The NWB Verlag is a German specialized publishing house with the emphasis on tax law, commercial law and accounting. The publishing program includes databases, software, magazines, books and seminars.
Already in the past the NWB publishing house set on Single-Source-Publishing with a process partial automation on basis of structured contents in the XML format. Thus, many processes such as the further processing of content and the publishing into different digital products could be automated.
However, the transfer of content created by external authors and delivered in MS Word format into the necessary, publisher-specific, XML-structures caused considerable effort. In this step, manually structured data based on MS Word document templates was already used, which were further processed by means of conversion routines and transferred to the target structures. Nevertheless, in more than 90% of the cases the contents had to be manually post-processed. These manual efforts were to be completely eliminated with a new editor.