Masterpiece Manager Software works with Virtually any Web Site

Keep Your Existing Art Gallery Website

Developer Documentation of our Web API

If you have a website your love, or you want to use your own website design and development team to create a new website, don’t worry. Masterpiece Manager Version11 can still be used to automatically update all of the valuable data in your Version11 software to your website. We will use a Web Service to connect the Version11 database to your website.

How Does it Work?

Simply by conducting your day to day business in the Masterpiece Manager software will keep your web site updated with exactly what you have detailed in your software. There is absolutely no double entry or need for technical resources. Your web site will be integrated with our software with an interface called a “Web Service”. This works with virtually any modern web site configuration. This is a software solution that allows your site to publish the information that you have entered into Version11.

Integrating the Web Service does require a skilled website developer. We will provide you and your team with all necessary documentation and samples of of the software code to be implemented. If you need a little help our team of IT professionals will be glad to jump in. We will simply charge an hourly rate for whatever time is required to properly integrate your website with Version11.

We are happy to host your web site on our servers. This does not change the fees that we charge and may eliminate a hosting fee that you are currently paying.

A word about WordPress… We will happily integrate with your existing WordPress web site, but we will not host on our servers. Though exceptionally easy to build and manage, WordPress web sites have known security gaps that can create risk for other web sites hosted on a server.

What Can be Published to My Web Site?

You will be able to automatically publish virtually every piece of Inventory, Artist and Company data from your software to your web site. Any changes you make in your software will be immediately updated to your web site. Examples of the data are:

  • Inventory: Title, Images (unlimited) Subject, Category, Medium, Item Code, Artist, Vendor, Price, Dimensions, Quantity, Circa, Description and Provenance.
  • Artist: Name, Birth Date, Death Date, Image, Biography, Description, CV.
  • Company: Name, Logo, Address, Phone, Fax, Email, Map Location, Terms of Business, Description.

How Much will it Cost?

We have integrated dozens of existing client web sites with Mastepiece Version11. Normally the cost for integrating an existing client web site will average $750 – $1200. For your budgeting purposes you can use this as our guidelines. If you requires are less or more than the following list, your pricing will be adjusted accordingly.

  • $250 Web Site Setup
  • $150 for each page integrated

Clients historically have integrated 5-8 pages of their existing web sites. Traditional examples of these pages are:

  • Artist List (with or without item thumbnails)
  • Individual Artist Portfolio
  • Artist Biography
  • Individual Item Detail
  • Item Search Page
  • Event or Exhibition List
  • Individual Event Detail (with or without associated items)

What is a Web Service?

A Web service is a method of communication between two electronic devices over the web.

The W3C defines a “Web Service” as “a software system designed to support interoperable machine-to-machine interaction over a network”. It has an interface described in a machine-processable format (specifically Web Services Description Language, known by the acronym WSDL). Other systems interact with the Web service in a manner prescribed by its description using SOAP messages, typically conveyed using HTTP with an XML serialization in conjunction with other Web-related standards.

In short, making your existing website work seamlessly with Version11 is very simple and inexpensive.