Single Sourcing


“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
– Sally Berger

With the myriad of delivery options in today’s businesses, it makes tremendous sense to combine and consolidate messages into a single, cross-functional format. Single Sourcing is a methodology eases the production of information across multiple platforms from a single set of source material. For example, content can be created in a tool such as Microsoft Word or Adobe FrameMaker and then delivered across multiple platforms with a simple conversion to PDF, HTML, or XML. Source documents continue to be managed in Microsoft Word or Adobe FrameMaker and necessary conversions are done with a click of a button when required.

Single Sourcing of content isn’t applicable to every project or organization. Our consultants will help determine and deliver a content management method that makes the most sense for your unique situation. We can:

  • Create Custom XML DTDs (Document Type Definition)
  • Create Custom FrameMaker EDDs (Element Definition Document)
  • Design single source templates for applications such as Adobe FrameMaker and Microsoft Word

Cogent, LLC has been providing communication and technology solutions since 2005. Cogent evolved out of a prior company, Innovative Media Resources, Inc. which was founded in 1996. The principal owners of both companies have been in the communication and information services industry since 1994.