SDL International, a provider of global information management (GIM) solutions, has announced the release of SDL AuthorAssistant 2006. SDL AuthorAssistant enhances the quality and efficiency of the global authoring process. It enables creators of corporate content to perform automated checks against existing translation assets, such as previously translated content and terminology glossaries, as well as against corporate writing guidelines. These capabilities have been enhanced with SDL AuthorAssistant 2006. The new release enables organizations to access centralized translation assets in SDL Trados, SDL MultiTerm, SDLX, and SDL TermBase formats. It allows for customizable style checks and provides management insight into global authoring savings with new reporting capabilities.
SDL International has also announced a technical and commercial partnership with content management vendor Trisoft. The combined offering will enable customers to benefit from content management and translation management technologies, offering a single "user experience" while delivering a solution to create and maintain multilingual assets. SDL TMS provides clients with the ability to manage their translation resources through advanced workflow technology. Trisoft's Infoshare is a provider of author-centric content management, including full compliance with the DITA standards. The integrated GIM solution is designed to enable global enterprises to manage and deliver content to global markets with consistent messaging.