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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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Help on specific questions – How to get individual answers at Hotline level from ST4-FAQs

You may have already discovered this in ST4 2017. The Help menu now lets you go straight to FAQs – a new information service for ST4 users. Today’s post is about where this link takes you and what help can be found there. 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