|All product related content
in one central database
|Elestore is the one central data storage
for all your publication contents. This is even true for
data from your ERP and other databases because such data
is logically referenced from Elestore while physically
remaining in your existing database.
|Elestore supports all leading product classification
systems in the world such as: eClass, Etim, profiClass,
UN/SPSC, VDMA and your own, of course.
data in standard
|Elestore supports many data exchange formats such as:
Arua, BMEcat, Etim, Datanorm, Eldanorm, Gaeb, Önorm,
XML, Zvehnorm, and others.
|Elestore fully integrates not only the data formats
but especially the MS Office applications. MS Excel is
used for quickly editing Elestore database data and MS
Word for editing formatted texts.
for color print
Central data storage is the precondition
for automatic publishing!
Product content management and publishing software are
naturally tied to one another. Therefore, seamless automatic
publishing absolutely requires a fully integrated product
content management system. This is why Elestore closely
co-operates with its siblings:
is used by anyone knowing MS Excel to generate product
and price lists formatted by user-defined template files.
is used by anyone knowing MS Excel and/or MS Word to
generate individually formatted product and price lists
for print, PDF or HTML or even entire product web sites
generates sophisticated layout and creates pages for
paper, e-paper or HTML from data in Elestore even if
part of this data is physically remaining in your ERP
or other databases.
Without Elestore all of these publishing tasks would
be substantially more complicated.
|You switch languages
||Elestore's multi-lingual text objects
enable Elepub to switch between any language in just one
|You exchange prices
||Exchanging prices is similar to switching
languages. Elestore simply provides a different price
(which can also com from your ERP system) to Elepub and
enables Elepub to exchange all prices in a publication
in just one second.
|Data on a page is the data in the
||Elestore and Elepub are twins and Elepub
visualizes the data stored in Elestore. Any change to
data on a page is typically a direct and instant change
to the data in Elestore (this can be switched off though).
Never any import, export, re-import or referencing between
|Data maintenance by normal office
||Elestore is as simple to use as any
normal Windows software. Users need no special DTP knowledge
or training as they continue to use pupular applications
like MS Excel and MS Word but now fully integrated into
the Elestore database system.
|Inheriting data values
Data inheritance, a real first
in Elestore and Elepub, dramatically eases your data
maintenance effort. You create article objects in a
logical and hirachical order like an inverted tree where
article variants inherit (get) most of their data values
from their common ancestor (mother object). Still, each
article can have its own values by simply overwriting
any inherited value.
Inheritance is a great advantage but you are never
forced to use it (still, you will want it once you have
experienced how great it works).
Re-use texts for as many purposes
as needed. Store texts in Elestore and compose them
in any wanted order for any needed publication. Easily
administrate different language versions, which are
bound together to one logical text object regardless
of the language.
This means: no more text chaos, no searching for multiple
text files, no texts in inaccessible DTP frames. Instead,
clean order of the text database of quickly accessible
and re-usable text objects.
|One central database
for all types of documents
and also for quotes
Use Elestore content also for creating
formal expressive quotes. Much of the data of a deatiled
quote is identical to the data in product catalogs and
price lists. Elestore supports all needed data some
of which remain in your ERP system but are used by Elestore
as virtual data entities.
Elequote, the special quote generating version, uses
Elestore content for creating expressive, multi-lingual,
nicely-formatted offers. Elequote is distributed to
and used by your sales force and your dealers and it
communicates with Elestore via the Internet.