From now on, a new instrument plays in the concert of the leading best-of-breed Content Management and Workflow Solution for publishers: The SiteFusion Connector of the CI HUB plug-in for all Adobe CC programs, such as InDesign, InCopy, Photoshop, Illustrator or PremierePro, as well as Microsoft Office programs, such as Word, Excel or Powerpoint.
In addition to well-known DAM, stock and cloud drive systems, such as Dropbox, Google Drive and getty images as well as many others, SiteFusion also recognized early on the enormous potential of the start-up founded by Andreas Michalski, Jörg Seidler and Jasper Ullrich and the software CI HUB.
In the future, editors of InDesign documents, images or PowerPoint files, for example, will be able to access assets of the central SiteFusion database directly via the CI HUB Panel. They will be seamlessly integrated into the workflow, receive tasks as well as notifications and can also use the search function to investigate the assets. Using modern REST-API technology, all this is done in real time, without sending files back and forth or uploading and downloading them. The highlight: Thanks to the intelligent version handling, the CI HUB Panel always knows whether a new version of an asset may already be available on the server side and can update it if necessary without losing the work already done in the client. Especially for typesetters and graphic designers who like to work in their familiar Adobe CC environment, the panel is an enormous improvement in their daily work.
In addition, CI HUB offers many more innovative features that contribute to creativity and efficiency:
- Drag&Drop of metadata from the panel into the target document
- Similarity search for assets, such as images
- Direct connection to stock service providers such as Adobe Stock or getty images to incorporate previews into documents, which can then be purchased on demand in the second step
- Generating snippets from multiple frames in InDesign (perfect for creating and reusing templates)
- Re-importing page information and coordinates from InDesign
Together with the CI HUB team, the range of functions will be further expanded in the future to guarantee SiteFusion customers a perfect decentralized work coupled with centralized management of content, data and processes.
If you would like to test the CI HUB plugin, you can do that within a 30-day trial period. The plugin can be downloaded directly from the Adobe and Microsoft stores, the corresponding SiteFusion Connector is available directly at https://ci-hub.com/adapter/sitefusion-connector-for-adobe-and-microsoft/.
For interested customers, SiteFusion and CI HUB also offer web sessions on request to demonstrate the functionality of the plugin in combination with SiteFusion.