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ROVEMA Packaging Machines is an international leading manufacturer of packaging machines and lines for the most different products and applications. More than 29,000 ROVEMA packaging machines are worldwide in action. Almost all producers in the food and non-food area pack with ROVEMA.
ROVEMA decided to buy the content management system TIM by Fischer Computertechnik due to the enormously increasing quantity of publications and the large number of languages. The technical writers are today generating all operating manuals structured and module-oriented with TIM Topic-based. Using a consequent unified content strategy, the modules are created in a way which allows generating customer specific documents by means of an improved publication process. Costs are reduced.
ROVEMA delivers operating manuals for their packaging machines in 20 languages, with increasing tendency. Peter Brust, Manager Technical Documentation: „After already nine months the use of the XML Content Management System TIM is measurable. Within this short period we have achieved a significant reduction (up to 50 %) of translation costs due to the pre-translation in TIM and it is evident that further cost reductions are possible!" The manuals are translated with the translation memory system SDL Trados® and published in PDF as well as in HTML.
ROVEMA is planning to use TIM also in Spain and the USA based on a Citrix Terminal Server Solution. Furthermore, it is planned to use the TIM Variant Management and to integrate TIM into the PLM system PLM-Easy®.