Yesterday afternoon, June 26, a select group of publishing professionals gathered at the Dolby 88 Screening Room in New York City to preview the next iteration of RSuite CMS.
The software was prescreened to a packed audience of publishing professionals and a global online audience joined via a live streaming broadcast.
Christopher Hill, vice president of product management at RSI Content Solutions, highlighted key features of the 4.0 release and detailed how these changes are based on feedback received from users over the years.
The flexible user interface offers a new user experience that is better organized with contextual menus that detail what choices a user has based on the current state.
All the fundamental content management capabilities remain that ensure publishers' and media organizations' content and assets are preserved to ensure long-term survival in one central and secure location. But a large and obvious improvement in RSuite 4.0 is the digital asset management (DAM) functionality that offers better visibility of digital assets that will aid content discovery and reuse.
The software screening was the first time an audience of C-level publishing professionals viewed the new user interface, which is spearheaded by Bryan Elliott, user interface architect at RSI Content Solutions. Attendees were invited to speak with members of the RSuite development team and CTO, Lisa Bos, following the software demonstration during a 2-hour networking reception.
The post-screening reception was packed with publishing and media executives. The main regret was that our global audience who watched the demonstration via a live stream online could not imbibe in the libations and food.
Barry Bealer, CEO and co-founder at RSI Content Solutions, welcomed all and served as master of ceremonies for the event. Before the software demonstration commenced, he rolled out the changes of the impending release with a video highlighting the work he has directed over the past 12 years as well as the changes witnessed in the publishing, software, and media industries.
If you were at the event and have any feedback for how we can improve, we welcome your suggestions!