Single-source publishing – save time and money on content management

How can CSOFT help with your single-source publishing needs?

CSOFT’s Global Communications team is experienced in building content from the ground up for international organizations with industry-standard single-source publishing software.

Our team of expert writers can help you to overcome the challenges of moving your content to single source publishing software.

Once your content is created, our writers can manage any updates or changes and create outputs for the correct end user and format.


What are the benefits of single-source publishing?

CSOFT’s Global Communications team can create and manage content for you, and our single-source publishing service will give you the following benefits:



Quickly generate outputs for multiple formats and end users, all in one place.



Easily manage growing content for multiple formats, end users and languages.



Reduce errors by editing one master source file and automatically updating all outputs.


Lower ongoing costs

Save time and money by updating one master source file instead of hundreds of outputs.

What is single-source publishing?

CSOFT’s single-source publishing service is a content management concept that allows us to create content once and publish it multiple times across multiple formats. Our team can customize the way your content will appear on a website as opposed to in print, and customize what content will appear for different types of readers.

Keeping all of your content in one master source file saves time. Instead of creating content for every output you want to publish, we can easily generate it all from the master source file. All you need to do is decide how you want the content to appear and what needs to be included.

One source, multiple outputs

Imagine you are writing a sales paper and want slightly different content in print and online. You also want different types of customers to read different information.

With our single-source publishing service, we can write all of your content in one place, the master source file. Then we “tag” which content is for which outputs and readers. When you tag a piece of content, you are telling the software where this content should appear when you output it.

Once your content is written and tagged, our writers will output it. By using tags, outputs will be automatically generated for the correct reader and format. This prevents the need for writing new content for different readers or maintaining multiple versions of your content for different formats.

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How does it help with content management?

With CSOFT’s single source publishing service, all of your content is stored in the master source file. This allows content management to become automated, saving you time and money.

Keep scalability under control

Imagine you run a business with offices in New York, London and Shanghai. You have just implemented a new online HR system and have written a user manual for it with conventional word processing software.

You discover that users across the different offices will use the HR system in a slightly different way because local employment laws are different. You write a slightly different user manual for each office. You now have three different user manuals.

You then discover that managers and employees use the HR system in a different way and need a different user manual for both. Each office requires a slightly different user manual for managers and employees and you now have six different user manuals.

After a year of using the HR system, a new function has been added and the user manuals need to be updated. You have been using conventional word processing software and must update six user manuals manually, wasting many manhours.

Now imagine there were more offices, more types of users and multiple formats to publish to. The content you have to manage could quickly get out of control, time will be wasted and errors are sure to creep in.

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Single source publishing to the rescue!

By keeping all of your content in one master source file, our team can update it in one place. Updates are automatically pushed out to every version of the user manual when we generate outputs.

By tagging content in the master source file as being for certain users, offices or formats only, the required content will automatically appear in your outputs.

We don’t need to maintain different versions of user manuals and waste manhours updating them all every time something changes, we simply update the appropriate content in the master source file.

What are the challenges with single source publishing and how can CSOFT help me to overcome them?

Up-front planning

When creating or moving content onto a single source publishing platform, it is essential to organize the content properly from the start. Otherwise, you will struggle to output the correct content for the correct end-users. Our team is experienced in setting up single sourcing projects and can plan the best way to organize your content from the start to ensure your content is delivered successfully to the end-users.

Steep learning curve

Single sourcing software introduces many new functions and features that can overwhelm new users. With the Global Communications team’s experience, we can hit the ground running and immediately begin creating content. We can even provide training so that you can manage your own projects in the future.

Initial software costs

Single sourcing software is highly specialized and vastly increases productivity for content creators, making it a worthwhile investment. The CSOFT Global Communications team already has single sourcing software licenses and is working on projects now. We can create new content for you or move existing content onto a single sourcing platform and deliver outputs to you, meaning you don’t need to buy the software.

What kind of content can CSOFT create for me?

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