Automating the Manual Review Process
Often the "Review" phase of dynamic publishing is difficult and expensive to successfully implement because of the all-too-common hand-made edits and hand- executed review and approval cycles.
Astoria On-Demand streamlines the review and approval cycle of dynamic product documentation, particularly across geographically dispersed, cross-functional teams. Documentation managers enjoy automated control and management of the review cycle, and browser-based access is governed by user roles and access privileges.
Astoria On-Demand provides a secure, browser-based, collaborative environment for authors, reviewers, and subject-matter experts to access the whole range of content from documents to even the finest content component. The key technology in Astoria On-Demand is annotations that travel with, not inside, content objects. This feature, unique to Astoria On-Demand, enables real-time, simultaneous review and approval since proposed content updates also capture the "thinking-about" and "reasons-why" content is updated. Also, a robust workflow engine tracks content reviews and edits with configurable, multi-step transaction routing across the most complex and distributed teams. This ensures that content is secure and up to date throughout the entire review process.
Using Astoria Reviewer, the content contribution and revision workload on our engineers was reduced 50%, saving $200,000 in one group alone.
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Key features and benefits of Astoria Reviewer include: