When John Smith, former president of GM, said, "In the future, the power of a vehicle will not be measured in PS but in megabyte," he effectively characterized the development not only of the automobile industry. The percentage of electronics and information technology in modern vehicles (cars, trains, ships) has continuously grown over the last two decades. Maintenance and repairs of these "mobile computers" are increasingly complex and time-intensive. The same trend is found in requirements for diagnostic methods and technologies.
- What is needed are integrated information logistic solutions like those realized with SCHEMA ST4; for example, information systems for workshops or integrated fleet management solutions, enabling users to order necessary spare parts based directly on maintenance data. This ensures safe and prompt maintenance and repair despite the different variants and types.
- The XML-based editing and content management system SCHEMA ST4 offers comprehensive support when creating and publishing technical product information and manuals and integrating suppliers' documentation. The creation of a central data pool containing all product data and descriptions simplifies data maintenance and updating. Process safety and quality assurance are provided by features such as role-based participation and tracking changes to content through an audit trail.
- Translation filters help identify text and content needing localization. In SCHEMA ST4 only the relevant information units are identified and sent for translation, leaving the remaining text untouched. Standard interfaces with translation management systems support automated processes and authors writing content for translation.
- Simplified data exchange and automated processes are provided by interfaces to corresponding systems such as PIM or ERP solutions, making it possible e.g. for the creation of technical manuals to be managed centrally from an ERP system via the Documentation Production Center (DPC). The connection from SCHEMA ST4 to XSL Formatter or Adobe InDesign allows for automated layout generation. Thus, adjusting layouts according to customer requirements can be efficiently realized.
- A new generation of information systems for workshops is possible with SCHEMA ST4. Updates are generated during normal processes without the need to shut down the system.
Our XML editing and content management solutions address specific tasks and requirements for managing information in various industry sectors.
In the pharmaceutical industry, for example, security concerns make it essential to track changes to documents and content, whereas in engineering efficient translation management is a primary concern.
The flexibility of SCHEMA ST4 allows it to meet individual industry-specific requirements. SCHEMA ST4 is already in use in many industries: Machine and Plant Manufacturing, Pharma & Life Sciences, Medical Technology, Information Technology, Electronics, Automotive, Specialized Publishing, Aerospace and Defense.
SCHEMA ST4 offers an extensive range of functions that can be combined and customized specifically for each customer.
We offer expert systems for small and mid-size editing teams, as well as solutions for company-wide information logistics. Content is created and managed in media-independent, discrete information modules, which can then be assembled into new documentation projects.
SCHEMA's solutions are based on standardized software (SCHEMA ST4) and use state-of-the-art technology, incorporating all relevant standards. Working with technology partners and complementary integration partners, SCHEMA offers optimal solutions for vertical and horizontal integration of its systems into a company's IT landscape.