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D&G-Software, Software for Mail-Order-Companies
D&G-Software GmbH develops and maintains an ERP-Software for mail-order-companies.
The ERP-System that needs to be started with such icons runs pretty much all day and contains everything you need to run "your" company: Addresses, orders, shipments details, warehouse and stock information, SKU's etc.
Our Software is being used in over 300 mail-order-companies throughout Europe. Our customers are small and medium-sized companies as well as some large merchants, which will ship between 150 and 10.000 orders per day.
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This icons are to be used to launch our software from any windows-based desktop. Most of our customers use Microsoft XP, Vista as well as Windows 7. Our CI has changed over the years and our recent icons which will be delivered along with our software are no longer reflecting the right colors or system. Our customers refer to us as "D&G" (just like the fashion company, only that we exist for over 27 years) , even though our ERP-software is called "VS/4". The "VS" stands for "Versandhaus-System", which is German for "mail order-system" and the /4 stands for the version - which is 4. Eventually in a few years we might call the ERP-System VS/5 but for now, 4 is the version that we keep developing.
We need two new icons that will reflect either our brand, the company or the ERP-System. Be creative and design icons that will identify an ERP-System on a desktop and are also easy to detect on a desktop. Remember, most admins or users have multiple icons on their desktop and our need to "stick" out a bit, so that you can start your ERP-system easily.
The two new icons start the local Server and the Client. You'll need to start the local server first and then the client.
Please check the existing designs (see attachment) for what we have used in the past and are currently using to launch our software.
The needed dimensions for the icons are:
Client and Server-Icon need to have each the same size.
The current CI-colour of D&G is "HKS 43" but you are not bound to use this color unless you have a better idea.