Deanta are publishing production experts, but our solutions can have a more far-reaching impact on your business. No two publishers are the same of course, so our approach begins with a deep understanding of your business. We won’t pigeon hole you into an existing solution. Instead, our consultative approach and publishing experience may help pave the way towards better business outcomes for your organisation.
The world of publishing has seen many fundamental changes in recent years, from onshore/offshore production to the rise of ebooks and digital transformation impacting the industry. Every business must move at its own pace but ultimately Deanta wants to help publishers embrace this change; from organisational change to find, motivate and retain staff to technological change to help realise greater value from content.
Next level publishers are rethinking what they want to achieve and how to transform their business models to align with these evolved ambitions. Central to this is the adoption of technology as the true spine of any publishing business. Staff, empowered by data-based-decision making and automation, can then begin to free themselves of operational tasks and offer more strategic value.
The benefits of technology begin with streamlined efficiencies and costs, but the true impact of evolved tech is felt through organisational change in a globally networked digital economy. For the academic publishing industry, this means identifying how to deliver new value to clients, authors, and readers, as the industry continues to change. It will involve accelerating digital initiatives, hiring new skills, and realigning resources for innovation.
Progressive publishing production companies embed design thinking techniques into their projects. This approach empowers people to work together to identify and articulate a common problem, brainstorm ideas to address the challenge, quickly wireframe and test it, and continue to iterate into a proposed solution.
The infinite mindset identified by HFS Research encourages enterprises to look past short-term wins and quick-fixes, and adopt a future-facing focus for long-term success. For publishers this involves accelerating digital initiatives, employing new skills, realigning resources for innovation, and identifying how to deliver new value as the industry continues to change.
The modern hyper-connected “OneOffice” enterprise uses digital connectivity to drive productivity and innovation across the back and front offices. For publishers, AI-led XML workflows and enhanced metadata management can create seamless communication and collaboration tools; connecting your staff, authors, editors, and other external contributors, to rich new experiences and real-time insights.
Proven methodology with unique benefits for publishing
We haven’t reinvented the wheel, our methodology follows best practice guidelines successfully deployed in other digitally transforming industries. Our goal is to prioritise and understand your goals, and how best to achieve those goals rather than shoehorn you into a preset solution or service.
Our very deliberate goal in any discovery meeting is to have a free and open exchange of information and ideas with the customer. The objective is to identify true needs, even if this might be hidden to all parties at the outset. A smouldering fire can have many sources, so our conversations may include customer goals, commercial ambitions and current capabilities, legacy systems, resources, roadblocks, strategies, skills sets and timescales.
Having identified the customers true need, we work in partnership to design the best solution. In the case of bespoke technology projects, this may include discussions around current and legacy IT systems. Whereas for clients looking to employ our range of production services, the conversation may focus on whether on or off-shore teams are the most appropriate. In instances where expert consultative services are required, we will find and match the most appropriate consultant from our network.
The build stage is about customising our solutions to your exact needs. For customers looking to use our XML-first workflow Lanstad, this may include creating your own design templates, building standardised timelines and establishing user permissions across your organisation. For those clients with a bespoke technology brief, this stage will be focused on the rapid creation of a minimal viable product (MVP), to enable the client feedback loop to start.
We may have built the best solution for you, but managing change within your organisation is crucial to the project’s success. Deanta works with our clients to ensure that there is a smooth and structured transition to working with us. We support client teams with in-depth training, 24-hour support and on-going development as required. Each customer has its own client management team who will continually monitor adoption and help with implementation on the ground.
We strongly believe in client partnerships, and our regular reviews are a core stage in building these relationships. After a defined period, normally no less than three months, then at regular agreed intervals, Deanta will facilitate a structured feedback session, reviewing KPI’s and achievement of wider outcomes defined at the discovery stage. The learnings from this review stage will be the basis for further product development and refinement of our services in the subsequent period.
Our next level outcomes begin with immediate and tangible benefits like faster speed to market, cost savings and improved accuracy. But where we add even more value is by helping our clients drive lasting organisational change.
Leave behind a traditional print-first approach and reshape your organisation.
Adapt to change quickly and have full visibility of all production outputs.
Integrate any vendor and access our simple to use platform from any location.
Generate insights quicker, leaving your staff more time to innovate, collaborate and strategise.
We believe a leaner, more agile and multi-skilled workforce, supported by technology, can transform the publishing industry. When publishers adopt a more simplified and intuitive production process, driven by a next-level AI-led XML engine and supporting the seamless flow of enhanced metadata, it’s people are free to think and add value rather than just do. The resulting culture of innovation drives better commercial and user outcomes.
Human-centric customer experience
Human-centric employee experience
“Deanta provides first-class project management services to Bloomsbury. Deanta combines excellent customer service and communication with a high level of technical expertise at competitive rates. Deanta sands out in a very crowded space.”
Louise Cameron, Group Production Director – Bloomsbury
“We have found Deanta to be extremely helpful in providing technical assistance when required and they have also stepped in to assist when our own resources have been stretched.”
Simon Laurenson, Operations Manager - Bioscientifica Ltd.
Taylor & Francis
“We continue to send work to Deanta over and over again, and the end product is the best we have ever seen. The project manager knows what to ask to ensure the best outcome, and how to make quick, correct decisions regarding all aspects of book production. Given one choice, it would always be Deanta.”
Cynthia Klivecka, Production Manager – CRC Press
“Deanta has provided us copyediting and typesetting services for the best part of ten years across a range of different publication formats. We are consistently impressed by Deanta's professionalism, accuracy and customer service. With a dedicated account manager, nothing is too much trouble. ”
Liz Lewis, Production Manager - Lloyd’s List Intelligence (Informa)
Rowman & Littlefield
“In the past, time zone differences have been an issue with other suppliers, but not with Deanta. They accommodate the preferred contact times for Rowman & Littlefield, with no half-day or day wait between queries and responses. Overall they do a fantastic job.”
Karen Ackerman, Director – Rowman & Littlefield
British Blockchain Association
“Reliable and professional publishing services. If you own a journal or a publishing outlet and require assistance with managing your work flows, reach out to Deanta Global. They are responsive to client’s needs and will manage your project well.”
Dr Naseem Naqvi, President - British Blockchain Association
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