Workday Enhances Client Experience with Bluestream’s XDocs XML CMS

XDocs XML CMS To Become Foundation For Customer Online Documentation at Workday.

Bluestream Database Software Corp, the world leader in XML storage and content management technologies, today announced that Workday, an exciting new company offering the next generation of on-demand ERP solutions, has completed the initial implementation of its online documentation and application help system using Bluestream’s XDocs XML content management system.

XDocs is a standards-compliant single-sourcing solution that enables technical communicators to create, manage and store large volumes of both XML and non-XML content. Built on top of XStreamDB Native XML database, XDocs is an out-of-the-box DITA-ready, highly configurable content management system.

Workday, a provider of on-demand enterprise business services, chose XDocs because of its support of the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) XML vocabulary.

“Workday’s choice of DITA as our documentation schema was the deciding factor in our selection of XDocs” said Stan Swete,VP, Products & Technology, Workday. “Their support of the DITA Open Toolkit processes made our content publishable right out the box. And their configurable transformation pipelines have allowed us to deliver our DITA-based documentation and help content with a Workday look and feel.”

Mark Fletcher, Workday’s Information Architect, had this to say: “Aside from the DITA support, what impresses me about XDocs is the power of the underlying native XML database. We’re taking full advantage of features such as an XPath-sensitive full text search and XQuery-computed resources.”

“Our writers are also seeing productivity benefits through the content reusability that DITA and XDocs provide, and from the WebDAV interface, which allows them to interact with the CMS directly through our XML editing tool,” said Fletcher.

Since the implementation of the Bluestream’s XDocs XML CMS, Workday has realized expected cost savings and, most importantly, enhanced their clients’ online experience.

“We are very pleased to be working with such a technology progressive company” commented Jim Tivy, CTO Bluestream. “Workday’s decision to adopt DITA as their content standard puts them among today’s bleeding edge technology organizations.”

About Workday

Founded in March 2005 by Dave Duffield, Aneel Bhusri and a recognized team of enterprise software veterans, Workday is building the next generation of on-demand, ERP solutions to meet the needs of today’s dynamic and global businesses. Workday’s Enterprise Business Services were built using the most modern, standards-based technologies, providing an unparalleled level of agility, ease-of-use, and integration capabilities. The company recently delivered its first suite of services, Workday Human Capital Management (HCM), and is developing additional suites including Workday Financial Management, Resource Management and Revenue Management. For more information about Workday, please visit

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