InDesign can be supplemented with the EasyCatalog plugin, which automates the production of catalogs, price lists and product sheets across both languages and markets.
With EasyCatalog, the graphic designer gets a panel in InDesign where product data is available. If product data change, the graphic designer can update the product data in InDesign with a few clicks. Hence, the graphic designer can focus on setup and design and avoids time-consuming proofreading procedures due to data errors.
EasyCatalog retrieves data from a data source, which can be anything from a CSV file to an Excel sheet or an SQL database. Data can also come directly from a PIM system such as: inriver PIM or Perfion PIM.
Thus, the graphic designer is no longer responsible for data errors, as data is automatically delivered to InDesign. With the EasyCatalog solution, the graphic designer only concentrate on the design, as all data is managed elsewhere.
With EasyCatalog you can:
EasyCatalog is an extension to InDesign that is both easy to install and use. Since all "EasyCatalog work" is done from InDesign, everything is "almost" as usual. You can start with the "lightweight features" and use the more advanced features later.
Most of our EasyCatalog customers buy a "starter kit". The starter pack ensures that you can use the more advanced functions faster and thus succeed with EasyCatalog.
In the PIM system, all data is centralized for all publications (such as: catalogues, price lists, product sheets, labels, etc.), which is often both: product data, hierarchy and structure data, links, images and more.
The PIM system holds all data, and EasyCatalog is used as a "motor" to merge all data together in InDesign.
No matter what EasyCatalog level you are at, PicoPublish can help you further through training in EasyCatalog. We teach at all levels of EasyCatalog, from EasyCatalog Beginner to EasyCatalog Expert.
If you need an introduction to specific EasyCatalog modules, we can also help with that.
This could e.g., be:
Our EasyCatalog for inDesign tuition is settled at a fixed price per. day (maximum number of participants per session is 10 participants)