Chili publisher released into cloud

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Chili publish has launched Chili publisher Online, a cloud-based software as a service solution for document creation and editing for web-to-print systems.

Now available as Saas: Chili publisher
Now available as Saas: Chili publisher

Chili publish, is the creator of software for smart artwork and marketing material creation. It claims Chili publisher Online is the world’s most technologically advanced, feature-rich, online document editor now available as a service.

Chili publisher Online was developed in compatibility with Microsoft Azure, to supply service providers with the cloud-collaborative technology stack it says they need to ensure business continuity and/or optimisation via their web2print platforms.

Kevin Goeminne, CEO at Chili publish said, “Now is the time for web2print to seize its moment. But in order to differentiate with print output quality and application range, printers need to supply online users with an outstanding customer experience. By offering our browser-based solution in the cloud, we hope to service a broader range of web2print service providers that are investigating the SaaS approach to secure business continuity or accommodate business elasticity. We’re helping them manage the service so they can manage their business.”

Chili says the rationale behind the cloud launch is that numerous printers and agencies are aware of the benefits of web2print and the added revenue this could bring to their business, but are hindered by lack of time, resources or expertise. Chili publish therefore decided to open up its solution offering and partner community to accommodate everyone with a web2print enablement module.

Chili publisher Online is the SaaS solution that offers an always up-to-date version of Chili publisher, hosted in the cloud, including instant access to all product updates, the latest features and new modules.

Each Chili publisher Online tier will consist of full access to all features, modules and APIs, automatic product updates, cloud elasticity for instant scalability, and Chili publish Connect – full access to the Chili partner community.

It will be available in four tiers based on usage and SLA level to accommodate any company size, in both a multi-tenant and single-tenant setup: starter for small companies or teams getting started; business for mid-sized companies growing their business; professional for companies who service large customers, and in private cloud, for enterprises and global brands.

John Arnsdorf, product marketing manager at Chili publish, highlights the importance of this launch: “Tech can no longer stand in the way of business optimisation for printers. Chili publisher Online delivers a future-proof frontend, with native cloud functionality optimised for Microsoft Azure. It eliminates costly infrastructure investments or system maintenance and is ready to do what it should do within any web2print setup. It is the most scalable, most advanced online editing solution out there.”

Chili publisher is adopted industry-wide as the go-to professional online editing software for printers who want to self-service customers via web2print. This means customers can create, edit and procure a print-ready PDF by working with Smart Templates in their browser. Any original graphic is turned into a Smart Template – a document that fixes brand must-haves but leaves room for visual or textual adjustments. The outcome will always be print-perfect, any edits and approval are the sole responsibility of the customer. Chili says it saves printers a lot of time and money in their prepress department, and says the optimisation factor also brings about extra revenue through creative iterations.

Chili is supplied and supported in ANZ by Workflowz.

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