Bluestream works with manufacturing companies across the world. Providing solutions to extend the power of traditional tech pubs.

Manufacturing companies invest heavily in technology – they use hi-tech CAD (Computer Aided Design) systems. Together with 3D modelling, fluid dynamic and a host of other cutting-edge systems, such as ERP and PLM. The output demands are also diverse; installation, maintenance and user manuals, or IETM (Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals).

The disconnect between technical documentation and parts databases impacts the efficiency of author teams. In addition, content is often created and updated through systems and processes entirely separated from parts databases. When manual entry of parts information is required, the outcome is inconsistency, errors, and update issues. This is where XDocs supports manufacturing companies.

Benefits of Structured Content

XML separates content from format and enables COPE (Create Once Publish Everywhere). Once written the same content can be transformed into multiple formats including PDF for print, XHTML, WebHelp etc. for online. Creating content in DITA (Topics) lets you reuse that content for different products and across different publications. This also makes updating content much simpler as you only need to do it in one place.

The Bluestream Solution

Sophisticated management and processing of structured content makes XDocs a natural fit for industries with complex documentation needs. Bluestream have been working with manufacturing companies for many years and understand the unique challenges faced. We know manufacturers rely on multiple systems such as SAP, Siemens Teamcenter, Oracle, Windchill, CAD, ERP and PLM applications. With XDocs Manufacturing Suite you can connect all these systems and create Maintenance Schedules, IPCs (Illustrated Parts Catalogs), IETMs (Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals) and more.

You can also import, index and curate non XML files including legacy documents such as PDFs. This puts all of your content in a single location and opens the opportunity for powerful delivery options including Interactive Service Delivery Portals.

Create

Easily produce powerful user-focussed content.

Understanding

Bluestream have been successfully working with leading manufacturing companies for many years. The result is an indepth understanding of the issues faced and how to overcome them.

Import

APIs connect XDocs to any other system, allowing data stored on those systems to be imported into the authoring environment.

Author

Import Bills of Materials and other documents then author using the authoring tool of your choice. Hot spot diagrams and crate Illustrated Parts Lists and Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals and more.

Collaborate

Seamless share content for review with your SMEs using our browser based app WEX, and instantly view their comments and suggestions in your desktop authoring application. A full audit trail is automatically created.

Bluestream have been successfully working with leading manufacturing companies for many years. The result is an indepth understanding of the issues faced and how to overcome them.

APIs connect XDocs to any other system, allowing data stored on those systems to be imported into the authoring environment.

Import Bills of Materials and other documents then author using the authoring tool of your choice. Hot spot diagrams and crate Illustrated Parts Lists and Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals and more.

Seamless share content for review with your SMEs using our browser based app WEX, and instantly view their comments and suggestions in your desktop authoring application. A full audit trail is automatically created.

Manage

Total control of the entire content lifecycle.

Version

Automatic versioning with instant comparison/highlighting of changes.

Intelligent branch and merge for parallel documentation development.

Report

Built in standard reports and the custom report generation.

Localize

Advanced integration with LSPs (Language Service Providers) with automatic round-tripping of content and support for all languages.

Automatic versioning with instant comparison/highlighting of changes.

Intelligent branch and merge for parallel documentation development.

Built in standard reports and the custom report generation.

Advanced integration with LSPs (Language Service Providers) with automatic round-tripping of content and support for all languages.

Publish

More than just a web portal

Service Portal

Deliver custom technical documentation, Illustrated Parts Catalogs and more directly to Engineers in the field.

Fulfillment

Enable Parts Ordering from within the documentation ensuring the correct parts numbers are used and any downtime reduced.

Deliver custom technical documentation, Illustrated Parts Catalogs and more directly to Engineers in the field.

Enable Parts Ordering from within the documentation ensuring the correct parts numbers are used and any downtime reduced.

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