Customer Stories

Setare’s customers publish standards and adoptions from XML and PDF.  They use our services to:

  • Publish from XML to 4 different formats in a single publishing run.
  • Publish previews on demand for webstores.
  • Enable editors to work with technical experts to add semantic information to standards that can be used by other programs and databases.
  • Create national adoptions in less than 5 minutes since Setare:

(i) obtains content directly from ISO and CEN on their behalf

(ii) almost eliminates manual data entry by deriving the national information automatically using customized rules.

  • Enable editors and committees to see the results of their XML authoring work in near final form.

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Gulf Cooperation Council Standardization Organization (GSO)

GSO is the regional standardization organisation for the Gulf States.  They have a catalogue of about 24,000 standards and technical regulations.  They adopt around 80% of these from international organisations and develop the other 20% within the region.

GSO use Setare’s Standards Publishing service for their regional standards and adoptions.  They also use Setare to offer their members a service to publish national standards and adoptions.  The first members taking advantage of this are the Bahrain Standards Metrology Directorate and the Omani Directorate General for Standards and Metrology.

GSO publish full standards and previews from XML in PDF and HTML formats.  In their webstores, previews are generated on-demand if they are not availabloe already.

“Setare’s publishing solution has helped us a lot in automating our publishing process specially for cover pages and forwards for all our standards, and we are also using it to publish the complete file for international standards adopted without any modification to achieve the reprint requirements to be exempted from any royalty fees.

Automating this process save us a lot of manual work, eliminates plenty errors and forces a very important consistency between our standards metadata database and our standards files.  The full benefits of this solution will be realized once we start authoring our standards in XML and are able to completely automate the publishing process.

Setare is really an important strategic partner for us in this mission, they really helped us a lot in integrating their solution with our systems and responded positively to our extra integration requirements.”

Head of IT Solutions

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Royal Netherlands Standardization Institute (NEN)

NEN supports the standardization process in The Netherlands and manages over 31,000 standards.

The editorial team at NEN are starting to create structured content in XML using Fonto.  Their goals are to improve the efficiency of the publishing process, shorten the publication time and learn more about the benefits of using XML.   Setare is a key part of their solution and will be used to publish the final standard from NISO STS XML.

Find out more about NEN’s project here.

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Standards Digital (Norway)

Standards Digital provides digital services to national standards bodies and standards development organizations.

They offer a collaborative XML authoring environment enabling committee authors and editors to create content in NISO STS XML using Fonto.  They use Setare’s service for committee work to publish PDF’s that closely resemble the product that will eventually be released.

Standards Norway use this service to add semantic information about requirements to a set of standards for the oil industry.  Setare creates PDFs showing details of the semantic mark-up and these are used to verify the mark up with technical experts.  Ultimately, accurate requirements are automatically extracted from the standard and fed to other applications.  You can read more about this and other ways that Setare can help editors create accessible, high-quality XML in Ken Holman’s paper for the JATS-CON 2020 event.

Standards Norway also use Setare for the final publishing of a series of national standards for the construction industry that have complex layout requirements.

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Swiss Association for Standardization (SNV)

SNV is responsible for enabling and promoting standardization activities in Switzerland.  SNV is a member of ISO and CEN and includes 7 different industry sectors.  Their catalogue includes close to 26000 adoptions of international standards and around 1000 national standards.

SNV uses Setare’s NSB Publishing Manager to publish national adoptions and standards in German, French and English.  Some of the more popular adoptions may contain the content in more than one language.  The publishing team can easily see which standards are available in which languages from ISO and CEN, pick the one they want, review the national information generated automatically by Setare and click a button to create the adoption. The whole process typically takes less than 5 minutes.

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OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards)

OASIS project editors can publish their work using Setare’s professional composition capabilities with the open DocBook stylesheet library.  Setare support the latest public documentation templates using DocBook adaptations and actively participates in the development of their specifications.

Committees using Setare today:

  • The XLIFF and VEL technical committees publish deliverables in the OASIS layouts.
  • The BDXR technical committee simultaneously publishes deliverables in both OASIS and CEFACT layouts.
  • The UBL technical committee simultaneously publishes deliverables in both OASIS and ISO layouts.  This project uses GitHub with automation workflows connected to Setare through our API.  Any committee member can check in their work-in-progress and GitHub/Setare automatically publishes their draft work.  When ready, they create a pull request for the project editor to review their contribution.  And, when approved, GitHub/Setare publishes the resulting documents automatically for easy download by all team members.

If you are an OASIS project editor and want to know more about using Setare for your work, please contact us through our Customer Portal or by email at