18 January 2021

IXIASOFT announces today that it has acquired AuthorBridge from Stilo International as per the agreed press release:


IXIASOFT addresses a growing market of non-DITA authors, while reinforcing its leading position in the global CCMS market

IXIASOFT, a leading DITA CCMS software company based in Montreal Canada, announces today that it has acquired AuthorBridge from Stilo International, a UK-based provider of software tools helping organizations automate the conversion of content to XML.

Developed in collaboration with IBM, AuthorBridge is a DITA-based web editing tool providing SMEs with a guided and fluid authoring environment. AuthorBridge is specifically designed for users with no knowledge of DITA or XML. This tool has helped organizations to efficiently implement authoring for professionals in marketing, engineering, training, and support.

Increased time-to-market pressures has led organizations to rely on various internal resources to produce high-quality content. And this trend has caused a growth of non-DITA authors in the CCMS market. The addition of AuthorBridge inside of IXIASOFT’s product suite will allow it to offer supplementary solutions to better address this new market segment, while strengthening its global position in the CCMS marketplace.

IXIASOFT will continue to offer advanced editing capabilities for DITA experts through its current product integration with the leading XML editor, Oxygen.

“We are pleased to add AuthorBridge to our IXIASOFT product line. This is a great opportunity for us to grow our product offerings and further address a segment of non-DITA experts that need to contribute their knowledge quickly and easily,” says Eric Bergeron, CEO at IXIASOFT. “And with our CCMS moving toward a web-based application to offer authors an enhanced user experience, this acquisition is aligned with our overall vision to provide comprehensive and user-friendly CCMS products to the techcomm industry.”

“AuthorBridge was developed to offer an intuitive authoring experience for subject matter experts with little to no knowledge of XML” says Bryan Tipper, CEO at Stilo. “We are incredibly proud of its market acceptance, but have realized it would be best leveraged if offered through a complete CCMS solution. We are very pleased that IXIASOFT has decided to continue with its product development, and look forward to its future success.”


Founded in 1998, IXIASOFT is a trusted global leader in the XML content management software industry. Its signature product IXIASOFT CCMS is an award-winning, end-to-end component content management solution (CCMS) that has been deployed by industry leaders like Mastercard, Ericsson, Komatsu, Omron, Qualcomm, and SAP®. For more information, visit: http://www.ixiasoft.com.

About Stilo International

Stilo develops tools to help organizations automate the conversion of content to XML and build XML content processing components integral to enterprise-level publishing solutions. Operating from offices in the UK and Canada, we support commercial publishers, technology companies and government agencies around the world in their pursuit of structured content. For more information, visit https://www.stilo.com/about.


Note to Stilo shareholders

The transaction was executed December 22nd 2020 and a public announcement date of January 18th 2021 was agreed with IXIASOFT.  The financial consideration received will be included in our 2020 accounts.

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