What is the YellowParts software for?
The YellowParts software administrates, generates and distributes product
catalogs on paper, e-paper or HTML and it also covers business transactions
from enquiry, via quotes to orders and up to invoices. The YellowParts
software is in many parts similar and technically identical to the CATpool
software although there are several differences resulting from the different
concepts behind YellowParts and CATpool.
It is a professional, comfortable and very comprehensive software family
that took over 30 man years to develop.
The YellowParts software consists of several products and it is phased
in on a step-by-step basis. Here is a partial list of the most important
Step 1: YellowParts-PCM - the Product
Content Management System
The PCM administrates all the contents of product catalogs, data sheets,
brochures etc. including multilingual long text description in MSWord,
RTF, or HTML, with formatted tables in MSExcel, with images and with flexible
and user-definable product attributes. It supports several industry standard
classification systems as well as your own classification and product
grouping schema. YellowParts-PCM is a based on Elestore,
which has been in use in the head office of the Philips group of companies
in Holland since 2003 to administrate around 1 million products.
YellowParts-PCM offers flexible data import and export from and to various
sources such as your existing databases, ASCII, HTML, MSAccess, MSExcel,
MSWord, XML including BMEcat
and to other databases.
There are many different additions available to enhance YellowParts-PCM
such as EleRobot, EleExxel, ElePricelist, EleProductSite and several more.
Public data is supplied by the YellowParts server and private data is
either imported or entered by you into your local database or exchanged
bi-laterally and directly between business partners.
Step 2: YellowParts-POS
- the Product Enquiry System for the POS
This YellowParts software is used at the POS and in sales to present all
article data with fast and versatile searching, variable product attributes,
long texts, with detailed technical data, with industry standard classifications
(eCl@ss), entire product
catalogs and everything that was entered by the data vendors.
Step 3: YellowParts-COM
- the Data Communication System
YellowParts-COM exchanges confidential data only directly with your suppliers
or customers. All communication is solely bi-lateral via email without
ever using any third party server as this is the only way of true confidentiality.
Data can even be encrypted, it is stored in your private local database
only and there is no more handling when exchanging purchase prices, orders
or any other private data.
Step 4: YellowParts-P2H
- the PDF to HTML converter for existing product catalogs
YellowParts-P2H is your quickest way to make all of your existing paper
catalogs and similar publications available in HTML on the Internet. YellowParts
also provides you with web space for presenting your product catalogs
in HTML. Take what already exists and convert it from PDF to HTML. You
can get your current catalogs in PDF format from your printer without
any additional costs (costs them one click to make PDF). Like that you
are online immediately.
Step 5: YellowParts-Quote
- the unique Quote Publishing System
This unique YellowParts software uses the CMS contents and the publishing
generator to create very expressive, detailed and illustrated quotes,
which look like a quote plus an attached individual catalog containing
the offered products as they are printed in your or your supplier's product
catalogs. Quotes are generated automatically from the YellowParts database
in close co-operation with your ERP system and printed to paper, to PDF
or converted to HTML for distribution to your customer.
Step 6: YellowParts-EP
- the Database Publishing System generates product publications
The YellowParts-EP (Elepub)
uses the PCM contents to automatically generate product catalogs, flyers,
brochures, data sheets, prices lists, or similar publications on paper,
as e-paper or in HTML via database publishing.
Manufacturers become independent from third party services and are enabled
to produce catalogs automatically and much faster for any media, with
automatic exchange of languages, prices and/or article numbers.
Dealers can finally generate their own product catalogs and price lists
from data prepared by suppliers, ready for use and delivered from the
YellowParts data server as your central data source directly into your
local YellowParts PCM database where you can also add your own data.
The YellowParts software linked to your local databases, POS and ERP
The YellowParts software is well prepared for being linked to your local
databases, POS and ERP software (Enterprise Resource Planning) or to the
one of your warehouse and/or your suppliers.
Of course, this is always something very individual requiring some work
but it does make much sense because your sales people will get important
data directly into the catalog page.