November 04, 2014 09:00 ET

IXIASOFT Unveils Enhanced CCMS: DITA CMS 4.0

IXIASOFT releases DITA CMS 4.0 offering new and improved features that maximize usability and performance

MONTREAL, CANADA--(Marketwired - Nov. 4, 2014) - IXIASOFT, a global leader in the component content management systems (CCMS) marketplace, officially announced today its latest product release: DITA CMS 4.0 - the newest version of its native DITA component content management system. Documentation teams using DITA across the globe can benefit from the enhanced usability features and boosted performance now available in DITA CMS 4.0.

One of the most beneficial new features in DITA CMS 4.0 is the Dynamic Release Management module - an optional module that addresses the challenges related to the support of multiple releases in parallel, a key concept of an agile development strategy. "We've reinvented the way parallel authoring and branching can be done by using DITA 1.2 keys and keyrefs. This fully DITA standard way of managing versions allows organizations to be more efficient when handling a large number of product lines, maximizes reuse and simplifies translation." said Jean-Francois Ameye, Solutions Architect at IXIASOFT. "This unique module truly sets DITA CMS apart from its CCMS competitors and reaffirms our commitment to providing customers with innovative new features that leverage the power of DITA."

Dianne Duffy, Information Architect/Principal Information Developer at Infor, adds, "We are excited about the new Dynamic Release Management module. It meets all of our versioning requirements, which will enable us to manage our content more effectively and efficiently. By using this module, we can name our releases and versions in a way that will make it easier for our information developers to identify, update and reuse content."

DITA CMS 4.0 provides authors with new features, such as:

  • Snapshots - allowing authors to tag content from any state of the workflow, improving performance and adding flexibility to the workflow process of "releasing" content
  • Enhanced search view - allowing authors to find and reuse content quicker than ever with advanced filters
  • Reusable component view - allowing authors to quickly locate and use their reusable components in fewer steps
  • Enhanced spell checker view - allowing authors to spellcheck multiple files at once and make corrections directly from the view or jump into the documents, improving accuracy
  • F1 Help - allowing authors to readily access and navigate contextual help throughout the CMS using the F1 key

Additionally, DITA CMS 4.0 allows users to:

  • Insert links to bug tracking systems - this is a system configuration that enables DITA CMS to be linked to any bug tracking system, such as Jira
  • Automate localization with the Localization Scheduler - a configurable tool allowing organizations to use DITA CMS in conjunction with any Translation Management System
  • Better manage their outputs through a complete overhaul of the Output Generator - the publishing engine within DITA CMS - which enables the CMS to run multiple versions of the DITA OT, providing clearer logs to the user, and facilitating maintenance and upgrade processes

DITA CMS 4.0 integrates with the latest versions of both oXygen and XMetaL editors. IXIASOFT is ready to upgrade existing customers, while potential users interested in learning more about the benefits of DITA CMS 4.0 can request a demo from IXIASOFT.com. IXIASOFT will also be participating at tcWorld 2014, DITA Europe 2014, and DITA OT Day 2014.

About IXIASOFT: Founded in 1998, IXIASOFT is a trusted global leader in the XML content management software industry. Its signature product DITA CMS is an award winning, end-to-end component content management solution (CCMS) that has been deployed by industry leaders such as SAP®, ARM®, AMD and BlackBerry®. From authoring to reviewing, localizing and publishing, DITA CMS provides all the tools required for large, global organizations to support their entire DITA documentation process. IXIASOFT is also the developer of TEXTML Server, a native XML database and powerful search engine. IXIASOFT solutions are accessed by thousands of users worldwide in various vertical markets such as software, hi-tech, newspaper, and medical device manufacturing.

For more information, please visit ixiasoft.com or connect with IXIASOFT on Twitter and LinkedIn. Already a DITA CMS user? Join the IXIASOFT DITA CMS User Group on LinkedIn.

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