HACH COMPANY Expands Deployment of SDL Global Information Management and DITA Technologies
Manufacturer and distributor of instruments for water quality testing capitalizes on business benefits after first year of deployment
SDL Maidenhead - UK (15th April 2009) - SDL, the leading provider of Global Information Management (GIM) solutions, announced today that HACH COMPANY is expanding its deployment of SDL WorldServer™ Translation Management System and adopting the SDL Trisoft™ Component Content Management (CCM) system, in order to move to a structured authoring process with DITA, the XML standard for technical writing.
HACH COMPANY manufactures and distributes analytical instruments and reagents used to test the quality of water and other aqueous solutions. In 2008, to drive down the costs of translation, HACH deployed the hosted SDL WorldServer solution. Based on significant success in the first year in reducing the cost of translations, HACH is expanding its deployment by bringing SDL WorldServer on-premise.
To further complement productivity gains already achieved in localization, the documentation team is now also standardizing upstream authoring processes by adopting a structured authoring methodology with DITA. Driven by a new matrix documentation process and the need to leverage content across products and business units, the HACH team is in the process of moving to DITA and topic-based authoring. The HACH team has selected SDL Trisoft Component Content Management (CCM) system for its strong out-of-the-box DITA capabilities and the out-of the-box tight integration with SDL’s GIM technologies.
“SDL’s GIM technologies have become strategic to our product development in allowing us to launch a product globally, rather than taking a phased launch approach”, said Matt Roberts, Director Engineering Services of HACH COMPANY. “We are significantly reducing our time to global markets, and are achieving economies of scale not possible before in our processes for managing global content.”
“We are pleased to support HACH’s ambitious goals in accelerating the delivery of products and information to global markets“, said Sophie Hurst, Director of Product Marketing at SDL. “HACH has been visionary in understanding how to leverage technology to gain efficiencies in the end-to-end process of providing global content to customers.”
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SDL is the leader in Global Information Management (GIM) solutions that empower organizations to accelerate the delivery of high-quality multilingual content to global markets. Its enterprise software and services integrate with existing business systems to manage the delivery of global information from authoring to publication and throughout the distributed translation supply chain.
Global industry leaders rely on SDL to provide enterprise software or hosted services for their GIM processes, including ABN-Amro, Best Western, Bosch, Canon, Chrysler, CNH, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Philips, SAP, Sony, Sun Microsystems and Virgin Atlantic.
SDL has implemented more than 500 enterprise GIM solutions, has deployed over 170,000 software licenses across the GIM ecosystem and provides access to on-demand translation portals for 10 million customers per month. Over 1,000 service professionals deliver consulting, implementation and language services through its global infrastructure of more than 50 offices in 30 countries. For more information, visit www.sdl.com
About SDL Trisoft
SDL Trisoft is one of the worldwide leaders in Component Content Management (CCM) systems for technical writing organizations. SDL Trisoft’s software empowers global organizations to single-source content, easily sharing, reusing and personalizing content in various publication formats and in multiple languages across global markets. Through efficiency gains, SDL Trisoft customers are able to speed time of information to global markets, drive down the cost of content development and translation, provide more agility for the overall business, and increase customer satisfaction through access to better information. SDL Trisoft customers include a number of large consumer electronics and mobile communications companies as well as the following: Atlas Copco, DAF, Océ, Mitsubishi, NetApp, Still, Linde Material Handling, Nautilus, and VMware. SDL Trisoft headquarters are in Mechelen, Belgium. For more information, visit sdltrisoft.com.
About HACH COMPANY
Since 1947, HACH Company has manufactured and distributed analytical instruments, test kits, and reagents for testing the quality of water and aqueous solutions, with products for lab, process, and field. Hach products are designed specifically for quality, accuracy, and simplicity, and today are in use around the world. For more information, please visit www.hach.com.
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