Bluestream Database Software Corp. announced the release of XDocs version 3.5. Bluestream, provider of DITA-enabled Component Content Management System (CCMS) solutions, offers robust new features in XDocs CCMS 3.5, including an innovative translation-localization module and a new, flexible, extensive search function.
The Bluestream XDocs Localization module provides a complete, end-to-end content solution and allows organizations of all sizes to create, update, manage, translate, and deliver content with unparalleled agility. XDocs Localization allows for multi-source language content creation, which is ideal for cross-organizational teams that create language- and/or market-specific documentation. XDocs Localization also has built-in flexibility, so you can mark and crate a localization project and then run it. The XML exported format is easily consumed by TMS vendor software. When bringing the localized content back into the system, XDocs Localization manages the all-important crosslinks that are present in DITA content. XDocs Localization is an optional module.
According to the company, “XDocs Localization delivers on the DITA promise of reducing overall project fees and accelerating the time to market by facilitating an iterative process, so you can begin the localization process before the source content is complete. The XDocs Localization module dexterously handles your target content, integrating it into the XDocs repository-ready to publish according to your content delivery model and ready for the next content cycle.”
The Bluestream XDocs CCMS 3.5 also features enhanced Search functionality as part of the standard offering. The Search capbility includes a permissions-based query builder that can access all content metadata, both system metadata and user-defined metadata. The Search function’s flexibility stems from the ability to handle multi-attribute searches and full text searches. XDocs Search also has the ability to export the result set into a CSV format, allowing for use in third-party tools, such as MS Excel, to model the data.
Founded in 1997, Bluestream’s flagship product is the XDocs Component Content Management System (CCMS) enables organizations of all sizes to realize the benefits of DITA. Bluestream serves customers in many vertical industries, including software, oil and gas, health care, military, manufacturing, and finance.