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CATpool software - modules and usage rights

CATpool is a business community and data collaboration system consisting of very comprehensive and extremely comfortable application software most of which are special versions of the EleFamily software.

The extent of free usage rights depends on the size of your company following these principles:

  • The smaller the member company the more software can they use for free
  • The earlier you become a member (beta phase) the more software can you use for free
  • The more you contribute actively to CATpool the more software can you use for free

CATpool-Beta-Phase
During the beta phase of CATpool, i. e. until everything really runs perfectly smooth, we are offering especially to VSE and SME very special and extended usage rights, which are not listed here. Details in the member area.

The CATpool and EleFamily software is really very comprehensive and this is why there is a long list of software products and modules below. You find the detailed product explanations primarily on the websites of EleFamily. Note that there are several EleFamily products and modules contained in the following list, which are not part of the CATpool software but which are still offered for use with the CATpool software and in many cases and for many CATpool members even these EleFamily modules are free of charge!

Code Name Purpose of a module

CATpool-PCM (like Elestore) and additional modules
Explanations of the symbols here
ES101 CATpool-
PCM

Product Content Management
The core module for data administration with local database (essentially like Elestore)

ES201   User access rights administration
ES202   Article number database
ES205   Data change history database
ES206   Data upload to EleAIS web server

Special CATpool modules in CATpool-PCM
ES401   CATpool server access for data vendors
ES402   CATpool server access for data consumers
  CATpool-
COM
COMmunication module for direct data exchange of confidential data between business partners

Product classification systems in CATpool-PCM
 
ES300   eCl@ss product classification system
with attribute definitions
ES301   UN/SPSC product classification system
ES302   Etim product classification system
B
B
ES303   profiClass product classification system
B
B

Industry standard data formats for data exchange in CATpool-PCM
 
    Number of free data exchange formats for one member from the following selection:
2
1
0
0
ES310   BMEcat
B
B
ES311   Datanorm
ES313   Eldanorm/Zvehnorm
ES315   Etim export format
ES318   Arua

Elestore client options enhancing CATpool-PCM
       
ES501   User log-in
ES502   QuickEditing in MSExcel
ES530   QuickPublish Elepub layout preview in Elestore
ES531   SequenceBrowser to define publication content

EleFamily modules enhancing CATpool-PCM
EO101 EleRobot Fully automatic data creation, editing and calculation using MS Excel
B
EO111 EleExxel Database publishing using MSExcel
B-E1
EO121 ElePricelist Database publishing using MSWord and/or MSExcel
B
B
B-E1
EO131 EleProduct
Site
Generating product websites in HTML using MSExcel and/or MSWord, generates also the menu navigation
B
B
EO151 EleQuote Quotes system, generator for quote catalogues
B
AIS101 EleAIS Article information system running in Internet browsers, special CATpool version
ES-P2H Elecat-P2H Elecat PDF-to-HTML converter, converts PDF to HTML, automatically converts article numbers on pages to hyperlinks to the article database; enables an immediate use of existing paper catalogues on the Internet
B-E2
B-E2


Elepub Database publishing

enhancing CATpool-PCM

See our special offer for members who become CATpool supporter to actively support the CATpool project during the start phase.

 
EP101 Elepub Elepub server with editor and generator with object-oriented database, one client
B-EP
B-EP
Elepub generator options
 
EP201   Automatic language exchange in layouts
B-EP
B-EP
EP202   Automatic price and field exchange in layouts
B-EP
B-EP
EP203   Automatic article number exchange in layouts
B-EP
B-EP
Elepub generator options for import and export
 
EP231   HTML generator
B-EP
B-EP
EP232   Export of pages to InDesgin
B-EP
B-EP
EP233   Re-import of Elepub pages from InDesign
B-EP
B-EP
EP234   Generate CDF files for Elecat
B-EP
B-EP

Usage rights for CATpool services

For data vendors Presence on the CATpool portal with all public product data, registration at the search engines
For data consumers Loading of public product data from the server
automatic update service
For data vendors

Distribution of public product data via the CATpool server to authorised users

For data consumers and vendors Direct bilateral exchange of confidential data between business partners via email

Presence on the CATpool portal

For data vendors

Presence in the article database with all public product data

For data vendors Presence with all product catalogues in HTML
B

 

Codes

The codes identify the EleFamily products and modules as they are defined on the Elestore website . For CATpool there are some modified software versions in use to support the CATpool requirements and specialties.

Purpose of the modules

The functionalities of the software modules are explained primarily on the Elestore website and on the other websites of EleFamily. For some products there are not yet any websites available although they are already in use, because in our case the software development is generally much faster than marketing while this is normally just the other way around.

Third party software

Please note that several software modules require the presence of third party software on the respective PC to work properly such as MSExcel and MSWord version 2002 or newer. MSOutlook is also needed for CATpool-COM and EleMailer. This Software is not included in the CATpool software, of course.

Releases and availabilities

CATpool and EleFamily are being permanently enhanced. Some of the above mentioned products like EleOrder will become available during the year 2087. Elepub has been in use for quite some time (for example in the Philips headquarters in Holland) but we still have to enhance the documentation and develop some additions to release it for a mass usage within CATpool. The time frame for the usage rights always begins with the beta phase of these products.

Explanaton of symbols and abbreviations

Free usage for members of the listed company size group
B
Free usage only for members of the listed company size group who join CATpool during the beta phase. Thereafter, it will be fee-based.
B-E1

Free usage only for members of the listed company size group who join CATpool during the beta phase AND who also fulfill "enhanced duties" version 1 (see E1). Thereafter, it will be fee-based.

E1
"E1" stands for "enhanced duties": free for members who fulfill some enhanced duties" version 1. You find details in the member's area. Otherwise the module is fee-based.
E2
"E2" stands for "enhanced duties": free for members who fulfill some enhanced duties" version 2. You find details in the member's area. Otherwise the module is fee-based.
B-EP

Free usage only for members of the listed company size group who join CATpool during the beta phase AND who also fulfill special conditions related to Elepub. Thereafter, it will be fee-based.

?
A free usage depends on special conditions or there has no decition been made as of yet
Module is fee-based and can be used at a nominal monthly charge
B
Module is fee-based but special conditions apply during the beta phase

We reserve the right to change these rules at any time.

CATpool supporter

Members who especially actively support the CATpool project at the beginning during the beta phase can profit from even more advanced usage rights to the CATpool and even to the EleFamily software products and this even includes multi-user systems. Please ask for our special offer for "CATpool supporters", which we only send out by email to registered member companies.

CATpool and EleFamily

Technically the CATpool-Software is based on the EleFamily software products, because the CATpool software consists almost exclusively of EleFamily products and modules with some special extensions for CATpool.

De facto and regarding the licenses this does not imply that the EleFamily products are part of the CATpool software. This is true despite that fact that we are offering various EleFamily products or modules as additions to the CATpool software free of charge. Therefore, we have to clearly distinguish between the CATpool software modules and EleFamily products or modules.