S1000D is the international specification for technical publications that offer the full framework to simplify and manage technical documentation with strict control at each step. It offers a streamlined process to establish, maintain, and distribute technical documentation. It is commonly used for technical publications for aviation, land, marine, and commercial equipment. Providers of technical publication services such as Sonovision are at the forefront of producing publications to this aerospace standard. Having your technical publications in S1000D offers the following benefits:
Adjust to the Changing Needs of your Business
The S1000D standard is designed to adjust to your business needs. Whether this includes new publication specifications, new equipment, or new software and systems that require the reuse of information, the new standard offers the flexibility to publish new formats and integrate into new solutions when necessary.
Guarantee Technical Data Accuracy
With the new standard, the approach to documentation is structured, letting you integrate quality control at each step of the process. Also, it allows your organization to track changes down to the specific word. S1000D offers a full blueprint to control the data’s technical integrity. It is also constantly revalidated against a pre-determined set of business rules to guarantee consistency and minimize errors. The new standard makes it easy to track revisions and changes and ensure the field only receives accurate and up-to-date data.
Minimize the Work Involved in Documentation
S1000D allows for faster sending of mission-critical information. It eradicates content duplication, ensures related documents are always in sync, and makes maintaining a huge amount of documentation easier. As data has one source, it will automatically update in related and linked documents when you change a piece of information. This makes sure you only concentrate on the content, instead of the formatting.
Publish Several Formats at Once
Because the format depends on the actual written content, you can publish the same text file into different outputs including PDF, hard copies, and other digital formats, as well as interactive manuals.
Allow for Easier Integration into Existing Systems
The framework can be used for feeding other applications like digital logistics or parts catalogs. You could integrate content from various phases of a product lifecycle to minimize effort and errors or integrate content from several products to enhance reuse and decrease costs. Also, you can integrate content across organizations to improve interoperability. The use of open-source language makes it easy to communicate technical data between various systems.