University of California, Irvine Case Study
University of California, Irvine automates business processes using Altova Authentic to power XML-based, internal business portal for administrative staff.
"A business portal is considered a key part of the New Business Architecture endorsed by all the University of California campuses. UC Irvine is one of the first campuses in the UC system to develop an administrative staff portal. In the early stages of planning the technical direction for our portal, we decided to employ the structured nature of XML to enable the standard look and feel for the portal. We developed content using XML," said Katya Sadovsky, Technical Project Leader for UC, Irvine.
Sadovsky continued, "We also wanted to allow subject matter experts to maintain their own content. The ability to edit XML content in a WYSIWYG fashion was essential to the success of our project. Altova Authentic allowed us to quickly and easily create a customized editing environment for our content developers. Users, who were familiar with word processors such as Microsoft Word, did not require any additional training to start using the Authentic product. Having the content edited by the subject matter experts directly reduced the amount of errors and streamlined content delivery."
UC Irvine is a leading higher level educational institution offering programs at the undergraduate, graduate, professional, and continuing education levels. UC Irvine is ranked in the nation's top 10 for information technology education by eWeek, a national high-tech magazine, and is ranked among the top 50 universities in the USA, or 12th among all public universities, according to the 2003 U.S. News & World Report annual college survey.