Specialist digital online services
to publishers and industry

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DATA

Data Gathering

Automated data gathering, mailing, e-mail collection/ typesetting

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Any data to any format

AMA provides expert data management services to the publishing industry. Data is the life blood of most businesses, but it is often held in many different non-compatible formats, making it hard or even impossible to use effectively. It could be in obsolete formats, or on separate databases or in hard copy and not available digitally. Data that it is inaccessible is of little practical use.

If this sounds like your business, then you should talk to AMA. We can capture your data from whichever format it is currently held, and convert it into a structured, usable format, for example from old typesetting systems into Word. We can build a bespoke database on the AMA CMS, where your data can be accessed easily for publishing, marketing or administration uses. And we are able to enhance or enrich the information you hold, for example by validating customer data such as postal addresses, or appending useful additional marketing information from trusted external sources.

Put simply, we can turn your data into a powerful resource to help drive competitive advantage.

Equally we understand that the cost of managing your data needs to be realistic. That’s why for more routine tasks such as data capture we work with partner companies who provide a rapid, tried and trusted service at very competitive prices, with data double keyed to ensure the highest possible accuracy. This is an especially valuable service where, for example, you want to create digital versions of manuscripts or even old books that are currently only held in hard copy.

Finally, when we say ‘any data to any format’, that’s exactly what we mean. We can convert from any data source to SGML, HTML, XML or to any structured format specifically for the customer’s use or for any type of publication.

Key features

  • Data conversion from any current format, including disks, manuscripts and legacy data
  • Key capture
  • Data processing
  • Multi language
  • Bespoke databases, standalone, network or mobile
  • CD-ROM production.