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Newport Beach, CA, United States, 2011/05/17 - Author-it Software Corporation, a world leader in software for enterprise authoring, content management, publishing, and localization, today announces an update to Author-it 5.5 and the launch of a new product Author-it Reviewer.
Author-it Reviewer is an exciting new web-based product that revolutionizes the content review and approval processes. Author-it Reviewer reduces the traditional serial review process by up to 70% and transforms it into a live, collaborative and interactive process.
Using the latest web and social media technology, multiple editors and reviewers work simultaneously in real-time, significantly improving productivity, accuracy, and auditing. Those familiar with social media channels will find the intuitive user interface easy to navigate and use.
Versioning and Branching
Managing versioning and branching for multiple releases of software or variation of other products has long been a challenge for documentation teams. With this release, Author-it 5.5 introduces a series of enhancements to make this process easy and manageable.
Other New Features
Web Help enhancements for mid-topic jumps
Support for publishing to Microsoft Help Viewer 1.0
Multi-select importing of translation jobs in Author-it Localization Manager
History improvements in Author-it and Author-it Live, including adding save point comments
Acrolinx IQ 2.0+ support
Author-it plug-in architecture extended to support event based plug-ins
Author-it Live User Interface available in Japanese. German and French updated
Corrections and Improvements
Publishing, Importing and Authoring
Download: To download the release please visit my.author-it.com
Release Notes: To read full details please see our Release Notes
Upgrading to 5.5 from Author-it or Author-it Live older than 5.4? See the 5.4 Release Highlights in our Knowledge Center
This release requires a database upgrade.
Aligned with best practice methods, we recommend this major release is tested prior to being installed and used in a production environment. We recommend the following guidelines; focus on test cases that are critical for your business where any failure is a "show stopper", include tests for enhanced functionality and fully test any bug fixes relative to your business. Please contact the Author-it Software Corporation Support Team if you require any support for this release.
About Author-it Software Corporation (ASC)
Author-it Software Corporation (author-it.com) is a world leader in enterprise software for authoring, content management, publishing, and localization. Its flagship product, Author-it, is an end-to-end content management solution capable of publishing content to multiple deliverables. Since its release in 1997, ASC has produced five major versions of Author-it, resulting in a robust product built on proven technologies. Author-it is used in over 50 countries, by over 3500 clients and chosen by Fortune 100 organizations for worldwide deployments, making it one of the world's most popular content management tools. ASC has offices in San Jose and Newport Beach, California, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sydney, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand.
For further comments, industry opinions or interview opportunities, please contact:
Steve Davis, President - Author-it Software Corporation
sdavis[.]author-it.com / +1 408-701-1408.