What’s new in SCHEMA ST4 2019?

SCHEMA ST4 gives you efficiency, control, flexibility and maximum support for your authoring processes. Every new release has extensive functions that contribute to these qualities, which is why our flagship product has become one of the market-leading component content management systems. SCHEMA ST4 2018 SP2 brought many changes under the surface as well as a number of adaptations to the user interface and functionality.

Even more workflow

Since our last major release, SCHEMA ST4 2018, the first few people have already caught sight of our workflow engine or learnt about it in this blog. And at this moment you may well be asking yourself whether you could make use of the many scripts in the Workflow Automation Library to automate labour-intensive and repetitive authoring processes within your business. Since SCHEMA ST4 2018, we’ve expanded the already extensive toolbox to include several scripts and functions that could indeed simplify your authoring process:

  • Transfer filtered content via workflows so that a specific variant can be further processed in the next process step.
  • Transfer files to the next process step as an attachment in a workflow or import them so that they can then be further processed automatically. Combine this function with automated tasks so that you always have the latest version of the files; even those that regularly change.
  • Import Excel files automatically to save time.

Full speed ahead with SCHEMA ST4

With SCHEMA you are always ahead of the game, now and in the future. That’s why you’ll notice distinct performance improvements in SCHEMA ST4 2019. We are gradually moving operations, which up to now were performed on the client side, to the server. What you will initially notice is simply that SCHEMA ST4 performs better. However, our intention with this change is also to prepare both you and us for the future requirements of technical documentation. In SCHEMA ST4 2019 this will initially affect the Excel import and all our workflows, but the number of functions will gradually increase.

Incidentally, in the Excel import you can now specify that a new version of data nodes will only be created when the content has changed.

Excel Import

New features in the Translation Report and TMS Health Report

For the translation surgeons among you, the TMS Health Report has for some time now provided a practical overview of the current status of translated text content. You can use it at any time to check whether there are structural differences between the source and target language, and much more besides:

  • It can now show you which nodes are in translation but do not appear under “Pending TMS exports”.

The Translation Report also tells you which modular content has already been translated, which is in translation and which could still be translated. What’s new?

  • While the Translation Report is being prepared, you can continue to use SCHEMA ST4 as normal to keep track of other tasks.

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