SOURCE: Impelsys


April 20, 2011 09:35 ET

Grupo A, Brazilian STM Publisher, Selects Impelsys Software to Power New Medical Content Portal

Grupo A Content to Be Available in Full-Text With Launch of New Online Portal to Be Built by Impelsys

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Apr 20, 2011) - Grupo A, one of the leading STM (Scientific, Technical and Medical) publishers in South America, is partnering with Impelsys to build a new online portal that will host the sale of full-text articles from some of its most important book titles published on McGraw-Hill and Artmed imprints.

Impelsys, a global leader in providing electronic content delivery solutions, will power the new medical content portal with its iPublishCentral software. Easily customized to fit changing business needs and expanding functionality, iPublishCentral allows academic and STM presses to pick and choose the offerings they would like to make available, with minimal investment and maximum returns.

"With scalable, future-proof architecture, iPublishCentral allows STM publishers to monetize new and existing content, to strengthen their relationship with readers, and to establish a profitable digital presence," said Bruno Weiblen, New Business Development Manager of Grupo A. "We're excited about this partnership with Impelsys and to working closely with their development team on the construction of the new portal."

Grupo A was created in Brazil by Artmed publishing house in July 2010 as an umbrella for several imprints: McGraw-Hill, Artmed Editora, Bookman, Tekné, Artes Médicas and Penso. Artmed began as a medical book distributor when it published its first title in 1979 and continued to produce titles in the fields of medicine, psychology and education. The STM (Scientific, Technical and Professional) segment is one of the most successful in Brazil, accounting for approximately 20% of the publishing market.

"The digital publishing strategy for Grupo A presented an excellent fit for the iPublishCentral software platform, so we are proud that they are our first institutional customer in South America," said Sameer Shariff, chief executive officer of Impelsys. "We look forward to helping Grupo A with their electronic strategy by leveraging Impelsys' products and services."

In addition to the design and development of the portal for the end user, Impelsys will provide end-to-end content services to Grupo A -- including content conversion, content enhancements and loading content to the portal.

About Grupo A

Grupo A is a holding company formed in the publishing market with the imprints McGraw-Hill, Artmed, Bookman, Penso, Tekné and Artes Médicas, founded in Porto Alegre, southern Brazil, in 1973. Nowadays, the company is positioning as an education solutions provider, using the foundations on the publishing industry to leverage new business opportunities, like the acquisition of the largest medical web portal in Brazil, MedicinaNET and with the exclusive agreement to represent the Management Development Program, CoachingOurselves, created by the renowned management author Henry Mintzberg.

About Impelsys
Impelsys, a leader in providing electronic content delivery solutions to the global publishing market, helps its clients compete, evolve and grow in an increasingly complex marketplace. Impelsys-powered technologies such as iPublishCentral™ help publishers increase their revenues by delivering content online quickly and cost effectively. Impelsys' passion for client success has helped it build long-term partnerships with its customers becoming critical in the client's electronic delivery strategy. Leading clients include McGraw-Hill, Elsevier, Wolters Kluwer, Benchmark Education, Marshall Cavendish and Houghton Mifflin. Headquartered in New York, Impelsys operates across North America, Europe and India. For more information, please visit

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:
    Daryn Teague
    Teague Communications (for Impelsys)
    (661) 297-5292
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    Bruno Weiblen
    Grupo A
    +55 (51) 3027-7036
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