Commercial Products Documentation Services
Product launch approaching but the User Manuals are still on the ‘To Do’ list? Speak to Orchid
How Orchid Can Help
It often happens that when a company, after many months of research and product development, finally comes to the point of bringing a product to market, that they realise that the documentation is the last, but vitally important, item on the project plan. Frequently we are asked to produce User Guides and Operating Manuals for new products as staff are tied up with the product launch and the product cannot go to market without the necessary documentation in place.
Existing products, on the other hand, require ongoing maintenance to documentation due to product changes, revisions in legislation, changes in company policy etc. This is another task that is often overlooked or considered a burden to those tasked with its implementation.
Let us deliver professional documentation to you for all your products, both new and existing. This will free your staff to concentrate on their core skills of designing, building, launching and maintaining your products.
Orchid’s Commercial Product Document Writing Experience
Our experienced technical authors, illustrators and technical clerks have produced manuals for companies that manufacture products ranging from household domestic appliances to temporary roadway and its associated laying and recovery equipment.
Orchid, have for example, produced User Guides and Operating and Maintenance Manuals for the following:
- Numerous supermarket own brand products such as; lawnmowers and chainsaws (electric/petrol), kettles, toasters, irons, etc
- Electronic photo frames
- Audio equipment
- Body-worn video recording equipment
- Domestic visitor viewing and recording equipment
- Dishwashing machines
- Digital lighting systems
- Domestic heating controls with internet access
- High quality printing/coating machines
- Print quality testing equipment
Orchid have a wealth of experience supporting design and manufacturing companies with their product documentation, from Operating and Maintenance Manuals, Illustrated Parts Catalogues to User Guides.
Products and Services for Commercial Products
Orchid can provide, or update, the following documentation types to the commercial product manufacturing industry:
- User Guides
- Operating / Maintenance Instructions
- Operating and Maintenance Manuals
Orchid can deliver prepared documents using the following methods:
- Traditional paper format, in a variety of sizes
- Simple, structured, PDF files on a CD or website
- A self-loading or pre-installed Interactive Electronic Technical Manual (IETM)
For further information see Technical Documentation.
Computer Based Training
Computer Based Training (CBT) has real benefits for the training of manufacturing staff, as well as manufacturer representative system designers/installers, as the training can take place in the working or home environment and can be undertaken by individuals when they have time or during allocated time slots. CBT is particularly suited to the familiarisation of new staff with company procedures/systems. CBT can be modular in design and developed to run on industry standard multimedia computers.
With careful planning and document design it is possible to utilise material generated for product documents into the preparation of the associated CBT modules. This can make the overall project more cost effective and efficient. The shared information can be supplemented in the CBT with the addition of video, animations, sound clips and exercises.
For further information see Computer Based Training.