Content Authoring

Content Authoring

Authoring Application

The role of authoring or ownership of the content can span across numerous departments within a company, not to mention across different countries – in different languages. The DCP allows users to author content from the convenience of one application, making it easy for everyone to create, contribute, review, and edit structured content.

Dakota offers a user-friendly WYSIWYG XML editor that looks and feels like a word processing application. Our tool offers:

  • Out-of-the-box DITA and S1000D support
  • Single-source publishing capabilities
  • Collaboration between SMEs and technical writers
  • Seamless integration with Alfresco, SDL Knowledge Center, Componize, and more

DITA Structured Authoring:

DITA is an XML standard that has gained widespread acceptance as an information architecture to support technical documentation across a wide array of applications. DITA allows authors to focus on content creation instead of presentation, while offering significant savings in content production and translation costs.

Our consultants have extensive experience implementing DITA-based solutions to support the specific requirements of any technical documentation team. The DCP is available pre-configured to support a DITA-based publishing workflow, creating a platform that allows for content reuse, localization, dynamic content distribution, and single-source publishing.

Integration at the U.S. Social Security Administration:

The U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) developed an internal policy management system, PolicyNet, to assist with the updating and publishing of technical documentation. To create a more efficient workflow, Dakota assisted with the large-scale implementation of the oXygen XML editing component.

The project involved a configuration of the editing tool, linking it to a shared document repository and customizing editing features that fit the needs of the SSA. The authoring tool allows non-technical SMEs and publication managers to collaborate on content creation, while still providing the full functionality of a structured authoring system.