DITA topic merge from DeltaXML pushes XDocs CCMS release management to the next level

November 2016, Vancouver, Canada: Bluestream Database Software Corp-a provider of DITA-enabled Component Content Management System (CCMS) solutions-is pleased to announce a partnership with DeltaXML, a world leader in XML file comparison and change management.

DeltaXML’s products fill a void in the structured authoring world by allowing content creators to quickly and easily compare, merge, and manage the changes between well formed XML and DITA documents. DITAMerge is now enhancing the functionality of Bluestream’s XDocs CCMS.

The XDocs CCMS leverages the power of DeltaXML’s 3-way suggestive merge to offer some of the most powerful and comprehensive release management capability currently available in the professional technical documentation market.

In technical documentation departments, numerous branches of documentation are often maintained for the purpose of multiple product releases. XDocs allows users to work independently on versions of topics on different branches. Often in this environment, there is a need to merge particular changes into subsequent or previous branches of documentation. When faced with multiple revisions on topic versions across branches, the XDocs CCMS application via DITAMerge can easily show all the changes and potential conflicts, and a user can decide which changes to merge into a topic version on any branch.

“We are absolutely delighted to offer this kind of functionality to the DITA market and technical documentation space. Not only have we managed to deliver on the promised of superior release management, but we have managed to obscure the sophistication of this feature via some very clever UI that allows for a pleasant user experience,” Bluestream’s Nenad Furtula, VP Sales and Marketing.

Phill Barratt, VP Sales and Marketing at DeltaXML said, “The task of branching and merging content in order to provide release management capabilities for DITA has always been technologically challenging. It was great to work together with the team at Bluestream to solve this issue for their XDocs customers. By combining our individual areas of expertise, Bluestream’s customers now have an effective solution that is simple and intuitive to use within the XDocs environment.”

About DeltaXML

Based in the UK, DeltaXML was founded in 1991 and is built on 20 years’ experience in change management software.

Providing unmatched XML comparison and merging solutions, DeltaXML helps deliver accurate and reliable identification and management of change within XML documents and data. Supporting hundreds of companies globally including members of the Fortune 500, DeltaXML works together with its partners to provide integrated change management functionality in some of the world’s leading enterprise software platforms.

To learn more about DeltaXML and our products please visit the website at www.deltaxml.com

About Bluestream

Bluestream’s flagship product is the XDocs Component Content Management System (CCMS), a standards-compliant single-sourcing solution that enables technical communicators to create, manage, and store large volumes of both XML and non-XML content and to publish the content dynamically. XDocs enables organizations of all sizes to realize the benefits of DITA at a lower cost than the competition while providing a comparable or better quality system-thus offering unparalleled value.

Bluestream customers range from Fortune 100 organizations seeking complex cross-departmental DITA solutions to small businesses containing single author documentation teams.

Bluestream has been in business since 1997 and has customers in many verticals, among them software, oil and gas, health care, military, manufacturing, and finance.