Bluestream Releases XDocs v2.1 DITA-enabled XML Content Management System

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New XDocs 2.1 DITA-enabled XML content management system features focus on project management, collaboration and publishing thus enabling technical writing teams and managers to produce better and more accurate end-user documentation.

Bluestream Database Software Corp. a pioneer and market leader in XML storage and XML content management technologies today announced a release of XDocs 2.1 XML content management system that enables technical writing departments of all size to create, store, manage and publish end-user documentation. This version of XDocs has been in production and has been successfully used by end-users for over a month.

Due to its rich feature set and flexible pricing model, XDocs has become a preferred choice across the board, from large enterprise to small- and medium-sized businesses. The out-of-the box DITA capability enables companies of all sizes, and irrespective of their technical abilities, to install and deploy XDocs within hours rather than weeks or months.

"Our technical writers use XDocs XML CMS to successfully create, manage and publish our documentation containing more than 30,000 DITA topics. This system solved our content management requirements; every writing team using DITA should consider XDocs," says Buddy Lee, Technical Writing Senior Manager, Jack Henry and Associates, Inc.

Some of the new features supported in the XDocs 2.1 release:

Workflow. Fully configurable and integrated workflow system. Allows for easy configuration of workflow(s) according to organizational processes. and not the other way around. Ability to easily change workflow(s) in the middle of the project when necessary. Powerful reviewing and user / task analytic feature.

Publishing. Fully supported labelling and "AsOf' publish capability. All publishing can be future -scheduled, content published according to state of repository on a particular date "AsOf" date. HTML export - a full publication, as specified by DITA map, can be published as a set of compressed HTML files including all topics and images.

Adobe FrameMaker Integration. Tight integration with Adobe's Structured FrameMaker (7.2, 8, and 9). Log on and access the CMS repository via FrameMaker drop-down menu supported by Leximation's DITA FMx. Fully supports and works with DITA content and concepts.

"The downturn in the economy does not mean that business activity or innovation should stop. We have found that businesses seek more innovative ways to deliver to their end-users and investing in affordable technology that works is perhaps the best starting point," comments Nenad Furtula, VP of Sales and Marketing at Bluestream. "Since the market slow-down nearly a year ago, the XDocs adoption rate has significantly increased. As well, we have witnessed that the XDocs deployment model has shifted from departmental to enterprise-wide even among Fortune 500 companies."    

The base price of XDocs 2.1 for unlimited number of users is $10,000.

About Bluestream:

Bluestream Database Software Corp. is the world leader in the XML database and XML content management technology. Bluestream's flag-ship product, XDocs, an end-to-end DITA content management system, has been embraced by end-users, technology partners, OEMs, and resellers around the world. Bluestream has been successfully selling its products and services since 1997.


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