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New smartkpis.com report ranks the Top Publishing KPIs of 2011-2012

Press Release   •   Jul 12, 2013 23:28 AEST

July 12, 2013, Melbourne, Australia – The KPI Institute, the global authority on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) research and education announces the launch of a new report in its 2011-2012 edition of its popular Top 25 series of reports. The series is based on research conducted through www.smartKPIs.com, which contains over 20,000 Key Performance Indicator examples, making it the world's largest source of thoroughly documented KPIs.

Publishing is the process of production and dissemination of printed works, such as books or newspapers. However, once with the technological era, the scope of publishing has expanded to electronic resources, such as electronic versions of books and periodicals, as well as micropublishing, websites and blogs.

The “Top 25 Publishing KPIs of 2011-2012report compiles the most popular 25 KPIs used by the Publishing function. The methodology used to conduct the research consisted of ranking the KPI examples published in the Publishing industry of smartKPIs.com, based on their number of views in 2011. Out of the more than 40 Publishing KPIs available on smartKPIs.com, the 25 most viewed by the members and visitors of smartKPIs.com were selected and analysed in detail in this report.

Publishing KPIs are reflective of Publishing functions, and are grouped into subcategories, such as Publication Quality, Publishing House Financials, Customer Satisfaction, Publication Audience, Publishing Activity and Online Publications. From these subcategories, Publication Quality, Publishing House Financials and Customer Satisfaction were the most popular of Publishing, in 2011.

The top 5 Publishing KPIs of 2011-2012 in this report are:

1.  % Readership

2.  % Revenue from print ads

3.  % Subscription renewal rate

4.  # Print circulation

5.  # Subscription length

One of the most important benefits that this report brings is the international perspective on the most popular KPIs for Publishing Management. Publishing KPIs provide quantifiable measurements of factors determined to be important for Publishing strategy successful implementation. The skill in applying KPIs is in the selection of the optimum number and appropriateness of KPIs. By discussing the use of KPIs today, presenting the best practice in documenting them and listing the most popular KPIs of 2011, the “Top 25 Publishing KPIs of 2011-2012” report is a valuable resource in promoting the informed use of KPIs or refreshing the existing performance measurement and management practice in any organization.

According to Aurel Brudan, The KPI Institute’s CEO “The Top 25 Publishing KPIs of 2011-2012” report is a synthesis of what smartKPIs.com is all about: it provides an overview of how Publishing KPIs are used in practice today, by combining input from the online community with analysis and insights from our research team."


http://www.smartkpis.com is the leading online platform for performance management knowledge integration, hosting the largest database of thoroughly documented KPI examples available on the web today. It offers high quality resources and collaboration functionality for the community of members, assisting them in making smart decisions regarding their performance management initiatives. Registration is free and enables research, learning and interaction as part of a growing community of members from over 190 countries and territories.


The KPI Institute is a research, publishing and educational provider specialized in developing better practice in the use of KPIs. It developed the KPI Management Framework and runs five main research programs, dedicated to performance management, the Balanced Scorecard, KPIs, analytics and organizational strategy. Over the last 8 years, The Institute assisted over 5,000 organizations in finding solutions to their KPI needs.

Media contact

Cipriana Turcanu, The KPI Institute, Tel: +61 3 9670 2979, Email: cipriana.turcanu@smartKPIs.com