Terry Beavis | Thursday, March 7th, 2019
Ford required a new data-management-framework to allow a store-once/use-multiple-times-policy for technical information across all of Ford’s vehicle-models.
Our consultant managed the development/support of an XML-based system:
•New data-types (Tags) managed through Global-Governance-process.
•Tag/Attribute/Element structure allows feature-rich for consuming-systems.
•Content separate to presentation to flexibly-feed disparate-systems.
•Elements/Attributes allow regionalised-versions.
•Consistent data-entry enforced through defined fields/XML-schemas.
•Data-model created to maximise reuse.
Ford’s Odyssey-system is now global write-once/publish-multiple-times in different formats/languages. It handles versioning, translation & publishing to multiple systems/formats. The system significantly reduced data-entry/translation-costs & improved consistency.