Sharper Tools, Better Results: DITA CMS 4.2 Now Available for IXIASOFT Customers Worldwide

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IXIASOFT releases the latest version of its component content management solution with significant improvements to software performance and user experience.


IXIASOFT announces DITA CMS 4.2

With upgrades based on customer feedback along with our own expertise, I am proud to say that DITA CMS 4.2 is the best performing version of our software yet.

IXIASOFT, a global leader in the component content management systems (CCMS) marketplace, officially announced today its latest product release: DITA CMS 4.2.

DITA CMS 4.2 is all about improved software performance. Yan Périard, IXIASOFT Chief Artisan and Lead Developer of DITA CMS says, “We work in an environment of continual improvement and are always looking for ways to make our product better. With upgrades based on customer feedback along with our own expertise, I am proud to say that DITA CMS 4.2 is the best performing version of our software yet.”

With an overall improved performance, DITA CMS 4.2 has a greatly enhanced operation speed on most actions, allowing end-users to work faster and with more accuracy.

Users will enjoy the improved reporting feature in DITA CMS 4.2. Even though DITA CMS offered this feature previously, the generation and management of reports has been upgraded and offers a much more intuitive interface and a format that is easily shareable. These reports can also now be scheduled to run automatically during a specified time period.

The IXIASOFT DITA CMS 4.2 also offers an improved Dynamic Release Management (DRM) module, which allows for a much better user experience. New features available through DRM include a timesaving synchronization feature with intuitive diff and merge functionality, a tagging feature and a useful snapshot feature.

The new Configurable User Interface feature also contributes to a better user experience. The purpose of this feature is to simplify the user interface by customizing the layout both when the DITA CMS starts up and in the various DITA CMS perspectives, allowing menus, options, and other interface items to be hidden that users do not need.

Other notable updates in DITA CMS 4.2 include:

  • Updates to the Web Author (including keyref support)
  • DITA Open Toolkit 2.1 support
  • DITA 1.3 early tests (DTD compliance)
  • More flexibility when working with external taxonomy files
  • Better organized Assignments functionality including ability to add comments and set due dates based on user role

Another new exciting feature of DITA CMS 4.2 is that the software is now available in Japanese. “This is a thrilling venture for us – to see our own product’s interface localized for our Japanese-speaking end users,” said Eric Bergeron, CEO of IXIASOFT. “The user documentation has also been translated into Japanese and a Japanese version of our website will launch before the end of the year to better support our ongoing business development efforts in Japan.”

Nobutoshi Murata, IXIASOFT Regional Sales Director in Japan, says, “Our current end-users and potential customers are very enthusiastic about the option to work with DITA CMS in their native language. IXIASOFT DITA CMS 4.2 will especially contribute to expanding the Japanese DITA market.”

About IXIASOFT: Founded in 1998, IXIASOFT is a trusted global leader in the XML content management software industry. Its signature product DITA CMS is an award winning, end-to-end component content management solution (CCMS) that has been deployed by industry leaders such as SAP®, ARM®, AMD and BlackBerry®. From authoring to reviewing, localizing and publishing, DITA CMS provides all the tools required for large, global organizations to support their entire DITA documentation process. IXIASOFT is also the developer of TEXTML Server, a native XML database and powerful search engine. IXIASOFT solutions are accessed by thousands of users worldwide in various vertical markets such as software, hi-tech, newspaper, and medical device manufacturing.

For more information, please visit or connect with IXIASOFT on Twitter and LinkedIn. Already a DITA CMS user? Join the IXIASOFT DITA CMS User Group on LinkedIn.

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