Technology & Content


Our technical and technology consultancy services are designed to provide support and assistance at all stages of your product/platform development process.  From writing the RFP to providing project management and custom build solutions, we ensure that you get the most value for your money and achieve maximum return on your investment.

Outsourced RFP writing:
we will work with you to create a specific list of product requirements and parameters from which a comprehensive RFP can be generated.

Vendor List Generation and Selection:
From the final RFP, we can advise on a suitable vendor list and manage the vendor selection process from start to finish, including vendor communications; presentations; scoring; assistance with pricing and contract negotiation and the final vendor choice. Whilst vendor needs will vary depending on the project, some examples of our Vendor Selection services include:

  • Technology or content development, SAS.
  • Electronic publishing and e-commerce platforms (e-journals, e-books, databases, aggregators and cross- content type hybrids).
  • Federated Search Engines and cross-supplier retrieval platforms.
  • Online retailers, wholesalers and resellers.
  • E-learning services, VLEs and multi-media.
  • Open source and “DIY” software suites.
  • Repository platforms.
  • Google, Amazon and other search engine or internet based product discovery sites.
  • Social networking/community site integrators and technologies (e.g. widgets).
  • CRM, internal knowledge stores

Technology Development:
We can plan and manage the implementation of your site including site development, site design, solution architecting and build administration.

Content Consultancy and Workflow Management:
Our specialists can assist with managing the content production process, including workflow analysis and conversion support, to determine and deliver the most favourable content formats.  This process includes content generation, typesetter management and the co-ordination of and liaison with any relevant third parties. 

Technical review and technical writing services:
in addition to helping you create your new product, we can provide support in reviewing and writing your technical documentation.  Such documentation may include technology roadmaps; technology scoping documentation; product support and maintenance documentation; system analysis reports and Training manuals and program design.

Project Management:
Finally, Maverick associates have learned through first-hand experience that new product development, existing product expansion or ongoing product management requires a deep understanding of that products’ unique markets, competitors, customers and users.  It also requires closely monitored management controls and review points.  Our project management services ensure that you can be confident that your project is in safe hands.  Whilst services are adapted according to the needs of individual projects, some typical examples include: 

  • Competitor and competitor product analysis
  • Product potential estimation and market research (including market, user type, potential competitor and expected revenue analysis)
  • Outsourced, on-shore and off shore technical development resources and project management services
  • Existing product review, performance improvement or product extension planning (including ROI analysis; revenue growth potential by market sector and user type; disaster recovery)

We will also develop and implement an effective transition plan, including staff training, to ensure that your own staff are fully aware of all content and technology aspects of any given project prior to the end of our involvement.

Case Study:
Technology

 

For further information about how we helped other publishers in their strategy development, please refer to our Case Studies page, or to discuss your requirements, please Contact us.