Méthode combines the text editing functions of a standard office application with the page layout functions of a dedicated graphic design tool.
These are the basic functions needed to create multimedia content and and preview its published format in multiple output channels.
But Méthode goes further.
In addition to these editing tools, it also also has a series of planning, coordination and quality control functions.
It is these functions that allow users to achieve high levels of productivity, quality and compliance in their publishing operations.
There is a granular system of permissions for individuals and groups ensuring that at each stage only permitted actions can be carried out by authorized users.
Checkpoints prevent items from moving on in the workflow until a required review or validation has been performed.
Previous versions of documents and media files are recorded. The resulting ‘audit trail’ provides a clear overview of changes made and the users responsible. At any time, an item can be rolled back to a previous version to recover from erroneous editing or damage.
These mechanisms ensure that all content complies with the regulatory and procedural conditions governing its production. They significantly reduce the need for manual control and inspection.