Mastercard Rami Lendghar

Rameshwari ("Rami") Lendghar

Director, Content Strategy and Development

Manual conversion of Word documents to DITA XML was an anguishing, expensive, and time-consuming effort for our department. Later, we were introduced to Stilo Migrate via a demo. Looking at the efficiency of the tool, our reaction was… WOW! This was the tool we were looking for.

We got prompt assistance from the Stilo Support team to train our writers on the usage of tool, to resolve errors and queries, and create appropriate rulesets to help improve the content quality and reduce post conversion clean-up.

We were successfully able to convert approximately 8000 pages of Word to XML and then migrate it all to our CCMS.

It was an excellent experience working with the Stilo Migrate tool. Thank you!"

Tridium Mike McGinnis

Mike McGinnis

Technical Writer

“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.”

Microchip Morten Haaker

Morten Haaker

Sr. Business Analyst II

Stilo has helped Microchip to migrate hundreds of FrameMaker and Word files to DITA. Our content has semiconductor specific information elements and our many product groups have followed the different templates to various degrees. Even with this complexity, Stilo’s Migrate portal has made it possible to migrate our content with a minimum of manual work. Stilo’s support is some of the best we have experienced.

Innovatia Chris Hart

Chris Hart

Manager of Operations, Industrial and Manufacturing

“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

“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

“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

“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.”


David Brown

Technology Development Manager

“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.”