Kohler Plumbing Americas has implemented software developer XyEnterprise's comprehensive XML product documentation solution for its line of plumbing products. The software will provide Kohler with content management, workflow, and publishing capability to complement the sales, support, and delivery of its leading line of products.

"Manufacturing, packaging and shipping just one Kohler product - for example, a kitchen faucet - requires publishing numerous documents that incorporate data from a wide range of internal sources," said Mark Peterson, manager of technical communications. "This includes consumer dimensional drawings, specifications, care and warranty information, and the instruction manual. The XyEnterprise solution enables us to be more efficient in our ability to document and deliver our products."

This integrated solution combines XyEnterprise's Content Manager and XML Professional Publisher (XPP) software. Information from engineering, marketing, and manufacturing is gathered in Content's single-source repository. All needed documentation is then assembled and published to produce high-quality postscript and PDF output. Real-time XML data, such as the latest product dimensions, are incorporated automatically into all documents, assuring that retailers and consumers receive manuals and warrantee information that are accurate and up-to-date.