Templates provide consistency, save authoring time, and impose structure on your content.
Author-it offers you unprecedented control of standards, including the ability to use property inheritance to preset some settings of any component of your content. When you base any Author-it object on an object template, it inherits settings from the template. This makes it faster to create new objects, ensures consistency, and makes it easy to update the standards of many components at the same time. Author-it's built-in user security means that you control who can change standards once they're set.