As the demand for technical, training, marketing documentation, and product labeling increases, so too does the need to deliver this content more quickly and in more languages.
To meet these growing requirements, medical device and pharmaceutical companies are migrating towards structured authoring and content management systems (CMS) that enable the re-use and re-purposing of existing content.
CMS experiences at St. Jude and elsewhere suggest that incremental, managed changes in tools and technologies like CMS can save costs and improve efficiencies. To be effective, this needs to be well planned and not a passionate decision based on the promises/sizzle the software rep sells you on.
This can be challenging though. CMS vendors provide a lot of smoke and mirrors with a huge list of features. At first glance, a CMS may look very attractive and feature rich - but look under the hood and you will see challenges.
And that is if you know how and where to look.
ForeignExchange's own Jason Arnsparger has been showing our clients where to look. And now he is sharing his expertise with medical translation practitioners, clients, and consultants through his audio conference Best Practices for Successfully Implementing a Global Content Management System.
In his presentation, Jason will draw on his experience at Caridian, where he helped lead CMS and translation management system implementations. Jason will provide best practices, real-world information, and actionable advice around CMS implementations. Don't miss this terrific opportunity!
You can register or purchase a recording at FxConferences.com.
And for even more information on content management, take a look at the following articles:
- Case study: DITA implementation for medical translation
- How to prepare a CMS for website translation
- Analytics for multilingual web sites
- Controlled authoring for faster, better, less expensive translations
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