Publishing Technology plc

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Publishing Technology plc
Traded as LSEPTO
Industry Publishing (Technology)
Headquarters Oxford, England
Key people
David Montgomery, Chief Executive Officer
Alan Moug, Chief Financial Officer
Products advance, IngentaConnect, pub2web, VISTA and Publishers Communication Group (PCG)
Subsidiaries Publishers Communication Group (PCG)
Website Corporate Website

Publishing Technology plc is a UK-based international provider of content solutions and services for the publishing industry. Customers include both academic and trade publishers as well as information providers. Publishing Technology's customer based includes eight out of ten of the world's largest publishers.[citation needed] Publishing Technology plc is listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange under the ticker PTO.L.

The company provides a broad set of software systems and services for the publishing industry, including systems that support the infrastructure of a publisher (including production, distribution, royalties and editorial) and the digital delivery of publisher products. Their Publishers Communication Group division provides sales and marketing consultancy services for publishers.

The company operates primarily from the UK (Oxford) and the USA (Boston, MA and Somerset, NJ), with local offices in Brazil, India, China and Australia.[citation needed]


Publishing Technology was formed in 2007 following the merger of Ingenta (founded in 1998), VISTA International (founded in 1977), and Publishers Communication Group (founded in 1990).

Products and services[edit]

Publishing Technology plc provides a number of products and services to the publishing industry including:

  • advance - A suite of services; Product Manager, Contracts, Rights and Royalties, Order to Cash, Information Commerce
  • pub2web - A custom hosting platform
  • IngentaConnect - An out-sourced e-publishing package
  • VISTA - A fulfillment processing system
  • Publishers Communication Group (PCG) - A sales and marketing consulting service