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What is epiplex500 Enterprise Edition and what does it do?

epiplex500 is a complete enterprise systems knowledge, training and process improvement solution epiplex500:

The market today requires that manufacturing organizations focus on:
  • Delivers unprecedented speed, flexibility and ease of use
  • Automates the creation of documentation, simulations and live in-application software support all mainstream MS Windows based applications including major enterprise systems.
  • Provides extensive customisation and editing capabilities
  • Generates an interactive library of transaction processes complete with screenshots and step by step instruction, ready to enable end users, project managers, process/business analysts/consultants to create simulated real time environments corresponding to their role and their need.
  • Provides real time contextual support to the users 'live' in their application environment.
  • Documents, Simulations and Contextual In-Application Support can also be generated in multiple languages making epiplex500 a truly global enterprise solution.
  • Provides multiple concurrent licenses and includes all software and server components required to capture, create and deploy a comprehensive library of automated documentation, interactive simulations and live in-application support.

epiplex500 is designed for an organisation's Training-Content Authors and business process managers - enabling them to create and deploy automated documentation, simulations, training materials and Contextual live in application support for all mainstream windows based software applications.

epiplex500 provides a collaborative authoring environment where multiple authors and developers can store competed learning materials for later deployment to end users.

epiplex500 also provides Electronic Productivity Support Systems (EPSS) by deploying an EPSS client on each end user machine. This provides access to all learning materials and as well as context sensitive or Just-in-time help through easy to follow Task 'Cue' cards ensuring high levels of competence for all employees.

Using the Epiance award winning 'capture' technology simply records the steps and functions of the tasks within a software application and generates a variety of desired simulation and document types including:


Audio-Visual Simulation (Playback, Practice and Test modes) in the following formats:

  • Web Based (DHTML) - SCORM® Compliant
  • Flash Movie (.swf) - SCORM® Compliant
  • Workflow based


Documents (Software Documentation, User guides, System procedure guides, Training manuals, Training slides, Task 'Cue' cards) in the following formats:

  • Flash Simulation outputs
  • Microsoft Word (.doc)
  • PDF (.pdf)
  • MS PowerPoint (.ppt)
  • XML (.XML DocBook Compliant)
  • Online Assessments (HTML)
  • 'Cue' cards for practice on Live Applications
  • Task 'Cue' Cards for context sensitive help (HTML) whilst completing a task live in an application
  • Online Web Presentation


Why is epiplex500 Enterprise Edition so unique?

epiplex500 increases productivity by delivering unprecedented speed and accuracy. This is achieved through epiplex500's depth of capture - meaning that higher levels of application information, structure, control and details are incorporated into the finished output. This substantially reduces the need for extensive editing and re-working by the subject matter experts or content authors.

epiplex500's unique collaborative authoring environment ensures that all the authoring and content files are stored in a centralized repository and provides Version control capabilities are also provided by this repository. A predefined e-mail workflow takes care of notifying all the stake holders the latest status updates of development activities, thus ensuring smooth communication flow across various functional divisions in an enterprise.

epiplex500 is available in multiple language output sets including; English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Malay, Arabic, Hindi, Kannada and Hebrew and others. Though the base document template is available in English,

epiplex500 provides the flexibility to create/edit the templates in the language of your choice.


Who uses epiplex500 Enterprise Edition?

epiplex500 Enterprise Edition is an ideal time saving tool in an enterprise for:

  • Training Content Developers - Create e-Learning contents for training.
  • Process Management Team - Ensure employees to adhere to the best practice.
  • Project Managers - Create service manuals and process documentation
  • Documentation Managers - Manage the productivity of Document generation
  • Training Managers - Create Training manuals, classroom slides, training guides and end user cue cards
  • Software Developers - Create System documentation, installation guides, user guides
  • HR & Office Managers - Document business processes, staff support and induction (on boarding) manuals
  • Risk Managers - for Standardizing and documenting business processes
  • Change Managers - Create rapid documentation and distribution of process change
  • Technical writers - Create technical documentation, installation guides
  • System Administrators - Create systems documentation and systems validation
  • Help Desk professionals - Create task specific assistance information

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1. epiplex500 shadows actions performed by users on any major computer based application. A subject matter expert records the best practices step by step. These recorded actions are translated into what we call "capture files", creating step by step instructions that include snapshots or screen grabs. Customers can quickly and accurately capture vital knowledge for publishing to a variety of simulation and document outputs. Epiance sophisticates 'capture' technology ensures that all elements of a particular task - Menu selection, mouse movements, typing, drop down lists - are comprehensively captured with unprecedented speed and accuracy

2. Store: Once a task is completed and recorded, the information is stored. epiplex500 provides the usual options for saving and storing work. The captured and stored files can now be used many times without the need to recapture each
of the business processes or tasks again.

3. Develop & Edit: In this mode epiplex500 provides authoring tools that allows multiple authors and developers in an organisation to review, compile, sort and sequence the captured files into the desired output. A single capture file may be used to generate multiple simulation outputs and documents in the form of Software Documentation, End User Manuals, Product Manuals, Testing Guides, User Guides, Sign Off documents, Training Course Manuals, etc in multiple languages. In editor mode, all the tools are provided to add annotations like callouts (Help Bubbles), sticky notes, text and graphical boxes, arrows, lines and Audio / Video elements. Rich editing features, templates and multi-language support enable rapid generation of simulations e-learning and documents that can be deployed in numerous ways across the organisation.

4. epiplex500 Content Management Server (ERMS): provides a web-based application that facilitates collaborative authoring development protocols for a content development team. This ERMS Content Management Server provides:

  • A central repository that stores all epiplex authoring files and output
  • A source control and configuration management system to manage multiple versions of files.
  • An integrated workflow management system that notifies through mail when files of interest are checked into ERMS.
  • Documentation Managers - Manage the productivity of Document generation

5. Publish: Once editing has been finalised, Simulation, e-learning and Document Outputs can be published in the following formats:

  • Simulations and e-learning
  • DHTML - SCORM® Compliant
  • An integrated workflow management system that notifies through mail when files of interest are checked into ERMS.


Documents

  • Microsoft Word (.doc)
  • Acrobat Reader (.pdf)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt)
  • Online Web Documents (.HTML)
  • XML (DocBook Compliant)
  • Online Assessments
  • Live Application 'Cue' Card Guides
  • Task 'Cue' Cards for context sensitive help (HTML)
  • Online Web Presentation


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