Generate Print Material at the Touch of a Button
With ANTEROS you can automatically output catalogs, price lists, data sheets or instruction manuals in different languages. In addition to exports to InDesign (like other PIM providers offer), ANTEROS allows you to generate even complex catalogs in PDF format 100% automatically, whether for printing or digital use. Furthermore, any kind of excerpts can be generated with just a few clicks, such as new products or customer catalogs.
“We have been efficiently maintaining our product data with ANTEROS for many years and use it for various print publications and exports. We can output our complex catalog fully automatically and without post-processing in InDesign. In fact, everyone on our websites can generate up-to-date material and safety data sheets at the touch of a button.”
ANTEROS Extraction Alternatives
1. Transfer to the Layout and Design Tool InDesign
An InDesign interface can be used to transfer product and media data from ANTEROS to the typesetting system InDesign, where it can be automatically set according to specific layout specifications using templates, and then manually refined in the typesetting system. The template technique has technological limits in terms of layout and often does not allow 100% automation, which is why we recommend this alternative for more creative documents such as brochures and flyers.
2. Fully Automatic Generation
The innovative ANTEROS print engine allows you to generate even complex structured documents such as catalogs, price lists, data sheets or instructions in high quality without any typesetting systems like InDesign and without any need for rework. This not only saves a lot of time, but you can also easily create any excerpt catalogs for new products, customer groups or tenders with just a few clicks.
Advantages of the 100% Automatic Print Generation by ANTEROS
While other PIM systems only offer an output to InDesign (see option 1 above), ANTEROS also offers a fully automatic generation of documents. This has many advantages:
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Examples of 100% Automatically Generated Print Documents
The following examples should provide you with a first impression of how customizable and complex print documents can be. All examples listed below were automatically generated with the innovative print engine from ANTEROS in just a few clicks.
Features of the ANTEROS Print Functions
Fully Integrated with PIM
You don't have to push the data from the PIM system to the print module via an interface first, like you do with other systems.
You can generate catalogs, price lists or instructions either in their entirety or as excerpts at any time. For example, target group catalogs (such as classic car catalogs) can be created with just a few clicks for a trade fair, catalog excerpts for a quotation system, or a new product catalog every quarter. Often these on demand documents are not even printed out by our customers, but sent as PDF files via e-mail - but in a nice layout and still with little effort. For many, this is the first time that the new topic of customized catalogs has been made possible due to time and cost reasons - the sales staff and customers are delighted!
This allows you and your colleagues to easily generate not only entire catalogs, but also daily updated data sheets or catalog excerpts with just a few clicks in your web browser.
Various specific options can be specified in the print form, e.g. to generate a catalog with or without prices or to only generate a main table of contents as a table of contents or also include a chapter table of contents before each chapter.
More Flexible Print Pages with 100% Automation
By implementing flexible rules (instead of rigid, page-based templates required by other PIM systems), ANTEROS.print makes it possible to fully automate even complex structured print documents with just a few rule sets. In order to recreate this competitors would need to use countless templates (e.g. ANTEROS would need only 5 print rules instead of more than 100 templates a competitor product would require).
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Print Function can be Integrated into Other Applications
You can even decide to integrate the print function of ANTEROS into your web pages or into a customer portal. This allows distributors, partners or customers to use the innovative print function of ANTEROS via a conventional web browser to generate data sheets or catalog extracts with current data.
Correction Mode in PDF
You can run the print generation of the new catalog, price list or data sheet in ANTEROS in correction mode and use it to perform your own, very efficient review. If you discover an error in the content of your product data in the generated PDF file, simply click on the incorrect value or text and a link from the PDF file will take you directly to the PIM system and to the correct product and the corresponding data field. There you can immediately make any changes from a central location in the PIM; time-consuming correction loops (as seen in other systems) are thereby eliminated.
Readjustments via the Web Interface
Not only are the print rules more flexible, you can even easily fine-tune the rules yourself via the web interface, e.g. which main color a chapter should have, where images should be positioned or which logo or page header should be used for the current print generation.
Online Seminar: Print at the Touch of a Button
Catalogs, price lists and data sheets are still essential, whether in printed form or as PDFs. They can be accessed directly by customers and provide them with individual product information. Find out how quickly and easily print generation works, even for complexly structured technical catalogs.
“Using ANTEROS, we can systematize our data in the PIM very effectively. ANTEROS has taken an enormous amount of work off our hands when creating catalogs. While we used to need 6 months to create a catalog using a template-based print system, it now only takes 6 weeks. And at the same time we concentrate on data maintenance. This means a time saving of 75%, even though we had already automated the process with InDesign plug-ins. The print generation of our complete catalog takes less than one hour with ANTEROS, with the old system it took over 30 hours.”
What are the Benefits of Print Generation?
User Reports for Print Generation
Fully automatic print generation with ANTEROS
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