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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


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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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ST4 in conjunction with other expert systems – Geberit brings together what belongs together

Technical documentation without up-to-date product data is no good whatsoever. Incorrect technical data, dimensions, serial numbers and terminology: not only are all these confusing for the reader, they can also have legal consequences. Naturally, conscientious technical writers can be employed to keep information in ST4 constantly up to date, which may be feasible for a certain amount of data. But what else can be done with large quantities of product data that are constantly changing?

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Miele Shows How It’s Done: Automating Layout Works

Content management and layout – until a short while ago, these were two quite separate disciplines at Miele. With the XML revolution and the successive move of content to SCHEMA ST4, day-to-day work changed. The resulting performance improvement in content management made one thing very clear, however: The classic external DTP process had to change, too. Quickly the question arose whether ST4 could take over this process without loss and automate it. All this taking into account the high quality requirements of customer documentation. Continue reading