As soon as product information is needed, for example to provide a webshop with data or generate a product catalogue, those involved find themselves faced with a sizeable challenge. The required product information must be complete, current and quality-assured: this is a time-consuming and cost-intensive process.
With product information management (pim), you would have to gather all relevant data from a whole range of sources. Within a company, product information is distributed across several servers, in a range of software systems, in tables, text files, image directories and DTP files. There are often several copies of files in different versions. Amendments to data and documents are not clear, as information is missing about the last editor. Research is needed to find out which information is up-to-date and correct: all of this can be very time-consuming and cost-intensive, and it puts a strain on the resources at hand.
If there is no pim system in place, the options for product communication and management are very limited.
The ERP application is the central hub for product management. As a result of more extensive and complex ranges of items, product data must be filed and managed in the application efficiently, reliably and in media-neutral formats. This task is taken over by acadon_pim, which is integrated in the merchandise management system. The central data storage results in a reduction in maintenance expenditures, prevents double entries and transfer errors, and increases the quality of the data.
The acadon_pim contains all necessary functions for the storage, management and processing of product data. All the required product information is kept in the central product database for further processing.
Comprehensive product information creates a sense of trust with the customer. Detailed product data, features and function descriptions help the customer find the right product to meet their needs; that’s why sound and up-to-date product data is playing an ever-increasing role in customer communication.
acadon_pim ensures that everyone has access to high-quality product information stored in a central system. Through the strict separation of content and design, you can be flexible when it comes to the design of your templates for a variety of applications, such as Word, Excel, InDesign, websites, webshops or mobile apps.