Architecture

Yonder Mind is the software system behind Yonder’s Documentation-as-a-Service approach. The Yonder Mind system landscape consists of the following components:

  • Yonder Mind Editor: The Editor allows to create and maintain your content. This is either done by the customer or, if the optional Documentation-as-a-Service (DaaS) is chosen, by Yonder. Existing content from legacy XML authoring systems can be imported.
  • Yonder Mind Manager: The Manager governs the publication of the updates and the generation of the prioritized revision task lists. It also allows to interface with any system that uses a web interface.
    An interface to IQSMS allows to reference paragraphs and even single sentences in any document to the underlying regulation (e.g. EASA, FAA, IOSA, ISARP, etc.). A change request is automatically triggered if the regulation changes.
  • Yonder Mind Reader: The Reader is available as web client and offline app for users to view dynamically filtered content and work through prioritized revision task lists. Connectors to 3rd party frontend systems capable of displaying XML content are available.
  • Yonder Mind Workflow: The Workflow is fully integrated and guides changes to the content from the Editor, through the Manager to the Reader. It is used by customers and their 3rd party stake holders (e.g. National Aviation Authorities) to approve changes and revisions. The Yonder Mind Workflow is fully customizable to mirror each customer specific approval process. This makes even complicated revisions manageable, like changes from a manufacturer to its FCOM.

The Yonder Mind system landscape is flexible and can be integrated into existing IT landscapes by interfacing with any IT system already in place.

 

Core Features

Shorter Documents

Dynamic content filtering allows users to navigate the flood of existing information. Instead of seeing the full length of the content, users can filter the content to see only what is relevant for their roles. Content length can be further reduced by dynamically filtering for specific topics.

Manageable Revision

Revision task lists help users to find out which recent changes are relevant to their roles. Instead of reading through entire documents or endless highlights of revision lists, users receive a task list of the relevant changes they need to study before their next training session, before the end of the month or any other deadline. Flash Cards allow users to learn and refresh content in Yonder Mind. Since Flash Cards work directly on the content, answers are always up to date.

Collaboration

A workflow-based approval tool allows to collaborate without being physically in the same location. Instead of holding lengthy revision approval meetings with all experts and decision makers in one room at one time, changes are approved electronically by the responsible person. Decision makers can comment, approve and reject changes asynchronously, from anywhere in the world. The workflow-based approval tool is configured to customer specific needs and can including regulatory authorities and external stakeholders. It also provides a full audit trail at all times.

Hosting

All our servers are located in Zurich, Switzerland on certified banking-grade servers. These servers are managed by EveryWare, a Swiss hosting provider experienced with high-security, high-availability systems.