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Catalog Content Management


Program facilitates easy handling of catalog product content building (available in Product Show Case Window and in Search Window)- Available in Secured Access Only

Catalog Contents

Program has very flexible and powerful content building process to suit competitive business needs.

  • its name (title), code (SKU), pricing info, short description (sale pitch) and detailed description

  • special view graphics to display additional graphics for catalog product (e.g. closeouts, multiple views of catalog product etc)

  • special magnified map view graphic, to suit business needs

  • replace catalog product's graphic

  • search key words for powerful search on entire catalog

  • product's multimedia files

  • product weight, dimension related information

  • customized fields (industry specific and user defined data)

  • dimension (CBM/CBF) computation

  • Web links for web catalog integration

    User may review configuration setting for catalog product's name, code; graphic settings, display captions for contents (so as to facilitate customized caption for  contents  to suit business needs) and security setting.

     

  • From the thumbnail pane of Program (Product Show Case window or search window),  select specific catalog product from thumbnail view.
     

  • Click  Content  Button  or

     edit command from Menu (Menu- Catalog Product- Edit Catalog Product details).


     Upon such an action, the program will open content window for specific catalog product.


     

  • From main pane in this window - user can

    • edit Code (SKU) and Name (title) - both compulsory inputs

    • de active catalog products (deactivation will exclude such catalog products from new presentations; However for old presentations, such deactivations will not be applicable) by un checking catalog product active flag

    • weight details (select weight unit / UOM from drop down list and fill product weight data)

    • price details, shipping details

    • product dimension details

    • brief description (usually sale pitch)- max content not exceeding 200 characters

    • User defined details (click for for custom field setting and content caption details setting )

  • User may input detailed description of catalog product through description pane (supports html contents). If user intends to provide html content, do not provide <html> and <body> tags in it.

  • User can manage (add new / remove) search keywords and  unlimited multimedia files through power features through power features pane.

  • To manage multimedia files for specific catalog items, click or click Menu - Catalog Product - Multimedia Files

Upon clicking , a new window will open for multimedia catalog management.

Selection list shows the list of multimedia files referred in the program

Name of the file is not displayed in presentations and is key identifier of specific file

Path refers to source path of file. Once inserted into program, application preserves its copy in its contents

Internal notes are used for management references

Display Notes are shown on presentations, along with file path (local file or web URL). Application supports both local file as well web URL . User needs to select either of option and provide the file path.

  • User may select existing multimedia file for specific catalog product from selection List and edit existing file contents

    • choose to edit (by clicking ).

    • edit name / path / internal notes /display notes

    • to update local file, click browse button for file path. if the file already exists in content data for selected catalog product, it will warn user for insertion. Alternatively, if user wants to provide web URL link for such file, select web URL option and fill the path in input area (e.g. http://www.yourcompany.com/files/abc.avi)

    • click to save to update changes or click cancel to skip updating.
       

  • User may select existing multimedia file for specific catalog product from selection List to delete it from content data. and then click to remove. Application will warn user for such deletion and upon confirmation, will remove the file from the list as well content data.
     

  • User may insert multimedia file for specific catalog product

    • choose to insert new file  (by clicking ).

    • fill name / path / internal notes /display notes - (name and path are compulsory inputs)

    • to insert local file, click browse button for file path. if the file already exists in content data for selected catalog product, it will warn user for insertion. Alternatively, if user wants to provide web URL link for such file, select web URL option and fill the path in input area (e.g. http://www.yourcompany.com/files/abc.avi)

    • click to save to insert or click cancel to skip inserting.
       

  • Multimedia files list can be refreshed / refilled  by clicking refresh button 

  • To provide specific search key words for selected catalog product, click or click Menu - Catalog Product - Search Keywords

To manage search keywords in the program, refer how to manage search keywords in the program and its use in search for presentation as well program?

Upon clicking, Search Keyword window will open:

Left side list will display all search keywords, and right side list will display the search keywords assigned to selected catalog product.

  • To assign selected search keyword from left side list, select the keywords (multi select through CTRL+list items)

  • click  > to assign

  • to assign all search keywords from left side list, click >>

To remove assigned search keywords

  • select search keywords from the right side list (multi select through CTRL+ list items)

  • click > to remove assignment

  • to remove all search keywords currently assigned, click <<

Now click save button to update search keywords and click cancel button to skip updating.

  • To manage additional graphics for closeouts and special view large map file for catalog product

User can build catalog contents with unlimited additional graphics for catalog product's closeouts etc and special map view graphics.

  • Application supports special thumbnail graphic (e.g. user can provide transparent thumbnail) for use in presentation creation. User can click browse button to provide (or change) special thumbnail.

  • For special view additional graphics (closeouts etc):

  • For special map view graphic, click browse button to provide (or change) special large size graphic file (supported format jpeg, gif or bmp). Since this map view file is used in presentation to display product in special view, recommended file size is 1200*1200 pixels.
     

 

 
 
 
 

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