I have to say, it’s been nice to get the quick support and response from you guys, as opposed to posting on the Adobe forums and waiting for a response. I’m sure I will have some more questions, but I’m convinced that your product will do what we need.
I also wanted to take an extra minute to thank you again for taking the time to walk me through the issue I was having over the phone. It seems like most companies anymore are not willing to take the time to speak to someone and solve a problem. They would rather pass you off to someone in another country that really doesn’t care. I was very impressed you actually took the time to help.
I still love your product, and it’s saved us a TON of time in our layouts (we average anywhere from 160-200 pages of print work a week with a staff of 3, which we couldn’t possibly do without InCatalog).
Just wanted to let you know that InData & InCatalog have worked great, saving us a lot of time and money.
InData & InCatalog has allowed us to complete many projects that we couldn’t have done without them.
—Steve Parrish, Lone Star Pet Supply
Oh my gawd! You’re a hero! It worked! I have two hours to finish this 300 page catalog! You saved me! Thank you so much!
You can’t imagine how miserable my life was before your program came along. Thanks for the prompt support!
I wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude for your time, expertise, and support in helping us automate & audit our price sheet documents. You were very timely and gracious with your responses; as well as extremely helpful in guiding me. Without that support, we would have continued to struggle with this project with no end in sight.
This project was very important to our company to minimize the amount of manual labor required to update our price sheets; and to be able to audit that what we produce is as close to 100% accurate as possible.
Please give my best to Joe as well, for his support also. Thanks again!
—Bob Romano, Web Applications Manager, Taco, Inc.
Thanks again for a GREAT set of products! I’ve been basically making my living with Xdata/InData and Xcatalog for the last 12 years.
First, I want to say that your products [InData, InCatalog] are really awesome. 🙂
And now I discover that the support/bug correction is on par with the products’ quality. Thanks for your work.
First, I love your program. I have been designing a 100-page catalog for the past 8 years, and started using InCatalog several years ago. Since our catalog has more than 1,600 parts, your program has saved us almost a week’s worth of production time (if not more)!
As you know, we’ve been working with Em Software for many years now, and have implemented InCatalog, InData, and InFlow in a wide range catalog and retail advertising environments.
We’re currently in the prototyping stage of an ad planning/ad production integration project with a national retail-advertising customer that involves a component of automated data linking and page building.
Creative use of a combination of InCatalog and Adobe’s XML tagging functions provided us with the technical components required to bridge the planning/data, and creative/layout domains, and provide overall functionality that is most often associated with and expected from expensive enterprise systems.
For our prototype, we designed an export schema from a legacy ad planning system, and merged this export with marketing content from another source, and image references from yet another repository, with an online tool we designed for the project. From a test export of an actual ad event, we built a 150-page indexed InDesign document with 700+ fully populated, fully formatted, ready-to-use product groups, including regional versioning output, in less than half an hour.
Sure, this kind of thing is a day at the office for you, and for us, but I have to tell you that it NEVER gets old seeing the faces of those who typically spend weeks and months searching, gathering, re-keystroking, and tracking all of the content that is now automated directly to the page for them, upon seeing it for the first time. It drops jaws every time!
We just wanted to share this with you, and thank you for the great work, and support back at Em Software. We’re glad to be your consulting/integration partner, and look forward to many more of these experiences in the future.
—Jeff Kazanow, Partner, Onus LLC
But in general so far so good. I’ve used this on a mini catalogue (100 odd pages of semi free form design) and that will become a regular thing (bi monthly). But we aim to be using it on a 700 page catalogue with quite a sizable print run (and more licenses!). So in time I’ll be looking into the scripting of InCatalog too.
And can I just say thank you for all your support so far, it’s been fantastic.
Yep, and so far it’s plugging right along just fine. Love this product! Your support group all deserve HUGE bonuses this year. Tell your boss I said so. Really a treat working with folks who care about the product they “support”.
Hopefully you will never hear from me again.
Well, according to the raw data here it’s working like a charm! This is really, really cool, your plugin [InCatalog] has taken a job that once took 6+ days and now takes 6 minutes! You have temporarily restored my faith in technology. 🙂 This plugin really is going to “revolutionize” our catalog production process and save me from endless hours of tortuous monotony. Thank you again.
—Matt Richards, Lark in the Morning
I have linked Xcatalog with Filemaker and I am very impressed. It is one of the best pieces of software I have bought.
The problem has been resolved with C’s help. She’s very good. I really like the Xcatalog software, too. As I e-mailed C, it’s saved days of effort. Very nice application and easy to use (once the data is clean!). I do want to compliment you on customer service—it’s outstanding. Thank you very much!
Actually, we’re planning to use it for a lot of things, we wanted one tool that could perform multiple tasks across multiple divisions. Xcatalog fits the bill in many places. In our Harmon Autos magazine and Harmon Homes magazine divisions, we plan on connecting Quark to a SQL database so we can have a one time entry point for data that gets used in both print and electronic media. Xcatalog is perfect for what we need and it’s very easy to use and train people on. And we really like the fact that we can communication both ways, from database to Quark and Quark to database.
—Brian Hebert, United New & Media
I’d also like to take a moment to let you know how much I appreciate the responsiveness of the your company. It’s very refreshing to deal with someone(and the programmer even) who has enough concern about serving the customer’s needs to take time out of his busy day to address questions from even a potential customer. Very refreshing indeed. Hopefully, my company will be buying your software soon, as I’ve talked to several people who seem to be qenuinely impressed by power and flexibility it can give us.
Have just used your product to help assemble a catalog with over 34,000 prices in it. Thank you! Price updates which would take a week were reduced to less than an hour.
Just a quick note to tell you how much I appreciate the wonderful simplicity of Xcatalog. I’m so happy with it, life is so much easier. So, thanks. You did a spectacular job on this product.