Macmillan Publishers Australia

Macmillan is one of the largest and best known international publishing houses in the world, characterised by academic and professional, educational, fiction and non-fiction publishing of the highest quality. It incorporates a number of well known brands such as Macquarie Dictionary, Macmillan Education, Nature, Palgrave Macmillan, Pan and Picador. Macmillan identified ECM as a key requirement for the group in order to respond quickly to marketing their brands on the web and also to cut costs by managing the publishing process more effectively. Seed are working with Macmillan to achieve these goals using the Alfresco ECMS. The first business unit that Seed worked with was Flexibooks. Flexibooks is a publishing service specializing in custom made workbooks, both print and digital for the education market. A new website was designed, developed and integrated with Alfresco WCM to allow it to be managed by the business owners. This is being followed by a project to manage the full book build process using Alfresco Document Management and Collaboration.