Quark debuts Smart Content Toolkit in new release of Content Automation Platform

Friday September 28, 2018 0 comments Tags: Denver, Quark Software, Quark Smart Content Toolkit, Dave White

DENVER -- Quark Software, a leader in content services solutions, announced a new release of the company’s content automation platform.

Quark said its 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.quark-logo

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, the company 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," said Dave White, Quark’s chief technology officer.

The toolkit includes Smart Content Designer and Smart Content Builder – both minimize the need for complex XML skills. Quark said this first release helps designers apply styles to enterprise publishing templates using the world-class layout power of QuarkXPress and define new styles for enterprise document models, preview results, and drive new capabilities for personalization using metadata conditions.

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

Consistent with Quark’s ongoing response to customer requests for new features and fixes, Quark said 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.

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