Discover key features of the DITA CMS :
Based on the Eclipse environment, the DITA CMS is an innovative component content management solution addressing the unique challenges of technical documentation management.
100% DITA support
Designed specifically for the production and management of DITA content, the DITA CMS does not use any proprietary processes. It manages links, reuse and applicability according to DITA specifications. Moreover, because the CMS is based on IXIASOFT’s TEXTML Server, a world renowned native XML database, support for DITA specializations is seamless.
Out-of-the-box, the CMS provides integrations with XML authoring tools such as XMetaL (WYSIWYG) and Oxygen. The authoring environment is directly integrated within the CMS interface enabling users to work from a single UI increasing usability and user satisfaction.
The CMS also offers an advanced DITA Map editor with drag and drop support for easy map creation and management. The DITA Map editor not only allows access to content but also allows users to access project management functionalities.
Content Management and Search
The CMS provides key features including:
- Version control
- Link management
- Collaborative review tool (PDF-based)
- Workflow management
- Group management and task assignment
- Access rights
- Graphics/image management
- Metadata management
- Project management
Advanced searching is key to efficient content reuse. In fact, searching becomes crucial when dealing with a modular approach to content management as the number of components (ie. topics, maps, images, …) increases exponentially. To answer this need, the DITA CMS provides advanced searching capabilities where full-text and metadata searches enable users to perform multi-criteria searches and locate their content quickly.
The "Collaborative Reviewer" is another crucial component of the DITA CMS enabling better team collaboration. This sophisticated PDF-based review tool allows reviewers to easily annotate topics, images and the entire content of maps. The tool also allows reviewers to vote for approval.
As organizations are reaching worldwide markets, moving to DITA helps them achieve their business goals quickly and cost effectively. By supporting the localization process, the DITA CMS enables organizations to realize a quick ROI as they instantly save on translation costs.
The DITA CMS takes full advantage of DITA's modularity and of XML's segment identification to enable concurrent authoring and localization of a map's content. It also ensures that content which has already been translated is not translated again. This results in better time to market and reduced localization costs.
In order to support compatibility with the most popular translation memory tools, the DITA CMS can also be configured to export content in a variety of formats, including XLIFF.
Finally, the CMS is fully UNICODE compliant, allowing organizations to support any languages and consequently, reach its global commercialization strategy.
The DITA CMS includes an Output Generator module which, out-of-the-box, allows users to publish their content to any format including PDF, HTML, xHTML and Eclipse. Based on ANT processes from the DITA OT, the Output Generator is very flexible and can be integrated with additional publishing tools (such as Antenna House’s Formatter or RenderX's XEP for PDF rendering) or extended to support other publishing formats (such as CMH, Java Help and .NET).