I created a form on our website, complete with graphics instructions, menu panel art and field for all of their prices. Franchisees or managers were asked to log in, answer some store specification characteristics (used in cross-over Unit Specification Project), their menu dimensions and then all of their current pricing for each menu item.
Once this information was captured, the database of prices was merged into variable data fields in the design file for the menu boards. Production artists could call up the current store in production, dial in their price model and populate variables in the design file in order to create a proof. Connection of the database to the live design file enabled us to populate the file with live data and create a proof in a short amount of time, creating efficiencies in the process that we had not had previously.