Best of The Exari Blog, Part 5

About this series: The Exari team has worked for nearly five years to make this blog a complete resource for information about contracts and document assembly. With more than 180 published articles, we thought we would introduce our newer readers to the most popular articles from the archive.

The year 2010 marks the 10th anniversary of Exari’s founding in Melbourne, Australia (officially, December, 1999). Back then, Exari’s founders saw the potential for XML to deliver a more powerful, controlled approach to automated contract drafting, and in 2001 Exari released the world’s first online document assembly system built on Java and XML.

Today, Exari is the only enterprise document automation solution that can easily automate all documents across the business document spectrum from highly complex to interactive to high volume communications.

Below are the most read posts of 2010.

  1. How to Ensure Your Document Assembly Project Fails
    As with all IT projects, there are a number of sure-fire ways to send a promising document assembly initiative off the rails. And that’s regardless of how good the technology is. So, what can you do to turn a great idea into an unmitigated disaster?…read full post 
  2. MS Word Patent Infringement: Is Your Document Assembly Investment At Risk?
    We’ve been getting asked one question with increasing regularity over the past couple of months. How is Exari affected by Microsoft Word’s patent infringement? SHORT ANSWER — We’re not affected at all…read full post 
  3. Why Complexity Matters
    Einstein once said that everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. And so it is with document automation. Everyone wants to make it as simple as possible. But anyone who tells you that it is simple (presumably by consuming whatever snake oil they are selling) is lying. Some document composition tasks are, by their very nature, highly complex, and some will make your head hurt. The challenge is to find the simplest and most effective way of dealing with them, so that you can fully reap the rewards of automation. Which begs two obvious question: what do we mean by complexity and does it affect your documents?…read full post

This is the final post in our “best of” series. We hope you have enjoyed looking back at the highlights of the first five years of The Exari Blog. We’ll be back in two weeks with a new post. While you’re waiting, why not try the software?

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