XyEnterprise, a developer of XML content management and enterprise publishing solutions, has announced the availability of two new toolkits for its Content@ content management and workflow software application. These toolkits are designed to enhance the capabilities in Content@ by providing a collaborative editorial and publishing review environment, as well as enabling broader sets of users to interact with the system with standard Microsoft Office applications.
The Content@ Publishing Collaboration toolkit enables users to meet review and notification requirements within their collaborative workflows. Using the toolkits, users can work with content through tools and interfaces tailored to their organizational role, expertise, and skill set, both on the desktop and through Web-based interfaces. The Content@ Publishing Collaboration Toolkit includes tools for document version comparisons, automatic notification of changes in content to individuals or work pools, and collaborative review of content and documents. Features of this toolkit include: "Content compare" capabilities with third party XML editors and through XyEnterprise's XML Professional Publisher (XPP) enterprise publishing engine, a "Notes Link" feature available in review documents permits remote users to add Content@ Notes to content objects as part of Review and Approval cycles, a "Collaborative Notes Add and Review" function enables Web-based Content@ users to add notes, display notes, and create a summary of review comments as part of the collaborative publishing review cycle, and email notifications for standard workflow steps, as well as collaborative review work pools.
The Content@ Office Integration Toolkit is designed to facilitate the participation of editors, authors, reviewers, publishers, and subject-matter experts who increasingly participate in the XML content lifecycle. Although these users may not be XML experts, many require content access, workflow participation, version control, and re-use of content and documents. Some of the tools included in the Content@ Office Integration Toolkit include: PowerPoint Componentization--to store, manage, and re-use each slide as a reusable component, Word Template Management--to apply different formatting templates based on metadata values, Word Compare--to show differences between documents at different version levels, Outlook Integration--to send text and attachments from Outlook to be managed in Content@, and Project Reporting--to make project reports available via a Microsoft Access front end to a Content@ database.