Cape Coral, FL (June 17, 2008) – Unlimited Priorities, a company specializing in support for small and mid-sized organizations within the information industry, has announced the completion of a multi-faceted project for Alexander Street Press, a highly regarded publisher of scholarly online databases.
In an ongoing effort to deliver high value products to customers Alexander Street retained Unlimited Priorities to review their current conversion process and provide recommendations that would result in both time and monetary savings, while at the same time enhancing throughput and minimizing any rework. During this process, a key area identified for improvement by Unlimited Priorities‘ team of experts was the necessity to improve Alexander Street’s approach to, and interaction with, outside vendors. To that end Unlimited Priorities initially recommended Alexander Street extensively overhaul its data specification, and provided valuable input into that process while at the same time developing a path to hold vendors accountable, thus ensuring the high quality level that Alexander Street demands. Next Unlimited Priorities developed a Request for Proposals, distributed that RFP to a jointly identified list of potential vendors and then managed the interaction with all vendors during the proposal process. Unlimited Priorities then evaluated all proposals, recommended vendors for selection to the short list and provided post mortem feedback to rejected vendors. Finally, Unlimited Priorities coordinated extensive testing of the short listed vendors, managed the testing process – which Alexander Street Press then evaluated – and submitted recommendations regarding final vendor selections.
Regarding this project Tim Lloyd, Alexander Street Press chief operating officer, said, “We are grateful to the Unlimited Priorities team for their invaluable input during the project, and for their perseverance and patience. Their work with us has kick-started a process that we plan to take forward to review our cost structure, and which we believe will result in some really significant cost savings.”
Iris L. Hanney, Unlimited Priorities‘ president, responded, “This project has proven to be a very interesting experience. We learned a good bit during the exercise – some planned, some not! We are grateful for the opportunity to have worked with Alexander Street Press, and trust that what has been gained will be valuable for them in moving forward with growth, accuracy, cost containment and planning.”
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About Alexander Street Press
Alexander Street Press is a global leading publisher of electronic online databases, publishing more than 40 collections with a focus on building “best of breed” collections across the humanities, music (listening and reference), and social sciences. Founded in May 2000, in Alexandria, Virginia, U.S. with the goal of publishing large-scale digital collections of exceptional quality in the humanities and social sciences, Alexander Street Press products are available world-wide through a growing network of international distributors and agents. For more information, visit www.alexanderstreet.com.
About Unlimited Priorities
Unlimited Priorities is attuned to the management requirements of companies in the information industry. We provide executive level support services by utilizing a highly skilled group of professionals with abundant experience in sales, marketing, finance, operations, production, IT and training. Unlimited Priorities believes that sales and marketing effectiveness combined with operational excellence are the keys to successful market penetration and growth. By coordinating our talents with your team’s knowledge and experience, we can help you build your business and attain your goals in an efficient and cost effective manner.