XML Inaccessible To Non-Techies
Originally, technical writers adopted XML and its off-shoot DITA (Darwin Information Typing Architecture), to achieve consistency across enterprise documentation and to try and keep that documentation either updated or easy to update.
However, apart from a few technical writers, until now this has remained outside the grasp of most non-techie users.And this is where the new integrated system comes into its own.
By integratingQuark’s XML Authorwith IBM FileNet it will no longer be necessary for enterprises to bring in technical writers capable of manipulating XML code, or spend development budgets on teaching business users complex tools.
Authoring Tool For Everyone
Using theauthoring tool, everyone, with minimal training, will be able to author and manage the structured content involved in managing business processes such as intellectual property compliance or compliance with regulatory mandates. These functions, in fact, will all become automated.
The XML Author will also allow the capture and management of business content more effectively, enable the enterprise adaptation of XML and DITA across and entire enterprise and ultimately increase the returns oncontent managementinvestment.
“Quark’s goal is to move XML authoring from technical experts to non-technical business users and content owners, making it easier for enterprises to create and manage intelligent, structured content,” said Ray Schiavone, President and CEO of Quark. “… working with IBM ECM [we are combining] easy and familiar XML authoring with the benefits of enterprise content management.”
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