Vasont Systems Offers Practical Advice on How to Make the Most of Your Content Management System

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Using real life scenarios, two long-term XML content management system users describe the do’s and don’ts to successfully implement workflow in a CMS for better project management

Over the years, we have developed a true partnership, one based on shared values and objectives.

With a combined 40+ years of experience in the technical communication and publishing industry, Suzanne Mescan, Vice President of Marketing for Vasont Systems, is joined by an Applications Systems Analyst from their client, a manufacturer of printing and imaging products, to share their thoughts and experiences in extending the use of an XML content management system (CMS) using its workflow capability at the CM Strategies/DITA North America conference. The presentation, called “Making the Most of Your CMS: Using Workflow to Move Your Content in the Right Direction at the Right Time,” will take place on April 4, 2011 at 3:55 pm ET at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore on the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, MD. Vasont Systems is a provider of XML content management software and data services.

This session is a case study of the client’s decision to implement the built-in workflow capability in their Vasont content management system to more effectively move their content through the writing, editing, translation and publishing cycles. Ms. Mescan and her colleague will explain why workflow should be a part of the overall content management strategy and will provide step-by-step suggestions for a successful implementation, along with a list of pitfalls to avoid. In addition, they will provide verified statistics on how using workflow greatly improved the client’s project management and productivity for their technical documentation.

"From the beginning, Vasont Systems worked with our staff to implement and refine our workflow to meet the needs of our business,” the client said. “Over the years, we have developed a true partnership, one based on shared values and objectives. This partnership allows us to keep our workflow current and relevant. Vasont Systems’ staff is very pro-active in soliciting feedback from us and responding with new development that allows us to customize our workflow, which results in even greater efficiencies."

Designed to improve productivity and time-to-market of products, the Vasont CMS makes it easy for organizations to manage their multilingual technical documentation and business information. The system’s comprehensive single-source functionality stores content once, ensuring accuracy and increasing the efficiency of repurposing content to multiple media formats while managing the workflow and the overall business process of creating and publishing content.

About Vasont Systems
Headquartered in Pennsylvania, Vasont Systems is a provider of XML content management software and data services, backed by more than 60 years of experience in the information management and publishing industry. Its Vasont® content management system enables organizations to manage and store their multilingual content once for multi-channel delivery. Fortune 1000 companies and organizations from industries including manufacturing, technology, publishing, and healthcare use Vasont to manage and produce multilingual technical documentation, training programs, and reference materials. Vasont® is a registered trademark of Vasont Systems.

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