Content Catalyst launches new integration with market-leading data visualisation tool Microsoft Power BI

Content Catalyst is pleased to announce the release of the new Power BI Visualiser – an integration transforming data visualisation in the Publish Interactive platform

Specialist technology provider Content Catalyst has today announced the launch of its new Power BI Visualiser feature.

Transforming the delivery of data exhibits within the company’s flagship content delivery platform, Publish Interactive, the Power BI Visualiser is a deep integration with Microsoft’s leading data visualisation tool, Power BI.

The integration enables users of the Publish Interactive platform to embed Power BI-powered data exhibits directly into textual reports as well as publish standalone data dashboards. The Power BI Visualiser also overcomes the logistical and cost-prohibitive challenges associated with applying user-specific licenses to Power BI-authored content.

The new development from the Cambridge-based firm is the latest in a long line of other integrations with other leading software tools, including SSO providers Okta and Microsoft Azure AD and video hosting service, Vimeo.

An example of a Power BI dashboard within the Publish Interactive platform

Edwin Bailey, Content Catalyst’s Chief Operating Officer, commented on the launch of the Power BI Visualiser: “Working predominantly with publishers of market analysis, our team noticed the growing appetite among information consumers for interactive, customisable data exhibits, able to accurately reflect current volatile market conditions. We are delighted with the release of this development that will ensure the Publish Interactive platform stays ahead of market analysis content delivery trends.”

Analyst firms traditionally delivered data as flat graphs, charts or as Excel spreadsheets, but increasingly large, complex datasets have led to increased demand for new ways of presenting and rationalising this data. Data visualisation tools, such as Microsoft Power BI, filled this gap.

Additional benefits of the integration include a seamless authentication experience between the Power BI and Publish Interactive worlds meaning no extra log-in steps are required to access Power BI content.

Publishers of market analysis providers can book a Power BI Visualiser demo here.

Delta-EE partners with Content Catalyst to diversify subscription services

Content Catalyst is pleased to announce its new partnership with leading energy market intelligence and consulting firm, Delta-EE.

Delta-EE has partnered with specialist technology provider Content Catalyst to upgrade its research portal and diversify its subscription services, using flagship content delivery service Publish Interactive.

Established in 2004, Delta-EE is a leading energy consulting firm with a mission to provide trusted information on the energy transition and accelerate the path to a low carbon future. They provide in-depth research, analysis, and expertise to help the energy sector best navigate the energy transition.

The new subscriber research portal provides access to Delta-EE’s deep expertise covering the most critical areas of new energy and the energy transition. Subscribers benefit from an interactive experience that allows them to search across all reports, save and share selections, and export content and data into MS Office-compatible documents for repurposing.

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Edwin Bailey, Chief Operating Officer, Content Catalyst

Launching its new Publish Interactive-powered service has allowed Delta-EE to exceed the needs of its growing international customer base and diversify their content offering to include trial access to paid for subscription content and personalised subscription packages.

Commenting on the launch, Jennifer Aran, Head of Products at Delta-EE, said, “we wanted to provide a better user experience for our clients and Publish Interactive has provided the simplicity and flexibility we needed to do that. The team has been helpful throughout the onboarding process, and we even managed to launch ahead of schedule thanks to their support”. 

Edwin Bailey, COO, Content Catalyst, said, “Delta-EE are experts in their field with a large catalogue of expert content. We’re delighted that we could help them launch a best-in-class content delivery platform within a short timeframe.”

About Delta-EE

Delta-EE was founded in 2004 and has since grown to a team of over 50, based across Europe in the UK, France, Denmark, and The Netherlands. As leading experts on the energy transition, they are the turn-to consultancy for in-depth research and ‘new energy’ expertise.

Africa market intelligence provider Trendtype partners with Content Catalyst to launch new research portal

Content Catalyst is pleased to announce its new partnership with leading Africa market intelligence provider, Trendtype

Trendtype has partnered with specialist technology provider Content Catalyst to launch an interactive research portal using industry-leading content delivery service, Publish Interactive.

The London-based research firm provides in depth data and analysis of FMCG and pharma consumers, markets, retailers and distributors across 50 African countries.

Daniel Lord, Founder, Content Catalyst

Trendtype’s new portal delivers an enhanced user experience for subscribers and their experienced team of analysts. Subscribers will benefit from new functionality, allowing users to comprehensively search across all reports and datasets, seamlessly purchase new products or expand their existing subscriptions, and export content and data into MS Office compatible documents for repurposing.

Upon launching the service, Ben Longman, Managing Director of Trendtype, commented, “It’s a big step forward. Trendtype’s Knowledge Centre now offers Africa expansion teams instant, interactive access to our data and insight using an intuitive, best in class content platform.”

Daniel Lord, Founder of Content Catalyst, said, “We’re delighted to be partnering with Trendtype, the leading Africa market intelligence firm. Adopting Publish Interactive will save readers time and effort as they search for business intelligence and maximise the value of their subscriptions.”

About Trendtype

Leveraging its proprietary tools, databases, strategic research reports and experienced team of researchers and local experts, Trendtype is the leading authority on African consumer markets. Drawing on more than 4 million data points its trade intelligence supports successful route to market and market expansion strategies.

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Oxford Economics partners with Content Catalyst to launch new global research subscriber portal

Content Catalyst is pleased to announce its new partnership with leading economic forecast provider, Oxford Economics

Oxford Economics has partnered with specialist technology provider Content Catalyst to deploy ‘My Oxford’, an interactive subscriber portal using flagship content delivery service, Publish Interactive.

Daniel Lord, Founder, Content Catalyst

Based in Oxford, UK, Oxford Economics is a leader in global forecasting, quantitative analysis, and thought leadership. More than 2,000 companies and government institutions worldwide rely on their services for business-critical forecasting and scenario activities.

My Oxford provides an enhanced user experience for customers and the 300 economists and analysts employed by Oxford Economics across more than 20 offices in all regions of the world. Subscribers benefit from new functionality, including accessible, interactive content published in HTML, comprehensive site search including an extensive back catalogue, mobile optimised pages, document translation, and the ability to export information into MS Office compatible documents for repurposing.

Upon launching the service, Adrian Cooper, CEO of Oxford Economics, said, “My Oxford offers a significant leap forward in how we present our content, support our clients, present to new prospects, and monitor the effectiveness of our services. It’s the smoothest product deployment of this scale we’ve seen in Oxford Economics.”

Daniel Lord, Content Catalyst Founder, said, “We’re delighted to have been able to help Oxford Economics reimagine their subscriber portal. The intuitive search, workflow, and content administration tools enable customers to better utilise Oxford Economics’ industry-leading market research.”

About Oxford Economics

Founded in 1981, Oxford Economics is one of the world’s foremost independent global advisory firms, providing reports, forecasts and analytical tools on 200 countries, 150 industrial sectors and 7,000 cities and regions. With 21 countries worldwide, its best-in-class global economic and industry models and analytical tools provide an unparalleled ability to forecast external market trends and assess their economic, social, and business impact.

Industry Standard Research launches a new portal for pharmaceutical industry data and research reports

Industry Standard Research’s new Content Catalyst-powered portal will host 25 new syndicated research reports annually alongside their 340 existing in-depth pharmaceutical reports.

Industry Standard Research, a full-service pharmaceutical market research company with over 15 years of industry experience, has partnered with specialist technology provider Content Catalyst to launch an interactive portal for subscribers using flagship content delivery service, Publish Interactive.

Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, ISR publishes approximately 25 syndicated research reports a year that help clinical research organizations, contract manufacturers, technology providers, and sponsor companies gain a better understanding of the competitive landscape, outsourcing drivers, provider selection criteria, and more.

ISR’s new library portal offers access to ISR’s syndicated research reports. Library subscribers will benefit from an interactive experience that allows them to search across all reports, save and share selections, and export content and data into MS Office compatible documents for repurposing.

Regarding the new platform, Stephen Baker, Associate Director of Design and Marketing at ISR, said; “We are excited to offer these new reporting tools and search capabilities to our customers. These features will allow them to better utilize ISR’s industry-leading market research, find the data they need faster, and manage licensed reports more easily.”

Edwin Bailey, Director of Marketing at Content Catalyst, said; “We are pleased that ISR has chosen to use Publish Interactive for its reports library. The intuitive search, workflow, and content administration tools enable ISR’s customers to save time and energy as they search for pharmaceutical business intelligence.”

At launch, ISR’s portal has over 340 in-depth pharmaceutical research reports, infographics, datasets, and whitepapers available for subscribers.

About Industry Standard Research

Industry Standard Research is the premier, full-service market research provider to the pharma and pharma services industries.  With over a decade of experience in the industry, Industry Standard Research delivers an unmatched level of domain expertise.

Content Catalyst launches whitepaper detailing how B2B research publishers can increase their subscription revenue

Becoming a subscriber-first market analysis provider

There is a huge opportunity to drive subscription revenue and become a profitable subscriber-first business.

Publishing technology provider Content Catalyst has published a new whitepaper detailing the B2B information industry’s changing complexion during the pandemic and the opportunities technology presents to analyst firms looking to drive recurring income.

Becoming a subscriber-first market analysis provider – How niche research firms can use technology to successfully shift from a transactional model to recurring revenues examines how technology can empower market intelligence providers by helping them develop subscription services that, in turn, enable end-users to maximise their use of research information and data.

Subscriber-first whitepaper coverAuthor of the whitepaper, Edwin Bailey, Marketing Director at Content Catalyst said,The pandemic has highlighted that market intelligence providers cannot depend on advertising or selling one-off reports and data to disparate customers. There is a huge opportunity to drive subscription revenue and become a profitable subscriber-first business. This will also help to future-proof publishers’ income and make them less reliant on more fickle revenue sources.”

The 16-page whitepaper will help publishing executives better understand how to:

  • Use technology to offer personalised subscription packages.
  • Lower risks of revenue loss through IP breaches.
  • Develop compelling end-user experiences to generate engagement.
  • Put usage data at the heart of the customer relationship.

The paper will help those market publishers who already offer digital subscription services add finesse by optimising operations and maximising the quality of service they offer to end users.

Retail and hospitality research firm IHL Group launches new platform for data and research reports

At launch, IHL’s research publishing platform has over 150 reports, presentations, whitepapers and datasets available for subscribers.

IHL Group, an advisory and research firm covering the global retail and hospitality sectors, has partnered with technology provider Content Catalyst, to launch an interactive platform for subscribers using flagship content delivery service, Publish Interactive.

IHL produces research covering global retail and hospitality markets with an expertise in store systems, supply chain and impact of retail technologies such as POS, MPOS and BOPIS. The research firm based in Tennessee (USA), covers new retail tends such as Click and Collect, mobile commerce and Ship from Store and produces an extensive proprietary data set on US store openings.

Greg Buzek, President, IHL Group

Commenting on working with Content Catalyst, Greg Buzek, President of IHL Group, said; “This partnership has allowed us to refresh our research platform and make it stickier for our corporate clients”.

IHL’s new research service, powered by Publish Interactive, offers access to IHL’s research and data services. Subscribers will benefit an interactive experience which allows them to search across all content, save and share selections and export content and data into MS Office compatible documents for repurposing.

“Our previous system only allowed for download, so customers had to know intuitively which report had which information to effectively use the content. Now, with Publish Interactive, they can search keywords, find charts, clip and use for their internal presentations, exponentially increasing the usefulness of the research for our clients,” said Greg Buzek.

Edwin Bailey, Director of Marketing at Content Catalyst, said; “We are delighted that IHL has chosen to use Publish Interactive for its research platform. The intuitive search, workflow and content administration tools enables IHL Group to help its customers to save time and energy as they search for business intelligence and maximise the value of their subscriptions.”

About IHL Group

IHL Group is a global research and advisory firm specializing in technologies for the retail and hospitality industries. The company, based in Franklin, Tennessee, generates timely data reports, offers advisory services and serves as the leading retail technology spokesperson for industry and vendor events.

CCS Insight adopts Publish Interactive to enrich its content management and digital delivery

CCS Insight, a global technology sector research firm, has partnered with Content Catalyst, a SaaS developer for the research sector, to launch a state-of-the-art interactive platform for subscribers using their flagship content delivery platform, Publish Interactive.

CCS Insight is using the Publish Interactive content management and delivery platform to aid highly productive content creation and to deepen its engagement customers. CCS Insight can now take advantage of the Publish Interactive platform to enable:

  • Quick and easy content upload, publication and editing
  • A new and intuitive user experience
  • Research content interactivity
  • Access to a rich content portfolio
  • High-quality search for content discovery
  • A suite of smart workflow tools
  • Export to multiple formats (including Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Users to create and export their own bespoke reports from content clippings

“Partnering with Content Catalyst has enabled CCS Insight to provide users with the control they need to make better use of our research,” said Robert Caunt, Director of Publishing, CCS Insight.

“The platform is designed to meet many of our needs, and it’s quicker and better than our previous system. Search is clear, intuitive and accurate. It can translate content and allows users to copy to a clipboard and create their own reports.

“The platform also helps us create new content easily by converting Word documents into interactive content in a quick and intelligent way, while still supporting our PDF back catalogue.

“We can also find out how, why and what content people are using — and what they’re not using. We can track failed searches and find out what people want, that we don’t yet provide.”

Edwin Bailey, Director of Marketing with Content Catalyst, added: “Publish Interactive’s intuitive search, workflow tools and organization of content in the platform enables CCS Insight to help its customers to save time and effort as they search for business intelligence and really maximise the value of their subscriptions.”

About CCS Insight
CCS Insight provides market information, analysis and intelligence for companies in the technology sector around the world. Its research covers artificial intelligence, the Internet of things, smart cities and homes, 5G, the digital workplace, new consumer devices, networks and the activity of technology businesses. Its research and advice help clients make sense of the connected world.

Content Catalyst congratulates Incisive Media for their win at the 2020 PPA Awards

Incisive Media’s new IT vendor analysis service runs on Content Catalyst’s publishing platform

The team at Content Catalyst offer their congratulations to Incisive Media for their win at the prestigious 2020 Professional Publisher Association Awards.

Incisive won the Innovation of the Year award for their new product Computing Delta, a peer-reviewed market intelligence service aimed at chief information officers and senior IT leaders.

Computing Delta runs on Content Catalyst’s dedicated publishing platform Publish Interactive, which is specifically designed for publishers of high-value market analysis to deliver content and manage subscribers.

Commenting on the award, the PPA said; “The judges were so impressed by the success, innovation, and boldness of this brand who disrupted a market of strong leading players. Delivering huge value to users in a fairly niche market, this established brand is not afraid of competing with the big guns!”.

Remarking on the win, Eloise Corswarem, Product Manager at Incisive Media said; “All of the Computing Delta team are thrilled. We’re very proud of what we’ve built, and it’s fantastic that the product is receiving the recognition it deserves”.

Edwin Bailey, Marketing Director at Content Catalyst said; “I am delighted that one of our publishing customers has won an important business award. We are really pleased that Incisive Media chose Content Catalyst as the technology partner for their Delta Computing product. I am confident that our software platform will help not only deliver a wonderful end-customer experience but be the right software to help the product scale”.

Publish Interactive launches new function for research publishers to deliver PowerPoint content online

LEEDS, UK – Today, publishing technology company, Publish Interactive announces the launch of a new function within its software-as-a-service which allows PowerPoint content to be delivered online with an interactive experience.

The new feature, called SlideViewer, enhances publishers’ ability to deliver PowerPoint presentations and reports to their subscribers in a secure and interactive platform.

“SlideViewer has a couple of really exciting features that we believe are unique,” said Product Owner, Mark Chadwick. “One is the ability to identify figures and tables within a search across multiple files; the other, is to allow end-users and analysts to access the raw data behind the table or figure by exporting to a spreadsheet.”

End-users will benefit from a better onscreen experience which will reduce the need to download whole files for reading.

Edwin Bailey, Director of Strategy, commenting on the launch said: “Until recently high-value business information publishers have mostly been using Microsoft Word to author research, but we have seen an increase in publishers using PowerPoint as their primary authoring application. We have responded to this change by developing SlideViewer which allows analysts to present their work in an interactive format.”

SlideViewer: makes PowerPoints interactive

SlideViewer offers two key benefits to publishers of high-value content. Firstly, the ability to quickly deliver highly visual content without any change to existing authoring workflows. Secondly, publishers can now see reader usage and engagement which will help them better understand how content is performing.

The development of SlideViewer took five months and represents another success for the Leeds-based company which already holds three patents in the field of online content delivery. “We invest a considerable proportion of our revenue in R&D projects to ensure our service is innovative and stays ahead of the competition,” added Edwin Bailey.

Publishers of high-value research who are looking for an easier way to securely distribute their PowerPoint form content can request a no-obligation demonstration by visiting https://publishinteractive.com/bookademo/

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