WE are DOCUFY

WE – this is a “colourful bunch” of different age groups, educational levels, genders, strengths and knowledges. By now we have grown to a proud 103 employees (as of 01.04.2018) and the trend is still rising, because we are pursuing a common goal:

The revolution in technical documentation.

We work daily to optimize systems, processes and procedures, to develop new concepts and fill the information space with life. Hand in hand, for our customers, every day anew, fully motivated and with fun!

Figures, data, facts

Of course we are ONE big team DOCUFY, but since we split team sizes according to the number of pizzas (Jeff Bezos, CEO Amazon), we now have twelve teams. Each team player takes care of his or her area of responsibility according to his or her strengths. How and when (i.e. early in the morning or rather late in the evening) is up to each individual – because working with responsibility and self-determination is highly motivating. And through the close coordination in our teams we achieve the best results for our customers.

The largest share – 75% – of our employees is to be found in our development division. Our project managers, consultants, software developers, quality managers and testers develop individual solutions for our customers. Our kernel guys and girls (Team COSIMA and TopicPilot) optimize and model our standard software. Our 103 employees are made up of 78 permanent employees and 25 working students.

On average, each of us is 34.5 years old (some of us are happy about this J) – with the largest number of employees (39) being our youngsters aged between 20-29.

The IT environment is traditionally dominated by the male gender, which is also (still) the case with DOCUFY, but we are already well above the average with a proportion of women of 32%.

What sets us apart

An open-minded approach to each other and a look beyond one’s own nose – these are values that are lived among us colleagues. It goes without saying that we treat each other as colleagues and support each other.  We appreciate our team events and also our “hiking day”. Here we can get to know each other in a completely different way, even the partners of our colleagues. Of course the fun at work should not be missing – let’s just mention Nerf Guns, Kicker, basketball tournaments, world cultural heritage run, uvm. The family-friendly working hours and other organisational conditions recently earned us the award as a “family-friendly company” from the Bavarian Family Pact.

Go Team DOCUFY go!
Why not just shoot down your colleague with nerf arrows?

Our customers expect the best solutions, with flexible framework conditions – and we do our best every day to meet our customers’ goals and our own goals!

WE are DOCUFY!

How you can become part of it: Working at DOCUFY

Due to increasing customer orders, we are regularly looking for reinforcements. The age of digitization and the associated new product ideas and customer requests are constantly opening up new opportunities and positions at DOCUFY. If you are interested in exciting developments, are looking for a family atmosphere and would like to be actively involved in revolutionising TechDOK, then apply to us! You can find more information about us and our vacancies at www.docufy.de/en/career

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

XML Prague: 20 years of XML and CSS in detail

XML, short for Extensible Markup Language, – celebrates its birthday and DOCUFY celebrates, too! That’s right, because we’ve both been around for 20 years now. Our declared goal then as now: To optimize editorial processes based on XML as a pioneer. Reason enough for us to travel to Prague from 8 to 10 February for the meeting of XML friends. There we not only met well-known people from the XML universe (Michael Kay from Saxonica, Tony Graham from Antenna House, Norman Walsh – inventor of the DocBook format and many more), but also had the opportunity to discuss interesting application examples from various fields as well as ideas and approaches around XML.

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Dive into the cold water – with COSIMA go! Getting started completely without chattering teeth

Meister Strömungstechnik GmbH has been working with COSIMA go! since 2009. Based on the positive experience, it was soon became clear that the use of the CCMS would be expanded in the company. To this end, additional employees from different areas of the company are involved, who support the technical editing department.

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New in COSIMA: IGEL – the integrated callout editor

Explaining complex issues in a simple way – often a very difficult task. Images can help illustrate what you want to say. Because you know: A picture says more than a thousand words! Especially in technical documentation graphics are used to put things in a nutshell. The reference of the graphics to the descriptive text is important. These references are created using item lines and/or item numbers, the so-called callouts. With COSIMA Release 7.0 you now have an integrated callout editor at your disposal with which you can easily add position numbers to your images yourself.

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COSIMA 7.0 or: How our Component Content Management System is now saving you even more time

Is there a technical writer out there who wouldn’t want to concentrate exclusively on content while the content management system takes care of all of the (annoying) details such as layout corrections as if by magic? The latest release of COSIMA 7.0, which we also presented at the tekom trade fair in Stuttgart, now makes it even easier to work with our software, namely with three new features:

IGEL makes it possible to write on graphics: quickly and easily

IGEL is the name of our new tool that you can use to add item numbers to graphics and images in COSIMA directly. You simply open the image in the corresponding editor, which provides you with all of the tools that you need to add, align, shift, delete or copy position numbers. Existing images without callout information can also be transformed into IGEL images – that is, ‘igeled’ – during the editing process. You can zoom in and out of the image to work with precision. And: You can also use the information from the position numbers to automatically create image legends.

Enter and align position numbers in the IGEL editor. There are different formats and colors available for your callouts.
Zoom in on individual areas in the graphic using
the IGEL magnifying function. Callouts are automatically incorporated into the
publication’s image legends and text.

Click here to read more about IGEL.

Maintenance tables automatically linked to instructions

New automatically generated maintenance tables also save you time and effort. In COSIMA, semantic tables that can be edited with maintenance activities and maintenance intervals are automatically generated as maintenance tables. This makes life easier for service technicians, because individual maintenance steps are now linked to the specific instructions in COSIMA. Checkboxes show which maintenance activities need to be performed at which maintenance intervals and can be processed directly.

DOCUFY Layouter: the tool to design

Carrying out comprehensive technical documentation for every conceivable machine variant in just a few hours, automatically publishing the information in a perfect, CI-compliant layout, on a mobile device or as a PDF… This is the ideal way to work for a technical writer. DOCUFY Layouter makes this dream a reality. Although the tool is a standalone product and not a COSIMA feature, the DOCUFY layouter offers significant added value in editorial work, and it should not be missing from the list of novelties in combination with COSIMA.

Using DOCUFY Layouter, you can easily design PDF output layouts (and TopicPilot layouts in future too) all on your own. DOCUFY Layouter can be used to quickly and easily carry out and save things like the design of cover elements and the positioning of company logos on the title page; adjustments to font, text colors, tables or the way that security and warning information is presented; and changes to headers and footers. The result: an automatically coherent appearance for all published documents. This cloud solution is ready to use and can be used without any installation or any internal IT input. (DOCUFY Layouter will be available from 2018.)

For further information on DOCUFY Layouter click here.

Digitalization? Industry 4.0? Take a step into the digital future with COSIMA

With all releases, our goal is to provide our users with even more benefits while making it easy for them to perform complex tasks. With COSIMA 7.0, technical documentation has moved even further into the age of digitalization and industry 4.0. And that’s important, because technical documentation is facing new challenges: Standardized products manufactured in large batches are increasingly becoming a thing of the past, making the document-based writing process more and more cumbersome. You can use COSIMA and its new features to create an Information Space [Link] that allows you to precisely address specific units of information and each of their variants. This makes it possible to automatically create product-specific information ad hoc and then publish it in different media using TopicPilot [Link]. This means that with COSIMA you can be sure that you will be able to keep working efficiently and in compliance with the law, even in the face of great diversity, equipping you to face the challenges of Industry 4.0.

DOCUFY Layouter: create your own layouts

Imagine there is a change in corporate design at your company. Maybe the change is only a general attempt to optimize existing layouts. Maybe it entails a completely new corporate identity with a new logo and different colors. Or maybe your company has a new division that makes new products. Any change, no matter what kind, will have a direct impact on your technical documentation. The cover page needs to be redesigned, and the way headers and footers look will change – as will headlines, safety notices and warnings. It is practical when technical writers can make these layout changes themselves, without any programming skills or troublesome extra work.

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