[ic] Using IC to track orders and estimates/costs

Stefan Hornburg (Racke) racke at linuxia.de
Thu Oct 21 05:58:23 UTC 2010

On 10/20/2010 10:31 PM, Henry Hartley wrote:
> I've been put in touch with a gentleman who makes and repairs bows for
> stringed instruments. He's interested in a web site that will allow him
> to have customers select various combinations of materials or select
> certain repairs to be made but the price will be figured out manually
> and applied to the order. He'd like the system to handle sending e-mails
> with the estimate to the potential customer, who would then need to
> approve (or not) the order before the work would actually be done. He
> also wants to track some of the more traditional customer relations type
> information, such as purchase history and discounts for every 5th
> purchase (for example).
> I don't know all the details but I'd like to be well armed before I get
> too involved with him. It's been a long time since I did anything with
> Interchange, although I am still on the mailing list. Has anyone done
> anything like this -- managing estimates and getting confirmations, etc.
> with IC? Or is this a case where I might be better off writing a custom
> app from scratch?

The key point for an application like this is the design of the database
structure. Interchange can certainly be used with custom database structures.
I did this in several successful projects, so there is no need for the effort
to write a custom application instead of using Interchange.


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