XyEnterprise, the leading developer of XML content management and enterprise publishing solutions, announced today the availability of two new toolkits for its Content@ content management and workflow software application.
These feature-rich toolkits enhance the capabilities in Content@ by providing a collaborative editorial and publishing review environment, as well as enabling broader sets of users to interact with the system with standard Microsoft(R) Office(TM) applications.
Built upon core Content@ functionality, the Publishing Collaboration Toolkit and Office Integration Toolkit provide features useful in a broad variety of customer environments. They enable both existing and new Content@ users to leverage Content@'s proven functionality and configure the add-ons for extra capabilities tailored to their unique workflow needs.
Publishing Collaboration Toolkit
The Content@ Publishing Collaboration toolkit enables users to meet challenging review and notification requirements within their collaborative workflows. Using the toolkits, users can work with content through tools and interfaces tailored to their organizational role, expertise, and skill set, both on the desktop and through Web-based interfaces.
The Content@ Publishing Collaboration Toolkit includes tools for document version comparisons, automatic notification of changes in content to individuals or work pools, and collaborative review of content and documents. This toolkit showcases the following features:
-- "Content compare" capabilities with leading third-party XML editors and through XyEnterprise's XML Professional Publisher (XPP) enterprise publishing engine.
-- A new "Notes Link" feature available in review documents permits remote users to add Content@ Notes to content objects as part of Review and Approval cycles.
-- A new "Collaborative Notes Add and Review" function enables Web-based Content@ users to add notes, display notes, and create a summary of review comments as part of the collaborative publishing review cycle.
-- Email notifications for standard workflow steps, as well as collaborative review work pools.
Each of these tools, built using standard Content@ functionality and its robust Application Programming Interface (API), is offered as a building block for further configuration or integration in the customer's Content@ environment.
Office Integration Toolkit
The Content@ Office Integration Toolkit facilitates the participation of the many editors, authors, reviewers, publishers, and subject-matter experts who increasingly participate in the XML content lifecycle. Although these users may not be XML experts, many need the benefits of easy content access, workflow participation, version control, and re-use of content and documents. The Office Integration Toolkit facilitates easy use of Content@ functionality to enhance, create, manage, reuse, and deliver MS Office files without requiring significant training for the users.
Some of the tools included in the Content@ Office Integration Toolkit include:
-- PowerPoint Componentization -- to store, manage, and re-use each slide as a reusable component.
-- Word Template Management -- to apply different formatting templates based on metadata values.
-- Word Compare -- to show differences between documents at different version levels.
-- Outlook Integration -- to send text and attachments from Outlook to be managed in Content@.
-- Project Reporting -- to make project reports available at two mouse-clicks via a Microsoft Access front end to a Content@ database.
Each of these tools is a building block for further configuration or integration in each customer's unique environment to enhance content workflows and extend Content@'s capabilities to broader sets of users.
Learn more about Content@, XML Content Management, and the Content@ Toolkits at www.xyenterprise.com. The Web site also provides links to XyEnterprise's ongoing Web Seminar series and recorded events where you can view XyEnterprise products and solutions in action.
Xyvision Enterprise Solutions, Inc. (XyEnterprise) is the leading provider of single source, multi-channel XML publishing solutions. Recently named one of the EContent "100 Digital Companies that Matter," XyEnterprise's XML content management software -- Content@ -- and its automated XML publishing engine -- XPP -- power sophisticated solutions for global leaders in the publishing, technical documentation, financial, government, aerospace and defense industries. Its customers include LexisNexis, Boeing, Kohler, the U.S. Navy, Underwriters Laboratories, Northrop Grumman, Sikorsky, Gulfstream, IBM, Sun Microsystems, and many others. For more information, please contact XyEnterprise at 781-756-4400 or www.xyenterprise.com