#166 Product Catalog

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2006-03-11
2006-03-10
paulward2016
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I am evaluating using xrms for our CRM purposes.
Currently we are using a custom designed program. The
only thing that I don't see that this program has is
the option to use a catalog. We have a sales force
that uses a catalog for telemarketing so I have to
make sure they have one available. Is there any way to
get a plugin or modify an existing one to support a
pretty simple catalog.

To be more specific we sell tools and we have several
different catagories that are devided into
subcatagories and then finally the tools themselves.
They also have scripts and definitions for each item.
I am looking for a way to just plug our current .gif
files in and use our current structure.

Any ideas or help would be appreciated.

Discussion

  • Brian Peterson
    Brian Peterson
    2006-03-11

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    It should be straightforward to create a plugin to link into
    a product catalog.

    This has been requested before. I'm happy to help a plugin
    author either integrate to an existing open source product
    catalog (preferably), or guide someone in writing one, but
    I, personally, have no need for a product catalog, and so
    will not be writing one myself.

    If you're interested, I'd take a look at OSCommerce, as I
    believe that it's product catalog functionality is quite
    complete. Another possible target would be WebERP. Either
    of these product catalogs should be able to be linked into
    XRMS in appropriate places by utilizing XRMS's plugin
    architecture.

    Unfortunately for you, no one else with your problem has
    taken the time to solve it yet, so you probably have some
    work to do. If you need this functionality and wish to
    sponsor it, I can also put you in touch with an XRMS
    developer (not me) who may be able to be commisioned to do
    the integration for you.

    Regards,

    - Brian

     
  • Brian Peterson
    Brian Peterson
    2006-03-11

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  • Brian Peterson
    Brian Peterson
    2006-03-14

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    look at the 'demo' plugin for an example of how to add your
    plugin to the top nav bar.

    Note that whis is best done from current code, so that your
    plugin will be capable of being integrated into the main
    XRMS distro if you base it on an open source product catalog
    app.

    Regards,

    - Brian