Astoria Software and Stilo International Sign Broad Partnership Agreement

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Agreement Adds Enterprise-grade Document Conversion Services to the Astoria Component Content Management Solution

Astoria Software, a division of TransPerfect, today announced that it has entered into a partnership with Stilo International plc to incorporate Stilo’s cloud content conversion service, Migrate, into the Astoria Component Content Management solution. The agreement establishes a one-stop business relationship between Astoria Software and customers of the Astoria Component Content Management solution, and the partnership unites two companies whose products are leaders in the technical communications market. Astoria Software and Stilo International will showcase Migrate and Astoria at the Center for Information Development Management’s Content Management Strategies/DITA North America Conference April 15-17, 2013, in Providence, Rhode Island.

Two Clouds Make Thunder

The combination of Astoria and Migrate joins together the world’s first SaaS solution for Enterprise-wide XML Component Content Management with the world’s only real-time cloud solution for content conversion to XML. With these two services, Astoria Software brings the benefits of cloud XML content creation and management to a new audience of users: those who have previously built technical material with unstructured tools.

“Cloud services drive much of the innovation in business today,” said Michael Rosinski, President and CEO of Astoria Software. “A formal partnership with Stilo International allows Astoria Software to extend the enormous benefits of XML editing and XML content management to customers struggling with the high costs and inefficiency of business processes built around Microsoft Word and Adobe FrameMaker.” Rosinski explained that the partnership between Astoria Software and Stilo International lowers a significant barrier to the world of DITA by allowing users to convert content through a portal interface and then load that content into Astoria On-Demand. The content may also be loaded easily into Astoria On-Premises installations.

Commenting on the new partnership, Les Burnham, CEO of Stilo International said, “We are very happy to be working closely with Astoria Software. Migrate significantly streamlines the traditionally time-consuming and error-prone process of content migration. Now Word and FrameMaker users have complete control over content conversion and content authoring, and everything runs in the cloud.”

24x7 Access to Content Conversion and Content Management

The Stilo Migrate and Astoria On-Demand solutions will be available to users 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (except during scheduled maintenance periods), from any location in the world. Customers will access an Astoria Software-branded conversion portal where they can upload and convert content from Word and FrameMaker into DITA-compliant XML. Customers will have complete control of content mapping rules and exception handling. Converted content will transfer to a customer’s Astoria On-Demand or Astoria On-Premises instance. Customers will have complete control over placement within Astoria, and all content relationships will remain intact. Astoria Software will manage all customer fees and support to ensure a single-vendor experience.

About Astoria Software

Astoria Software is the world’s most successful Enterprise solution for XML Component Content Management and the first to deliver both an Enterprise-wide SaaS/On-Demand and an On-Premise approach to structured content management. Cisco Systems, Teradata, ITT Fluid Technology, Siemens Healthcare, Northrop Grumman, Citrix, and other Forbes Global 2000 manufacturers rely on Astoria to meet increasingly competitive demands for product documentation — high volume, accelerated time-to-market, and globalized output. Astoria Component Content Management, whether On-Demand or On-Premise, is an enterprise-wide solution for Translation-Enabled Content Management, reducing documentation costs up to 90%, compressing product launch times from months to weeks, and generating productivity and management benefits with its flexible delivery model. Astoria Software, a division of TransPerfect, Inc., is based in San Francisco, California. For more information, visit http://www.astoriasoftware.com.

About Stilo International

Stilo International (LSE:STL) develops and markets Migrate, the leading cloud XML content conversion service, and OmniMark, the high-performance XML/SGML content processing platform. Operating from offices in the UK and Canada, we support commercial publishers, technology companies and government agencies around the world. For more information, visit http://www.stilo.com

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