Authoring & CMS

HiCo ietdSuite®

An up-to-date CMS for technical publications

  • Overview
  • Key Features
  • System Requirements
HiCo ietdSuite®

The HiCo ietdSuite® supports the authoring and management of Technical Documentation in accordance with international standards such as S1000D®, ATA iSpec 2200 or iETD-ExportStandard and supports the editorial process during the creation of Interactive Electronic Technical Documentation (IETD).

It is an extensive, extreme flexible, easy-to-use and cost-effective Component Content Management System (CCMS). The software provides a central source of information and at the same time offers control at every component level. All relationships between the components are managed and can be displayed at any time.

The software is characterized by a central information source offering the user control on each component level.

  • Management of complex information and contents
  • Optimization of documentation and publication processes
  • Time and cost saving by standardized, quality-assured information filing
  • Future-proof data stocks due to the use of standardized data formats such as SGML, XML, CGM, SVG, PDF
  • Reduced maintenance expenditure for documents, data and illustrations thanks to the single source principle
  • Documentation can be expanded and adapted quickly and easily
  • Quick start made possible by standardized templates and style sheets
  • Support of international standards such as ASD S1000D®, HICO/tkMS iETD-ExpStd and ATA iSpec 2200
  • Re-usability of illustrations and documents
  • Incorporation of latest Microsoft .NET technologies
Project Specific Set of
All project relevant settings can be defined in the “Business Rules” section. These control the overall behaviour of the applications and ensure that the users are solely allowed to create “correct” documentations.
Intuitive User Interface The user interface is divided into modules and functional groups and shows the user only those functions that are applicable for the currently selected object.
Central Data Management All pieces of information are centrally stored and can be related to each other any time. Thus, documents and illustrations can be easily re-used across projects.
Rights and Roles Support of users, roles, companies.
Import and Export A variety of import and export mechanisms allows existing data to be easily imported and certain states of documentation to be exported to different formats, like PDF or MS Word, and different viewing devices like HiCo X-Browser®, IETP-X, generic HTML.
Integration A standardized connector application provides simple ways of integrating third party products. Special interfaces for HiCo X-Process®, HiCo X-Browser® und HiCo X-Publisher® complete the package.
Link Management The system assures that only functional links are inserted and that all links are adapted during export according to the export formats and devices in use.
User Views Various user views on a technical documentation such as publication, hardware and functional view are managable.
Search Efficient search across the whole system based on metadata, document or illustration attributes are available as well as full text search.

Product Version:

  • HiCo ietdSuite® v6.x

System Requirements:

  • Microsoft SQL Server oder Oracle
  • Microsoft .NET Framework
  • HiCo X-Publisher® (for SGML-projects, print preview and rendering of PDF and MS Word)

Runs on:

  • Clients:
    • Windows XP
    • Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Server:
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (32-bit and 64-bit)

For legally-binding information to the system requirements and operating conditions refer to the ReleaseNotes as well as to the user manual approved by HiCo-ICS.