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New Adobe CMS: A Faster Way to Publish Content, But at What Cost?

3 months ago

Creating content and publishing it on the web can be a challenging task. That's why new tools and solutions are constantly emerging, each offering unique paths to make the process smoother and more efficient. [Adobe Franklin](https://www.aem.live/home) is one such tool that has caught the attention of Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) users. Let's explore Adobe Franklin's potential and examine how it may fit into your content creation and publishing workflow. Adobe Franklin integrates familiar word processing tools such as Google Docs or Microsoft Word while using GitHub for configuration and styling. This approach allows content creators to utilize tools they're __already familiar with__ for authoring. The standout features of Adobe Franklin are its ability to instantly render content, eliminating the need for time-consuming rebuilding processes. Say goodbye to wasted time– and hello to practical and efficient content creation. Project Franklin also takes it further by bypassing manual content copying since “working documents” become the content record; empowering team members and boosting productivity. ### How Does Adobe Franklin Work? Let’s look at the step-by-step process for using Adobe Franklin: 1. Connect your Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) instance with Microsoft Office or Google Docs 2. Configure your sites reusable CSS, HTML, and JavaScript blocks 3. Draft and structure your content by specifying elements like titles, headings, tables, and more Franklin then dynamically transforms this content and renders it as a web page Through this approach teams benefit from the collaboration features native to their preferred platforms and simplified digital asset management. This leads to faster web development and easier deployment. Adobe Franklin represents a shift in how we approach content creation and management. It offers businesses and content creators a more efficient and user-friendly experience. ### Speeding Up Content Creation Without Sacrificing Quality As Adobe seeks to create more flexibility and speed for content creation there is consequently a move away from traditional content modeling. However, there is yet a way to reconcile this cost. Deliberate content modeling unlocks emergent business and customer benefits when implemented. To name a few: improved consistency, increased management capabilities, effective adaptability, expanded personalization, facilitating reusability, and offering scalability. Check out our [Content Modeling](https://simplea.com/Glossary-Directory/content-model) page for more resources diving into these topics. __So, how do we not lose these important features from content modeling?__ [A] posits that you still need and practice content modeling while using this new Adobe product. Importantly, this still does not slow authors down. Teams should model and map their domain and the content types they need and use. Define the relationships between content elements and determine their schema mark-up. Create your metadata profiles and discover where they are reused. Once you have your initial content model, then work with the authoring teams to generate starting templates. The initial formatting will already be in place letting authors move at full speed while still able to adapt and create ad-hoc adjustments. Yet you can still retain the massive beneficial features of content modeling and apply the necessary mark-up, metadata, semantic, or taxonomy information by managing a Core Content Model. Although this approach and benefits are attainable with traditional modeling methods, using the tool CoreModels lets you configure and connect your model automatically with your content stack. The initial modeling exercise is important to content success, but teams also need to maintain and evolve the model over time. If the model stays siloed in its own corner it will not be able to elevate the content. That is why [A] developed CoreModels as part of the Schematica suite. By using a configurable and mappable system of modeling your content, teams discard the burden of manual model amending. This approach extracts the pull potential and impact of content models while also enabling the most effective way teams can update their models as it necessitates change. ### Embracing Efficiency: The Future of Content Publishing with AEM Franklin Project Franklin represents an exciting step forward in improving the authoring experience within AEM. If you've ever found the AEM platform challenging, smoother content publishing could become a reality. While AEM Franklin is a simple CMS architecture, it is strategically designed to optimize content delivery speed and webpage efficiency. The time and resource savings from improving content creation processes should be reinvested to balance out and bolster the modeling and engineering side of content assembly. With these two variables working arm-in-arm, the exponential benefits compound. The road ahead holds the promise of exciting times for AEM users. They now have the opportunity to explore a new and faster way to publish content with AEM, streamlining their workflows and achieving their digital objectives more efficiently. Although AEM enterprise licenses will have access to implement Adobe Franklin, it is not automatically included so users won't notice anything different unless it's implemented. Adobe Franklin represents an exciting step forward, balancing authoring speed and flexibility with its composable architecture, data-driven approach, and cloud-native architecture. Content creators can leverage these unique technological capabilities to increase agility, reduce costs, and boost collaboration. This is a big step on the path to more nimble content management and processes. As the product continues to evolve and expand, Adobe Franklin has the potential to become an indispensable tool for digital experience professionals seeking to maximize productivity and efficiency in an evolving digital landscape. For content publishers, it brings the promise of faster, more flexible, and more scalable content production that meets emerging needs. __For those ready to capture these benefits of Adobe Franklin__, [A] offers our unique combination of content operation services and support software. We are building a practice to meet this emerging tech and enable clients to capture its full impact. If you would like to be part of this initial client set, [please connect with us.](https://simplea.com/About/Contact-Us)

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New Adobe CMS: A Faster Way to Publish Content, But at What Cost?

Creating content and publishing it on the web can be a challenging task. That's why new tools and solutions are constantly emerging, each offering unique paths to make the process smoother and more efficient. [Adobe Franklin](https://www.aem.live/home) is one such tool that has caught the attention of Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) users. Let's explore Adobe Franklin's potential and examine how it may fit into your content creation and publishing workflow. Adobe Franklin integrates familiar word processing tools such as Google Docs or Microsoft Word while using GitHub for configuration and styling. This approach allows content creators to utilize tools they're __already familiar with__ for authoring. The standout features of Adobe Franklin are its ability to instantly render content, eliminating the need for time-consuming rebuilding processes. Say goodbye to wasted time– and hello to practical and efficient content creation. Project Franklin also takes it further by bypassing manual content copying since “working documents” become the content record; empowering team members and boosting productivity. ### How Does Adobe Franklin Work? Let’s look at the step-by-step process for using Adobe Franklin: 1. Connect your Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) instance with Microsoft Office or Google Docs 2. Configure your sites reusable CSS, HTML, and JavaScript blocks 3. Draft and structure your content by specifying elements like titles, headings, tables, and more Franklin then dynamically transforms this content and renders it as a web page Through this approach teams benefit from the collaboration features native to their preferred platforms and simplified digital asset management. This leads to faster web development and easier deployment. Adobe Franklin represents a shift in how we approach content creation and management. It offers businesses and content creators a more efficient and user-friendly experience. ### Speeding Up Content Creation Without Sacrificing Quality As Adobe seeks to create more flexibility and speed for content creation there is consequently a move away from traditional content modeling. However, there is yet a way to reconcile this cost. Deliberate content modeling unlocks emergent business and customer benefits when implemented. To name a few: improved consistency, increased management capabilities, effective adaptability, expanded personalization, facilitating reusability, and offering scalability. Check out our [Content Modeling](https://simplea.com/Glossary-Directory/content-model) page for more resources diving into these topics. __So, how do we not lose these important features from content modeling?__ [A] posits that you still need and practice content modeling while using this new Adobe product. Importantly, this still does not slow authors down. Teams should model and map their domain and the content types they need and use. Define the relationships between content elements and determine their schema mark-up. Create your metadata profiles and discover where they are reused. Once you have your initial content model, then work with the authoring teams to generate starting templates. The initial formatting will already be in place letting authors move at full speed while still able to adapt and create ad-hoc adjustments. Yet you can still retain the massive beneficial features of content modeling and apply the necessary mark-up, metadata, semantic, or taxonomy information by managing a Core Content Model. Although this approach and benefits are attainable with traditional modeling methods, using the tool CoreModels lets you configure and connect your model automatically with your content stack. The initial modeling exercise is important to content success, but teams also need to maintain and evolve the model over time. If the model stays siloed in its own corner it will not be able to elevate the content. That is why [A] developed CoreModels as part of the Schematica suite. By using a configurable and mappable system of modeling your content, teams discard the burden of manual model amending. This approach extracts the pull potential and impact of content models while also enabling the most effective way teams can update their models as it necessitates change. ### Embracing Efficiency: The Future of Content Publishing with AEM Franklin Project Franklin represents an exciting step forward in improving the authoring experience within AEM. If you've ever found the AEM platform challenging, smoother content publishing could become a reality. While AEM Franklin is a simple CMS architecture, it is strategically designed to optimize content delivery speed and webpage efficiency. The time and resource savings from improving content creation processes should be reinvested to balance out and bolster the modeling and engineering side of content assembly. With these two variables working arm-in-arm, the exponential benefits compound. The road ahead holds the promise of exciting times for AEM users. They now have the opportunity to explore a new and faster way to publish content with AEM, streamlining their workflows and achieving their digital objectives more efficiently. Although AEM enterprise licenses will have access to implement Adobe Franklin, it is not automatically included so users won't notice anything different unless it's implemented. Adobe Franklin represents an exciting step forward, balancing authoring speed and flexibility with its composable architecture, data-driven approach, and cloud-native architecture. Content creators can leverage these unique technological capabilities to increase agility, reduce costs, and boost collaboration. This is a big step on the path to more nimble content management and processes. As the product continues to evolve and expand, Adobe Franklin has the potential to become an indispensable tool for digital experience professionals seeking to maximize productivity and efficiency in an evolving digital landscape. For content publishers, it brings the promise of faster, more flexible, and more scalable content production that meets emerging needs. __For those ready to capture these benefits of Adobe Franklin__, [A] offers our unique combination of content operation services and support software. We are building a practice to meet this emerging tech and enable clients to capture its full impact. If you would like to be part of this initial client set, [please connect with us.](https://simplea.com/About/Contact-Us)

3 months ago

AI Technology

AI's Missing Ingredient: Intelligent Content

My Saturday mornings used to be full of artificial intelligence. Thanks to the TV shows I watched and the comics and books I read, I grew up expecting to live in a world of robots that could think and talk, vehicles of all sizes that would whisk me off to far-away destinations with no need for drivers or pilots, and computers that responded to voice commands and knew the answer to just about everything. I may not yet have that robot butler, and my first experience with a self-driving car left me more apprehensive than impressed, but in other ways artificial intelligence (AI) is now part of my everyday existence, and in ways that I don’t even think about. One of the first things I do each morning is ask Siri for the day’s weather forecast, and then check to make sure that my Nest thermostat is reacting accordingly. During the day, Pandora’s predictive analytics choose my music, and in the evening Netflix serves up my favorite shows and movies. My books arrive courtesy of Amazon, and there’s a fair chance that some of those purchases were driven by recommendations generated via AI. ### Technology Debt Hampers AI Advances This is all great stuff, but it’s just a small representation of the promise of AI, and that promise has not yet been realized. We are carrying a lot of technology debt that is hampering the truly seamless AI customer experience. When the systems we already have don’t interact, and companies continue to build point solution silos, duplicate process across business units, or fail to take a holistic view of their data, content and technology assets, then the existing AI systems will continue to pull from a restricted set of information. Over the past several years, as I have talked and worked with companies that are pursuing AI initiatives, I have noticed that the majority of those projects fail for a common reason, it may not be the only reason, but it’s definitely a common denominator. ### AI Needs Intelligent Content No artificial intelligence proof of concept, pilot program or full implementation will scale without the fuel that connects systems to users — content. And not just any content, but the right content at the right time to answer a question or move through a process. AI can help automate mundane tasks and free up the humans to be more creative, but it needs the underpinning of data in context — and that is content, specifically content that is intelligent. The way we deliver and interact with content is changing. It used to be good enough to create large monolithic pieces of content: manuals, white papers, PDF brochures, etc. and follow the traditional broadcast model or publish in a passive mode in the hope that in the best case we could drive our customers to find it or, in the worst case, just hope that whoever needed it stumbled across it via search or navigation. With the rise of new delivery channels and AI-driven algorithms, that has changed. We no longer just want to consume content, we want to have conversations with it. The broadcast model has changed to an invoke-and-respond model. To meet the needs of the new delivery models like AI, our content needs to be active and delivered proactively. It should also be modular, coherent, self-aware and quantum. Here are definitions of those last four characteristics: - __Modular:__ Existing in smaller, self-contained units of information that address single topics. - __Coherent:__ Defined, described and managed through a common content model so that it can be moved across systems. - __Self-Aware:__ Connected with semantics, taxonomy, structure and context. - __Quantum:__ Content segments that can exist in multiple states and systems at the same time. [Intelligent content](https://simplea.com/Articles/What-is-Intelligent-Content) with a common content and semantics model that allows systems to talk the same language when moving content across silos may be the key to unlocking the technology disconnect that is holding AI back from even greater acceptance. Next Steps: Learn more about how [content intelligence](https://simplea.com/Articles/What-is-Intelligent-Content) works together with AI and chatbots. __Read__: [AI Marketing, Chatbots, and Your CMS.](https://simplea.com/Articles/AI-Marketing-Chatbots-and-Your-CMS)

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