Control your brand
We have found that solutions like Silicon One are ideal for companies such as franchises, where strict brand control is essential, and letting end-users re-format text and drag around objects on the page is not desirable. By separating content from presentation, Silicon One provides a powerful template-driven workflow appropriate to many organizations across a wide range of document types.
Although offering an easy intuitive user experience, Silicon One is built upon sophisticated technologies, including an InDesign plugin for setting up data-aware document templates, an admin tool for uploading templates and managing jobs, and a runtime environment for online editing and PDF/InDesign/image generation. Extensive customized data management and advanced editing features are also available.
The full power of InDesign Server
While Silicon Designer is the industry-leading tool for free-form online design, giving users creative freedom to add objects to a document, re-color and re-format virtually anything on a page, Silicon One offers a contrasting workflow in which the design is locked down, and users edit the content of those objects they have access to, with formatting automatically driven by the intent of the template designer.
While Designer is very powerful and gives unparalleled client-side editing capability, it does so by reconciling the composition features of HTML5 and InDesign Server. In some cases this actually constrains the InDesign rendition capabilities, in the interest of perfect document "round trip." Silicon One, on the other hand, uses only the InDesign Server engine, thus there are no limits to the InDesign graphic features that can be applied.