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SDL partnership with Fuji Xerox marks strategic milestone in global expansion

Fuji Xerox will offer SDL’s Contenta Publishing Suite for post-sales support of complex assets

SDL, part of RWS Holdings plc, today announces a strategic partnership with Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. to offer SDL Contenta Publishing Suite to manufacturers and aerospace and defense organizations in Japan, with a future plan to expand into other Asia-Pacific countries/regions. This marks a significant milestone in SDL’s global expansion strategy for technical content creation, management and publishing.

Organizations involved in manufacturing and aerospace and defense need to create, manage and publish technical documentation in a secure and functional manner. Technical documents for these industries are highly complex, and often include hundreds of thousands of instructions and graphics to support the operations, maintenance and inspection of complex assets. The combination of SDL and Fuji Xerox will help these organizations to consolidate, standardize, and adopt proven best practices – based on standards including the ASD S1000D® – to achieve substantial efficiencies across their content supply chain.

“SDL has a long history in delivering high-profile digital transformation projects to some of the globe’s most demanding and mission critical organizations – most recently becoming the enterprise technical data creation, management and delivery solution for the United States Air Force and Navy,” said Amane Inoue, Corporate Vice President and Executive General Manager, Advanced Industrial Services Business Group, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. “Our partnership with SDL is a major step forward for the post-sales support of complex assets, and will enable organizations in Japan to realize the many efficiencies associated with standardizing processes, and transforming content into digital intelligence.”

The SDL Contenta Publishing Suite is a complete, integrated, industry-proven publishing solution for technical content, with functionality optimized for each step of the publishing process. Based on the S1000D standard, it helps organizations manage millions of pages of complex technical documents and deliver interactive electronic technical publications (IETP) enabling maintenance professionals to rapidly meet mission objectives, reduce mean time to repair (MTTR), and keep assets deployed.

“We’re extremely proud of our partnership with Fuji Xerox,” said Tim Russell-Jones, SVP, and General Manager, Government, Aerospace and Defense, SDL. “It marks a strategic milestone for SDL and validates a growing global trend for enterprise consolidation, standardization, and adoption of proven best practices that deliver efficiencies across the technical content supply chain. The combination of SDL Contenta Suite, and Fuji Xerox’s understanding of a customer’s complex operational and maintenance content requirements, create a powerful proposition for any organization embarking on a digital transformation strategy.”

SDL Contenta Publishing Suite is the most trusted technical publishing platform for the global aerospace and defense industry. Currently 7 of the top 10 aerospace and defense organizations rely on the technology to create, manage and publish technical content. SDL’s expansion strategy is to ensure availability of the Contenta Publishing Suite via strategic relationships with Top Tier reselling experts such as Fuji Xerox in regions across the globe.

To learn more or to enquire about potential partnerships, please visit: https://www.sdl.com/partners

 

SDL, the intelligent language and content company, was acquired by RWS Holdings plc in November 2020. The combination creates the leading language services and technology group in the world, serving 90 of the world’s top 100 brands, the top 10 pharmaceutical companies and approximately half of the top 20 patent filers worldwide.

The group’s specialist divisions combine the latest technology, proven processes and highly skilled staff to deliver complex services at each stage of the product lifecycle to meet the diverse needs of a global client base spanning Europe, Asia Pacific, and North and South America across a range of sectors including aerospace and defense, automotive, chemical, government, medical, pharmaceutical, and telecommunications.

With headquarters in the UK, RWS is publicly listed on AIM, the London Stock Exchange regulated market (RWS.L).

About Fuji Xerox

Founded in 1962, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. is a leading company in offering smarter ways to work with its document-related solutions and services, as well as with the world-class office multifunction devices, printers and production printers that we develop and manufacture for worldwide distribution.

Fuji Xerox is a wholly owned subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation with direct sales force covering Japan and the Asia-Pacific region including China. As a U.S. 10 billion dollar enterprise, we employ approximately 40,000 people globally, with more than 80 domestic and overseas affiliates / sales subsidiaries. On April 1, 2021, Fuji Xerox will change its corporate name to FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.

www.fujixerox.com