Denver, buy information pills CO – Digabit, Inc. the developer of DocumotoTM, announced the release of an updated version of Docustudio, its content authoring suite for illustrated and electronic parts catalogs. Docustudio allows manufacturers to take advantage of Documoto’s relational content database for producing customized part catalogs, thus drastically reducing the time and cost required for creating these complex documents.
Many manufacturers try to produce a single parts catalog that covers all models, revisions, and builds. This can lead to errors when ordering parts, irritating customers and imposing large burdens on customer service. Docustudio avoids this problem by allowing technical illustrators to reuse content, thus making it quick and easy to produce new manuals for revised and updated models, as well as customer-specific and order-specific parts catalogs.
With Docustudio, technical illustrators can maintain customer-specific parts catalogs with ease. They can make a change (e.g., in a serial number) once, and Docustudio will update all of the affected documents automatically.
“Docustudio is perfect,” says Lisa Garcia, a Document Control Specialist at a Midwest manufacturing firm. “It’s exactly what people in publications are looking for: to be able to create parts manuals without relying upon third-party software. Using Docustudio reduces redundant effort, and ensures that printed manuals and those viewed in the Documoto Web Library are in sync, eliminating confusion. Docustudio will further separate Digabit from the pack.”
The Docustudio authoring suite gives publishers a complete selection of familiar tools, and adds the power of a content database to transform the way parts catalogs are created, updated, and delivered.
Legacy publishing systems take information, such as illustrations and parts lists, and format it on static pages, which are then compiled into books. This process is often duplicative, and the information can easily be out of date by the time the finished catalog is delivered.
In contrast, parts information published using Docustudio is uploaded into Digabit’s secure Cloud environment. From there it can be easily maintained, as well as securely accessed 24/7 by users via the Documoto Web Equipment Library.
Docustudio allows publishing groups to create printed parts books and make the parts information accessible online—all using the same tool. With Docustudio, publishers can create and manage their content, and grant users access to view it online via the Documoto Web Library. Publishers can also use Docustudio to print pages, chapters, or entire parts books, complete with corporate branding and customization.
The Docustudio authoring suite makes content publishing much less labor intensive, reducing initial publishing time from months to days, and accomplishing days’ worth of tedious revision work within hours.
Jerry Barr, a Publisher with Federal Signal Corporation, Environmental Solution Group, states, “Docustudio is easy to learn and use. And, it’s backed up by excellent support from Digabit Services. Docustudio provides a way to make updates and changes without having to edit an entire parts book. Very efficient! There is a sense of logic that makes it easy to use and navigate. The Publisher tools are excellent. I’ve learned ways to make my work even faster by moving content using Docustudio’s built-in features. Projects that took me days with previous systems have been cut nearly in half by using Docustudio and Documoto. And, I’m still new at this.”
The Docustudio authoring suite helps publishing groups move into the online world of data-driven publishing, by providing the capability to export content to standard XML formats, such as those used by the SmartEquip Network™. This enables manufacturers to deliver serial-number-specific (and, therefore, asset-specific) technical content directly to equipment fleet owners, dynamically customized for their equipment needs.
About Digabit, Inc.
Digabit, Inc. (www.digabit.com) is a SaaS provider of Documoto, a modern Web library for technical documentation, including electronic parts catalogs. Digabit also provides a suite of supporting products: Docustudio™, and most recently, Documobile™. Digabit provides solutions for authoring parts catalogs, aftermarket sales, ERP/EAM/eCommerce integration, and mobile parts catalogs solutions for OEMs and asset-intensive industries. More information, including product demonstrations, is available at www.digabit.com.
Alan Sage, CEO