Adobe FrameMaker 9 and Technical Communication Suite 2 Users now have SDL AuthorAssistant for Content Quality and Global Authoring
Maidenhead, UK – 4 March 2009 – SDL, the leading provider of Global Information Management (GIM) solutions, today announced that Adobe Systems Incorporated is providing all its Adobe FrameMaker® 9 users with SDL AuthorAssistant™, the client component of SDL Global Authoring Management System™, the market-leading software for improving the quality, consistency and translatability of technical authoring content.
Adobe® FrameMaker® 9 software is a powerful authoring and publishing solution that allows technical communicators to easily author, structure, review and publish complex and lengthy content. Starting with FrameMaker 9 and Adobe Technical Communications Suite 2, every user of FrameMaker can install SDL AuthorAssistant as part of the Adobe FrameMaker 9 environment, empowering them to create content for global markets and improve the quality of their content. SDL AuthorAssistant ensures adherence to style guide rules and consistent use of terminology. The software is also able to check against previously translated content, so that companies with global audiences can improve content reuse and reduce the downstream costs of localizing content.
SDL AuthorAssistant has already been deployed by many companies to improve brand consistency, increase the efficiency of the global authoring process and reduce time-to-market for global content. Out-of-the-box, SDL AuthorAssistant automates many of the quality checking processes that normally require human resources, resulting in greater productivity, higher quality and reduced costs.
“We are delighted to provide this best-in-class functionality with Adobe FrameMaker 9 and Technical Communication Suite 2”, said Naresh Gupta, Senior VP Print and Publications Business Unit at Adobe. “This demonstrates our absolute commitment to providing our customers with the most complete solution for their technical communication needs.”
“SDL has seen increasing momentum in the adoption of SDL AuthorAssistant”, commented Mark Lancaster, CEO of SDL. “With this agreement with Adobe, we are enabling FrameMaker users to improve the quality of their technical communications. Companies, who can also plug into a global authoring server environment, can now improve brand perception and customer satisfaction while simultaneously reducing bottom line costs.”
For more information on SDL AuthorAssistant, Adobe FrameMaker 9 or Adobe Technical Communication Suite 2, or to download SDL AuthorAssistant, visit www.adobe.com/framemaker, www.adobe.com/technicalcommunicationsuite or www.sdl.com/adobesdl
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SDL is the leader in Global Information Management (GIM) solutions that empower organizations to accelerate the delivery of high-quality multilingual content to global markets. Its enterprise software and services integrate with existing business systems to manage the delivery of global information from authoring to publication and throughout the distributed translation supply chain.
Global industry leaders rely on SDL to provide enterprise software or hosted services for their GIM processes, including ABN-Amro, Best Western, Bosch, Canon, Chrysler, CNH, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Philips, SAP, Sony, SUN Microsystems and Virgin Atlantic.
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