Live Documents

Quickly and automatically generate customized documentation within Microsoft Word using iServer repository integration

What is Live Documents?

Creating key documentation and project deliverables for stakeholders takes a long time. And then you have the arduous task of keeping the documents up to date with the latest repository content. With iServer Live Documents, users can bypass this manual process, generating live and dynamic documents straight from the repository in a fraction of the time.

Based in Microsoft Word, iServer Live Documents offers a familiar environment, the simple interface offering out of the box templates as well as the ability to build re-usable document templates. Live documents are also embedded “smart components” including diagrams, catalogs, and Views, enabling a direct repository content updates with one click.

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Features of Live Documents



Governed Document Creation

Templates can be enforced to ensure that terminology, document structure and meta-model usage are consistent across all documents.

Reusable Templates

Saves time and manual effort by building reusable blueprints for common document types, enabling modeling teams to instantly generate project documentation.

Branded Documentation

iServer Live Documents is customizable in design, allowing organizations to reuse and extend existing document template and branding.

Change Management
Change Management

Including document versioning, audit trails, and rollback of repository content, enabling governed documentation creation within the organization.

Review Documents Online
Review Documents Online

An integrated web-based interface with iServer Portal, which enables users to review and comment on published documents.



  • Reduced Manual Effort
  • Increased Accuracy and Consistency
  • Extend and Enhance Existing Templates
  • Manage Unwanted Changes

Business Outcomes

  • Saving time and increase the accuracy of the information available to stakeholders.
  • Enterprise architects can generate architecture documentation directly from the iServer repository in familiar Microsoft Word format.
  • Process diagrams can be quickly and clearly documented for stakeholders to understand how the process works and how it can be improved allowing your organization to make informed decisions.
  • Organizations have enforced control over published repository content using document versioning, audit trails and rollback, to reduce unwanted actions from within teams.

Who uses it?

  • Project Managers can instantly generate project documentation within the familiar Microsoft Word environment, reusing source content stored in the iServer repository.
  • Business Process Analysts will easily build standard process documentation with titles, descriptions, and attributes embedded in the process diagrams.
  • Enterprise Architecture Managers can easily enable standardization of Enterprise Architecture documentation using templates with your organizational branding and increased consistency.

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What Our Customers Are Saying

  • Highly Customisable yet Intuitive EA Platform

    We are a technology company who develop an IT system that is used within the UK utilities market. The reason for our wishing to implement iServer was twofold, firstly to maintain and track a detailed model of our product and secondly to allow us to implement a TOGAF based architecture function.

    Head of Development in the Mining, Resources and Energy Sector - read the full review

  • Simplicity at its best!

    Extremely simple & innovative way to EA - two thumbs up!

    Senior Principal Architect in the Communication Sector - read the full review

  • Cost-effective EA tool

    We have been satisfied with the products and the vendor. The timeline for major release slipped once, but the vendor was completely transparent and delivered what they promised.

    Architect in the Manufacturing Sector - read the full review

  • Better functionality and ease of use than competitors at a lower price point

    Excellent Implementation, Great Customer Service, and product lived up to sales claims

    Chief Enterprise Architect in the Manufacturing Sector - read the full review

  • Vendor relationship is fantastic and the product suits our environment perfectly.

    The vendor is very responsive to any and all issues I report. They take the time to ensure your environment is setup properly the first time. Training was very focused and they were willing to answer all questions I threw at them.

    Enterprise Architect in the Support Services Sector - read the full review

  • Seamless Architecture Integration

    Have been working with Orbus Software since 2008 when we began to develop an enterprise architecture. We have found the company to be responsive to changes in the IT world and willing to work with customers to design solutions that work best for them.

    Enterprise Architect in the Support Services Sector - read the full review

  • A very user-friendly experience!

    A simple tool understandable by our business and manageable by a small team. The support team is very nice and reactive!

    Project and Process Manager in the Finance Sector - read the full review

  • Simple implementation with good vendor consulting to get us started

    Easy to work with vendor, simple technology to implement, good training

    Manager IT Governance and Architecture in the Manufacturing Sector - read the full review

  • A Quick Start Enterprise Architecture Tool

    Great vendor support. Continues improvement of the product and very proactive in implementing the new versions.

    Enterprise Architect in the Finance Sector - read the full review

  • Very easy to get started with

    Works well in an MS Office friendly environment where the users already have an affinity for Visio and are focused on visual representation.

    Enterprise Architect in the Finance Sector - read the full review

  • Flexible, user-friendly tool which is highly configurable and affordable.

    iServer has met our requirements and expectations. Orbus have provided attentive and timely support throughout our relationship. Have seen many of our suggestions for product improvement added to the development pipeline and then added to the iServer product suite. In the past promises of new versions and features were not meeting promised release dates, but over the last couple of years Orbus has done a much better job of delivering against their roadmaps

    Director Enterprise Architecture in the Services Industry

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