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InMEDIA

Does Your Media Company Need A BMS?
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roConsultant Informatique (PCI)
is an international software
company dedicated to the design,
development and deployment of
integrated business solutions for
media companies who deliver
content across radio, television
and digital services.
PCI's two flagship applications are
LOUISE, a Business Management
Solution (BMS) and CINDY, an Ad
Sales Management system.
Both manage assets crossplatforms (linear and non-linear).
They are fully integrated and fluidly
interface with many surrounding
applications typically found in
media operations.
As media companies have
aggregated their multiplatform
operations to improve efficiencies
and the monetisation of assets,
they face a significant challenge
- collapsing what were silobased technology platforms and
workflows into unified processes
with data integrity.
Key data comes from various
sources and needs to accurately
populate complex decision-making
tools. Any manual or redundant data

exchanges, even ones that are not
time-sensitive to today's market
demands, will haemorrhage costs.
Software solutions attempting
to support these unified media
businesses with workarounds and
exchange interfaces to share data
simply will not keep pace with
the evolving media infrastructure.
If they are not scalable and fully
integrated on day one, they won't
keep pace even with costly custom
enhancements.
They will continually provide drag
against the forward progression of
your operations and people.
PCI considers a comprehensive
media BMS as one that is:
Fully integrated, that efficiently
moves data with integrity;
Manages key media assets with
intuitive controls and analyses;
Scales easily with changing client
requirements;
Manages workflow - human and
technology - as well as data flow.
C o n t e n t P ro v i d e r s h a v e
adapted to change by building
new distribution paths as they
become necessary - web, mobile,
etc. But they need to step back

to accurately
manage royalty
reporting be
it subscriberb a s e d ,
consumptionbased or any
other revenue
s h a r i n g
methodology.
Moreover, a
BMS must be
equipped with
a Task Manager
to direct both
human and
PCI's LOUISE BMS has powerful features which quickly
facilitate evolving day-to-day operations
m a c h i n e
tasks (transcoding, archiving,
and consider a global vision. With
file movement, etc.), with clienta BMS, content monetisation no
designed task plans that keep
longer stays in distribution silos
workflow across all essential
but becomes a workflow-based
management process.
operational areas moving smoothly
A robust media BMS automates
in ways that increase productivity
all aspects of a unified media
for today's fully digital and multioperation so that the exact status
platform world.
is known at any given moment,
LOUISE, PCI's BMS solution,
and appropriate decisions can be
has been successfully deployed
made in a timely manner as market
for almost two decades at cable
forces dictate.
TV networks, general and pay TV
At the other end of the business, a
channels, and MSOs.
BMS has a Royalties module able
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