Embracing print distribution models from retail, wholesale, mass market, schools, libraries and direct to customer, our cloud warehouse management system provides the industry’s leading solution for this challenging distribution model.

The leading cloud warehouse management system for book publishers

The publishing industry has a unique set of challenges when managing publisher titles, journals, publications and their multi-channel distribution networks. Added distribution complexity of e-books, printing, binding, and print-on-demand create a competitive landscape and require innovative technology distribution concepts. The challenge for publishing and distribution companies is in increasing communications, decreasing distribution costs, and improving customer service.

With Aptean WMS irms Edition Enterprise, facility managers can oversee the warehouse needs of many in one highly flexible application. Our warehouse management software provides continuous, real-time visibility at every juncture of the supply chain, from pre-receipt to shipping notification. Capture every detail of your day-to-day operations for warehouse accountability and services billing.

Top Benefits
  • Real-time inventory control and tracking of ISBN, edition, volume, version or reprint numbers
  • Kitting On Demand or Build-to-Stock
  • 99.999% Inventory accuracy at the bin location and shipping
  • Error-free shipments
  • Advanced Cartonization to fit the most amount of books in the smallest box
  • Accurate billing captures all storage and accessorial charges to maximize revenue
  • Real-time integration into 3rd party system for accounting, royalty payment and shipping<
  • Automatic alerts and notifications
  • Robust returns module provides real-time scanning to expedite QA process, credits and disposition

A WMS Built for the Needs of Today's Publishers


Aptean WMS|WM Work Center supports Kitting, Assembly & Disassembly; prebuilt and on-demand kitting; multi-level Bill of Materials and subcomponent tracking; and most any Value Added Service (e.g., repack, relabel, retail displays, etc.), including personalization and customization requirements.

Advanced Cloud Platform
Advanced Cloud Platform

Designed to maximize your technology investment, the Aptean WMS Cloud Framework brings the ultimate in accessibility, flexibility, interactivity, scalability, and interoperability to your organization. Our advanced cloud platform is built upon a leading-edge technology stack that enables total command and control of people, products, and processes throughout your supply chain.


Make integration fast, easy and affordable with our open source platform, powered by Talend, for data interfacing, sharing, and messaging between your WMS and third-party applications. Our robust integration toolset provides native support for OBDB/JDBC, XML, Web Services, EDI, flat files and more. Integration standards are transportable, enabling import/export and sharing of document definitions, data mappings, transformations, operations, and validation. 


Lower operational costs and accelerate productivity with easy to use, cost-effective, light, and durable mobile devices. Aptean WMS|Mobility brings together the power of award-winning warehouse management software with the usability of smartphones and tablets.


Aptean WMS Billing supports costing by user-defined transactions (billing code and rate for inbound, outbound, storage, etc.) with flexible setup taking into account inventory items, groups, customers/owners, performance time frame, UOMs, etc. Related features include customer billing setup, billing terms, assessorial charges, minimum charges, and manage invoicing.

Customer Portals

With a secure, single sign-on in a cloud, hosted, centralized or decentralized environment, Aptean WMS|Portals offer comprehensive and immediate access for managers, customers, and vendors alike through a common e-commerce and order delivery framework. Standards-compliant for data integrity, our one footprint solution provides a customizable menu, messaging, employee and customer user account management, real-time visibility to inventory in secure audience-specific data silos, built-in decision support, and online training.


Aptean WMS captures the unique data of each customer and incorporates it into the system rules thereby adapting your WMS to your customer's environment. Our intelligent configuration process provides top-down business process tuning using more than 25 years of warehousing best practices to automatically establish tables for a flexible, fast and easy implementation.

Easy On / Easy Off
Easy On / Easy Off

While traditional Warehouse Management Systems offer rigid pricing packages, Aptean WMS, available in SaaS and On-Premise pricing models, gives you the flexibility to quickly adjust for to the varying periods of your production. You'll be able to quickly ramp up user licenses to accommodate production increases and then rapidly ramp down user licenses when your business returns to a normal state of operations.

Material Handling
Business Rules

System tables and Business Rules enable the Aptean WMS Decision Support System to guide your associates in their day-to-day tasks. By managing activities in your warehouse systematically, Aptean WMS ensures enforcement of your processes and procedures on the warehouse floor, while also allowing for that essential flexibility that makes your business exceptional.

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