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Manual content and spare parts data on an integrated platform – the SCHEMA CDS makes it possible

Are manuals and spare parts catalogues an indispensable part of everyday life in your Technical Information department? And do your service engineers or customers groan during site visits if they have to search in several different platforms for the information they need?

If so, then you might want to take a look at our Blue Box on the SCHEMA stand at the upcoming tekom conference in Stuttgart. With Catalog Content Integration, we may well have just the solution you’ve been looking for. Continue reading


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Improved usability thanks to ST4 2018: small, yet impressive highlights

We have already made numerous changes to the 2017 version of the software to improve the usability of ST4 and in turn the efficiency of your processes. This year we have built on this and made a few minor and major adjustments, which you can take a closer look at during the tcworld conference. Last week you will have familiarised yourself with the TMS Health Report, which supports your translation processes. In this post, we will be introducing six minor modifications, the aim of which is to further optimise the usability of ST4 and to make working with ST4 2018 more effective and intuitive every day. Continue reading


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New in ST4 2018: TMS Health Report – instantly identify structural errors

It’s just a few short weeks now until the 2017 tekom conference gets underway again in Stuttgart. Before getting to meet you face to face at the conference, we wanted to use the next few posts to take a look at the world of the forthcoming 2018 version of SCHEMA ST4. So, let’s dive in and discover the new features aimed primarily at making your workflows and processes easier. In this post, I will introduce you to a new function that is sure to bring a smile to the face of translation managers: the TMS Health Report. The TMS Health Report is a deceptively small tool that nonetheless packs a powerful punch. It can significantly improve the quality of your translations and enable you to identify structural differences between the source and target language much more efficiently – without the need to speak the target language. Continue reading


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ST4 as a risk management tool at Philips

Over 100 users on three continents at Philips use SCHEMA ST4 for tasks such as creating user manuals that are translated into as many as 35 languages. These figures show just how valuable ST4 is in networked structures. However, there is another interesting special feature when it comes to Philips: Philips Medical Systems DMC GmbH also uses ST4 at its site in Hamburg for service information for the medical technology department – creating and managing employee fault tree analyses directly in ST4.

We spoke to Sascha Bähr, who is in charge of administration for SCHEMA ST4 at Philips Medical Systems DMC GmbH, about this. At the SCHEMA Conference in May 2017, he demonstrated how Philips uses ST4 for fault tree analyses – an interesting use case. Continue reading


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SCHEMA ST4 across borders: 70% saving in translation costs, 60% more documentation generated

For a company that manufactures products in different European countries and then brings them together in house at the end of the supply chain for final assembly, the challenges are not limited to logistics and sales. The installation and operating instructions all need to be harmonised – after all, the customer wants to be able to operate the equipment safely. The installer too needs to be able to find the right information when and where it is needed. Continue reading


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Technical writers, product managers and process managers – they all work with SCHEMA ST4

One IT company. Almost 1,000 employees – over 200 of whom regularly use SCHEMA ST4. We have to admit that what Carmen Plösch reported about SSI Schäfer IT Solutions’ use of ST4 at this year’s SCHEMA Conference made us, as the manufacturer, feel a little proud. SSI Schäfer uses our CCMS across departments. It is a core element of their central information processes, which allows it to demonstrate its full potential particularly well. In this post, we have summarised the most important points from her presentation. Continue reading