Ekumo Enters into the International Market
Ekumo's web-based content management system, which goes by the same name, offers a solution that is suitable for companies with a small editorial department, and for industrial enterprises with sites distributed throughout the world. All functions required to create, maintain, and manage text and media can be controlled conveniently using a web browser. The web-based approach means that all those involved have access to the latest information at all times. The system allows savings of over 70 per cent to be generated in the editing process. In addition, the system architecture reduces the administrative workload considerably, keeping maintenance costs to a minimum.
The Ekumo content management system came about as part of an application developed for commercial vehicle manufacturer MAN, and has continuously evolved since then, and been adapted to changing market and customer requirements. Today, it offers users an entirely web-based content management system which includes all functions required for the collaborative authoring, editing, organisation, checking and publication of technical documents and complex product information. Among its other features, the system includes an integrated text and image editor, as well as an automated checking and translation workflow. The information is published automatically in various formats – as a complete information portal on the web, in printable PDF format, or as a Word or InDesign document.
Ekumo's main target group is manufacturers of producer durable goods, such as car and medical technology manufacturers, and mechanical engineering companies, but also other companies that document their processes. These companies are required to provide detailed descriptions and information, which are frequently updated.
End users also benefit from the web-based approach: They are able to download the latest maintenance instructions and service information for products they have purchased from the system.
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