Adobe and Bluestream forge stronger ties

Bluestream Database Software Corp.—a provider of DITA-enabled Component Content Management System (CCMS) solutions—is pleased to announce the integration of Adobe FrameMaker (2015 release) and Adobe FrameMaker XML Author (2015 release) with Bluestream’s XDocs CCMS version 4.1.

Adobe FrameMaker (2015 release) is a complete solution for bidirectional technical content, allowing users to author with best-in-class XML/DITA support and publish natively across channels, mobile devices, and formats. It also enables users to collaborate seamlessly with experts and manage content using integration with leading CMSs.

Adobe has certified the XDocs connector, and FrameMaker (2015 release) users can enjoy the benefits of XDocs 4.1. The XDocs CCMS addresses increasingly complex demands for content. It provides an end-to-end solution to create, find, update, manage, translate, and deliver content with unparalleled agility.

This integration is accomplished through the DITA-FMx plugin and XDocsFMx connector, both from Leximation, Inc., who have been providing integration since FrameMaker version 7.2. This allows for seamless interoperability between FrameMaker (2015 release) and the XDocs repository. Users can easily access, browse, check in/out, create, and update CCMS content and more—directly from the FrameMaker authoring environment.

We are happy that XDocs CCMS is providing integrated functionality with the 2015 Release of FrameMaker and FrameMaker XML Author. This integration will ensure better version control, streamlined workflows, and content reusability. It is good news for many of our customers who enjoy the benefits of Adobe’s XML/DITA and DTD supported authoring and publishing tools, along with the full benefits of the XDocs CCMS’ end-to-end content creation, management, localization, and publishing solutions,” said Vivek Kumar, Head, Engineering and Product for Adobe Technical Communication Products. “Bluestream XDocs continues to add value to the Adobe FrameMaker user community.

Bluestream’s Nenad Furtula, VP Sales and Marketing, comments that “The release of FrameMaker and FrameMaker Author 2015 is further proof of Adobe’s commitment to the technical writing space, in particular to structured authoring and DITA. The integration between XDocs and FrameMaker allows for a superior user experience when authoring, managing, and publishing DITA content.”

About Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe revolutionizes how the world engages with ideas and information. Adobe’s award-winning software and technologies have set the standard for communication and collaboration for more than 25 years. Adobe’s Technical Communication group delivers best-in-class tools and services aimed at facilitating the end-to-end process of creating ground-breaking content, publishing it seamlessly across media and devices, and achieving greater business success. These tools help deliver contextual, consumable, and actionable content while offering highest return on investment

About Bluestream

Bluestream’s flagship product is the XDocs Component Content Management System (CCMS), a standards-compliant single-sourcing solution that enables technical communicators to create, manage, and store large volumes of both XML and non-XML content. XDocs enables organizations of all sizes to realize the benefits of DITA at a lower cost than the competition while providing a comparable or better quality system—thus offering unparalleled value.

Bluestream customers range from Fortune 100 organizations seeking complex cross-departmental DITA solutions to small businesses containing single author documentation teams.

Bluestream has been in business since 1997 and has customers in many verticals, among them software, oil and gas, health care, military, manufacturing, and finance.

About Leximation

Leximation, Inc. has been providing tools and solutions for print and online publishing since 2004. Located in San Rafael, California, Leximation supports clients worldwide.

Leximation is a respected developer of popular FrameMaker plugins such as DITA-FMx and BookVars. They also offer custom FrameMaker to DITA conversions, and other types of DITA and FrameMaker development. Leximation can assist with online Help and EPUB creation as well as many other types of custom development for the techcomm and publishing industries. Leximation excels at distilling the essence of the problem and providing targeted solutions.

Bluestream Media Contact

Nenad Furtula, VP Sales and Marketing

Bluestream Database Software Corp.

200 – 1168 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, Canada

Tel: +1.604.669.4469