Data-Driven PDF Automation

PatternStream

PatternStream is an integrated development environment that provides the ability to create automation without the use of a programming language. PatternStream marries database technology with desktop-publishing to automate production of any of these:
  • PDF
  • XML
  • HTML

Learn more about automated desktop-publishing or variable data publishing here and from Wikipedia here.

The two men who conceived and developed PatternStream originally did so in order to document operations of a nuclear power plant. The next success was taming the production process for a California county budget. PatternStream has become a standard for government budgets that require a lot of formatting while handling financial amounts from billions to pennies. Projects done by Sally Seaver with PatternStream for mutual fund company MFS Investment Management can be seen here.

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