Chili publish introduces Chili publish Online

The SaaS editing solution for all web2print service providers

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Chili publish introduces Chili publish Online

Chili publish, creator of market-leading software for smart artwork and marketing material creation, today releases Chili publisher Online. 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 they need to ensure business continuity and/or optimization via their web2print platforms. It is available today in four different tiers: Starter, Business, Professional and Private Cloud.

The future of print is digital and collaborative

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 state-of-the-art 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

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 – small companies or teams getting started

Business – mid-sized companies growing their business

Professional – companies who service large customers

Private Cloud – enterprises and global brands

From browser to cloud

In the age of digital transformation, agility is essential. Especially in a web2print environment that is defined by a plethora of martech tools that need to communicate and collaborate on many levels. Chili publish teamed up with Microsoft Azure, the cloud computing service created by Microsoft for building, testing, deploying, and managing applications and services through Microsoft-managed data centers.

John Arnsdorf, Product Marketing manager at Chili publish, highlights the importance of this launch, “Tech can no longer stand in the way of business optimization for printers. Chili publisher Online delivers a future-proof frontend, with native cloud functionality optimized 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.”

Web2print for all

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. Not only does it save printers a lot of time and money in their prepress department, the optimization factor also brings about extra revenue through creative iterations.

Kevin Goeminne, chief executive officer at Chili publish concludes, “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.”

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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