Arbortext: Overview and
Local Arbortext representative Bob Wass
will present an overview of Arbortext’s product line and the roadmap for
the company’s future development plans. Arbortext will be making
significant announcements at their annual user group meeting (AUGI) in
mid-May, so their appearance at the June 8 meeting will be a timely
opportunity to hear first-hand the company’s plans for the months ahead.
For those unfamiliar with the Arbortext product suite, this presentation
will also help set the context for the case study that follows.
SAP: Using XML to
Create Custom Course Materials
SAP Education is currently the third
largest IT training organization in the world, with 77 training centers
in 48 countries. The Global Master Curriculum produced by SAP Education
covers all SAP solutions and includes over 250 courses spanning the full
software lifecycle. Four years ago, using Arbortext tools, SAP
Education implemented a new XML-based architecture to create the course
materials in the GMC. Following that success, SAP built the “Education
Content Customizer” (ECC), an application that gives SAP subsidiaries a
Web-based user interface to access, assemble, customize, and publish SAP
Education course material. ECC uses the Arbortext Enterprise E-Content
Engine (E3), Arbortext Contributor, SAP Education data models and style
sheets, and custom application code.