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Create, manage, and document information intelligently. Publish in multiple languages and across all media. All in one.

Higher user acceptance through context-sensitive online help.

Online help increases user competency and reduces errors due to lacking knowledge. With SCHEMA ST4, help files can be generated via HTMLHelp, HTML5, or for the free SCHEMA Viewer directly from the editing system. The help page in the program is called up via a hotkey or by clicking the help button. Creating other context-sensitive online help formats such as JavaHelp or EclipseHelp is also possible.

Completion on time.

An advantage in the case of short update cycles: By producing from one source, it’s possible to produce the desired publications almost simultaneously.

Media-independent cross-media publishing.

Whether as print publication, in HTML5, as PPT or PDF, as animated or interactive film, or augmented with videos or SVG animations: The media-independent data format XML makes it possible to publish content in various target media. SCHEMA ST4 creates links, layouts, and versions for the desired information objects and exports target-group- and media-specific publications – as context-sensitive local software help, as internet-based web help, or as printed user guide with professional layout.

Well-designed handling.

HTMLHelp is out of date, in your opinion? SCHEMA Viewer provides comfortable search and bookmarking features, offers an interface that is intuitive to use and supports multimedia, and can display dynamic content.

Consistent content.

Information can be maintained consistently across various output formats and target languages – even with a large variety of different software and hardware products. With reusable information modules, we achieve this through automation with the Component Content Management System SCHEMA ST4 – including cost savings and error reduction.

Central data pool.

Here, all relevant descriptions and product information are gathered, regardless of whether it’s end-user documentation, API reference, or FAQs. Available interfaces to issue tracking systems (e.g. Jira), build servers, or revision control systems simplify data transfer and optimize management, maintenance, and publication of product information.

Reliable terminology control.

Frequent changes of software interface text lead to inconsistent interface descriptions. With SCHEMA ST4, terminology can be maintained centrally and automatically transferred to all affected documents. In addition, the Callout Designer integrated with SCHEMA ST4 allows text to be updated in graphics.

Simple translation.

SCHEMA ST4 supports publishing in more than a hundred target languages. Thanks to efficient translation filters, the CMS offers only those information units that really need to be translated. This increases performance and decreases the likelihood of errors. Standard interfaces to translation management systems support automated processes and the authors writing content for translation.

Intelligent updates.

The SCHEMA Content Delivery platform ensures intelligent information distribution and can also be used as a context-sensitive online help portal. The Content Delivery Server provides dynamic software documentation updates. Locally installed help packages or help packages tailored to the current configuration or license can also be easily updated and downloaded.

That´s what our customers say:

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Already after a short training period the staff members see the advantages that SCHEMA ST4 provides for their work and the company.
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Inga Willers
Head of Department Internationalization and Documentation, Klopotek & Partner GmbH

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Above all SCHEMA ST4 makes our routine work easier so that the editorial department can focus on its actual tasks.
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Sabine Gernhard
Team Leader Technical Documentation, Pilz GmbH & Co. KG

References

Downloads

  • Guidebook Content Management Systems
    Guidebook Content Management Systems

    Are you still not sure if a component content management system is right for you? Our guidebook explains everything you need to consider before deciding whether to invest in a CMS solution.

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  • SCHEMA ST4 Basic Line flyer
    SCHEMA ST4 Basic Line flyer

    Is SCHEMA ST4 suitable for small to medium-sized businesses too? This flyer outlines the features offered in the “Basic Line” version.

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  • SCHEMA ST4 DocuManager flyer
    SCHEMA ST4 DocuManager flyer

    ST4 DocuManager is the standard version of SCHEMA ST4 for direct use in the technical writing department. Our flyer shows you all the features you can expect.

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  • SCHEMA CDS flyer
    SCHEMA CDS flyer

    A standard solution that contains everything you need to be able to deliver context-specific intelligent information to end users. Our CDS makes it possible. Find out what it can do in this flyer.

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  • H.Stoll Case Study
    H.Stoll Case Study

    H.Stoll uses our CMS to create numerous documents related to the production of flat knitting machines and pattern preparation software in Germany. Find out how in this case study.

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  • Pilz Case Study
    Pilz Case Study

    Pilz, specialists in the automation of machine and plant control systems, rely on ST4 for the automation of their internal processes. Find out more in this case study.

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