SDL Tridion's SafeGuard: Quality and Compliance Management
How many web managers spend a big chunk of their day managing the quality and compliance aspects of their company's website? Probably too many. If your website is built using SDL Tridion (news, site) web content management, then you should be happy to hear this. They have just released a new tool to help you manage this aspect of your website: SafeGuard.

The Importance of Brand Consistency

We probably don't need to tell you how important your web presence is today. Managing that presence for compliance to brand standards and guidelines, in addition to industry standards and regulations is critical.

SDL Tridion understands that. So they have integrated a new tool into their Web CMS to help you do just that. SafeGuard is a monitoring tool is powered by Magus ActiveStandard (you can't manage what you don't measure).

Using automatic scanning of all pages within your website, you can actively manage issues before they become "issues". Some things you can do with the tool?

  • Search engine optimization (SEO)
  • Brand and visual presentation
  • Editorial
  • Usability
  • Accessibility -- WCAG 1.0 and 2.0
  • Site integrity
  • Legal
  • Spelling


SDL Tridion - SafeGuard

The tool offers details dashboards that let you monitor your websites in all languages and countries. You get not only reports of the issues, but you'll also be told why they are important and the steps you need to take to resolve them.

The tool also comes with something called QuickCheck. This option lets you quickly check the status of a specific web page in the browser. So if you are working on a page and want to see issues as they arise, instead of later on, then you can run this option and see how you are doing.

This is a tool that any organization would do well to have in their inventory of web management tools. Have a closer look at what ActiveStandard offers without SDL Tridion, and then look at how the two products are integrated.