(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Adobe, FCT, and Across are looking back on the first successful TechComm. The companies had extended the invitation for this expert forum on the eve of the tekom spring conference on April 22, 2015 in Darmstadt, Germany. In view of the positive response of the approximately 50 participants, most of whom were technical writers, similar events are being planned in other cities.
A central statement that was highlighted throughout the event was that apart from PDF documents, it will henceforth be necessary to provide or enable access to situation-specific information on diverse media, PCs, tablets, and smartphones.
Within the scope of an application report, Mathias Tancredi, Head of Technical Writing/Documentation at Herrenknecht AG, a globally leading manufacturer of tunnel building machines, explained how his company creates complex documentation with structured Adobe FrameMaker, the editorial system TIM from Fischer Computertechnik FCT AG, and the translation management system Across Language Server. “Mr. Tancredi’s presentation impressively demonstrated how important it is to plan documentation and translation processes with farsightedness. If the upstream and downstream processes and systems are integrated from the outset, process steps can be automated in a meaningful way via interfaces, and savings potential can be exploited even more effectively”, says Christian Weih, Chief Sales Officer, Across Systems GmbH.
After the application-oriented presentation, the participants were given opportunity to discuss various subjects in nine special expert forums. The main focus was on today’s requirements, such as the growing demands on timeliness, quality, online availability, and the dynamic provision of information on mobile devices. The spectrum ranged from the question how documentation can be made “global ready” to how information can be distributed via a modern content delivery portal to the automation of translation processes.
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Across, based in Karlsbad, Germany, and in Glendale, CA, USA, is the manufacturer of the Across Language Server, a market-leading software platform for all corporate language resources and translation processes. Within a very short time, the use of Across can increase the translation quality and transparency, while reducing the workload and process costs.
The Across Language Server can be used for EN 15038:2006-compliant translation services. As Across Systems GmbH is a certified Microsoft partner, the successful introduction of Microsoft technologies is guaranteed. Thanks to the Software Development Kit (SDK), Across can easily be integrated in IT environments. Integration support is available from the company’s Business Services & Support department and from renowned system integrators and technology partners.
Within the scope of its product development, Across collaborates with international universities and academies. For many years, Across has also been focusing on cooperative partnerships with renowned technology companies and language service providers.
Customers of Across (extract): 1&1 Internet AG, Allianz Versicherungs AG, HypoVereinsbank, Miele, SMA Solar Technology AG, ThyssenKrupp, etc.
Further information about Across Systems GmbH is available at http://www.across.net.