October 04, 2010 09:00 ET

Elekta Selects IXIASOFT's DITA CMS Solution to Manage Technical Documentation

Implementing IXIASOFT's content management solution will support Elekta's global information management strategy

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Oct. 4, 2010) - IXIASOFT, the XML content management market leader, is pleased to announce that Elekta AB, a leading human care company pioneering significant innovations and clinical solutions for treating cancer and brain disorders, has selected its DITA CMS solution to optimize their content reuse and translation management.

Elekta develops sophisticated, state of the art radiotherapy medical systems and treatment planning systems for radiation therapy and radiosurgery, as well as workflow enhancing software across a spectrum of cancer care. Due to their extensive product lines, growth and acquisitions, changing regulatory landscape and global presence, Elekta's information and localization management was becoming increasingly important and yet presented some serious challenges.

These challenges included information which was difficult to maintain, reuse, and deliver, difficulties in sharing information across regional geographies, information inconsistencies and high localization costs. As such, they decided to review and modernize their entire documentation processes which resulted in the implementation of a global information management strategy (GIM) across all its R&D and product supply centers. As part of the GIM strategy, Elekta needed to:

  • modularize content writing using the standardized DITA approach to increase content reuse and,

  • centralize and single source content into a single content management system to facilitate sharing and maximise content reuse

With this strategy in place, Elekta extensively researched and evaluated several component content management solutions capable of rigorously supporting their requirements. They were quickly impressed with IXIASOFT's DITA CMS solution mainly for its:

  • 100% DITA support – enabling them to implement a future-proof solution

  • Translation management support – providing Elekta with the means to only send new or modified content to translators resulting in significant cost savings

  • Collaborative review tool – capable of integrating simultaneous reviewers into the topic-based review process

  • Usability – the solution's unified interface approach pleases users from all levels and departments

  • Advanced search functionality – allowing users to quickly locate and reuse their ever growing number of topics

  • Cross media publishing – dynamic delivery of up-to-date information is crucial in a competitive marketplace

"In addition to the product's extensive list of DITA-specific functionality, we found that IXIASOFT has truly developed an expertise in deploying and supporting organizations which have decided to implement a content management solution for their DITA-based documentation" said Nick Rowlands, Information Systems Architect at Elekta. "It was important for us to select a CCMS vendor with whom we could build a long-term partnership in supporting our overall global information management strategy".

"We are very excited to be working with Elekta on their CCMS project. With users in the UK, Sweden and several US states, the DITA CMS will allow Elekta users to easily collaborate and share information across the organization resulting in increased content consistency and brand management. In addition, the DITA CMS will rapidly help them achieve their goals in terms of efficiency gains and decreased localization costs" said Eric Bergeon, President of IXIASOFT. "We are also happy that the DITA CMS is seeing success in the medical device manufacturing industry as Elekta is the second customer from this industry to have selected our solution in the last months: a good indication that this marketplace is ready to benefit from DITA and for CCMS solutions".

The DITA CMS solution is a content management system specifically designed by IXIASOFT to help organizations author, manage, publish and translate their DITA-based documentation. The solution is used by leading organizations such as AMD, Sybase and TruePostion.


IXIASOFT is a leading provider of XML content management software to organizations worldwide. IXIASOFT is the developer of TEXTML Server, an embeddable native XML database and search engine used to store, index and retrieve large volumes of XML content. IXIASOFT also offers the DITA CMS, a content management solution designed specifically to author, manage and publish DITA-based technical documentation. IXIASOFT enjoys a global customer base in various vertical industries including newspaper & publishing, technical documentation, software/hardware manufacturers and libraries & education.

About Elekta

Elekta is a human care company pioneering significant innovations and clinical solutions for treating cancer and brain disorders. The company develops sophisticated, state-of-the-art tools and treatment planning systems for radiation therapy and radiosurgery, as well as workflow enhancing software systems across the spectrum of cancer care.

Stretching the boundaries of science and technology, providing intelligent and resource-efficient solutions that offer confidence to both healthcare providers and patients, Elekta aims to improve, prolong and even save patient lives, making the future possible today.

Today, Elekta solutions in oncology and neurosurgery are used in over 5,000 hospitals globally, and every day more than 100,000 patients receive diagnosis, treatment or follow-up with the help of a solution from the Elekta Group.

Elekta employs around 2,500 employees globally. The corporate headquarter is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the company is listed on the Nordic Exchange under the ticker EKTAb.

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