Architecture

Yonder Mind is the software system behind Yonder’s Documentation-as-a-Service (DaaS) solution. The Yonder Mind system landscape consists of three components:

  • Backend: Yonder creates and maintains modules using various XML authoring tools available on the market. As a standard, Yonder uses Ovidius XR. Connectors to 3rd party XML authoring systems are available.
  • Middleware: The workflow-based approval tool is used for the customer to approve changes and revisions internally, and to hand over approved changes and revisions to Yonder for publication. Furthermore, the middleware governs the publication of the updates and the generation of the prioritized revision task lists.
  • Frontend: The Yonder Mind web client and offline app are available for the users to view dynamically filtered content and work through prioritized revision task lists. Connector to 3rd party frontend systems capable of displaying XML content are available.

The Yonder Mind system landscape is flexible and can be integrated into existing IT landscapes. Depending on the specific needs, the entire system landscape can be deployed, or only parts of the system landscape can be used to complement existing frontend and backend systems.

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.

Yonder offers the following hosting products:

  • Shared hosting: All software and data are hosted in the shared Yonder cloud to minimize hosting costs and maximize resource flexibility
  • Dedicated hosting: All software and data are hosted on dedicated servers in the Yonder cloud to maximize security and control
  • On-premise hosting: All software and data are hosted on dedicated servers in the customer’s data centers. Yonder needs remote access to the on-premise servers.

Core Features

  • Dynamic content filtering helps users 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 decreased by dynamically filtering for specific topics.
  • Prioritized 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 etc.
  • Workflow-based approval tool: Rather than holding lengthy revision approval meetings with all experts and decision makers in one room at one time, changes are approved electronically the responsible person. Experts and decision makers are notified electronically about upcoming changes within their area of responsibility. They can comment, approve and reject those changes asynchronously, from anywhere in the world. Furthermore, the workflow-based approval tool is capable of including regulatory authorities in the electronic approval workflow, and it provides a full audit trail at all times.

Editions

Different customer needs are covered by different Yonder Mind editions: