S4M - Solutions for Media Becomes arvato Systems

As part of the arvato Systems group for many years, the provider of software solutions for the broadcasting and media industry will change its name
S4M becomes arvato Systems (PresseBox) (Köln/Gütersloh, ) Cologne/Gütersloh – Cologne-based ‘S4M – Solutions for Media GmbH’ becomes ‘arvato systems S4M GmbH’ within the next few weeks. Through a joint market presence, the long-term affiliation with the arvato Systems group will now be communicated proactively. This will further expand the market position of the IT experts.

arvato Systems, as a subsidiary of arvato AG and one of the top providers of professional IT services, has held an 80 percent stake in S4M shares since 2006. Together, both companies have successfully completed many projects around the world, and seek to achieve their shared vision of becoming one of the most successful IT companies with a clear focus on selected industries. The media industry has always played an important role, and as a broadcast and new media market specialist, S4M is a constant source of innovation in the field.

“Together with all arvato Systems entities our aim now is to be even better prepared to meet the challenges of the future. This includes both improving our market position and boosting our profile by promoting a uniform market presence,” says Dr. Manfred Heinen, Managing Director of S4M. “Under the corporate arvato Systems brand we are able to even better bundle our competencies and support our customers.”

arvato Systems’ background makes this possible: More than 2000 employees work at over 25 sites around the world. In 2010, the company achieved a revenue of 231 million euro. With its competence in the media industry S4M contributed to this success: The company has been present in the market for more than 15 years and offers a wide range of integrated software systems for broadcasters and media companies. This includes solutions for commercial airtime sales, media asset management, program planning, rights licensing, ratings evaluation, and production planning. Through many successful projects, S4M has built an excellent reputation, and an increasing number of national and international TV stations and production companies rely on the expertise of the software provider.

About arvato Systems
For over 30 years arvato Systems has been building a solid reputation as a systems integrator. We not only implement standard software but also offer tailor-made, industry specific and individually developed solutions. As a subsidiary of arvato AG, the outsourcing service provider of Bertelsmann AG, we have the unique capability to create entire value chains and combine IT with arvato AG’s services to an integrated service offer from one source. The strength of arvato Systems is in the intelligent combination of systems integration and planning, operation and support.

For the broadcast and new media industry we offer integrated software solutions for broadcast management and media asset management. So far, the systems are being used in more than 30 countries worldwide.

Our customers appreciate the way we bring in-depth industry know-how, cross-platform expertise, a true partnership approach and genuine entrepreneurial spirit to the table. Our solutions pave the way to your success. www.arvato-systems.com


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