The struggle - more service, fewer costs
Creative agencies everywhere are confronted with customer feedback on the overwhelming process and costs associated with managing, updating, and distributing the content created by their agency. Libris quickly figured out that the only way to reduce marketing spend was by increasing ownership client-side. On the recommendation of one of their print partners, Libris researched technology from CHILI publish to create, amend and produce production-ready files. After a period of testing, Libris concluded that CHILI publisher, the Universal Graphics Engine, was the only solution that could deliver the features and functionality Libris needed to meet their clients’ demand.
“The InDesign® plug-in immediately secured a sense of familiarity with our creatives and it just took off from there,” says Ben Summers, Lead Information Architect at Libris. “CHILI publisher turned out to be a lifesaver, as the niche tech we needed to push ownership to the clients. Over time, it even evolved into an additional service generator for clients.”
The solution – fast, affordable, on-brand marketing collateral
CHILI publisher gives Libris powerful tools on the back-end for users to have an optimal document editing experience. Master templates are created allowing clients to edit at will while producing on-brand marketing collateral according to brand and production guidelines.
The user interface (UI) of CHILI publish is easy to control, so that Libris can provide clients with the right level of features based on their experience and authority. Clients can access all templates in the cloud-based Brand Asset Manager and change the variables, sizes, or other details, while all other brand and required information are locked down.
“The Variable Actions functions is everybody’s sweetheart.” Mr. Summers adds. “We’re creating templates non-stop, and this function truly is the single source of data-driven collateral creation. It allows the client to leverage its data sources to produce multiple production-ready documents.”
The #UGE benefits – save time, make money
The ROI for Libris has been impressive. The templates created within CHILI publisher, the Universal Graphics Engine, have reduced set-up time and project cost in general, freeing up creative inspiration that instigates new projects. This has resulted in a general improvement in agency operations. Moreover, because clients have the control, each project is on budget. Data-driven templates have turned Libris into a non-stop PDF creation and personalization expert.
“By using CHILI publisher, the Universal Graphics Engine, we have saved a significant amount of time for our clients – by up to 90 percent in some cases. What used to take an hour now takes ten minutes,” says Mr. Summers. “This is not just project time saved; it is extra time to spend on projects that generate income. CHILI publisher has provided us with one of the best returns on our investment that we have ever made. It’s been a timesaver and a moneymaker.”