Inmedius Advisor

The SGML & XML Quality Assurance Solution

With Inmedius Advisor®, you don’t have to worry about whether or not your authored SGML or XML content conforms to rules and standards. Authors no longer have to manually check each and every SGML and XML document. Advisor automates Quality Assurance and ensures delivery of material that meets your needs.

Advisor reads and uses S1000D BREX Data ModulesAdvanced Quality Assurance tool for SGML and XML data ensures conformance to business rules and document standards.

Go Beyond the DTD to Insure Quality Standards

Use Advisor to go beyond the simple, structural validation that a Document Type Definition (DTD) or Schema parser does, to give your customer the SGML and XML content they want and expect. Advisor is completely configurable to your Quality Assurance rules, and features a broad library of validation templates that will guarantee authored SGML and XML content has the data your business needs defined.

Advisor allows non-technical users to create SGML or XML business rules, enabling rapid validation of documents to an organization’s standards. From simple to complex rule checking, implement a standard without any coding, yet allow yourself the security that SGML and XML documents maintain and pass the quality standard you want to have enforced.

Integrated S1000D BREX Checking

In addition to ensuring the quality of its SGML and XML documents through the use of extensive quality validation rules, Advisor is the first of its kind to integrate S1000D Business Rules Exchange (BREX) with authoring and management functions. This combination of the Business Rules and BREX engine allows for the validation of project and internal rule sets, along with the unique S1000D requirements. Users can read and export BREX data from the CSDB client, with project BREX lists available to integrated authoring.


The Power of Integration

For a complete document lifecycle solution, Advisor integrates seamlessly with both S1000Dmanager and Inmedius Horizon.

Manager, part of the modular Inmedius S1000D Publishing Suite, is a comprehensive management system offering extensive features that provide a framework for controlling the development of technical data utilizing S1000D publishing concepts. A process-driven, business solution, Horizon is a publication production system that delivers the tools and information needed to comprehensively manage a technical documentation operation.

Build Content Rules

Rule Creation

Quickly and easily create content rules using pre-defined validation templates for Attributes, Children, Elements, Files and XPath. Advisor is completely configurable to the user’s Quality Assurance (QA) rules. It features a broad collection of validation templates that will ensure authored SGML and XML content adhere to pre-defined business rules and standards.

Authored SGML and XML content

Extensive Validation Template Library

Configure custom content rules that go beyond the simple, structural validation that a Document Type Definition (DTD) or Schema parser does. With Adviser, users select rules from an extensive library of validation templates. Authors are guaranteed that the SGML and XML content has the data that their business needs define.

Authors are guaranteed that the SGML and XML content has the data that their business needs define

XPath & Logical AND/OR Groupings

Build and customize new XML Path Language (XPath) rules to meet complex organizational validation requirements. Users can also logically group validation rules into “AND/OR” combinations.

Build and customize new XML Path Language (XPath) rules

Create & Manage Multiple Rule Files for Multiple Projects

Create and manage separate rule files for different projects; ensuring that each project has its own validation requirements.


Validate Documents

Check SGML & XML Content for Errors

Quickly validate documents against your organization’s QA standards. From simple to complex rules checking, authors can implement a standard without any coding, yet have the piece of mind that SGML and XML documents maintain and pass the quality standards that they want enforced.

Automate the Validation Process

Create content rules in the graphical interface, select the SGML or XML document to validate and Advisor takes care of the rest. Authors no longer have to manually check each and every SGML and XML document. The SGML and XML Quality Assurance process is transferred from man to machine.

Incorporate S1000D BREX Rules

Read and utilize S1000D BREX Data Modules. BREX rules can also be used with the Advisor Web Server and be integrated with S1000Dmanager and S1000DauthorPro for document validation.

The SGML XML Quality Assurance process is transferred from man to machine


Validation Results

Review Content Error Reports

Advisor automatically generates a report containing the specific content errors with a document. The report specifies which rule was broken and details the exact line where the error occurs. Authors can quickly and easily use the information to make the required alterations to ensure that the document conforms to the business rules.

Print Details on Content Discrepancies

Print detailed information on content discrepancies for tracking and heightened accountability. Users can create an entire detailed history of their QA process.

The SGML & XML Quality Assurance Solution


The following configuration is a recommended standard configuration. It assumes only Inmedius product installed on the server, and that the database is installed properly on a separate, adequate server. If other Inmedius products and/or the database are installed on the same machine, additional hardware may be required.

Server Requirements

Software

  • OS: Microsoft ® Windows (Server 2003, 2008, XP Professional, 7), Linux ® (SuSE ™ Enterprise 10, Open SuSE 11, Ubuntu 6.06, Red Hat ® Enterprise 4, Fedora ™ Core 7); 64-bit system recommended

Hardware

  • CPU: 2 GHz (dual core processor); 64-bit system recommended
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Disk Space: 1GB, plus additional space for content to be managed within the database

Client Requirements

Software

  • OS: Windows (2000, XP,7)
  • Browser: Internet Explorer 7.0, 8.0,9.0

Hardware

  • CPU: 2 GHz (dual core processor); 64-bit system recommended
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Disk: 100MB
  • Display: 1024x768 minimum, 1280x1024 recommended