Why choose Componize ?
When you manage and maintain large volumes of product documentation, e-learning content, legal documents and more, Componize is the effective way to put in place a structured content strategy. Componize is an end-to-end solution, perfectly designed for the ways in which we naturally create, consume and share information today.
It uses the DITA XML standard, allowing users to create and manage document components, or simply put, individual ideas, not necessarily whole documents. This creates greater flexibility and more effective production, reuse, translation and adaptation of documents. Although there are a number of solutions available, we’d like to tell you why Componize is different.
Content heavy organizations need to maximize the possibilities for content reuse, multi-channel publishing, team productivity and improving content quality. This not only requires DITA XML management and publishing capabilities, but also enterprise-class collaboration. Our seamless integration with Alfresco allows you to take advantage of the best of Componize’s leading Component Content Management (CCM) features alongside Alfresco’s visionary approach to Enterprise Content Management (ECM). With easily configurable workflow management, collaboration sites and social networking features, it’s collaboration, Componize style.
DITA XML authoring and CCM are often challenging for those unfamiliar with DITA’s underlying principles. We designed Componize to be easy to use, engaging and intuitive for subject matter experts and non-XML specialists alike. Componize’s pleasant user experience helps to ease the transition, maximize adoption and reduce the need for change management.
Componize is also web-based, making it easily accessible it from any computer or mobile device, anywhere, and with no installation. With proper permissions, your internal and external collaborators remain connected even when outside the firewall, and your content remains secure. It’s XML authoring, accessible.
Componize was originally designed for the highest-volume and most complex documentation environments, so the software motor behind Componize handles almost any project, whatever the number of collaborators and the amount of interdependent content and metadata they manage. Most of our clients have deployed Componize at an enterprise scale, with hundreds of authors collaborating using Componize everyday. One of our clients has the worlds largest DITA implementation for producing training content, with millions of pages of content successfully published every year.
A large-scale CCM implementation requires a robust software system capable of handling very large amounts of interdependent files and metadata. However, this can quickly handicap any software system that is not adapted. Componize uses the best of the Alfresco collaboration features, while our own XML content management architecture remains entirely independent to give you a robust, rapid and scalable solution. It’s the best of both worlds.
100% Open Standards
Componize is committed to using open standards, taking extensibility and sustainability to a new level: your content is in the DITA standard, your metadata in RDF, your workflows with BPMN 2.0, and your publication pipelines with XProc, among others. With open APIs, Componize is adaptable to your work environment, whatever your industry. You can even connect your Componize installation directly to your various data sources.
And, our use of open standards mean there is no vendor lock-in. Once you know how the standard works, you can use it with any other standard supporting system. You can grow your CCM solution or take it apart and choose something new – since you’re working in standards, your content remains secure. And you can keep all of the customization processes that you’ll have developed. That is unique to the Componize solution.
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