Introduction

IXIASOFT's Darwin information typing architecture content management system (DITA CMS) is a content management solution designed specifically to provide an XML-based topic-oriented architecture for authoring, producing, and delivering quality technical documentation. IXIASOFT was an early advocate of the DITA standard when it was introduced by IBM in 2004.

The IXIASOFT DITA CMS leverages the DITA standard, enhancing team collaboration and productivity, and providing writing teams with an automated process that allows them to produce high-quality, consistent documentation on-time and within budget. The modular architecture of the DITA CMS makes it easy for writers to re-purpose topics across multiple documents, thereby eliminating duplication of effort and improving the consistency of deliverables. The DITA CMS provides customizable role definitions for all players in the documentation development process, which facilitate teamwork and ensure that the review process runs seamlessly and efficiently.

The DITA CMS System Administrator's Guide is designed for administrators who configure and manage the DITA CMS. This guide provides basic procedures to get started using the TEXTML Administration view and detailed instructions for managing documents and plug-ins, user administration, and customizing the DITA CMS to respond fully to the needs of your organization.