What is Precision Content®?

Definition

Precision Content® is a method of planning, authoring, and publishing high-value, structured content. It is a robust and systematic content life-cycle solution that helps enterprises manage content as a corporate asset. Precision Content makes content more precise.

Application

This approach can be applied to most business and technical content, but is most often applied to

  • product documentation
  • user manuals
  • policies and procedures
  • learning and training content, and
  • help and support content.

Benefits

Precision Content transforms content by breaking it down into its component parts making it easier to read and understand. Start managing your content like an asset and start realizing benefits such as

  • expose errors and gaps for improved quality and accountability
  • improved readability and ease of use
  • efficiencies for creating, sharing, and maintaining content
  • better consistency, compliance, and accuracy, and
  • extensive multi-channel publishing capabilities from a single-source to HTML5, PDF, Wiki, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Word, Adobe InDesign, eBook, and many others

Before & After examples

Here are before and after examples of content transformed using Precision Content:

Content-Transformation-results

Key advantages

These are the key advantages of Precision Content:

Adapted-Structured-Authoring-MethodologyAdapted structured authoring methodology

Precision Content adapts structured authoring best practices to a rich semantically-structured technology framework. Teams of authors and contributors are trained to produce modular, concise, and consistent content. This is critical to developing effective, scalable, and sustainable content.

Interoperability-of-XMLInteroperability of XML

Precision Content is based on DITA – the fastest growing open XML standard in the world. You are free to choose the best tools for your content lifecycle. There’s no vendor lock-in, ever.

Multi-Channel-Publishing-and-Future-ProofingMulti-channel publishing and future-proofing

Backed by an XML infrastructure, you can publish to all the formats and devices you need including web, PDF, wiki, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Word, RTF, ePub, and many others. Better yet, you are future-proofing your content for whatever formats or requirements you might need next year or even 10 years from now.

Guided-Single-Source-Authoring-in-a-Collaborative-EnvironmentGuided single-source authoring in a collaborative environment

Authoring becomes an established method that results in amazingly usable, high-quality content. It is also not prone to errors and inconsistencies introduced by copy and paste. Once a piece of content exists, it can be reused as many times as needed. Updating it in one place updates it everywhere.

Why use Precision Content

Precision Content is designed to save the organization time and money in the activity of content

  • authoring
  • management, and
  • publishing.

Key features and benefits include:

Three laws

These are the three laws that support the content strategy.

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Trademark

“Precision Content” is registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.