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Harcourt Religion Publishers Goes Live on Advantage

A Recent Acquisition of Our Sunday Visitor

Acquired by Our Sunday Visitor Publishing in June, 2009, Harcourt Religion Publishers, now referred to as Our Sunday Visitor Curriculum Division, recently completed its conversion and went live on Advantage.  The acquisition has brought together two leading Catholic publishing groups to provide a one-source solution for lifelong faith development within Catholic parishes and schools. The conversion of the Curriculum Division to Advantage allows Our Sunday Visitor Publishing to consolidate data, streamline customer service, improve fulfillment and inventory management, and maximize sales efforts by using the same system.

The conversion project was headed up at ACS by Scott Ghormley, and the team included John Sheehy and Doug Moore.

Joe Wixted was the point person on the OSV side, and his team included Gabrielle Cash, Penny Reichhart and Kim Vosilla.

"This was a very challenging migration," says Joe, "as we carved the Harcourt Religion Publishing group out of a very large, complicated corporate parent.  With three weeks to go-live, we had to scrap a large portion of our conversion methodology, but the ACS staff did an outstanding job working with us, the data, the staff of Harcourt Religion's previous parent company and the compressed timeline to make it happen on time and correctly."

We are pleased to welcome the Our Sunday Visitor Curriculum Division to our Advantage family.

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