To gain or protect global market share, companies distribute products in more and more languages while working to improve usability and quality and to reduce their costs. Product complexity is increasing, and users, developers, and installers demand higher quality translations.
RABI Technical Publications services combine:
Technical Writing and Design
RABI technical writers create information for global customers and markets. Our goal is to design and develop language content that lowers the "total cost of ownership" for documentation, reduces the cost of customer support for manufacturers, and shortens the release cycle for international products.
RABI leverages broad experience in technical publications, including the design and development of modular-based
content for industry-leading product and equipment manufacturers. We design and develop content for printed,
online, and interactive media.
Our clients benefit from:
• Clear, concise, and consistent text that lowers customer
support and translation costs
• A deep understanding of the major industry standards
• Terminology management and translation memory
recycling that maximizes efficiency and consistency.
RABI teams comprise technical writers, illustrators, editors, designers, publishing technology specialists, and project managers. For multilingual information development, these teams work directly with localization teams.
Authoring and publishing environments RABI supports include:
• Unstructured content development: Word, FrameMaker
• XML structured editors: Epic, FrameMaker+SGML, X-Metal
• Illustrations: IsoDraw, AutoCAD, Illustrator, TI
• Development and Publishing tools: FOSI, XSLT, EDD,
Architect, Styler, Import/Export
• Graphics/animations: Flash, Photoshop, Fireworks, 3D
• Audio/video streaming: Real, QuickTime, Adobe Premier
• Multimedia/authoring: Flash, Dreamweaver, Acrobat,
FrontPage, Authorware, Director, SkillSoft-SmartForce,
• DTP: QuarkXPress, FrameMaker, PageMaker, Acrobat
RABI global resources consist of translators, in-country
agencies, and independent subject matter experts — as well as senior level editors, print and online publishing professionals, and quality assurance specialists. By applying a flexible, well-structured methodology, a global network of translation resources, and integration with enterprise content management systems, RABI combines the quality of local translation with the efficiency of centralized processes and infrastructure.
Flexible Delivery Models
In a world of limited budgets and heightened expectations, you need more for less. RABI delivery models combine on-site and onshore resources with offshore teams in India. You get proximity plus scalable, cost-effective, professional teams.
When operating in a global marketplace, the traditional development lifecycle for documentation may consume several months before localization can begin, and localization then requires additional time to complete. RABI compresses the development lifecycle using a tightly integrated approach that stacks technical writing, editing, and translation in an iterative, batch mode process. RABI clients employing this method have cut 20% and more off content development cycles and have shortened localization schedules at the same time, compressing total cycle time by 30-40%.