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Quark Debuts Smart Content Toolkit in New Release of Content Automation Platform

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New Smart Content Designer and Smart Content Builder Toolkits Enable Rapid Deployment of Content Automation

Denver, Colo. – Quark Software, the leader in content services solutions, announced today a new release of the company’s content automation platform. Quark’s content automation platform transforms the entire lifecycle of business-critical content – from creation and management to publishing and delivery. The new release advances the platform’s usability and output accessibility, and features a brand new toolkit focused on accelerating speed to value.

Smart Content Toolkit
The latest release of the Quark Content Automation Platform includes the Smart Content Toolkit, a set of capabilities designed to help the rapid deployment of content automation and accelerate time to value. The Smart Content Toolkit provides a UI-driven approach to tasks that previously required code development. This reduces the need for developer skill sets by simplifying content modeling and stylesheet development, which in turn helps increase project velocity.

Dave White, Chief Technology Officer for Quark, said, "The new Smart Content Toolkit accelerates the path to results by a time-order of magnitude: what used to take months can be done in a week, what used to take weeks can be done in days, and what used to take days can be done in hours."

The toolkit includes Smart Content Designer and Smart Content Builder – both minimize the need for complex XML skills.

++ Smart Content Designer
This first release helps designers apply styles to enterprise publishing templates using the world-class layout power of QuarkXPress. Define new styles for enterprise document models, preview results, and drive new capabilities for personalization using metadata conditions.

++ Smart Content Builder
This public beta version allows information architects to rapidly build new content types in Quark Publishing Platform. Build new models with a user interface and enjoy the benefits of Smart Content, all without needing to know XML schema syntax.

Additional Content Automation Platform Updates
Consistent with Quark’s ongoing response to customer requests for new features and fixes, the latest content automation platform release brings about advances to usability, output accessibility, collaborative review, proofing, API updates, infrastructure modernization, XMP metadata and much more.

Find out more about all of the new content automation updates to Quark Publishing Platform, Quark Author, Quark XML Author, and QuarkXPress Server.

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