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Image Info provides the fashion industry with state of the art image–based databases
Image Info was created as one stop shopping software to provide the fashion industry — clothing and apparel design companies — with the ability to manage every stage of their businesses, from design to production to sales, and maximizing their results in every phase.

Image Info

Image Info Pro was first introduced in 1994 and within 5 years Craig had thousands of licensed users from small and mid–sized designers and manufacturers to industry giants like Donna Karen, Calvin Klein, Polo Jeans, Jones Apparel and Nautica.

Overview

  • Integrates digital images and critical company data into a comprehensive, high–performance application
  • Simple intuitive interface — View, Find and Print allow easy movement through entire program
  • Connection to product line, enabling you to respond to requests all users can share both data and images

Industry

  • Other

Solutions

  • State of the art image-based databases

Benefits

  • Reduces costs and improves sales
  • Builds custom catalogs
  • Streamlines inventory management and automates sales orders

The advanced recovery features are a great help. I love the ability to save search requests…. I'm also delighted with the built in SMTP email sending which is a tremendous help…The new status bar is my favorite feature. it allows me to keep only the buttons the user needs in a predictable place far away from the data. It's a great addition.

— Craig Schlossberg, Image Info, Inc., New York, N.Y.

Craig Schlossberg grew up surrounded by beautiful clothes. His family has been in the apparel industry for many years, and the needs of the fashion world were very familiar to him. So it was no surprise when Craig — now a software designer and engineer — created Image Info.

"I started Image Info to provide the fashion industry with state of the art image–based databases to help their sales and merchandising departments respond to buyers requests and market trends," Craig recalls.

FileMaker Pro is the centerpiece of Craig's solution, and, he says, it runs the front office of large and small fashion apparel and accessories businesses and handles the data perfectly. "With installations typically between 15–100 users per customer, and databases with 60,000+ records, each with multiple images," Craig enthuses, "the solution sings across the network and gives invaluable information to keep all areas of an organization in sync with each other."

Image Info Pro was first introduced in 1994 and within 5 years Craig had thousands of licensed users from small and mid–sized designers and manufacturers to industry giants like Donna Karen, Calvin Klein, Polo Jeans, Jones Apparel and Nautica.

With each new release, the complexity and capabilities of FileMaker Pro have increased exponentially while its elegant simplicity and ease of use have remained rock solid.

— Craig Schlossberg, Image Info, Inc., New York, N.Y.

A long time developer in FileMaker, Craig has been testing FileMaker Pro 10 and he is delighted with the results. "Version 10 exceeded all of my expectations," he says. "The customizable toolbars allow developers to escape the boundaries of the layout and completely separate functionality from data. The live sub–summaries in browse mode and auto–maintained sorts add yet more powerful tools to an already well stocked toolbox."

As a FileMaker user for many years Craig appreciates the way the software remains easy to use. "With each new release, the complexity and capabilities of FileMaker Pro have increased exponentially while its elegant simplicity and ease of use have remained rock solid," he says. And he adds, "the advanced recovery features are a great help. I love the ability to save search requests. We've been building that functionality into our databases for 14 years! And I'm also delighted with the built in SMTP email sending which is a tremendous help."

Still Craig had no difficulty in choosing the feature he was most pleased to see in FileMaker Pro 10. "The new status bar is my favorite feature," he declares. "It allows me to keep only the buttons the user needs in a predictable place far away from the data. It's a great addition."

And the Script Triggers? "Almost perfect! We've wanted this ability for a long time. I'm still testing certain aspects but I'm very excited about the prospects. As for the improved tab order creation, finally, I can insert a field into the middle of the tab order. Thank you!"

Business Challenge

Improving the design of the Image Info Pro software to make the user experience more rewarding and provide more information.

Successful Solution

The new features allow the designer greater ability to create a smoother and more intuitive interface for the user.

Customer Benefits

Overall overhaul including Implementation of queries and abilities of the database that users request, and native ability in FileMaker Pro to save searches.

For FileMaker:

Kevin Mallon
Public Relations Manager
FileMaker Inc.
408-987-7227
kevin_mallon@filemaker.com
http://www.filemaker.com

For Image Info, LLC:

Craig Schlossberg
Image Info, LLC
212-282-5050
craig@imageinfo.com
http://www.imageinfo.com