It is possible to run a DITA solution from source control systems, but research clearly shows that in order to reap the full benefit of DITA organizations must deploy a Component Content Management System. Not only does this increase the efficiency of the Authors but it can also reduce the time to reach a full return on investment.
Why a CCMS
Designed for the job at hand
GitHub has been designed as a source control system, it does this very well, but it has not been conceived to be a DITA Component Content Management System from the ground up. A CMS will handle search, manage metadata, localization, collaboration, workflows and much more.
Why XDocs XCMS
- Fully scalable, XDocs can adjust to any number of system users to accommodate growth in your company. Installations range from 2 users to 2,000+ users.
- XDocs is easy-to-learn; Bluestream’s development philosophy is to work with open standards and build components that our clients can configure themselves as and when required. We can of course carry out this work for you, but unlike some competitors, we don’t hold our customers hostage.
- XDocs is modular, so you can purchase the components that you need now and add more components at any time.
- XDocs can be deployed in a way that suits you; SaaS, on-premise, or fully hosted by Bluestream.
- XDocs is fast to deploy, the modular approach allows for rapid system set up enabling installation in hours rather than days.
- XDocs can store and manage any binary files, bringing new levels of control to other document and media types.
- XDocs has unprecedented integration with the market leading XML editors.
- XDocs supports collaborative working with browser-based tools for SME (Subject Matter Expert) contribution.
- Greater control can be achieved by the addition of optional workflow.
- XDocs APIs open-up the ability to integrate other systems with the content creation lifecycle for example: PLM and ERP.
- Publish your content as never before, directly from the CCMS with Bluestream’s own Dynamic Delivery Platform. Create self-service customer portals and push the latest technical content into 3rd party systems such as Salesforce and Zendesk.
- XDocs is customizable. While the CCMS is fully-functional and feature-rich right out-of-the-box, there is no limit to what you can achieve.
- Bluestream’s dedicated team of support staff can guide you through the entire adoption process, calling on years of experience gained across every market sector.