Tessio is a content platform featuring both a server and content repository to store and manage content and a professional authoring environment. Tessio has an advanced XML-importer to integrate with third-party systems. And with Tessio's powerful open API you can easily access content to create custom content views. Tessio is ready for all types of content and features state of the art content modeling; Tessio supports content that is hierarchically structured, content with variations and grouped content. Tessio enables organizations to adopt a successful and flexible content strategy.
Tessio's benefits include:
- Suitable for a variety of uses: Digital Asset Management, Knowledge Management, Media Library, Catalogue, Data Hub, Data Driven Journalism, Interactive Web Applications, Recipes, Documentation.
- Deploy a unified content strategy with Tessio by creating consistently structured content for reuse, manage relevant content in a definitive source, and assemble content on demand.
- Includes professional editing functionality out-of-the-box.
- Includes Digital Asset Management functionality out-of-the-box.
- Has a robust, standards-based architecture to ensure greater performance, scalability and fail-safe operation with reduced risk.
- Tessio implements quickly thanks to comprehensive straight-out-of-the-box functions for simple and flexible configuration.
- Custom development is straightforward through powerful APIs and open standards.
- Built for enterprise scale.
- Optimal price/performance ratio due to a simple licensing model without processor lock-in and with minimal infrastructure requirements.
Tessio can help you to:
- Achieve shorter time to market.
- Reduce your costs to create content.
- Make better use of your resources.
- Improve the quality of your content.
Create & Edit Content
Tessio's editor offers exactly what you need, no more and no less. Copy & paste, paragraph and text formatting, lists, links to other sites and an integrated, upgradeable global spell check are standard features with Tessio.
Our table editor ensures barrier-free table generation. You can simply drag & drop other Tessio content into your text, no matter whether images, picture galleries, video or audio.
All commands can be initiated via a menu or by using familiar shortcuts.
Use Metadata to the Max
Freely Configurable Metadata
Tessio’s metadata entry can be flexibly configured per content type; hence Tessio supports all Metadata standards imaginable, from simple generic models like Dublin Core to more complex domain specific models.
Tessio supports tagging content by a unique tagging field. To speed up tag entry, Tessio suggests tags that have been used before, as you are typing.
Controlled Vocabularies / Taxonomies
With Tessio you can define several controlled vocabularies, that can be applied to different contexts.
Live / Not Live
Tessio not only allows for content items to be published or de-published automatically, but also manages all internal references to said content item, thereby avoiding misleading cross-references.
IPTC Metadata Extraction for JPG images
With Tessio you can access and copy the IPTC metadata in JPG images you upload.
Editing images in Tessio is child’s play. Tessio automatically extracts the IPTC metadata from an uploaded image and generates all image versions required, from large banners to small teasers. In addition, you can select the appropriate detail, image quality, and sharpness for each version.
Manage Data Tables
With Tessio’s dynamic tables you can manage data tables with speed and flexibility. Producing interactive features, including saving elections results and systematizing sales figures has never been this straightforward. Even processing data sheets and displaying poll findings are quick and easy processes. Tessio simplifies your work by offering mandatory fields, values for selection, validations and link creation via drag & drop.
The structured saving of table data allows information to be flexibly evaluated and dynamically displayed. All tables are of course fully compatible with imports so you can also easily use content from external sources.
Group Content with Drag & Drop
With an innovated drag & drop function, Tessio allows you to group content or compile a collection from available documents faster than ever before.
The process is streamlined: open a document, start a search, and drag the relevant content to the “Components” section. Finished!
You can use this method to create slide shows or add related content to your documents.
Tessio ensures that all changes to a source document are passed on to each reference – no matter whether you have reworked some text or completely removed the document. Content in Tessio is always up to date and “dead” references are a thing of the past.
Create Content in a Team: A More Intelligent Way to Work
Tessio's innovative task view facilitates your workflow. Drag & drop content to the appropriate section. Your document, with or without a brief comment, can then be reviewed by all Tessio users who have access to the specified task section. They can then integrate the document into collections or composed documents using drag & drop, or reply with a comment. The Tessio task view is flexible. It allows you to pitch content to other departments, to map internal workflows and to monitor news feeds and imports.
Explore & Find Content
Find it Fast with Tessio’s Built-in Search Engine
Scan your database. With Tessio, you can identify the precise content you are looking for from among millions of documents. For ease of use, the search function is fully integrated into your working process and provides results in fractions of a second in a readable form.
Of course, search results can be further filtered according to specific users, document types, keywords or publishing states.
You can then edit search results in Tessio directly by rapidly opening documents, adding articles to home pages via drag & drop or placing images in texts. Naturally, Tessio saves your favorite searches and history.
With Tessio, teams can use familiar folders (“structure nodes”) to organize their content repository. Tessio’s search view has a “browse” option to explore content by folder browsing. This is especially helpful for smaller repositories or very structured repositories. Additionally, browsing can be combined with all available content filters, so that only relevant content items will be shown.
Use Personal Lightboxes for Collecting Images
Collect images and save them to your personal lightboxes. Once in a lightbox, images are ready to be added to stories and slide shows by drag & drop.
Remember Content with Personal Bookmarks
Bookmark and sort document content in Tessio’s handy bookmark view.
Store & Manage Content
Internally, Tessio uses the innovative open standard “JCR” (Content Repository for Java Technology API) for standard, cross-system, independent storage of data. JCR is compatible with all standard database systems. Tessio customers benefit indirectly from the wide range of options offered by the JCR standard. Tessio supports content that is hierarchically structured, content with variations and grouped content.
Hierarchic Content Repository
Tessio has a hierarchic, two-level content repository with support for usage of two separate databases at the same time.
Support for File Systems and all Major Database Systems
Tessio supports all major database systems, eg. Oracle, MySQL, Apache Derby (Default). Alternatively, Tessio supports file system storage. Also, database and file system storage can be combined, for example, to support an environment where text and image content is stored in a database system while large video files are stored in the file system.
Flexible Role-based permissions
When working within different departments and divisions in a company, roles become critical. Tessio provides the ability to specify permissions based on real-world roles in your organization.
Transparent Lock Handling
Once you (or a script) open a document, it is automatically locked and cannot be changed by other Tessio users. Once the document is closed, the lock is automatically released.
To support better collaboration, Tessio informs both parties involved. Tessio lets the person who attempts to open a locked document know who locked the document, and vice versa. Depending on the person’s role, a locked document can be opened read-only and the document’s lock can be cracked, if , for example, the current lock owner seems to just have forgotten to close the document.
Custom Automated Workflows
Tessio’s client allows developers to save scripts with which they access and change Tessio’s workflows. Tessio supports lightweight scripting (Groovy and BeanShell scripting language and others) in accordance with standard JSR 223.
Version History with Rollback
Tessio’s version history allows you to compare versions to see what has been changed between versions. You can also use it to roll back to a previous version. Once a published content is changed, Tessio will create one working version until the content is published. Whenever a document is published, Tessio will create a new version of the content. You can configure Tessio’s version management to specify how many versions Tessio will keep.
Export Your Custom Configurations
Tessio can export the entire configuration for you. Tessio will create (zipped) XML files that can easily be re-imported in other Tessio instances, to, for example, initialize a new production-ready Tessio server by using a configuration that was created on your development server.
Access & Distribute Content
Open API for Content Views
As a developer you have full access to a development repository with both Tessio’s client and server API. This allows you to develop individual clients, connect external systems and add delivery functions. Tessio’s API is a robust JAVA API which allows for quick and clean access to content objects.
Use Tessio to create a digital collection which fosters the reuse of content and the creation of new content by compiling, merging and curating existing content.
Connect to Your Publishing System
Connect Tessio to any kind of publishing system. This could be a custom website, a web content management system, an desktop publishing system for printing, an editorial system for broadcasting, a WIKI or a documentation engine based on DocBook.
With Tessio you can easily create XML or JSON feeds to be accessed by third parties or other systems.
Tessio’s importer offers developers a powerful tool to transform, change, and import content into Tessio. Features include:
- a well defined XML format,
- the possibility to mix XSLT and Java programming,
- accessibility via a web service,
- the possibility to update content and to update specific parts of a content item,
- external IDs to reference systems across disparate systems.
Web Browser Tabs
Another benefit: you can easily connect a document tab in Tessio’s DeskClient with an external website or online-application, such as web analytics or a forum thread related to the document at hand.
As a developer you have full access to a development repository with Tessio’s client API and delivery API. This allows you to develop individual clients, connect external systems and add delivery functions. Tessio’s API is a robust JAVA API which allows for quick and clean access to content objects.
All Tessio components come with a JMX interface (Java Management Extensions) to adapt Tessio's monitoring to individual needs and to integrate with existing monitoring systems.
No need to manually copy and manage thousands of user accounts. Tessio supports LDAP for large organizations. [Tessio Enterprise only.]
Customize and Extend Tessio
Your Way. Convenient User Interface and Document Type Configuration
You define individual document types and the corresponding editing interfaces directly in the Tessio administration view; there is no need to program or to process cryptic XML files.
Instead, you use select values, regular expressions for validation, and mandatory fields in order to define the form and structure of content types. Inheritance can be used to reuse definitions and namespaces can be used to organize them. You can then define in detail the features of the corresponding user interface that is automatically generated by Tessio.
Make Use of Flexible Document Tabs
Tessio uses document tabs to structure each document's content into easily digestible chunks. Typically, basic content is separated from meta data. In Tessio, you can configure the tabs that you need per document type, how your tabs are labeled and how the document's entry fields should be placed on these tabs.
Tessio’s client allows developers to save scripts with which they access Tessio workflows. Tessio supports lightweight scripting (Groovy and BeanShell scripting language and others) in accordance with standard JSR 223.
Link Custom Previews to Tessio Content Types
In some cases Tessio’s users need to preview content in a real world view. In Tessio you can easily link an external preview-URL with each content type. Tessio users then can comfortably access the preview via the built-in browser window.
Make Use of Tessio's Add-ons
Integrate Tessio with Bing Maps, Kaltura, Twitter, Facebook, Solr and more.
Develop Your Own Plug-ins
The plug-in concept from Eclipse RCP allows you to expand the DeskClient with standard technologies. An integrated browser component enables seamless integration of web-based applications into the DeskClient.
Rock Solid Technology
Java Content Repository - A Content Standard for the Future
Internally, Tessio uses the open standard “JCR” (Content Repository for Java Technology API) for standard, cross-system, independent storage of data. JCR is compatible with all standard database systems. Tessio customers benefit indirectly from the wide range of options offered by the JCR standard. subshell uses the reference implementation of the standard by the renowned Apache Software Foundation with its Apache JackRabbit JCR repository.
Eclipse Based Authoring: One Editor for All Platforms
Tessio' Editor is built using the Eclipse Rich Client Platform. As a result, administrators and developers have the same fast experience on Mac, PC, or Linux. Plus, Toromiro is easily extendable by adding plug-ins or custom adapters. In addition, the editor does not affect the “inside” of your operating system. If required, it automatically updates itself and connects via HTTP(S) to the editing server. A further advantage is that Eclipse RCP is completely plug-in-based; you can expand Tessio whenever you want.