Astoria Software Promotes New Techniques for Sharing Content

The Astoria-WittyParrot integration is the focus of the company’s webinar on April 18, 2018, and its “Test Kitchen” entry at CMS/DITA North America 2018 in Denver, Colorado

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—April 17, 2018 – Astoria Software, a division of TransPerfect, announces two upcoming events demonstrating the integration of the Astoria Component Content Management System with WittyParrot. The first event is a webinar on April 18, 2018, hosted by Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, entitled, “Repurposing DITA Content for Microsoft Office Users” (click here to register: The second event is a “Test Kitchen” session on Tuesday, April 24, at the CMS/DITA North America conference entitled, “No More XML for the Masses: A New Way to Share Content with MS Office Users” (click here for details: Each event highlights how the combined product of Astoria and WittyParrot allow non-XML content creators in Marketing, Sales, and Customer Support departments to reuse corporate intellectual property encoded in XML by the Technical Documentation department.

Join the Free Webinar, Ask Questions

It’s one thing to understand the value of content reuse. It’s another to find a solution that defeats tool-driven content silos. Teams that don’t have access to—or knowledge of—XML editing tools should still be able to effectively reuse and repurpose XML content. Astoria Software, in partnership with Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, will present a webinar showing techniques that technical content teams can use to share and repurpose DITA-style XML content with team members who create content using Microsoft Office software. The April 18th webinar will feature an extensive question-and-answer session so attendees can understand the details presented in the demonstration.

The free webinar is Wednesday, April 18, at 10:00 a.m. PACIFIC. To register, click here:

Come to the Conference, Try it Yourself

The CMS/DITA North America conference, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, provides attendees a track to see and touch technology in action. These sessions, each one called a “Test Kitchen”, feature live demonstrations of capabilities and ideas where attendees can also get their hands dirty using the software. Astoria Software’s “Test Kitchen” will let a Technical Documentation user working in DITA share content effectively with another user working in a Microsoft Office application. Here’s the trick: the Microsoft Office user won’t know a thing about DITA or XML. It won’t be magic, but it will look like magic.

Astoria Software’s Test Kitchen session is Tuesday, April 24, at 8:00 a.m. To register for the conference, click here:

About Astoria Software

Astoria Software is the world’s most successful Enterprise solution for XML Component Content Management to help companies engage with their customers. Cisco Systems, Xylem, ITT, Siemens Healthcare, Northrop Grumman, Kohler, GE Digital, and other Forbes Global 2000 organizations rely on the Astoria platform to build meaningful, purposeful customer experiences around complex, business-critical content and documents. The Astoria platform’s reach extends to its web-based portal and to its mobile-device apps, forming an end-to-end solution that includes authoring, content management, and rendering systems, fully integrated and delivered on public or private clouds. Astoria Software, a division of TransPerfect, Inc., is based in San Francisco. For more information, visit

About WittyParrot

WittyParrot is a disruptive, intelligent micro-content automation, collaboration and communication platform for Marketing, Sales, and Support organizations. WittyParrot improves knowledge-worker consistency in communication, productivity and responsiveness by making information nuggets available through bots and widgets. The company’s investments in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science enable it to automate both effectiveness and messaging consistency in all knowledge-worker communications. WittyParrot is fully integrated with Microsoft Office and Microsoft Office 365, several CRM platforms and various chat-bot technologies. WittyParrot has offices in Silicon Valley, California and in Bangalore, India. For more information, visit

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