Managing a complex publication plan for several products or indications with overlapping timelines can be challenging. Publication management software solutions are available to support the medical writer in planning, writing, approving, and disseminating scientific publications. Key features of these programs include design and approval of a publication plan, verification of author eligibility, assignment of medical writing resources and authors, management of document reviews, auditing of author contributions, and ensuring compliance with industry standards, transparency requirements, and standard operating procedures. Some software packages provide data visualisation tools to track performance, budget spent, and author engagement. Medical writers supporting publications should become familiar with software features to improve efficiency in managing and writing scientific communications.