- reusing and managing an enormous load of components (more than 100k) for different channels and renditions,
- providing direct view of in and outbound links to components
- ability to manage translations in relation to the source
- complete integration with Alfresco as we had already chosen Alfresco as our CMS
AMD is a world leader semiconductor company that develops computer processors and related technologies for commercial and consumer markets.
For years, with a traditional, document-based CMS in place, their documentation team had been forced to delegate an entire document to one writer at a time and wait for changes before sharing, and to spend extra time consolidating and updating multiple versions of the same document.
In 2009, they selected Componize to save significant time and resources by working in parallel on various pieces of the same document.
The EskoArtwork documentation team produces dozens of documentation deliverables every year, in five or more languages. In addition, we need to share this content with the training and support departments. The need for a CCMS based on the DITA standard was acutely felt. After a thorough vendor selection process we decided to go with Componize because of their deep understanding of DITA and the needs of our documentation team, and the tight integration with Alfresco.
After only a few months of use, we are already seeing benefits: finding topics is a no-brainer thanks to the metadata library, publishing to PDF or web output has been reduced to just a few clicks, and we no longer need to worry about broken links and references. The Componize team is extremely helpful and responsive - our cooperation has been a pleasure.
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American Library Association
Componize's partner Dakota Systems has worked with the ALA team on several projects in support of ALA publishing initiatives. The primary goal of this most recent effort was to tie these past projects together with a unique repository to manage the RDA XML content, output transformations and workflows.
The result is an end-to-end publishing solution centered on the Componize CCMS to support the publication of ALA’s core product as PDF, XHML and ePub. This custom solution provides:
- Automated processes for translation management,
- Supports SME’s distributed across North America, Europe and Australia, and
- Offers technical authors a fully customized web-based authoring tool.
Read the full American Library Association case study (PDF).
SAP Education is the training department of SAP, the largest enterprise software company in the world, and is a global player too. Leader in the worldwide IT training market, SAP Education trains more than 300,000 learners per year and provides courses in more than 40 countries.
Early adopters of XML - they implemented a proprietary semantic XML application for producing learning content 10 years ago - SAP Education has selected Componize for Alfresco to be the heart of a brand new infrastructure based on DITA.
Componize for Alfresco will be used for managing multilingual content from several hundred of internal and external contributors spread around the world, allowing content reuse and dynamic publishing, including e-Learning (SCORM) and virtual Training specific outputs.
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Kaplan is the world’s largest diversified education company helping millions of students achieve their educational and career goals.
Kaplan is tapping the power of technology to deliver effective content specialized to each student’s need and learning preferences.
In 2010, Kaplan put Componize at the very heart of their company-wide instructional design & content management system. With this system, they manage and package together countless different combinations of learning content chunks for producing both online content as well as Test Preparation books.