- The Company
The way businesses are managing their information is changing. They need to create, share and publish huge amounts of complex content to multiple channels and in many languages.
Content management systems have long helped businesses organize and produce product documentation and/or training materials for their customers. But today, modern technology standards – things like DITA to RDF to XProc – can offer better and more efficient ways of working that deliver real results for businesses – if the right tools are available to maximize their potential.
Componize is enterprise content management software of a new kind: we bring the power of these new technologies together with well-designed component content management features that make them simple and easy to use. The results for our customers: faster, better, more up-to-date content that people like to use.
We anticipated the market demand for enterprise technologies based on open, innovative standards. It allowed us to quickly establish ourselves as a world-class brand in this sector. Some of our earliest and most notable clients include SAP, AMD, NXP Semiconductors and Alfresco Software, among others.
In 2008, Jean-Luc Borie and Frank Shipley, two veterans of enterprise information systems, founded Componize Software with a key insight into the future of content management and document management, in particular. They noticed that managers were increasingly frustrated with the limitations of their current CMSes with regard to the changing demands of their customers and end-users. Users seek content that is modular and adaptable to various formats. People work with chunks of information in online help, not lengthy manuals. People seek learning content in digestible segments, not always full-length courses. Jean-Luc and Frank knew that emerging XML-based technologies, if leveraged the right way, could be the answer: if information is unchained from documents it could be more easily reused and published across channels and in various formats.
They designed Componize. Componize's first versions were built for new and emerging technology architectures such as DITA.
Within three years of Componize’s first product launch, the wave of DITA adoption in enterprises had grown dramatically. The team was well positioned to answer the call, with one of the easiest and most effective DITA CMS solutions on the market. In fact, Componize is the only DITA CMS specifically designed for new technology architectures like DITA. Componize quickly secured early marquee clients including AMD, NXP and SAP, among others. They’re integrating Componize into their existing CMS programs or launching entirely new programs in order to maximize the benefits of Componize’s DITA CMS.
Jean-Luc Borie, CEO
As the Co-founder and CEO, Jean-Luc leads the Componize team in the development of its business, marketing and culture.
Prior to Componize, Jean-Luc held different management and business development positions with software and IT services companies. He joined the Content Management industry in 2005, when he created the ECM department of Tetralogyx, a French IT services company, with Frank Shipley. The division quickly became a certified international strategic training partner for Alfresco Software.
Jean-Luc holds a Master’s degree in International Business, with a specialization in computing from the University of Aix-Marseille in the South of France. A perennial good spirit, he never shies away from a challenge.
Frank Shipley, CTO
As Co-founder and CTO, Frank leads the pioneering technical team at Componize software. His responsibilities include product innovation and development and delivering high quality services and support to our clients.
After more than a decade in the automotive industry as a lead software engineer for Jaguar and Peugeot, Frank worked for several years as an independent consultant and training instructor specialized in XML technologies and enterprise content management.
Frank has a BSC in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Warwick in the UK. He co-founded Componize Software in 2008 with the objective of commercializing a new and innovative framework for XML content and Component Content Management. He is known in the DITA world as a technology “guru”, but he would never admit to it.
Renaud Vignes, CFO
Renaud Vignes joined Componize Software in 2011 as CFO and member of the Board. He is responsible for finance, accounting and administrative management for the company.
Prior to joining Componize, from 2007 – 2010, Renaud served as a CFO at Neowave, a leading producer of smart-chip based devices. He established the company’s financial and accounting systems and oversaw their deployment.
He is also a member of the 2C Invest Preselection Committee, a regional investment fund in the South of France.
Renaud holds a PhD in economics and is Associated Professor at the University of Aix-Marseille in the South of France. He is married and the proud father of three.
Today, the Componize team is delivering leading-edge XML-based software solutions to industry-leading, international companies across multiple sectors. Tomorrow, we’ll be revolutionizing the way people manage business information, everywhere.
Our team of passionate developers works with the latest XML technologies and open standards to take Component Content management to the next level, in a challenging but stimulating environment, using agile methodologies and best of breed development tools.
We’re modernizing business information management and we’re looking for talented people to join the effort. If one of our current postings doesn’t correspond to your profile, please submit your CV and cover letter to Reka.
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