Montreal-based CGI has just announced the ‘official’ release of its Production Revenue Accounting Solution CGI PRAS. PRAS was developed in CGI’s Calgary location along with industry partners Devon, EnCana, Husky and Talisman, building on CGI’s product line that includes Triangle for the Canadian market and CGI Horizon and Petrocomp for the US. The packages manage production volume, royalty and government reporting along with facility charges for operated and non-operated properties.
CGI has developed the PRAS’ help system with the Darwin Type Information Architecture (DITA), a framework for the storage and management of textual information. CGI found DITA’s scalability and configurability to be superior to the previous commercial help authoring system. Tiberon Information Architects helped out on the information framework using its ‘Q6’ Architecture alongside DITA to generate the hypertext system.
In August 2007 the OASIS open standards consortium approved DITA version 1.1 as an OASIS Standard. DITA builds content re-use into the authoring process, defining an XML architecture for designing, writing, managing, and publishing many kinds of information in print and on the Web. CGI claims a broad client base of over 700 clients world wide.
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