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« on: November 17, 2008, 01:04:14 PM »® and JustSystems Partner to Simplify DITA Implementations

XMetaL Seamlessly Integrates with New DocZone DITA™ SaaS CMS Platform; Epson America, Inc. Leverages DITA with Ease

November 17, 2008 – MUNICH – ( and JustSystems ( today announced a new partnership where the companies will work together to enable businesses to leverage the value of the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) standard. DITA allows content creators to efficiently create, collaborate, and reuse information that can be repurposed into the languages and formats customers demand, and Epson America, Inc., a manufacturer of printers, 3LCD projectors and small- and medium-sized LCDs, is an example of a customer already reaping the benefits of this powerful new collaborative DITA solution. The announcement was made at the DITA Europe Conference 2008 being held November 17th and 18th at the Holiday Inn Munich in Germany.

Under the terms of the partnership agreement, is an authorized worldwide reseller of JustSystems' industry-leading DITA authoring tool, XMetaL Author Enterprise. The new DocZone DITA Platform, also announced today, is a hosted content management solution that uses XMetaL as its default DITA authoring tool.

“The powerful combination of DocZone DITA and JustSystems’ XMetaL was just what we were looking for to streamline our content reuse practices,” said Burt Courtier, Manager of Documentation/Software Integration at Epson America, Inc. “With a wide customer base and a large volume of products, it is critical that our product documentation gets updated in real-time.”

Dan Dube, CEO of, commented: “We are very happy to announce this new partnership with JustSystems. We have long admired their leadership role in the DITA authoring tool arena, and we feel that XMetaL is the perfect complement to our new DocZone DITA hosted CMS solution.”

"Our relationship with partners like is critical to our success," notes Aaron Deitcher, vice president of North America and EMEA for JustSystems. "The and JustSystems integration allows us to create new, valuable offerings for our mutual customers, such as Epson America."

To promote the new partnership, is offering “3 months free” of DocZone DITA for each XMetaL authoring license purchased directly from In addition, DocZone and JustSystems will be offering a webinar on December 9th at 1 p.m. EST called, “Hosted DITA Content Management: The Right Solution in a Tough Economy?” During the webinar, attendees will learn how to implement a DITA content management system (CMS) using an affordable “Software as a Service (SaaS)” model, which offers a hosted DITA component content management environment on a subscription basis. To register for the webinar, please go to

For more information on DocZone, please visit For more information on JustSystems, please visit To learn more about the DITA Europe Conference 2008, please visit

About® provides the industry's first “Software as a Service (SaaS)” XML content management platform, including browser-based XML authoring, content management, automated workflow, translation memory, and single-source publishing in 68 languages. In addition, is the only XML CMS vendor to offer the innovative Pay-Per-Minute™ pricing option, in order to make a comprehensive end-to-end content management and publishing environment affordable for any company, from small businesses to enterprises. also delivers the industry's most rapid deployment methodology, designed to bring customers into production within 8 weeks. DocZone was selected by KMWorld Magazine as a “Trend-Setting Product” for 2006 and 2007, and was named as one of KMWorld's “100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management” for 2007 and 2008. For more information, please contact at, or visit

About JustSystems

JustSystems is a leading global software provider with three decades of successful innovation in office productivity, information management, and consumer and enterprise software. With over 2,500 customers worldwide, the company is continuing a global expansion strategy based on its xfy enterprise software, XMetaL content lifecycle solutions, and its pioneering work in enabling XBRL financial reporting technologies. Major strategic partnerships include IBM, Oracle and EMC. For more information, please visit

About Epson America, Inc.

Epson America, Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, a global technology company at the forefront of technological revolutions in imaging, robotics, precision machinery and electronics. Epson offers an extensive array of award-winning image capture and image output products for the consumer, photographic, business and graphic arts markets. The company is also a leading supplier of value-added point-of-sale (POS) printers and transaction terminals for the retail market. Founded in 1975, Epson America Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, California.

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