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News & networking at the SCHEMA Conference 2017

Spring is a time when everything blooms anew – and this year’s SCHEMA Conference will certainly be no exception. An annual highlight for the technical documentation sector, we will be opening the doors of our conference on the 9th and 10th May 2017 to SCHEMA customers and partners at Nuremberg Convention Center’s (NCC) “Mitte” site, our new venue for this year. Continue reading


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Remote-Controlled CMS: The Customer Orders – and ST4 Automatically Delivers

Can you imagine this? A customer orders a technically sophisticated product on a web platform. From over 170 options, he chooses the desired ones. He confirms his order, which triggers both the production of his individual configuration as well as that of the corresponding user guide. Content-wise the guide is just as individual as the product – but finished, created, and integrated into the rest of the process without the active intervention of an editor. Continue reading


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Deep-frozen content – how releases in ST4 aid your authoring process

It is fitting, during this chilly winter period, that today’s post is about deep-freezing content. This is how we like to describe SCHEMA ST4’s release function in our training courses. But what is behind it? And above all, what do you get out of it? This hot topic (to stay with the metaphor) is what I would like to reveal a little bit about today. Continue reading


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Modular and proactive – product communication with ST4 and CATALOGcreator®

Mr Gruber-Barowitsch, you are head of Technical Documentation at KOMPTECH. What type of products do you create the documentation for and what are the main challenges in doing this?

Komptech is a leading international technology provider of machines and systems for the mechanical and biological treatment of solid waste and for the preparation of woody biomass as a renewable energy source. The product range consists of more than 30 different types of machine that perform the essential modern waste-treatment processes, namely shredding, separation and biological treatment. The focus is always on innovative technology and solutions that guarantee maximum benefit for the customer. Continue reading


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tekom calls – and everyone answers!

Once again Stuttgart played host to the annual conference of the technical documentation industry. From 8th – 10th November 2016 at Stuttgart’s International Congress Centre, we met with many business partners, customers and acquaintances both old and new. As usual there were some sore feet after wandering through the expansive halls, but we were delighted by the lively exchanges to be had with the many interested and knowledgeable experts on our stand. Continue reading


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The ST4 project configurator – retrieving and publishing content automatically

On Tuesday of next week, the tekom annual conference will get underway in Stuttgart. At the conference we will be presenting the latest version of our component content management system – ST4 2017.

Today I want to tell you about one of the most exciting new features: the project configurator. In general terms, it reduces the workload involved in manually compiling nodes in projects.

What sounds easy (and it really is easy), will open up completely new vistas for you in terms of organising your authoring processes. Not only can you automate the cooperation between ST4 and other systems, but you can also automate tasks directly in the system. Continue reading