Vasont Extensions: Integrating Content Management with Editing, Review, and Publishing
Designed so that it is easy for non-technical writers to initiate and use, the Vasont Extensions integrate the Vasont CMS's powerful functionality with leading editing, review, presentation and both print and digital publishing tools - allowing users to streamline and automate XML editorial, and publishing processes.
Vasont Universal Integrator (VUI) for Easy Interface to Editing Tools
The Vasont Universal Integrator (VUI) is a software extension of Vasont® that makes it easy for non-technical users to access the content management system. The VUI streamlines the writing and publishing process by providing an editorial interface so that authors and editors can access Vasont's functionality from the main menu of their favorite authoring and publishing tools, such as:
A simple Vasont menu item appears in the users' editing tool allowing them to open an intuitive navigator window and perform critical Vasont functions. Because the VUI eliminates the need for users to go back-and-forth between Vasont and their editing application, they can work within their XML editor while accessing, editing, and updating their content in Vasont. Vasont manages and tracks all reuse, repurposing, and versioning behind the scenes, even as changes are made in the editing application, to provide a more efficient production cycle.
Other integrations are possible through the VUI. Contact us for more information.
Training and sales/marketing presentations are no longer an "afterthought" but are now part of the content management strategy with Vasont's Microsoft® PowerPoint integration. It allows users to reuse content from other documents or PointPoint files to build new PowerPoint presentations. No more rewriting content...and now content is accurate across your publications. This integration makes it easy to maintain your PowerPoint files as your content changes through the use of bi-directional links and global change functionality.
Vasont® Collaborative Review Package
The Vasont® Content Management System offers a built-in Collaborative Review package to help manage reviewers, expedite review cycles of content, and track the history of completed review projects. This tool provides automatic notification to the reviewers and allows them to provide feedback and collaborate with other reviewers in the cycle. Editors can accept or reject changes while maintaining a record of all comments and feedback for future reference. The textual changes automatically update the XML content without retyping the changes into the database, saving hours of time and eliminating typing errors. With this tool, documentation will show improved quality and increased usability while providing faster review cycles and a thorough audit trail.
Adobe® Acrobat® Extension
Adobe® Acrobat® provides review and collaboration functionality along with full-featured markup capabilities using the free Adobe Reader. Vasont's Adobe Acrobat extension provides a staging area for review-ready content and integration with Vasont's workflow to launch the review process and automate various tasks for users. This extension allows remote users to easily participate in the review process using the standard PDF format and the free downloadable Adobe Reader - with no cost for "reviewer seats" and no handling of complex XML content.
Vasont's WebWorks® Extension
For users who publish to multiple media channels such as PDF and compiled help files, Vasont provides an integration with WebWorks® ePublisher Pro. This extension automates the process of compiling and extracting content from Vasont and publishing it in multiple formats using WebWorks ePublisher Pro. Users stage content for publishing in Vasont and Vasont's WebWorks extension does the rest of the work automatically, making it quick and easy for users to complete the publishing process.