Content Catalyst announces new SlideViewer feature

Content Catalyst, a Leeds-based software company, has announced the launch of a new function for their feature product offering, Publish Interactive.

Content Catalyst announces new SlideViewer feature
Mark Chadwick: “SlideViewer has a couple of really exciting features that we believe are unique.”

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

“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 Marketing and 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.”

According to Content Catalyst, 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. “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.