Case Study

The world's most robust multi-language publishing platform

A 100% automated multichannel publishing solution to produce catalogs, operator manuals, and maintenance manuals in over 29 languages.

Case Study

John Deere needed to modernize its enterprise publishing system to produce documentation supporting global products distribution.

Growth of commercial equipment sales in emerging markets meant that John Deere needed to deliver technical information in some of the most difficult to support languages.

They also needed to reduce their publishing times and reduce the operating costs to remain competitive in these time sensitive and rapidly evolving markets.

The customer required that the previously deployed XML/SGML-based content creation, management and distribution solution be updated to support all new requirements with no disruption to production.

GPSL was able to accomplish this by replacing the legacy composition engine with PTC's updated, high performance formatting engine in line with the existing infrastructure. No other technology components were affected.

GPSL redesigned the stylesheets to accommodate all previous functionality and added native support for over 29 languages including Vietnamese, Hebrew, Arabic and Thai.


  • ROI of less than one year
  • Support content growth of 40% per year
  • Enable 100% automated multichannel publishing to all required languages
  • Reduce publishing costs
  • Improve information quality
  • Agile processes and technology to support rapid change in business with lower development costs


  • Arbortext Advanced Print Publisher
  • Arbortext Editor
  • Windchill

John Deere has delivered products and services to support those linked to the land since 1837. They pride themselves on using the latest technology to establish world—class manufacturing processes and applying the most advanced information technology tools and practices throughout the company.

John Deere

John Deere reaches out across the world with factories, offices and other facilities in more than 30 countries.




Global distribution with focus on six key areas – the United States and Canada, Europe, Brazil, Russia, India, and China.