Re: BroadVision QuickSilver vs FrameMaker

Subject: Re: BroadVision QuickSilver vs FrameMaker
From: quills -at- airmail -dot- net
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 3 Oct 2005 10:33:39 -0500 (CDT)

> On the BroadVision web site it says "BroadVision QuickSilver enables you
> to
> create and publish lengthy, complex documents in multiple output formats
> (including HTML, PDF and Postscript) and automates publishing of
> personalized content to BroadVision Portal. Assemble publications from a
> variety of text, graphic and database sources, including Microsoft Word,
> AutoCad, Microsoft Excel, and Oracle. Includes a complete XML authoring
> environment."
> Here the current requirement is to produce printed manuals and to also
> have
> them available in PDF, and for that I've been using FM. My manager asked
> me
> to take a look at QuickSilver because it's apparently used at another
> location to produce manuals.

Basically, you pay thousands of dollars for the product, they don't want
to talk to you unless you have the need for mulitple seats past 50, they
also used to charge for each module.

In other words, for the $500 USD, charge for a new licence in FM you get
what Quicksilver will provide you for $2000 to 3000 USD for each seat.
Admittedly Quicksilver is fully SGML and XML compliant. It is just NOT
cost effective. You might as well look at ArborText. They have a competing



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