Bamberg Documentation

With COSIMA go! saved from the House of DOCUFY after three years of 300,000 euro Bamberg, July 28, 2010 a good and legally compliant documentation is for companies in the mechanical and plant engineering, today essential for manufacturers of measuring and control technology or software company. Complying with standards, expensive liability for errors and, last but not least translations of documentation in often more than five languages make increasingly difficult the work for technical communicators. Quickly, a medium-sized company has three employees who care only about the technical documentation, and quickly are annual cost of documentation and translation of 350,000 euros. Slamming the purchase of a professional documentation software with approximately 20,000 euro beech, in addition to nearly 4,000 euros annual maintenance costs and project costs 20,000 euros. Many companies are wondering whether is worth this investment at all. From the House of DOCUFY, the specialists for professional technical Content management systems, the good news for controller comes now: A company with three technical editors and costs amounting to around 350,000 euros for five languages including translation costs saves 300,000 euros after three years as a whole. That at least says Uwe tearing Wale, Managing Director of DOCUFY.

Rafigh: We offer each company prior to the purchase of COSIMA go! a free ROI calculation. After ten years of experience with technical documentation, we know the parameters and the cost factors. That’s why we have with our service partner of Kappalakandy! developed an ROI calculation tool. Our customers are often surprised how quickly the acquisition of COSIMA go! return on investment.” For the calculation of the ROI, the tool requires some key figures from the company, such as the current costs for editorial, research, translation, as well as the expected savings due to the introduction of the system and the volumes of documentation in the future. A graphic is produced at the end of the the break-even point for the implementation of the software represents. The cost is a point, another and increasingly important is the time until the completion of documentation and the greater security in terms of compliance with legislation, which is achieved by the high level of automation and standardization in the software. Rafigh: Time and again we hear that result in the increased requirements in the technical documentation that machines are delivered in a timely manner or without documentation simply because the documentation is not finished yet. Because our XML software by standardizing the work of technical editor makes easier and more efficient, the per documentation shortens dramatically. For many of our customers that’s more important than a faster break-even.

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