Élan Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)Élan Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is a “press-wide” database solution for magazine publishers or book publishers looking to streamline the acquisitions process and an integrated part of the Élan family of publishing software products. Élan Product Lifecycle Management is designed to serve the needs of Acquisition Editors, Production Managers, Editorial Management, Marketing, Title Managers and Web Content delivery. Creating a “single version of the truth”, Élan Product Lifecycle Management delivers a high-level of detailed control and provides a larger view of your full publishing plan for all publishing products or services.

Today’s publishers typically have “silos of operations and data” used to manage and control the process of publishing from acquisitions to publication. These silos of data have created a short term solution but as the press grows, they become obstacles that limit progress and efficiency. Élan Product Lifecycle Management brings all of these processes, workflows and related data into an integrated and well designed database system.

Information about any stage of a new publishing product can be easily seen within the shared schedules and calendars and alerts are sent to you when a schedule changes so you can take action, as with any event management with our even management software. Title management delivers Metadata information to your trading partners as part of the Élan Product Lifecycle Management. Trading partners are up to date with your title information and you don’t get “charge back” penalties and you won’t lose sales because of incorrect title information.

Website content integration is made easy - delivering static or dynamic web content directly from Élan Product Lifecycle Management. Catalog production is now made easier, with direct exports to graphic design programs.

Élan Product Lifecycle Managment is part of the fully integrated suite of Élan publishing software solutions. If you have any questions about PLM, contact Media Service Group and we can help you around the clock!

Elan Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software Product Guide


  • Project Management
  • Product Information
  • Categorization
  • Contributors, Readers, Reviewers
  • Contract Requests
  • Forecasts

Editorial Management

  • Bibliographic Data
  • Design Concepts
  • Descriptive Copy
  • Price History
  • Document & File Management

Publication Scheduling

  • Configurable Schedule Types
  • Role-based Views
  • Task Assignments
  • Staff Utilization
  • Alerts and Notifications
  • Management Reports

Production Management

  • Product Specifications
  • Vendor Costs
  • Production Schedules

Marketing Management

  • Publicity
  • Metadata Distribution
  • Catalogs
  • Websites


Scheduling functions:

Store marketing copy in PLM Marketing Notes:

Capture product identifiers:

Capture classification details:

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What Other Publishers Are
Saying About PLM.
PLM has become our global communication tool eliminating multiple tracking systems thus making our staff self-sufficient.

Anna, Hay House Publishing Carlsbad, CA