New MadCap Central cloud-based editor lets users easily create and review MadCap Flare content via an integrated workflow; MadCap Flare expands features for delivering modern web and print-based content
MadCap Software, Inc., the leader in multi-channel content authoring and a showcase company for Microsoft Visual Studio, announced that MadCap Central May 2018 Release and MadCap Flare 2018 are now available. Through the addition of a new lightweight editor in the cloud, the latest versions of MadCap Central and MadCap Flare give technical writers and content developers greater flexibility than ever to create, review and deliver technical, medical and policy documentation.
Together, MadCap Central and MadCap Flare provide a comprehensive, agile, and cost-effective alternative to enterprise content management (ECM) and component content management system (CCMS) solutions. MadCap Flare offers cutting-edge technical authoring and publishing capabilities with advanced features to maximize authoring efficiency, content reuse, and multi-channel publishing. MadCap Central is the first cloud-based platform for content and project management designed specifically for the documentation industry. By combining MadCap Flare with MadCap Central’s cloud-based collaboration, publishing, and content management functionality, authors can get the best of both desktop and cloud-based environments, without sacrificing productivity, network requirements, security and more.
MadCap Flare 2018 adds features and functionality designed for the end user, such as powerful new search with Elasticsearch, a distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine that is fast, powerful and easy to configure. This release also includes powerful analytics and reporting capabilities for the optimization of content quality and accuracy. Additional new features include a modern side navigation HTML5 output for improved search engine optimization (SEO) and user experience, Salesforce Connect improvements, and more.
“Today’s technical communications and documentation professionals increasingly want to combine comprehensive functionality for delivering state-of-the-art content with cloud capabilities for easier collaboration and management. We are giving customers greater flexibility than ever to address these dual demands with our newest releases of MadCap Central and MadCap Flare,” said Anthony Olivier, MadCap founder and CEO. “Our new MadCap Central cloud-based editor brings a new level of ease to non-Flare users who need to review on contribute content while new capabilities in MadCap Flare provide authors with a single solution for producing modern, multimedia-enriched web content.”