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SignGraph - free software to help sell signs

Discussion in 'General Software' started by Tom Dalton, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. Tom Dalton

    Tom Dalton Member

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    You could probably make something like this in Excel or Access, but if you don't want to bother ..then you can use ours. We made and used this simple program to make graphs to help sell larger sign jobs. The graph is designed to help illustrate the relative bargain in signs when comparing "cost per advertising exposure" versus other forms of advertising.

    We don't charge for the program because it is really too simple to be a marketable program. We do password protect it (and provide free passwords that change periodically) because this gives us the option to sell it in the future after we add more features to the program (like a sign bidding system).

    Anyhow, it isn't much, but it is free and it is at...
    http://signsdirect.com/signgraph.html

    -Tom
     
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    thesignexpert Active Member

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    Tom,

    That is a great idea! Just an thought... could you incorporate some more visually relevant icons to represent each comparable advertising type? I'm all for the power of bars and graphs but I would think that the sign customer would be more impressed if the presentation was more visual and easier to relate to. Just my humble opinion as I think it is sweet!

    I see some real potential there.

    Tim Evans

    The Sign Expert .com
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  3. Craig Sjoquist

    Craig Sjoquist Major Contributor

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    interesting

    fonts galore
     
  4. flisk

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    I'm a little leary about it, mainly because it seems like the program relays information back to you somehow, Tom?

    How else would it know what password is needed for what week?
     
  5. Tom Dalton

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    Hey. I haven't had time to update the program in a while, BUT I did remove the password. Now it is 100% free and you don't have to re-enter the password. I'll see if I can make some more relevant and graphic navigation icons. Our only goal was more exposure for our company and more sales for the sign industry as a whole. Brian, the program doesn't relay anything anywhere. I wouldn't even know how to relay anything anywhere using FileMaker ...nor would I. I built it in a database design program on the mac (Filemaker Pro). Filemaker allows you to save as a runtime solution. Runtime is basically Java and Filemaker will save as both runtime for PC and runtime for MAC.

    Enjoy.

    Tom
     
  6. jimbug72

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    Try as I may, I cannot download this OR the Mac file in it's entirety. If I'm lucky on Windows I can get about 26 of the 31.1 Megabytes before the download "Finishes" but usually it quits somewhere between 12 and 21 megabytes. Anyone have any suggestions or alternate download links? Google produced no results and I would like to give this program a look. It may help our sales guy out in these trying economic times.

    Any ideas would be hugely appreciated.
     
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