Comprehensive ATA Project Setup & Management
ATAmanager™ provides a process-oriented environment for controlling the development of technical data utilizing ATA documentation concepts for commercial aircraft. It simplifies the complex task of bursting large documents into manageable chunks and maintaining configuration control over the pieces. It also streamlines data creation, project management and data delivery. The server-based publishing system is accessed through a supported web browser and is easy-to-use; integrating authoring through publishing.
Manager simplifies the complex task of implementing the ATA document concepts and provides robust capabilities essential to project management. It extends the functionality of a Content Management System (CMS) to the software's ATA project setup and management support capabilities. In an integrated environment, Manager facilitates Aircraft Maintenance and Task Oriented Support System (AMTOSS) numbering, bursting of content for document granularity, PDF print output, and customization of the entire process in a web-based repository. Users define ATA document types, assign authorship, manage project configurations and security, and promote the reuse of information from one central location.
Extensive features provide a framework for controlling the creation of technical data utilizing ATA Specification publishing concepts, making it easy to specify AMTOSS numbering, ATA document types and security settings, in addition to managing workflow and project status.
Manager works together with Inmedius Horizon® to provide customizable ATA document support. By adding the document type functionality of CMS in an integrated environment, ATA documents and legacy data are managed in a single web-based repository interface. Going beyond the traditional XML content management systems, Horizon is a business-driven solution that delivers the tools and information needed to comprehensively manage a technical documentation operation. With Horizon, managers have complete, centralized control, ensuring that everything happening within the system is part of a consistent and predefined process.
As an integrated solution, Manager works in conjunction with ATAinteract™ and ATAauthorPro™ XE. This tight integration greatly increases the likelihood that problems will be reported and addressed by the appropriate author; resulting in the highest quality technical manuals.
Manager is a software module comprising the Inmedius ATA Publishing Suite™, a fully integrated solution set supporting the ATA documentation lifecycle. The Suite supports and integrates the key functions of managing and authoring with AuthorPro XE, the online editor. With Interact, ATA data can be viewed and published while providing precise control over documentation delivery; including support for PDF files and IETMs. Easy to implement, maintain and use, the Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) software set facilitates single or multiple ATA projects.
Only with an integrated solution can rules established by project managers be so effectively and automatically carried out from start-up through authoring to final delivery.
A powerful Library system allows users to access and view information in a structured manner. Through the Library, multiple projects are managed. Users navigate information as they would in a CMS. The Library is arranged in ATA Chapter structure, and organized by each Model Identifier within the project. The Database is structured by ATA chapters.
Projects can be organized by ATA Chapters, with controlled AMTOSS configurations and naming conventions. Access to application functions are available as easy-to-use buttons attached to the project. Project information is managed from within the document Library; enabling users to initiate new projects, create ATA documents and create and manage illustrations.
Manage and control projects for globally separated teams. Multiple users – with the appropriate security privileges – have access to the form and can edit project information. Users are assignable to a project, indicating that they have access to data within that project. Projects are not viewable without access privileges.
Sophisticated workflow technology ensures that all authoring and content revisions are approved in accordance with your organization's accepted business standards:
Control the development of data utilizing ATA publishing concepts with an extensive framework of robust management features.
A powerful Library system allows users to access and view information in a structured manner
Maintain the integrity of all technical content in a web-based repository.
Easily create, store and retrieve documents for one or more projects simultaneously
Manager, in conjunction with AuthorPro XE supports the ATA Specification editing and management requirements. Management functions are provided for all ATA objects, including the ATA document types below:
Modularization of ATA documents is also supported.
Ensure the ATA requirements, as well as organization standards, are enforced through the product lifecycle.
The centralized Inmedius Dashboard provides quantitative metrics and a visual representation
of the technical document process to monitor organization efficiencies
The centralized Inmedius Dashboard provides complete transparency and a visual representation of the ATA technical documentation process. Quantitative metrics allow the publication manager to monitor organizational efficiency and identify choke points in the process. Managers are able to identify problem points and adjust resources, as necessary, to ensure project deliveries are on time and within budget.
Any changes made to an ATA document is documented with a detailed, time-stamped audit trail; creating awareness and assigning responsibility. The system tracks when an ATA project has been created, and to whom it was assigned for a particular role as it moves through a process. Who edits a project, when it was edited, and what changes were made is also tracked, as well as when a document is transferred to another process and when it is archived. This creates awareness and responsibility by providing details for all documents that have been edited or altered.
The viewer provides multiple methods of navigation through the document. Users can navigate a Table of Contents, Aircraft Maintenance and Task Oriented Support System (AMTOSS) numbers, and next or back; in content linearly or through navigation history.
The complete set of functionality within Manager supports the ATA Specification.
The following configuration is a recommended standard configuration. It assumes only Inmedius product installed on the server, and that the database is installed properly on a separate, adequate server. If other Inmedius products and/or the database are installed on the same machine, additional hardware may be required.