The Catalog Genie and Expert Publisher products from Database Publishing Software (DPS), Woburn, MA, link relational databases with publishing software to create customized catalogs in a fully automated environment.
Using a database of products and a library of design templates, users can select which product groups to include and how they will appear. Expert Publisher customizes catalogs from rules and recipes of information and instructions that are loaded into the software. Catalog Genie simplifies the process by asking for product and design template parameters. It also can develop a database.
Database or rules-based publishing allows catalog revisions to be completed more quickly and to include the most up-to-date information. Instructions and revisions can be carried out over the Web (www.databasepub.com) and distributed electronically to a commercial printer.