CHILI publisher Online SaaS editing solution released

Belgium-based CHILI publish, creator of market-leading software for smart artwork and marketing materials’ creation, has released CHILI publisher Online. “The world’s most technologically advanced, feature-rich, online document editor is now available as a service,” the company said. CHILI publisher Online was developed in partnership with Microsoft Azure to supply service providers with the cloud-collaborative technology they need to ensure business continuity and/or optimization via their web2print platforms. It’s currently available in four different tiers: Starter, Business, Professional and Private Cloud. “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,” said CHILI publish. “Therefore, we decided to open up our solutions’ 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

The software will be available in four tiers based on usage and SLA level to accommodate any company’s size, in both a multi-tenant and single-tenant set-up:

  • Starter – small companies or teams getting started
  • Business – mid-sized companies growing their businesses
  • Professional – companies who service large customers
  • Private Cloud – for enterprises and global brands
John Arnsdorf.

“Tech can no longer stand in the way of business optimization for printers,” said John Arnsdorf, Product Marketing Manager at CHILI publish. CHILI publisher Online delivers a future-proof front-end 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 set-up. It’s also the most scalable, most advanced online editing solution out there.”

The company added that its platform has been adopted industry-wide as the go-to professional online editing software for printers who want to self-service customers via web2print. This means that 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 approvasl are the sole responsibility of the customer. Not only does it save printers substantial time and money in their pre-press department, the optimization factor can also generate extra revenue through creative iterations.

Kevin Goeminne.

Kevin Goeminne, CEO at CHILI publish, added: “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 better manage their businesses.”