Complete, Business Process-Driven Solution for Managing a Technical
PITTSBURGH, June 28 /CNW/ - Inmedius(R) announced today the availability
of Inmedius Horizon(TM), a revolutionary new system for the comprehensive
management of a technical documentation department. The first of its kind,
Horizon is a business process-driven system to create, manage and deploy
complex technical information through its entire lifecycle.
Inmedius Horizon supports industry technical documentation standards,
including DITA, ATA iSpec 2200, DocBook, military specifications, and
customized Document Type Definitions (DTD) -- all in one complete solution.
Horizon also supports an array of document formats, regardless of whether they
are SGML or XML, Adobe(R) Acrobat(R) PDF or Microsoft(R) Office Word formats,
or illustration, graphic, sound and other media files. The Horizon system
integrates seamlessly with popular authoring platforms, including Adobe(R)
FrameMaker(R), PTC(R) Arbortext Editor(TM), and the Inmedius S1000D Publishing
"We are pleased that one of the first Inmedius Horizon installations will
utilize the Adobe plug-in to maintain structured FrameMaker documents in the
ATA iSpec 2200 publishing standard," said Michael Hu, senior product marketing
manager at Adobe. "With the powerful integration between Horizon and
FrameMaker, system users will enjoy WYSIWYG authoring in either a word
processing, style-tagging mode or a fully structured environment optimized for
the editing and production of valid XML."
The powerful combination of a flexible library system with Business
Intelligence delivered through a unique Dashboard approach provides complete
command over information assets. The Horizon Library allows information to be
organized according to fully customizable criteria and to catalog content
according to multiple variables.
"The Horizon Dashboard is a unique visual representation of the document
management process, enabling managers to make informed business decisions
based on observable, measurable facts," stated Scott Able, Work Minimization
Expert, The Content Wrangler. "The Dashboard provides graphical
interpretations of the metrics for complete visibility and control over all
components within a department."
Inmedius Horizon users also benefit by its tight integration with both
Microsoft(R) Project and Excel. It is the only system that defines, builds and
maintains its own internal Project schedule for each item. Integration with
Excel allows costs to be examined and analyzed through custom spreadsheets for
each document or object. Horizon's flexible reporting engine retrieves data
quickly and efficiently, outputting information to be shared among all
"A professional technical documentation manager needs to make certain
that all aspects of the organization are efficiently administered -- data,
process, personnel, schedules and costs," explained Gary Schaffer, President
and CEO, Inmedius. "A key to success is having the right software presenting
the right information at the right time. With Inmedius Horizon, managers have
complete, centralized control. This ensures that everything within the system
is part of a consistent and predefined process. Horizon facilitates the
professional management of content, delivering the tools and information to
efficiently manage a technical publications operation."
Visit www.InmediusHorizon.com to access product information resources.
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For further information:
For further information: Inmedius Kelly Jester, 412-459-0310 x227