Selecting the right S1000D software tools for your projects and organisations can be fraught with obstacles and longterm minefields.

A significant part of my working day is advising clients on the best and appropriate software for their technical documentation requirements, including S1000D, ATA and DITA support.

Over the years, I have developed a bit of a sixth sense for aligning and selecting the right tools to the corporate technical publication need. I have developed a packed knowledge bank that is second to none on the right questions to ask as well as some of the things you must consider before sending a purchase order to anyone.

Often I may ask the obvious questions that are that obvious they have missed, but most importantly, I ask the questions that you MUST be focusing on asking as well as some tips on getting the selection process right.

In this short video, I look at things from the S1000D Bike Data, through to support contracts and licensing requirements. Of course, I am not giving away everything that I would look at, but this gives you some insight as to how I work and support my clients to achieve software success!

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Join us at TDW-Live this year where I will be presenting all the updates from the technical communications market as well as some technology advancements that I believe we must be aware of.

Mike Ingledew

A trained aircraft engineer (rotorcraft), I entered in to the field of technical information writing S1000D data modules on a major European military platform.

After a series of high profile project roles and the privilege of supporting clients worldwide, I ended my 'employed' career at a subsidiary of Boeing Aircraft after I decided to leave and focus on TDW full-time.

From my time supporting clients worldwide, I could see that there was a market need for an independent organisation that could be a trusted advisory source for those needing to implement successful technical information strategies.

I am passionate about the art of technical communications and the process, software and skills needed in our market.

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