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Harlequin Digital Assets Managed by Canto Cumulus

New case study tells how publishing giant relies on Canto Cumulus for digital asset management, and file distribution to global partners.

Harlequin Enterprises, the leading global publisher of women’s fiction, chose Canto Cumulus to manage its digital assets almost a decade ago. Today, Cumulus helps Harlequin manage more than 35,000 projects annually.

“Using Cumulus, we can instantly search for books by author, series, title or ISBN. Searches that previously took minutes, now take seconds,” said Harlequin Production Specialist, Peter van Gageldonk.

Once assets are approved for use, Cumulus automation helps make them available to Harlequin’s global retailers, including, Barnes & Noble, and to the publisher’s many authors and print partners. Global distributions that used to take months to complete are now completed in minutes, with fewer errors and far less expense.

Harlequin, which is based in Toronto, is supported by Canadian Canto partner Otec Solutions. Canto paired the two companies to ensure Harlequin had access to expert local support and service.

“Otec showed us how to deploy a successful system,” said van Gageldonk. “They explained things we hadn’t thought of and they’ve been offering guidance ever since.”

“Of the many thousands of Canto Cumulus installations throughout the product’s 20-year history,” said Canto marketing director, David Diamond, “Harlequin’s Cumulus system is without a doubt among the best examples of the product’s power and potential. Peter van Gageldonk and Otec have done a tremendous job here.”

LIVE WEBINAR: Canto and Peter van Gageldonk will co-host “Building a Better DAM” on August 31, 2011. The free webinar will offer advice and ideas to organizations considering or planning digital asset management systems. Webinar information and registration is available at:

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About Canto & Cumulus

Canto is driven by the idea of delivering digital content more intelligently. This has made the company one of the global leaders in the digital asset management community. By always putting the focus on its users, Canto delivers scalable software and services that match client’s needs. Canto’s Cumulus product line fits directly into clients’ platforms, giving them greater ability to manage and deliver content across the full range of systems and devices — protecting their brands’ assets, and ensuring efficiency. More than one million users from a wide spectrum of market segments have trusted Canto’s expertise since the company’s founding in 1990. Based in San Francisco (USA), Berlin and Linden (Germany), Canto is privately held and serves a worldwide customer base in close cooperation with its worldwide partner network. For more information visit

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