What is S.N.A.P.?

S.N.A.P. is Qbend's patent-pending content management and repurposing platform that allows content owners to customize and create new products by reusing their existing content.

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Content Repurposing Simplified

S.N.A.P. enables your content to be output to various channels for distribution and consumption—all from one single source and through a simple web interface.

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Custom Products

S.N.A.P. allows you to reuse your existing content to create customized products—course content, training objectives, localization, or any other purposes—without the pain of going through extensive editorial processes.

Features

Future-Ready Content

Every aspect of S.N.A.P. is powered by XML, making content highly reusable across various products.

Quality at Low Cost

S.N.A.P. produces high quality products at significantly lower costs—upto 40% savings in production costs.

Simplified Workflow

With a completely web-based interface, there is no need for you to learn about different formats, change your work processes or even transfer files manually.

Extensible Framework

S.N.A.P. is built as an extensible framework that allows content to be output to multiple formats—open-standards or proprietary.

Connected via Web Services

S.N.A.P. allows publisher systems to integrate with it through APIs and other web services to exchange data and content between applications.

Scalable and Highly Automated

Content production process is highly automated and hence scalable to publish large volumes of content and products.

Cloud-based Deployment

S.N.A.P. works as SaaS, and hence it is easier, quicker, and cheaper to deploy for content-owners of any size.

Built-in Integrations

S.N.A.P. is integrated with many different products such as Qbend's eStore, Qbend's DAS and S4Carlisle's Dazzle to provide a comprehensive and complete solution. Learn more.

Applications

Multichannel Retail Content

S.N.A.P. is the ideal platform for publishers to produce content for their various digital and print retail channels. S.N.A.P. outputs a variety of formats out-of-the-box—PDFs for print and web, EPUB, enhanced eBooks, Kindle formats, web content as XHTML or HTML5, SCORM-compliant packages for Learning Systems, and the VitalSource™ format.

S.N.A.P. can be customized to output to any other structured formats to fit your workflow needs.

Custom Books

S.N.A.P. lets course creators, teachers, and trainers customize their training materials by searching through a large repository of content, selecting what they need for the course, adding their own materials, and publishing it to various media that their learners use—be it print, eBooks, web, or learning management systems.

S.N.A.P. produces high quality content with updated pagination, consistent look-and-feel, automatic updates of cross-references, automatic index creation, optimization for various devices, and many other advanced content features.

Digital-First Publishing

S.N.A.P. provides the flexibility for publishers to go truly digital-first. Production is targeted at all major digital platforms right from the start. S.N.A.P. lets publishers test their content with customers by releasing digital products first, gathering feedback, and producing print on demand.

Web/Learning Content

S.N.A.P. helps web publishers manage their online content be it their blogs, news/magazine portals, companion websites for their products or any other channels (XHTML or HTML5) or SCORM packages for their learning portals.

Localized Publications

S.N.A.P. can be used to create different versions of publications—be it for creating international editions for print or digital media `or customizing parts of the publication for specific purposes—at extremely fast turn-around times.

Case Studies

Innovation All the Way

How Wolters-Kluwer Law and Business used S.N.A.P. to boost their custom publishing program

"Professors have been thrilled to work with S.N.A.P. in order to have the ability to teach the materials that complement their unique teaching styles."

Senior Product Manager, Legal Education
Wolters-Kluwer Law and Business

Integrations

S.N.A.P. + Dazzle: Slash your production costs upto 40%

The S.N.A.P. + Dazzle workflow redefines the way content is published by focusing on creating great content and abstracting the production process to enable faster, on-demand outputs. The workflow involves S4Carlisle's Dazzle—a Microsoft Word-based authoring tool to structure content up-front, StyleFinder—a structuring tool for production, and S.N.A.P.—for automated, multichannel outputs.

The S.N.A.P. + Dazzle workflow results in:

  • XML ready from the get-go
  • Cost savings upto 40%
  • Speed to market
  • Multiformat scalability to PDF, EPUB, Kindle, and other formats

S.N.A.P. + eStore

Qbend's eStore provides a white-labelled store-front to sell digital and print products created through S.N.A.P. directly to consumers, providing flexibility for publishers in terms of pricing, rights, content protection using DRM, selling by chapters, rentals, and consumer analytics.

S.N.A.P. + DAS

Qbend's DAS (Digital Access System) enables content owners to distribute digital content created through S.N.A.P. to institutions, groups of consumers, learners, students and other individuals in a protected manner from a single dashboard and in a cost-effective way.

S.N.A.P. + POD

S.N.A.P. is integrated with a digital printer in the United States who can provide integrated POD (Print-on-demand) services to print and distribute the content created through S.N.A.P. to customers in the United States and Canada.

Contact and Pricing

Pay-as-you-go Model

  • No setup fees
  • No maintenance fees
  • Content ingestion fees (per page)
  • Templating fees (per template)
  • Page production fees (per page)

SaaS Licensing Model

  • No setup fees
  • Annual maintenance fees
  • Content ingestion fees (per page)
  • Templating fees (per template)
  • Unlimited page production
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