Software by experts for experts
Established in 2008 by Matthias Heine, the company SingleFeeder has taken a thrilling and innovative path. Driving power for the founder Matthias Heine were 20 years of experience as a free-lance technical author. In his work, he handled projects for many renowned companies such as Sennheiser or Konica-Minolta. His many years of practical experience sourced the ideas and the requirements for the authoring system SingleFeeder, the first version of which was completed in the year of establishing the company.
During the following development, the focus was always on the suitability of the system for small technical authoring teams. Consequently, SingleFeeder now stands for low investment costs for a highly flexible system that is ready for immediate and easy use.
Beyond this, the following requirements guided the development:
- Free adjustability of the created manuals, in particular with respect to the layout
- Possible changes of the documentation independently of the manufacturer
- Unlimited number of languages
- Translation management that requires no rework of translated documents
- Global update functions for manuals, including the translations
- Cost efficiency to justify the investment also for small companies, in particular with the difficulty to plan future workloads.
The first version…
… of SingleFeeder strictly followed the Hamburg function model for texts. It was programmed for valid DocType XML with style sheets, XSL and XSLT. However, initial applications showed that the system was not flexible enough for general use. Despite this, the database model proved excellently for use in technical documentation.
The development of the second version…
… started in 2012. The tried and tested database model from the first version was taken over and developed further. With Word and FrameMaker, interfaces with widespread editors were integrated. The flexibility of the system respecting individual requirements - particularly focussing on the manuals produced by customers and prospects were optimally considered during development.
SingleFeeder version 2.0…
… meanwhile combines all the requirements listed above. Its low investment costs, the no-risk approach for prospects, its immediate usability and flexibility make the system a perfect match for small and medium-sized technical authoring teams.