Tridium Mike McGinnis

Mike McGinnis

Technical Writer
Tridium

“Working with Migrate has been successful, rewarding and fun for our Technical Writing Department. For the last 3 years we have used the Stilo tool to move our library of FrameMaker documents from DocBook to DITA XML format. Using Migrate allowed us to take our time and focus on priority documents that needed to be quickly moved into DITA and work on lower priority documents as time permitted. This allowed time to learn, with Stilo support, to use Migrate to pass in new content and metadata and restructure our documents as they were converted to DITA. This process worked well and met our needs.”


Innovatia Chris Hart

Chris Hart

Manager of Operations, Industrial and Manufacturing
Innovatia

“We had 1000s of pages of corrupted content oil and gas manuals to migrate into .xml and a very small budget to work with. We used Stilo conversion services to migrate the content as a batch process. Their conversion server was powerful, customizable, and consistent. It enable us to finish the job quickly without impacting our budget. Helen was super helpful and easy to work with.”


IBM Mike Iantosca

Mike Iantosca

Product Development Team Lead for Authoring Tools
IBM

“OmniMark offers extremely high performance. I would call it a large industrial-class solution. OmniMark contributes to considerable cost savings and cost avoidances.”


Webtrends Julia Pond

Julia Pond

Information Architect
Webtrends

“We used Migrate for a small project to convert an 800 page document from FrameMaker to DITA. The output we received was just beautiful – to get our content back so quickly and in such a polished state was fantastic, better than I ever thought possible.”


STMicroelectronics Sheila D’Annunzio

Sheila D’Annunzio

Head of Technical Documentation
STMicroelectronics

“Unlike conventional conversion services, Migrate gives technical authors hands-on control over how and when they convert their content. Documents can be converted in a matter of minutes, thus avoiding the traditional content freeze – a definite plus for ST which has a large quantity of content to convert.”


Extreme Networks, Inc. Christina B. Brunk

Christina B. Brunk

Manager, Information Development
Extreme Networks, Inc.

“Our biggest challenge was time. We could not give up our files for several weeks during the ongoing product development process. When we learned about Migrate, it sounded too good to be true. Our previous conversions were not only incredibly long and expensive, they required several back-and-forth iterations to finalize output, which made the process even longer. In the end, we still ended up with quite a bit of manual clean-up to do. With Migrate, we delivered files and had them returned within 2 days. We found a few small tweaks so we ran them through the automated tool again and we have a finished XML delivery that works well with our CMS. We couldn’t be more pleased.”


TOA Technologies Will Claxton

Will Claxton

Product Manager
TOA Technologies

“We were only looking to convert a small number of user guides from Word format to DITA. We considered undertaking the conversion in-house, but the overall time and cost of performing the conversion would have been too high. So we approached Stilo to manage the conversion using their Migrate service. Stilo analyzed our documents, provided sample conversion results, and during a one hour review meeting, we were able to assess the output and specify our precise requirements. Stilo then reconfigured Migrate, converted our user guides, and provided us with our final DITA output in a matter of hours. Having struggled ourselves for some two weeks, with much manual effort and frustration, to convert just one short Open Office document to DITA 1.2, we were only too aware of just how long the conversion would have taken, and how we would all have been affected, had we not gone with Stilo’s Migrate.”


GLOBALFOUNDRIES David Brown

David Brown

Technology Development Manager
GLOBALFOUNDRIES

“Stilo worked collaboratively with our technical documentation team in the United States and used its online Migrate tool to convert our documents for us. These documents were rich in terms of content, incorporating tables, images and equations. Stilo’s support has enabled us to begin our migration to a new authoring and production environment on schedule, helping us to resolve any technical issues that arose during the transition. We enjoyed working with the Stilo team and look forward to working with them again in the future.”


WEBINAR | Converting Complex Table Structures to DITA XML

Wed, Feb 19, 2020 @ 11:00 AM EST

Register Here

Our Presenters:

Helen St. Denis | Conversion Services Manager, Stilo

Webinar Description:

Converting tables to XML can be a challenge. We use tables to represent tabular information, sometimes in a complex way. But we also sometimes use them to lay out content on a page in a way that makes it easier for the reader to understand the purpose of the content. So while we often need to convert complex tables with merged cells, we also often need to convert the tables to something completely different, while still preserving the context that conveys part of the meaning of the words. Fortunately we can do these types of conversions automatically, using Stilo’s Migrate.

Don’t worry if you can’t make the scheduled time, we’ll be sharing the recording with everyone who registers following the live broadcast.


IBM Case Study

Case Study

IBM Sterling Commerce

IBM Sterling Commerce successfully converted over 200 FrameMaker books (20,000 pages) to DITA over a 6-week period. Migrate enabled them to deliver high-quality content more rapidly than other approaches, while reducing conversion costs and ensuring product release schedules were met. The chart is taken from IBM presented metrics that illustrate the average hours taken per FM book, per conversion method.

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