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Publishing Project Platform

Plan, organize, manage, monitor, produce and publish

Drive print and digital publishing projects from one unified environment

Maestro brings together tools for planning, management, monitoring, and production of print, web, and digital publishing projects in a single browser interface. Working in unison with XML ToolWorks, Maestro can dramatically reduce your production time, while supporting parallel print and digital production workflows.

Publish to Print

Our solutions work with Word, InDesign, InCopy, Quark, or any XML editor. Whether it’s publishing from a database, converting legacy material, or creating new content flowing from Word to InDesign, we integrate seamlessly.

Publish to Web

The same xml engine that powers our print plug-ins can drive your web cms with correctly formatted XHTML. We interface with your web cms, xml repository, or file structures to provide a single interface driving your web-channel publishing.

Publish to Digital media

XML ToolWorks digital-output drivers harness the same processing power used in our print plug-in engine to drive output to a number of different digital formats including ePub and it’s variants, Kindle, NIMAS, DAISY. And XML ToolWork’s extensibility positions you for adaptability and longevity in the rapidly changing digital world.

Repository, Server, DAMS and Database Connectivity

meConnect bridges Maestro to the diverse world of databases, xml servers, CMS, and DAMS. Between these external systems and ME products meConnect supports directory browsing, display and access; file exchange; uploads; downloads; SQL and XQuery.

Create Project Templates for Recurring Publications

Maestro's “Project Template” folders are particularly useful to organize any project published on a regular basis. They may contain as many file types as needed for a project, including “fixed” (always needed) or “variable” (changing content). Files may be for different outputs, such as video for the digital, eps files for print, and jpeg for web. Project templates may also include any associated files whether or not they are used in the published project.

Organize and Schedule projects

Project folders are hierarchical and may contain as many subfolders as needed. Project folders may be linked to pipeline processes which can sequence and trigger production tasks, provide a schedule and monitor status, progress and deadlines. Project folders may be scheduled for multiple output channels, such as print, digital, and web.

A magazine template folder could be organized by edition, subdivided with section templates for recurring sections. These may include InDesign templates, DTD’s, xml maps, preferences, and even non-publishing material. As the pub date nears, and the content is "ready", a pipeline process can trigger pagination and place the page into a "for approval" queue.