Oxford Analytica Case Study
Oxford Analytica, a leading industry analyst firm, streamlines XML content editing and publishing processes, allowing end users to easily create and edit business content in XML format using Altova Authentic.
"Oxford Analytica publishes its Daily Brief every working day to thousands of users across the world. We took a decision to unify our many production methods into a single method. XML was the obvious way to go. But how to allow our editors to use a WYSIWYG interface, without spending many man-hours converting to XML or a fortune on custom development? Oxford Analytica was already familiar with the benefits XMLSpy could bring to working with XML, but the release of Authentic as a stand-alone product allowed us to combine the benefits of WYSIWYG with XML output. At a technical level, its support for XML Schema and its extensibility has allowed us to keep flexibility in output, and free rein in importing from other formats. Its stability is also impressive. From a user perspective, the easily absorbed user interface has made it easy to adopt," said Moray McConnachie, IT Manager at Oxford Analytica. "We estimate we will shave an hour off final production time each day - critical in a business which prides itself on 'timely and authoritative analysis.'"
Founded in 1975, Oxford Analytica is an international research and consulting firm, which provides business and political leaders with timely analysis of worldwide political, economic, and social developments. Oxford Analytica acts as a bridge between the world of ideas and the world of enterprise by leveraging an extensive international network of over 1,000 senior members at Oxford and other leading universities around the world, as well as think-tanks and institutes of international standing. Clients of Oxford Analytica include multinational corporations, major banks, national governments, and international institutions in more than 30 countries.