No matter how a business operates, all business owners can agree that to sell products users need to have instant, easy access to the right data and information. Data conversion is the act of changing data from one format to another; for example, moving your XML file to a PDF. It is a crucial step for businesses to source the material for these feeds to plan marketing, advertising, and business development strategies. Simply put, converting an XML file to a format that is easier to access and view is a great convenience to your business organization.
Importance of converting XML files to PDFs:
Do you have a product XML feed or an API that holds its product data? It may sound like converting your data from an XML, Excel or CSV file to a PDF is yet another tedious step in the process but it couldn’t be easier, thanks to DCatalog’s PDF Creator. It works simply; prepare your data source, convert it to a PDF, upload the PDF into DCatalog’s platform, select relevant templates and fields to map the elements, generate your PDF and publish the auto-generated digital flip catalog.
Below are a few other advantages of using DCatalog’s PDF Creator:
- DCatalog’s PDF Creator Platform will compliment and improve your marketing collateral. The technology of displaying an XML feed itself will help to cut the cost of manually creating the digital catalog, while giving an output that allows customers to engage with your content.
- Digital catalog software enables a continuous update of the XML file and the ability to generate new digital versions on demand, as well as add interactive multimedia/navigational elements. It will save you time and money, as you can bypass the need for a graphic designer to spend hours creating the catalog.
- Easily create a product PDF catalog template that keeps brand consistency while streamlining integration.
- Save money on production processes and printing by converting your file to PDF. If you take into consideration the investment it takes a graphic designer to create your catalogs manually, you’ll find that DCatalog comes out to be a fraction of the cost- especially if you plan on making monthly, weekly, or daily generations of your publication. Also, eliminate human error by connecting directly with your data source. The platform will create a catalog for your organization and you don’t have to lift a finger.
The Bottom Line
Speed to market is critical when a business sells products and needs to refine and update its product pages. However, data conversion is a time consuming process that requires hours of sourcing and gathering information to curate the file. An XML file is not easy to access or read. Converting that static content into a digital catalog template will make your product feeds easier to view, read, and access. DCatalog’s PDF Creator Platform will save money on catalog template production processes, save time with flexible and efficient catalog templates, eliminate human error and streamline the overall process. Publish a digital catalog and see the difference in ROI and customer engagement. Contact one of our Publishing Executives today to learn more about converting your XML file to a PDF and preparing your digital catalog.