategically sound while delivering measurable results
… she developed custom solutions that made sense, were practical and delivered within budgeted commitments
… Rose’s work was instrumental in our drive to reduce operating costs, improve internal productivity and eliminate duplicate efforts
VP & Controller
When I began my search for a firm to help integrate and upgrade our fledgling FileMaker publishing database I reached out to several potential companies. EMP was the only one that came in and listened to what I wanted to achieve. They took the time to understand our business and what was most important to us. They asked good, detailed questions and only then provide me with a plan of how we would achieve that goal.
14 years later I continue to rely on them to maintain and tweak our ever growing database. They have always provided the same consistent level of service and insightful suggestions.
Canadian Scholars’ Press Inc.
… Rose’s multi-year strategic plan in the area of work practices, processes and technology integration affected and improved our entire operation; the organizational principles and multi-facetted technology systems she implemented in 2009 continue to provide us with tangible benefits everyday
… extensive one-on-one time with staff ensured that subsequent system design was based on a thorough understanding of current business practices, staff structure and areas of need
… we have seen enormous workflow efficiencies thanks to the implementation of a custom-designed DAM architecture that provides intuitive storage and distribution protocols for collaborative material
… comprehensive staff training, system documentation and ongoing support ensured that we had the knowledge and skills to work effectively with our new tools and data management systems
VP, Publishing Operations
House of Anansi Press / Groundwood Books
Association of Canadian Publishers
… Rose helped us turn a mountain of data into a very manageable, accessible system for content asset management
…working closely with our team, she devised a practical method for identifying and cataloguing existing content to allow us to repurpose it for the digital world
… Rose's comprehensive manual for the content asset management system makes knowledge transfer much easier
… Rose's work brings us a giant step closer to an online content delivery system
… Rose's solution for content asset management also goes a long way toward improved management of bibliographic data
… Rose is an exceptionally strong strategic thinker. She quickly understands the key issues, anticipates obstacles, and brings creativity to both the strategy and the solutions.
… in twenty (or more) years working together, Rose has never failed to come through with the highest quality deliverable
Former President and Publisher
Kids Can Press Ltd.
… rich meta-data is one of the key drivers of success in our business and Rose was instrumental in the implementation of our bibliographic data management system, which continues to provide us with measurable efficiencies and benefits for staff and for customers
… the project required meeting a multitude of requirements, including that of a number of divergent data management systems; rich data standards required for product differentiation in the supply chain; and the more traditional needs required by internal marketing team (such as sell sheets and catalogs)
… we've worked on numerous projects with Rose and her focus is always on delivering strategic, measurable results, on time and on budget
Our software organizes and centralizes all the workflow required to publish and market. Our experienced team has worked in the publishing industry for years and will answer any questions you may have.