In 2017, The Economist published an article titled: “The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data” and it is hence no wonder that companies experience that their data grows by up to 40% every year. Customers, suppliers, resellers, etc. demands data and for a sales company it equals product data. A PIM system constructs one place for all your product information across variants, languages, brands and whatever else makes your product range intricate.
With a PIM system, you can ensure that all product data is centralized in one system. Done are the days with Excel sheets, Digital Asset Management and ERP hacks. None of these are built to handle the amount and variety of data that a product range can contain.
A PIM system is a system crafted to manage the complexity of a product range scaled according to complexity.
However, a PIM system is by no means a closed system. Therefore, integrations from PIM to other systems can easily be made, which makes import, export, catalogue production etc. simple and manageable processes.
Centralization of product data provides the following benefits:
PicoPublish has helped companies get their ERP optimized through more than 60 PIM implementations in Europe. These have given us the assurance that standard ERP and standard PIM form the strongest data foundation for a company.
If you already have an ERP system, we can help you integrate this with a PIM system enabling you to enrich your transaction data with product data, but at the same time have a loose connection between the two entities.
If you are going to embark on the ERP journey, we recommend that you do like Damstahl and implement the two in parallel.
As soon as a product range is marketed in international markets, the complexity of product data increases explosively. It is not enough that there must be linguistic variants of all products, different units of measurement, date formats and cultural considerations must be considered.
It becomes a near impossible task to keep track of this complexity without having an advanced sorting mechanism. This is readily built into a PIM system and in addition the system gives you a visual message when a product lack translations.
In other words, you breach other markets faster and more structured with a PIM system and we are ready to help you with the leap into the big world.
We have launched over 60 installations and are confident that this project model works