Quanos Content Solutions:
From XML editing system to content delivery

An XML-based Component Content Management System (CCMS) can be used to efficiently create, manage and publish technical documentation such as instructions, data sheets, catalogues, etc. The SCHEMA ST4 editing system can be used to manage multilingual and multi-variant documents.

Metadata-enriched, modular information enables the rapid production of your documentation in various languages and formats for digital or analogue publishing.

The Content Delivery Server (CDS) with InfoCube is the next step in delivering your content (intelligent thanks to metadata) in a targeted and interactive way. Optimally prepared information for your customers.

Benefit from our experience from a large number of projects.

Our services as Quanos Gold Partner



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System introduction

We support you from planning through installation and system implementation up to the migration of your existing data. You can obtain the editorial system from us.


We advise you on filing structures/ modularisation and support you with a metadata/taxonomy concept.

Development of CI-compliant layouts

We help you develop and implement your layouts in Page Layout Designer and Online Media Designer.


In cooperation with you, we develop or improve your editing, translation and publication process in several workshops.

Training courses

We train your technical writers for the first application, but also experienced writers who want to deepen their knowledge in certain topics.

Creation of pilot documentation

Together with your editorial team, we develop a pilot documentation on which you can build all further documentation projects.

SCHEMA ST4 training

Our ST4 training courses introduce participants to the software and impart extensive knowledge on how to use the system, edit content via ST4 and publish various output formats. We are happy to do this together with you as a team based on your own data/products/specifications. To that end, we adapt our training courses optimally and individually to your needs.

Technical documentation Tools you should know

Besides pure content management functions, SCHEMA ST4 offers other useful tools. Use the Page Layout Designer to quickly and effortlessly generate layouts for print publications. The Online Media Designer provides support in creating multimedia outputs. A workflow engine makes it possible to automate your editorial processes. All versions also include a Callout Designer that facilitates working with graphics.

Documentation portal – providing technical documentation in a targeted manner

Technical documents such as manuals, operating instructions, assembly instructions, etc. should be easy to find, up-to-date and clearly laid out so that searching for the right information does not take up valuable time. This requires a central repository where data can be collected, updated in real time and made available in a way that is suitable for the target group.

Especially the Content Delivery Server (CDS) or the Info Cube are further exciting future-oriented solutions about which we can advise you.


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Quanos InfoCube

The Quanos InfoCube can be used to distribute product-related information from the SCHEMA ST4 XML editing system and other sources in a targeted manner, both online and offline. This provides users (such as customers or employees in the customer contact list) with the possibility of finding the required information quickly and easily.

The Quanos InfoCube is a cloud-native application aimed primarily at companies in the sectors of mechanical and plant engineering, software and medical technology. It is operated on a Kubernetes cluster and is flexibly scalable, highly reliable and secured against unauthorised access.

SCHEMA ST4 Gold Partner

With SCHEMA ST4 you benefit


Simply reuse text modules in different documentation products instead of creating them twice.

Media neutrality

With XML editing systems, you separate the content from the layout. This means that different output formats can be created from a single, centrally held data source in just a few clicks.

translation effort

The integrated translation management system lets you automatically play out and play back different languages of your documentation.

gold partner

As a Gold Partner for the SCHEMA ST4 editing system, we offer comprehensive support, from initial implementation to migration of legacy data or training of your editing team.

XML editing systems

The SCHEMA ST4 professional editing system can be used to create and manage product information such as manuals, loose-leaf works and online help easily and cost-effectively. As a digital agency, we help companies in the Munich area and the entire DACH region to tap the full potential of the editorial system and to make the start-up phase efficient.

Modular principle simplifies technical documentation

A mere supplementary sheet is no longer sufficient as documentation. In addition to a classic manual, customers expect information offerings on the Internet, support via mobile devices and smart information with seamless integration of a wide range of communication platforms. Not only do instructions have to be translated into the language of all target countries, but also adapted to their specific conditions. This means the number of technical documents and the associated effort increase exponentially. Old methods are quickly overwhelmed.

SCHEMA editing system Text creation has never been so easy

The SCHEMA ST4 editing system allows you to compile new text variants from individual reusable text modules using drag and drop. Similarly, you can copy a similar compilation and change it as needed. The system is also able to automatically fill templates with suitable building blocks. Once variant management has been configured, it is also possible to publish the current status at the push of a button or even fully automatically.

Frequently asked questions about Component Content Management Systems

Here you will find most of the answers. If you still have questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

Which editorial system does C+P use?

Primarily as a Quanos gold partner, C+P has been using SCHEMA ST4 as an XML-based editorial system for many years. The majority of our customers also use ST4. For these customers, our technical editors work directly on the customer system via secure remote connections. All members of our staff are trained on ST4. C+P has many years of experience in a large number of ST4 projects.

What is SCHEMA ST4?
SCHEMA ST4 is a powerful Component Content Management System (CCMS) that was specifically developed for use in technical editing. It enables the efficient management, reuse and publication of modular or ‘component-based’ content. SCHEMA ST4 is based on XML and enables publication in a wide variety of formats (single source publishing). It provides optimum support for the versioning of publications and translations. The automation modules can be used to automate processes and to connect to other systems without abandoning the standard.
What advantages do editorial systems like SCHEMA ST4 offer?
Editorial systems like SCHEMA ST4 offer numerous advantages. They enable the efficient reuse of content, saving both time and money. The use of templates and automated processes supports the creation of consistent, high-quality documents. Their workflow management functions also improve team collaboration and built-in compliance tools support compliance with standards and regulations. Translations can be optimally controlled and published.
What are the costs for the SCHEMA ST4 editorial system?
The costs for the editorial system cannot be stated in a general and straightforward manner. As well as the pure software costs, migration, layout creation and training play a major role in the overall calculation. As a gold partner and reseller, C+P can provide advice and create tailor-made offers.
What payment models are there for SCHEMA ST4?
SCHEMA ST4 can be purchased as software and installed on your own servers or on cloud servers (e.g. Microsoft Azure). It is also possible to rent licences or to order hosting directly from Quanos.
Does C+P offer SCHEMA ST4 training courses for editors and editorial teams?
Yes, we offer individual training courses tailored to customer needs. As a rule, after migrating a pilot project, the training takes place directly on the customer’s own content. Shorter training units have proven to be effective so the participants can immediately put what has been learned into practice and progress step by step.
What is the difference between CCMS and CMS?

A Content Management System (CMS) and a Component Content Management System (CCMS) are both used to manage content, but there are important differences between the two. A CMS is a system primarily used to create, edit, organise and publish content for websites. It is a more general tool that can be used flexibly for different types of content and websites.

A CCMS, on the other hand, specialises in the management of modular or ‘component-based’ content. Instead of managing entire documents or pages, a CCMS works with smaller, reusable content units or ‘components’ (e.g. warnings). They can then be reused in different documents or contexts. A CCMS is particularly useful for large, complex volumes of documentation, where it provides efficiency and consistency through the reuse and consistent management of content.

How can I migrate my existing technical documentation to the SCHEMA ST4 editorial system?

SCHEMA ST4 offers direct import options for Word and FrameMaker documents. There is also a specific XML format for import. Neatly structured documents can be easily imported and structured into modules. It often makes sense, however, to revise and restructure the content. We then use existing documents as ‘input’ and recreate the documentation in ST4.

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