Based in Munich, book publisher Verlagsgruppe Random House is a subsidiary of Bertelsmann AG. Publisher Verlagsgruppe Random House operates more than 40 imprints that release more than 200 new books each month. The company is a subsidiary of Bertelsmann AG, an organization that in 2010 earned 15.8 billion (U.S.$22.4 billion) in revenue. Verlagsgruppe Random House engaged arvato Systems, a Bertelsmann subsidiary and Microsoft partner, to evaluate potential solutions and later, manage the implementation. The company reviewed numerous BI solutions including the Microsoft Business Intelligence (BI) platform. As part of the evaluation process, engineers from arvato Systems worked with Microsoft Services consultants to build a solution prototype. The results of implementing Microsoft were improves efficiency and control, facilitates collaboration, it increases flexibility and agility.