Multi-Channel Publishing On-Demand
Keeping technical and product information up-to-date in multiple languages in a global market driven by shortening sales cycles is a serious challenge. Manually updating complex information including product specifications, data sheets, application briefs, design manuals, and troubleshooting guides is time-consuming and expensive to the point of being impractical. In an effort to cut printing and distribution costs while increasing information quality and team productivity, manufacturers need a cost-effective way to deliver to multiple formats-both print and electronic.
Astoria On-Demand's industry leading Dynamic Product Documentation solutions dramatically reduce the burden of publishing to multiple formats. Using Astoria On-Demand, product documentation teams can edit, review, and approve changes to discrete, logical document components. Using Astoria On-Demand, users can author content components once, manage them centrally, repurpose them into multiple documents and publish in either electronic or hard-copy formats.
KEY COMPONENTS OF ASTORIA ON DEMAND'S MULTI-CHANNEL PUBLISHING SOLUTION INCLUDE:
Astoria Filtered Publisher:
enables organizations to generate operations manuals dynamically and customize them to a specific set of requirements for each unique customer
||Any change made to a document or content element can be applied across all media, making changes fast and accurate.
||Provides consistency across media whether content is delivered via paper, PDF, CD-ROM, or Web format
||Supports publishing on Web sites through Web-based applications, to mobile electronic devices (such as PDAs, aviation cockpit information displays, or manufacturing maintenance aids), to composition engines such as Arbortext E3 or as PDF documents.
||Easily repurpose content to multiple media channels as frequently as needed without requiring editorial or manual rework to reduce printing and distribution costs
|Re-use and repurposing of any content element including sentences, paragraphs, values within tables, and illustrations
||Single sourced content is available to any author and can be reused across any output format, reducing time to market for initial creation and ongoing edits
|Provides global access via a Web browser for organizations with geographically dispersed documentation teams
||Workgroups complete projects simultaneously and in parallel across geography and time zones
|Lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
||Integrated authoring, repository, and publishing applications provided out of the box
||Ongoing maintenance is handled by power users rather than IT
|Publish only the content which has changed
||Reduces printing and distribution costs