In 1996 Xerox created a subsidiary organization to bring the Astoria solution to market and to service new and existing customers building content in SGML. As XML grew in popularity, Astoria became the first platform to add support for XML-based content management.
By 2003, Astoria Software was an independent company servicing customers in manufacturing, aerospace, high-tech hardware and software, and in medical device markets. Customers had used Astoria to produce the largest, most complex technical documents in existence, such as those for the Boeing 777, the next-generation F35 Joint Strike Fighter, and the venerable U2 spy plane. Over the next several years Astoria would make history with a number of industry-leading advancements:
- Astoria On-Demand™: it is the industry’s first enterprise-wide, SaaS-based solution for XML component content management focused on supporting Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA).
- Translation-enabled Content Management: a seamless, service-level integration of the Astoria platform and Translations.com’s GlobalLink™ Localization Suite.
- 64-bit Architecture: the first component content management system (CCMS) to offer more than 2 exabytes of storage
- Mac OS X: the first CCMS to offer all client-side capabilities on Mac OS X devices
- Astoria Mobility™: the first CCMS to incorporate content contributions from users on any device anywhere they have an Internet connection
In 2010, TransPerfect, a world leader in translation service, and Astoria Software announced their merger. The integration of these two world-leading technologies brought clients seeking to author and translate global content in XML while adhering to DITA standards unparalleled gains. Today, Astoria Software operates as a business unit within TransPerfect.