Build vs Buy

Why the Content Syndicate Platform?

Feature ListBuild/Buy/LeaseContent Syndicate
DAM (Digital Asset Management system)US$1.3 million+Tick
Rights Engine (licensing/reprints)US$30,000 per annumTick
DRM (monitoring/tracking)US$100,000 p.a + processingTick
Subscription/Billing engine2-4% of billed revenue + set-up costs starting at US$25KTick
Operating Expenses (Opex)US$5,000 fixed cost US$7 per GB per monthTick
Search EngineUS$20,000 p.a+Tick
R&D Costs (10 developers *12 months)US$240,000Tick
Marketing/Sales/BD/SEO (*4 people)US$400K per annumTick
Licensing third-party modulesCosts varyTick
Support (Outsourced) – 24/7US$40,000+ per annumTick
DepthLimited to publisher’s contentWide-range
Archival content (Digitization)Additional (US$0.30 per page)Inclusive/offset costs
Text MiningUS$250,000 basic systemTick
ConnectorsUS$20,000+ per seatIn-built for over 400+ applications
Legal Costs/Copyright/IPUS$100,000+Tick
Customization/white labelingVaries. Additional costs applyTick
Content bidding and leasing engineTick
Multimedia syndication Audio, Video and mobile.Tick
Minimum Cost/InvestmentUS$3 million capex + opexNo upfront costs. Pay for performance

1. (Hosting, bandwidth, maintenance, storage, processing, backups) (24×7, 10 CPUs per month) – US$4000 1GB content handling –storage, previews, transfer- US$3 1GB CDN – preview 20 times – US$4 approximately.

2. Pricing and cost estimates based on publicly available information from vendors, industry data, analyst reports and Content Syndicate’s market research as on January 2010.
Actual prices may vary.

3.) *Standard terms & conditions apply

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