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Moving a legacy program to S1000D

Learn how the U.S. Navy decided on why and how to modernize a legacy program to support a standards-based S1000D data creation, management and delivery process.

Boat2_111430727We see it all the time; organizations trying to decide whether or not they can, or even should, move a legacy data solution to a modern, comprehensive specification like S1000D.

SDL has learned through experience that building a business case is the best way to justify the time, resources and expense needed to successfully migrate a legacy program to S1000D. The difficulty with building a business case is that there just aren’t that many reference programs to draw from, so finding a program with similar characteristics is not easy.

Boat_111430727We’re happy to present an in-depth look at one such legacy program: the U.S. Navy’s PMS 401 Submarine Acoustic Systems program. 
Jim Ensminger, the Logistics manager for the program will cover: 

  • Past, present and future program requirements 
  • The impact of a tough budget environment 
  • Meeting and exceeding requirements (Cost and time efficiency improvements, Increased quality and reliability)
  • Program results (Reduced Schedule and cost savings)
  • Future program requirements 

The PMS 401 program leverages the advanced tools and services available through the SDL Contena Publishing Suite. The program uses the SDL Contenta S1000D common source database and LiveContent S1000D interactive electronic technical manual.