March 13, 2012 09:09 ET

Yokogawa Electric Accelerates Global Business With Integrated Global Information Management Solution from SDL

The Introduction of DITA, Component Content Management and High-Quality Localization Results in Global Brand Consistency and Customer Satisfaction

TOKYO, JAPAN--(Marketwire - March 13, 2012) - SDL (LSE:SDL), the leading provider of Global Information Management solutions, today announces that Yokogawa Electric Corporation, a leading company in measurement and control solutions, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, has deployed SDL Trisoft™ Component Content Management (CCM) System and SDL language services.

Yokogawa Electric, set out to find a CCM system that would enable them to expand global sales by accelerating high-quality technical content simultaneously in both Japanese and English to market. To achieve this, criteria was used during the selection process including access to global support teams, easy reuse and high-quality localization.

SDL Trisoft Component Content Management System satisfied these criteria, enabling the systematic management of technical documents in the DITA format, resulting in the streamlining of the production process. Also, the use of SDL's high-quality localization services together with the CCM system contributes to realizing the acceleration of Yokogawa's global business.

SDL Trisoft Component Content Management System was selected for the following capabilities:

• Meets the DITA 1.2 standard, an XML standard for managing technical information in reusable topics

• Enables the complex version control of documents

• Easy display of differences between document versions

• Easy workflow customization

• Integrates with SDL language services providing high-quality, cost-effective translations thanks to a well-established quality management system

"During DITA conversion, information in manuals is divided into individual topics. This enables several writers to author content simultaneously, reducing our time-to-market", said Shinichi Fukuyama, DITA Development Group Manager, Yokogawa Electric. "Also by making use of auto-formatting for publishing, we can quickly address complex changes such as text spanning multiple pages and last minute product specification changes. This is a significant advantage when compared to our previous use of DTP tools. In addition, the company can expect output having the same design and layout across all of its overseas production bases, which results in greater global brand consistency. We also expect dramatic improvements in efficiency across the entire workflow process, including content creation, management, translation and publishing."

Mr. Fukuyama continues, "To expand and accelerate our global business, the ability to address changes ahead of our competitors is crucial. By providing customers with content in the language, the media and at the moment they choose, we expect to see an increase in satisfaction among our global customers. SDL has an established presence in Japan and is a partner we can count on. We are now considering the localization of our product and technical documentation in additional languages to fully leverage the value of SDL's Global Information Management solution."

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About Yokogawa

Yokogawa's global network of 25 manufacturing facilities and 80 companies spans 54 countries. Since its founding in 1915, the US$3 billion company has been engaged in cutting-edge research and innovation, securing more than 7,200 patents and registrations, including the world's first digital sensors for flow and pressure measurement. Industrial automation and control, test and measurement, information systems and industry support are the core businesses of Yokogawa.

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