Chili Publish will demonstrate its web-based Chili Publisher software at drupa, which enables end-users to use tools online that previously were only available in traditional desktop publishing applications.
The software is created from the ground up, in house. Chili Publisher online document editor is Chili Publish's flagship product. Other than desktop applications, Chili Publisher is made to be integrated in to web-applications. And since the tools are used in a browser, the user interface can be adjusted depending on the needs and expertise of the end-user.
The licensing model is simple. Graphic service providers buy a license, and are then able to offer services to their customers. A yearly maintenance fee covers updates and support. Typical Chili Publish customers are printers, print service providers, design and ad-agencies and software integrators. Chili Publish also provides instruction and training.
Chili Publish has chosen not to sell to brands or corporates directly, since that would conflict with its target market.
Chili Publisher's main parts are: Chili API, Chili Back-office, and Chili Editor.
Chili Editor is a wysiwyg editor, ready to be used out of the box. Its user interface is 100 per cent customisable, depending on the needs of the service providers and their end-users. Adobe InDesign documents can be converted to Chili documents, and back, using the Chili InDesign converter.
Chili Backoffice allows administrators to organise assets, documents, fonts and much more. Chili API is the heart of the application. It allows other software to speak to Chili Publisher. Chili Editor and hili Backoffice use the same API available to customers. This solid basis results in consistent behaviour between Chili Publisher and external applications.