The concept before an after
In order to satisfy its own quality requirements when producing and managing media-neutral data, dSPACE decided to replace its existing user documentation system based on Adobe® FrameMaker® with a universal, XML-based system. The information must be provided as PDF documents, online and in printed form as well.
A flexible, cross-media solution which allows product-relevant information to be produced in standardized form, managed centrally and published for specific target groups was needed. At the same time, the system must offer transparency and be future-proof. The Noxum Publishing Studio fit the bill inevery respect.
The aims of the project
- For those responsible for the project, it was important to set up a high performance platform which would allow documents to be produced "at the push of a button" in the required formats.
- A further aim of the project was to reduce management and quality-assurance outlay, guarantee link consistency, structure the documents clearly and make it easy to manage text modules.
- The system should also make it easier to find information, create transparency when linking information modules and support a role concept with various levels of authorization.
- Core features such as integrated management and quality-assurance functions, version management, variant management, reusability and universal document cross-reference management were also of relevance.[...]