Access to professional literature from anywhere due to UTB online library.

UTB was founded in 1970 as a scientific pocket book series and is the number one when it comes to affordable teaching and study books. The company wants to bring various teaching books to the market, which support the study perfectly. Whether at home at the desk, in the lecture or the open-air pool: With its own online library, UTB makes it possible to access professional literature from anywhere and at any time.

UTB is a syndicate of 14 publishing houses in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The product portfolio consists of study literature and an online library with about 1,500 works. In recent years, UTB aimed at expanding its electronic offering further.

Customer Request

First the new UTB online shop should be connected to the company's own ERP system. Additionally order data should be synchronized with linked companies.

A further requirement was to provide advanced statistics and automatic evaluations of products as well as free additional materials.

Lectures should get the opportunity to find relevant UTB books for the corresponding course. In addition, a portal should be created, which makes professional literature available online.

Reference Result

SHARIS has realized the launch of the new online shop based on the Magento Community Edition for the Stuttgart-based UTB GmbH successfully.

Users now can profit from many improved features, such as lecturer's orders. Lecturers can create a customer account and request free copies for their courses.

One of the most important feature is the online library, which is available as a cloud solution and provides numerous functions such as full-text search or a citation function. The latter makes it possible to copy texts and paste them into your own work.

Also, customers now have access to an online library consisting of more than 1,300 titles.

Project Summary
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Client UTB GmbH
Happy since 2011
Happy until 2021
Supervised by PHOENIX MEDIA Berlin GmbH
Status completed
Shop system Magento 1 Community Edition
Our services E-Commerce, Hosting, Magento modules, Performance, Varnish Cache, ERP, Integration, Design
Focus areas Multichannel Integration