Version control can be such a headache
Does your document reflect the latest info and prices in your database? Does your data reflect last-minute changes you've made to your document? If you use Xcatalog you know it does.
Once links are established with the the easy-to-use linking tool, changes can be made either in the document or the database, and the changes pushed in the other direction with no extra work. (No intermediate steps such as report creation and extraction are needed.)
Imposes no layout or design constraints
Xcatalog's links are invisible to your printed layout (but visible while you're working). Linked elements can be moved between documents freely without loss of linkage.
You can use Xcatalog to update prices, graphics, or product information--even change versions or swap languages--automatically. If you have different pricing regions, use Xcatalog to swap the prices in for each region--automatically.
The Pro version of Xcatalog differs from the normal version by offering ODBC support, providing connectivity to "big iron" databases such as Oracle, Sybase and SQL Server, as well as (under Windows) connectivity to Access databases and Excel files.
Xcatalog has been in production use at hundreds of sites, world-wide, since 1995. It has been steadily improving all these years, based on user feedback.