InBetween Highlights

Integration into Company Systems

Database publishing is just the beginning. Your appetite for more will grow with each successful production. Once catalogues are available at any time from the media-neutral database at the touch of a button, new projects will follow. Using InBetween, you can generate price lists and data sheets directly from your ERP system, as well as printable press releases from your CMS or portal. To enable previews from all systems at the touch of a button, InBetween can be entirely integrated as a server into any application via an SOA-compatible web service interface.

Single-source Publishing

Support for all publishing processes, all common formats, preview function and integration into the various company data sources – InBetween is the single-source publishing solution par excellence. From traditional print media, on to data sheets in PDF, operating instructions in Microsoft PowerPoint, on up to customized individual offers in Microsoft Word, InBetween links the world of data to the world of publishing.

URL Generating Service

Use the URL generating server for generating previews or a document on demand by means of a simple URL interface. On demand generation thus, ensures that all systems used invariably display the most up-to-date data available in the most up-to-date layout.

Batch generation

Using batch generation, you can create a whole set of publications in the background –a call/request to the server is all that is required. The file name will be compiled on the basis of the rules. Use it, for example, for providing data sheets and white papers overnight according to product or customized publications on the basis of CRM and ERP databases.

Format neutrality

Seven output formats: Depending on your licensing, you can publish a layout based on a template in Adobe InDesign, QuarkXpress, PDF, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, RTF (e.g., for Microsoft Word), HTML formats or images (JPG/PNG).

Universal Connection

Seven output formats: Depending on your licensing, you can publish a layout based on a template in Adobe InDesign, QuarkXpress, PDF, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, RTF (e.g., for Microsoft Word), HTML formats or images (JPG/PNG).

Production Server

The production server serves as the central for high-performing output generation. Generating an output document can be distributed to many computers via a network, which accelerates calculation. The production server can furthermore be centrally integrated as a web server in any number of systems within the company’s IT infrastructure. As a J2EE-based server, it can operate all established integration technologies. InBetween can thus be ideally used in 1:1 marketing. Because this is where rendering thousands of customized outputs within the shortest time and highest quality is essential.

Dynamic Tables

The number of columns and lines in a table is dynamically derived from the data. The size of individual columns and lines is thus adapted to the space requirements of the data.

Dynamic Rules

Rule-based style sheets such as fonts, background colors and tabulators can be dynamically driven via format switches. The rules can be based on data fields or geometric variables like the top of the page or every second column.

Multilingual Publishing

In InBetween, numerous functions build the basis for multilingual publishing. Documents that you finish manually can thus be quickly provided with current data via Refresh DTP document. It is furthermore possible to change the language in this manner.
For example, when working with data sources containing several language variants, the output can be driven via language parameters. The current language is selected via a Language Selector.
By means of the Generation Loop (included as part of ENTERPRISE Plus), language variants can be assigned to different levels. The frames automatically generated in the process have the same sizes and positions.

Operation on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux

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The InBetween project editor can be run on both Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS X. Projects that were created on the one platform can be revised and generated on the other without any problem. You thus have ideal set-up for cooperation between in-house production and agencies or at the international level. The server components run on Microsoft Windows Server and, moreover, on Linux (included as of PROFESSIONAL Plus), which ensures cost-effective scalability and maximum system-s security.

64-bit Support for Windows and Mac OS X

64 Bit UnterstützungThe trend reveals: more complexly designed publications and growing data volume increasingly require more RAM. Generation processes triggered with InBetween are no exception. In order to use correspondingly high-performance hardware, 64-bit systems are the logical conclusion. When compared to the former 32-bit standard, they provide considerable performance benefits, which applies to using a large amount of RAM. InBetween therefore supports the 64-bit variants of Windows, Windows servers and Mac OS X.

Supports IBM Websphere and AIX

Technologie - Icons WebSphere AIXIn the ENTERPRISE Plus version, InBetween supports the IBM application server, IBM Websphere, as well as the operating system AIX. The IBM systems environment is particularly suitable for parallel pn-demand generation or batch generation of innumerable target group publications.

Fully Unicode Compatible

InBetween is fully based on Unicode and can thus not only generate Latin-based languages and fonts, but also languages and characters such as Japanese, Chinese or Russian without any difficulty.

Extension by Means of Plug-ins

Plug-ins are available for special applications. Cross table, multi-columns and multi-rows, table breaks or summarizing table cells are easily integrated into the scope of functionalities.

Decentralized and fast – creating documents with the InBetween PublicationBuilder

Screenshot InBetween PublicationBuilderWith the new InBetween PublicationBuilder in InBetween 3.6 you are able to put together creative catalogues on the basis of extensive editorial databases and image pools. With the new web-based optional module you have optimum freedom of design for your printed documents: You choose your data and are still able to make modifications to the layout even while placing it. Sophisticated functions for individualization as well as a highly flexible rights management support numerous new application scenarios.

InBetween DTP-Client

Screenshot DTP-ClientCreative work in DTP systems is comprehensively supported via the InBetween DTP client. The direct connection to the InBetween server via the Internet enables you to pull data sets coupled to templates to the DTP page via Drag & Drop. With the DTP client, you can create creative publications without recurring templates (e.g., creative catalogues and advertising flyers) or ad-hoc/decentrally published materials. A significant distinguishing feature of the InBetween DTP client to the commercially available DTP plug-ins is that it is a real server application. To start working, you only need an Internet connection and a server login. International marketing departments and agencies can thus easily access the central database.

Library Featuring Predefined Frames

Frames that are often reused can be predefined centrally via the library and then used in any number of templates. You can centrally define which frame properties can be locally modified. Modifying a frame in the library affects all templates; in as far as they haven’t been uncoupled or locally modified. You can thus create comprehensive projects containing many templates much more efficiently.

Complete Project Management

Via project management, you can easily separate the various projects. You can switch back and forth between projects with a single click, and automatically set the proper data sources, templates, fonts or image paths.