Actinic Shopping cart software was the preferred choice of shopping cart solutions for Sabre Systems. We compared a number of products including writing a new tailor-made system. But for functionality, especially order management, we felt that Actinic gave good value for money.
Sabre Systems have a legacy Microsoft SQL Server stock control system which is robust and has been customised for their business needs. '58 ALL' were commissioned to interface this legacy stock system with the Actinic shopping cart software.
An SQL Server script was written to extract data from their live database scheduled to run throughout the day. A Perl script was then developed to parse this data and to create an Actinic Products import file. This file also had to have reference to logo image files, photos, PDF files etc etc and is much more then a simple spreadsheet!