Project: Dynamically Generated Catalogs

We got a call from Turcotte-O'Keefe Design, a graphic designer who was manually producing print catalogs with over 1000 products for their client, Pactiv, Inc. a supplier to their own client, Sysco, Inc.. But now the client was requesting catalog different version for each of 73 geographical regions and on a routine basis. Clearly, manual methods were no longer going to suffice.

Exit 445 designed and built a combination FileMaker and web-based system that can dynamically generate 200+ page PDF catalogs.

  • FileMaker, FileMaker Server, FileMaker Customer Web Publishing (CWP), PHP API, jQuery, AJAX

"We are so glad we found Jonathan to help us with an intricate database / website project our design studio was facing. We had tried to work with several other sources that turned out to be disappointing and time-wasting and we were running up against our client’s deadline. Jonathan saved the day and the project and our client. His sales and technical background allowed him to grasp the scope of the project quickly and help us think through aspects we hadn’t considered. We have found him to be reliable, quick, personable, organized, and detailed with excellent follow-through. Jonathan is a pleasure to work with and we would recommend him highly."

Jacquie Turcotte-O'Keefe, Owner, Turcotte-O'Keefe Design, Turcotte-OKeefe