Purple DS Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Purple DS

Digital Publishing Software for Media Houses

4.25/5 (4 reviews)

Purple DS overview

What is Purple DS?

Purple DS is the central hub for all your digital publishing workflows. Publish any content to any channel with just one click. Publishers like Newscorp, TI Media, Bauer Media and many more have been trusting us for more than 12 years.

The Purple DS Multichannel HUB combines different tools in one.
1) Web: The intuitive CMS with an integrated editorial system.
2) Apps: Your native white label magazine app
3) Content Intelligence: Benefit from AI in every publishing step
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Pricing

Pricing options
Subscription
Free trial
Value for money
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Devices

Business size

S
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L

Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany

Supported languages

English, German
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Purple DS reviews

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Very good
3

Average
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Value for money
Features
Ease of use
Customer support
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Ronald Leusink

Purple DS for brands and publishers for digital publishing

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-13
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
The easy way to publish Adobe InDesign and PDF files in an App and on a website in an attractive interactive way

Cons
Easy Configuration, user friendly interface, dedicated support team Sprylab

Response from SPRYLAB


Thank you for your review! We're so pleased to hear that you are getting on well with the product and that you enjoy publishing PDF files to app.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Purple DS helps publishers to create customized products and simplify processes

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-07-29
Review Source: Capterra

In our experience the Purple DS is continuously adapted to customer needs, e.g. using structured data for a mobile optimized read mode within the apps.

Pros
The opportunities of customization are very helpful to improve our products and processes. This enables us to create scalable and standardized solutions with less effort.

Cons
The UX/UI of the Purple Manager can be optimized. Sometimes certain functionalities can hardly be found.

Response from SPRYLAB


Thank you for your review! We're so pleased to hear that you can create customized products with Purple DS and that it helped you to simplify your processes.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Jennifer Hofmann

Great product, great people

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-07-25
Review Source: Capterra

The support is really good and they always find the best solution for our needs as the tool has a lot of opportunities and potential. We like the product and the people we work with! :)

Pros
Very intuitive and logical structure of the backend. Easy FTP upload of the pdfs. A very nice app design focused on the user experience. A lot of flexibility in the app design as you also can integrate html snippets. Useful features which are easy to handle like the coupon feature.

Cons
When you make an app update you have a lot of options regarding colour configuration, that needs a lot of time and attention, but this is of course also an advantage. To have a small knowledge of html is very useful to use the advanced features. I´m missing the jpg/png upload function for in app banners. At the moment you have to use the purple composer for in app banners and this tool is just working with iOS.

Response from SPRYLAB


Thank you for your review! We're so pleased to hear that you are getting on well with the product.

Please do not hesitate to contact your Customer Success Manager, if you need any more help!

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Sarah Blum

ePaper App on Purple DS

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-02
Review Source: Capterra

Our support is above all very good. The cooperation with Sprylab is excellent. This makes the use of the software pleasant.

Pros
- Flexibility and Features - Customiziable - Individual Design and Look&Feel possible

Cons
We only find a very small cons. From time to time (very rarely) the software crashes.

Response from SPRYLAB


Thank you for your review! We're so pleased to hear that you are getting on well with the product and that you like the flexibility & features.

Please don't hesitate to contact your Customer Success Manager, if you need any help!

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Purple DS pricing

Pricing options
Subscription
Free trial
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Please contact Purple DS for a price quote based on your needs.

Purple DS features

Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications

API (178 other apps)
Accounting Integration (102 other apps)
Activity Tracking (102 other apps)
Billing & Invoicing (148 other apps)
Calendar Management (109 other apps)
Customer Database (99 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (123 other apps)
Data Import/Export (118 other apps)
Document Management (104 other apps)
Electronic Payments (120 other apps)
Inventory Management (138 other apps)
Inventory Tracking (108 other apps)
Invoice Management (137 other apps)
Quote Management (91 other apps)
Reminders (106 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (207 other apps)
Search Functionality (111 other apps)
Third Party Integration (139 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
This will ask you to sign in with LinkedIn

Videos and tutorials

Additional information for Purple DS

Key features of Purple DS

  • Catalogs
  • Layout & Design
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
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Benefits

- Edit and publish your content in ONE tool
- Low additional manual effort required
- Fully automated publishing workflows
- Create your own whitelabel app from your PDF
- Intuitive digital article editor
- Powerful CMS with professional publishing workflows
- No wasted time & effort: all created articles can be re-used in any other digital channel
- More than 12 years of digital publishing experience
- A team of over fifty professionals to help you in any situation
- Automatically improve your content for SEO with our AI tool