The purpose of this server is to provide Participants with a secure and cost effective method to share and exchange data.
How It Works
EC Global Dynamics' software provides a dynamic data manger. Data is displayed in spreadsheet like reports throughout applications. A communications/manager/engine is embedded in the software that establishes a link between the desktop and the server. It locates, queues and then posts files either as part of a transaction routine or as a user initiated task.
Programming generates URL's that links the desktop to the server and allows the software to target specific bins. Updates for both uploads and downloads occur in an automated and seamless way, saving the Participant time and reducing the learning curve. For example, a product file is posted to the server from the Item List file. The product information and its associated image have separate URLs. The software creates and manages these access links so that a potential Buyer is enabled to locate an item file and display it as a search result, then locate its associated image in one click.
The data provider has the option to store images in any server and then create the link to that image in the item file manually. Item files can be edited and posted to a private catalogue without losing the URL to the image. This allows the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) to take the responsibility for providing the original product information in an editable mode to distributors or dealers, who in turn alter the information, repost the file and maintain the URL to the image.
The benefits are:
Consider the flexibility and marketing value of being able to generate and maintain public product lists to attract new business and then client specific lists that focus on individual client needs and prices, each containing critical product validation against special packaging and other needs.
- Everyone viewing the image is assured that it represents the latest OEM issue.
- The cost of creating and maintaining the image bank is borne by one company.