Publishing System Design


Leveraging IllustroTech's core Axioms, Approach and decades of publishing system experience, we assist clients in solving their system challenges from author management to eCommerce-sale websites.

We've defined, designed and implemented publishing based systems that include:

  • Publishing services houses client portal and workflow management
  • 30MM+ Journal repository, discovery and eReader system
  • Production workflow for science journal and book production
  • XML 1st print and eBook production system
  • eBook distribution systems with DRM for eCommerce sites
  • Industry leading scan to eBook processing system


We are happy to engage at any stage in the project and are often asked to realign derailed projects or those that were not well defined from the onset.  We support all industry standard steps in successful system projects including:

  • Business Requirements Gathering
    • Estimated/perceived impact/value for each requirement (ROI)
    • Stakeholder use cases
    • Pragmatic Marketing® Requirements, if desired
    • Risk mitigation and migration solutions
  • Technical Definition
    • System architecture block diagrams
    • System technical description and requirements
    • High level mapping of input and output
    • Storage plan
    • Web services capabilities
    • Back and front end implementation technology recommendations
  • Design
    • Workflow
    • User Experience including GUI Wireframes
    • API definitions
  • Implementation vendor identification, selection and negotiation
    • Definition/Implementation budget estimate
    • Large license/purchase items
    • Price and time ranges for design and implementation tasks
    • Estimated total prices to encompass maintenance and operation
  • Development
    • Agile, waterfall; in-house, outsource; mixed methodology and teams worldwide
    • Project (risk) management
    • Quality assurance (functional, data migration)
  • Deployment
    • Business training
    • Business processes surrounding systems

Ready to find out more?

Call or email us today to set up a confidential, complimentary discussion on the challenges your organization is facing.

We'll share pointers and how we might help.