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The Component Content Management System

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COSIMA

XML editing system "ready-to-use

Do you want to simplify, speed up and make your technical documentation legally compliant right from the start?

COSIMA is the advanced Component Content Management System (CCMS) for your documentation processes that is ready for immediate use and can be adapted to your needs at any time - whether for mechanical and plant engineering, measurement and control technology, medical technology or automotive. With CCMS COSIMA, professional writers succeed in capturing their technical communication in the highest quality in a process-optimised manner and publishing it in all languages, formats and taregt systems.

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SuccessStories

Read what our customers report about the cooperation in the DOCUFY blog:

You are faced with the challenge of documenting more and more product variants in ever shorter time in an increasing variety of languages and publishing the documentation on paper, on the internet or on mobile devices. For this purpose, you are looking for a CCMS that fully meets your current requirements, but at the same time is ready for future developments.

COSIMA is designed as a "ready-to-use" XML editing system. You can use it productively within a very short time. Our training and support enable you to adapt the system to your needs and processes. You can even programme your own functions through our scripting interface. Best of all, all configurations remain available even after a system update.

Future requirements already built in: Your innovative product and service ideas require extraordinary documentation solutions that can no longer be achieved with a pure standard system? No problem: COSIMA can be flexibly adapted and expanded to meet your requirements. Customer-specific information models can be configured effortlessly, inventory data and existing data structures are simply taken over.

„Benefit from more than 20 years of experience in technical documentation!”

Our software is perfectly tailored to the responsibilities and activities of a technical writer.

 

 

 

Laura Bürkel
Consultant, DOCUFY GmbH

YOUR BENEFITS

COSIMA

Technical documentation with DOCUFY

DOCUFY knows the processes of technical documentation from years of experience. When we further develop COSIMA, we focus on the challenges and tasks that your editors face in their daily work. Of course, we also take into account relevant legal changes. This way, you can be sure that your editorial processes will always run smoothly and in accordance with the current legal status.

Your benefits at a glance:

  • Work productively after just a few days thanks to a preconfigured, ready-to-use solution
  • Configure your own information model and processes quickly and flexibly without programming
  • Create documents with significantly reduced effort and thus save time, personnel and money
  • Efficiently document even a large number of product variants with minimal effort
  • Minimise integration costs with standard interfaces to third-party systems (e.g. translation management systems as well as office and graphics programmes)
  • Translate documents faster and much more cost-effectively
  • Preserve investments in existing documentation and its translations by simply adopting existing content and processes on request and then developing them further
  • Cooperate easily in globally distributed editorial offices worldwide thanks to consistent Internet capability and very low demands on the IT network infrastructure.
  • Global distribution of topic responsibilities, as the source language of the topics can be changed at any time.
  • Seamless integration of external documentation suppliers and service providers
  • Complete all editorial tasks efficiently with an intuitive, user-friendly interface
  • Automate time-consuming tasks and execute them transparently and absolutely reliably
  • Capture reusable topics in proven information structures and manage them with a clear systematic approach
  • Store documents and topics in an audit-proof manner and have a complete history at your fingertips, quickly and audit-compliantly, if required
  • Administer the system with minimal effort
  • Switch smoothly from document- to topic-oriented working methods
  • Documentation structures according to current professional standards
  • Among other things, compliant with Product Liability Act, Product Safety Act, EC Directives, Machinery Directive, Low Voltage Directive, ATEX, IEC/IEEE 82079-1, DIN EN ISO 20607, VDI 4500 Sheet 4, EN ISO 12100, DIN Technical Report 146
  • Special edition for the US market with safety instructions according to ANSI Z535.6
  • Regular updates of the structures in case of changes in the standards
  • Benefit from over 20 years of experience, which has flowed into our mature standard product that has proven itself with hundreds of customers - with a successful project rate of over 95%
  • Benefit from our bundled technical and industry-specific know-how as well as our valuable practical experience
  • Always be at the cutting edge of technology through our continuous development of COSIMA
  • Additional functions and individual interfaces to third-party systems can be added at any time thanks to the underlying open COSIMA architecture
  • Seamless integration into the existing IT landscape
  • Almost limitless scalability - for long-term security and high investment protection

Functions

Sophisticated. Smart.
Absolutely practical.
The most important and most interessting functions:

Classification instead of Drag-and-drop

The new COSIMA still lets you put together documents from topics using drag-and-drop and filter individual manuals from master documents. You can also generate product-specific documentation based on a product configuration 100% automatically thanks to a fully configurable classification (such as Professor Dr. Ziegler‘s PI Classification method).

Text reference instead of design confusion

Using IGEL, the new graphics tool in COSIMA, you can directly enter position numbers into the Component Content Management System and then align, move, delete and copy them. Existing images without callout information can also be transformed into IGEL images during the editing process to be ‘igled’. In order to set position numbers precisely, just zoom in and out of opened images. Image legends are automatically generated using the callout information

At the press of a button instead of time and effort

The freely configurable PI Classification in COSIMA defines an Information Space in which all your relevant information can be stored and clearly identified. The Publication Configurator uses this Information Space and lets you generate any documentation you want individually and 100% automatically based on a product configuration.

Conversion instead of typing

Import and editing made easy: The handy Word Importer reads the basic structure of your current Word documents, adapts them into the system as corresponding information objects, and “translates” them into XML. A Word export function is also available in addition to the PDF publishing option.

Autocomplete instead of style puzzles

While you write, this feature compares the sentence you have just begun with content already available in the system. If it detects similarities, you get suggestions about the wording of the sentence you are working on. This ensures continuity in terms of style, plus consistent text quality, and it saves you time, effort, and (translation) costs.

Proper technical language instead of alphabet soup

Terminology management allows you to determine which wording may be used in a document or publication – and which wording may not. The differentiation between preferred, prohibited, and permitted wording provides you with reliable support when it comes to creating, proofreading, and editing your documents.

Lightning-fast editing instead of never-ending story

The Web-based review client allows colleagues, vendors and customers to open, proofread, and comment on software documents or modules without a fuss. As the writer, you can then work through these comments directly in the editing environment or add your own comments to the module and resubmit it for a new read-through.

Easy comparison instead of confusion

Diffing is geared toward comparing different versions and updates of modules or documents. New content is displayed in green, whereas deleted content is red and crossed out, making it easy to see at a glance every kind of difference in content.

Variety instead of quantity

The validities function allows you to attribute content to product variants – at module level or for individual text passages. A variant filter ensures that only the content you truly need appears in the document to be published, eliminating the need to copy modules due to marginal differences in products.

Clarity instead of headaches

Cross-references, which are easy to create thanks to drag-and-drop, relieve technical writers’ headaches through intelligent differentiation. Is the target reference even available in the corresponding publication? Vital cross-references without a target generate a warning, making fast correction possible. Optional cross-references without a target are not displayed, pure and simple.

Automation instead of effort

Publish without post-editing: Define the layout of all your documents with the help of style sheets and use these to automatically generate a wide range of different target and output formats – such as TopicPilot, PDF, Word (DOCX), HTML, CHM (compiled/ online help) – from just a single data source.

Linguistic diversity instead of exploding costs

Integrated translation management saves time and money, and guarantees a highly automated workflow. The system automatically compiles all the necessary files and makes them available, ensuring that only those modules that are not yet available in the foreign language currently needed get translated. Files can be easily exported an imported as a ZIP or hot folder. COSIMA supports the Common Translation Interface (COTI).

Revision certainty instead of the risk of mix-ups

Versioning allows you to “freeze” content, preventing unintentional changes to modules and documents. In addition, changes usually generate a new revision level. Copying ensures a complete, clearly structured history that is available quickly.

Design flexibility instead of programming

Our graphics tool helps you to easily design, customize, and manage layouts for PDF and online media. Via the intuitive web interface, you can adapt changes to your corporate design at any time without the need for expert knowledge.

Webinars

Get to know the basic functions of the CCMS COSIMA free of charge and without obligation.

We show you how to

  • master the diversity of variants
  • publish topics flexibly
  • create an optimal text-image relationship
  • automate tasks
  • design output formats simply

Webinar: Technical Documentation with COSIMA (German language)

Wann: 09/28/2021, 14:00 Uhr

Wo: GoTo-Meeting

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Product Video

Do you want to simplify and speed up technical documentation from scratch and make it legally compliant? In the product video we show you how.

Our Promise

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On average, only 5 days training time until productive use.

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Any questions?

We are happy to help

Ingo Buchardt

Phone +49 951 - 2 08 59-758
vertrieb@docufy.de

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