Document publishing automation improves quality while reducing cost and risk
IBM® Rational® Publishing Engine automates document generation from Rational solutions and select third-party tools. You can use Rational Publishing Engine to automate the generation of documents for ad hoc use, formal reviews, contractual obligations or regulatory compliance. Built-in capabilities extract data from a range of data sources to help reduce manual work and risk of errors.
Rational Publishing Engine provides:
- Documents and reports-generate high-quality documents with flexible formatting as well as composite reports containing data from multiple sources.
- Outputs-support multiple output formats and concurrent document generation to multiple target formats from a single template.
- Templates-include predefined templates and provide a graphical template editing environment for custom report design.
- Data sources-extract data from a single source or combine data from multiple sources.
Documents and reports
- With Rational Publishing Engine, you get a document generation application that can help you create elegant, easy-to-read, multi-source documents.
- You can run the document generation manually or in batch mode for unattended use.
- This software enables you to spend less time on manual document creation and tasks associated with keeping documents current, and focus more on your primary business objectives.
- Rational Publishing Engine can create multi-source documents in formats that include Microsoft Word, PDF, HTML and XSL-FO. The document style is flexible.
- Documents generated with Rational Publishing Engine support an extensive range of features such as richly formatted text, tables of contents, Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) and user-defined styles.
- The software also supports hyperlinks that provide navigation between items within documents or back to the source application.
- Predefined templates include guidelines to help you quickly get started.
- You can design the content and format of your documents with a full suite of tools for creating and editing templates.
- Template tools are intuitive with features such as drag-and-drop and preview capabilities.
- Rational Publishing Engine can report upon data from Rational ALM products. Software Product Compatibility Reports provide the full list of Rational product data sources.
- It can also access data from third-party applications via XML and REST interfaces.
- You can generate reports from within supported applications or generate them directly from Rational Publishing Engine.
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