Astoria Software Celebrates Its 15th Anniversary at the Center for Information-Development Management's 'Best Practices 2011' Conference


Astoria Software Celebrates Its 15th Anniversary at the Center for Information-Development Management's 'Best Practices 2011' Conference

Astoria Software maintains its global position as the first and most successful in Enterprise-wide XML Component Content Management – September 8, 2011

Astoria Software, a division of TransPerfect, today announced the 15th anniversary of its market-leading Astoria Content Management solution for managing complex documentation across the enterprise. In celebration of its unequaled longevity in the market, Astoria Software will showcase its latest technology at the Center for Information-Development Management's “Best Practices 2011” conference in San Antonio, Texas, September 11-14. Astoria Software remains the world’s first and most successful Enterprise solution for SaaS and On-Premise XML Component Content Management.

Astoria: A History of Successful “Firsts”
The Astoria solution is the result of critical thinking, research, and implementation on the problems dogging the production of technical content. Astoria was the first platform to address these issues with an SGML-oriented capability. Shortly thereafter, Astoria was the first to add support for XML. Customers used Astoria to produce the largest, most complex technical documents in existence, such as those for the Boeing 777, the next-generation F35 Joint Strike Fighter, and the venerable U2 spy plane.

Another “First”: Enterprise-wide XML Content Management
Astoria On-Demand™, launched in 2007, was the industry’s first enterprise-wide, SaaS-based solution for XML component content management. Leveraging more than a decade of production experience, and building on the rise of a then-new standard, Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA), Astoria On-Demand became industry’s most accepted and preferred platform to creating, managing, assembling, and producing DITA-based technical content. Astoria On-Demand allowed customers to grapple with the problems of document volume, velocity, variability driven by merger/acquisition activity, global market penetration, and fierce competitive pressure to release new products more quickly.

Translation-Enabled Content Management = Significant Savings
Astoria is now guiding major Fortune 1000 companies toward significant financial savings in the critical interplay between XML and content translation. Industry recognizes that authoring in XML drives higher levels of content re-use, and re-use allows companies to multiply the effectiveness of their written intellectual property across a variety of customer touch-points such as technical documentation, training, and technical marketing literature. Astoria Software and have aligned to create the world’s first single, secure and cost-effective solution for managing and localizing XML content. This joint development initiative, Translation-Enabled Content Management, represents the seamless, service-level integration of Astoria On-Demand and’s GlobalLink™ Localization Suite. Translation-Enabled Content Management provides global organizations with the most efficient and cost-effective way to quickly bring key product information to market simultaneously in any locale and language, with virtually no impact on internal IT resources, while enabling finance departments to better manage skyrocketing product-release costs.

“Content Management and Content Localization are really two parts of a single process to bring product information to market. However, many enterprise customers have had to engage with multiple vendors in separate purchasing events just to stitch those parts back together,” said Dr. JoAnn Hackos, Director for the Center for Information Development Management and President of Comtech Services. “By seamlessly tying a Web-based XML Content Management service with a Web-based XML localization capability, Astoria Software and have removed the boundaries between enterprise-class content management and translation helping customers develop a comprehensive enterprise-level process.”

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, Avaya, 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.

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