Case Study - Developing Drupal Framework For ePublishing Platform Using Agile Methodology

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Published on February 20, 2014

Author: faichisolutions



With Faichi's expertise in Drupal Development and Agile Methodology, How we helped a top publisher create an e-publishing platform that led to faster publishing and increased revenue. Clients requirements were Quick time to Market and creating a generic framework for mobile applications and websites. Subsequently It helped in faster publishing and increased revenue.

How Faichi Solutions helped a top publisher create an e-publishing platform that led to faster publishing and increased revenue. ©2014 Faichi Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

About our client  Our client is a leading ePublishing platform based out of USA.  They partner with independent scholarly publishers, societies, associations & university presses to facilitate the digital dissemination of more than 1700 journals, books, reference works and proceedings. ©2014 Faichi Solutions Pvt. Ltd. 2

The Problem  Client Facing challenges in regards to maintainability and time to market for Scholarly Publishers’ Journal sites.  The aim was to host quality sites faster and with a content management system that gives better control to publishers.  They were looking for a team of Drupal & QA experts to reduce their turnaround time & provide ongoing support at a viable cost. ©2014 Faichi Solutions Pvt. Ltd. 3

The Faichi Solution  Together with our client, we chose Drupal as the CMS to build the ePublishing platform.  The major requirements were: • Quick time to market • Creation of a Generic framework for building websites and mobile applications • The website had to be designed in a way that ensured its scalability and maintainability ©2014 Faichi Solutions Pvt. Ltd. 4

The Faichi Solution  High level Architecture of the ePublishing environment: Manuscript Tracking and Management System Journal Management Framework Journal Site Development and Content Management Micro Site Development Journal Maintenance Mobile Application Framework ©2014 Faichi Solutions Pvt. Ltd. 5

The Faichi Solution  With Faichi’s expertise in Drupal Development and Agile methodology, we were able to rapidly create a new publishing platform.  This platform allows publishers to launch their sites quickly. Our client leveraged the Faichi’s offshore development center to create and deploy the new platform. ©2014 Faichi Solutions Pvt. Ltd. 6

Engagement Overview  Since July 2011, Faichi is supporting the client as a premium partner for Application Development, QA & Application Support projects with a dedicated offshore team.  Highlights of the engagement: • • • • • • Maintaining 1700+ journal sites online for different Publishers Development of 100+ websites in Drupal and HTML/CSS Activities - Bug fixes, site upgrades, enhancements, normal maintenance Professional Services to publishers for the sites Third party integration, configuration and customization Offshore Team of 50+ resources including Drupal, Java, mobile, Front-end developers, QA resources & project managers for Agile project management ©2014 Faichi Solutions Pvt. Ltd. 7

The Outcome  Today our client is a $25M plus company and Faichi’s offshore development center comprises of about 50% of their entire engineering team  The most dramatic result for our client was the ability to provide their customers with quick time to market and better control of their content  Our relationship started in July 2011. Since then, our client’s business has grown multifold with 70% increase in supported sites from 1000 to 1700+ ©2014 Faichi Solutions Pvt. Ltd. 8

The Outcome  Faichi technology experts and efficient support team has helped our client to: • Provide unique Drupal framework to expedite site building • Smoothen ups & downs in the releases • Avoid hassles and save nearly 45% of Infrastructure & Support costs • Ramp up quickly along with flexibility to choose best talent ©2014 Faichi Solutions Pvt. Ltd. 9

The Faichi Difference  Core strength in Drupal development & maintenance allowed us to ramp up the team quickly  Designed a generic framework for the publishers that makes it possible to create site in weeks instead of months  Ensured minimal disruptions during the migration process while providing high availability  Used Agile Methodology for development enabling better collaboration and faster delivery ©2014 Faichi Solutions Pvt. Ltd. 10

About Faichi Solutions  We are a technology company in Pune, India specializing in outsourced product engineering & setting up offshore development centers  We hold expertise in technologies such as Drupal, Java , Mobile and UI/UX development  Established in 2009, with a vision to transform the outsourced product engineering landscape through technical excellence and delivery model innovation  Faichi Solutions has successfully delivered some of the most complex technology projects through partner collaboration & agile processes ©2014 Faichi Solutions Pvt. Ltd. 11

 To read more case studies of Faichi Solutions, please visit:  For more information please visit: or mail us at USA Faichi Solutions Inc 2023 Mandelay Pl San Jose, CA 95138 Tel: +1 (408) 769-4941 ©2014 Faichi Solutions Pvt. Ltd. India Faichi Solutions Pvt. Ltd. 504, Accord IT Park, Baner Road, Pune, Maharashtra – 411045 Tel: +91-20-65291435 12

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