Imagine an online application that can provide you with information about every project of your Publishing House, what state it is (On Schedule, Delayed), who is responsible, generate contracts on the fly based on templates and the already stored information, without having to interact with people, anytime, from anyplace on the planet and from any device.
The core of publishing process is collaboration between groups of people with different roles.
Authors, illustrators, translators, agents, editors, proofreaders, sales managers, graphic designers, PR managers etc. have to work as one team even if they meet each other for the first time.
The market gets more and more competitive, so make sure you keep up.