Fitting Manufacturer Julius Blum GmbH to Digitalize the Business with Stibo Systems Master Data Management Solution
The Business-first Master Data Management™ Platform Will Play a Central Role in Digitalizing the Processes and Customer Experiences at the International Manufacturer of Hinge, Lift and Runner Systems
Atlanta, GA, March 13, 2018 - Stibo Systems, the global leader in Business-first Master Data Management (MDM)™ solutions, announced today that Julius Blum GmbH, an Austrian manufacturer and distributor of fitting systems, has chosen Stibo Systems’ Product MDM solution, leveraging the STEP Trailblazer platform, to support the manufacturer’s online efforts as well as boost its catalog production.
Julius Blum GmbH delivers innovative lift, hinge and pull-out solutions to furniture manufacturers and authorized dealers in more than 120 countries. Blum’s focus on creating differentiated and customized offerings focusing on excellent customer experiences puts high demands on the company’s ability to manage its product master data. With the implementation of the Stibo Systems solution, the company will be able to more efficiently manage its product data workflows and thereby boost its online sales channels.
Blum also offers both online and printed catalogs in several editions and formats throughout numerous regions to meet today’s request for localized customer experiences, and catalogs continue to be a very important part of the manufacturer’s sales journey. With Stibo Systems Product MDM, Blum will be able to speed up the catalog production process significantly and at the same time secure the quality of the product information featured.
“We want to empower our employees and systems by creating one central, trusted digital business core of operational information that can support our efforts to create even more frictionless customer experiences. The power of Stibo Systems Product MDM solution and STEP platform are going to fuel those efforts,” said Roland Zangerle, Julius Blum.
Blum has more than 7,500 employees worldwide. The company runs seven plants in Vorarlberg, Austria; production sites in Poland, Brazil and USA; as well as 29 subsidiaries respectively representative offices around the world.
“We’re delighted that Julius Blum GmbH has found our offering to be the best fit in its efforts to further strengthen this great business. We’re excited to play a crucial part in this great company’s journey toward digitalization,” said Mikael Lyngsø, CEO, Stibo Systems. “Our solution is going to help Blum drive higher value from their product data and ensure that the information is accessible when, where and how the business users need it to provide for positive a customer experience.”
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About Stibo Systems Stibo Systems believes the future of business requires a Digital Business Core™ of operational data that is continuously shaped and delivered to produce superior business outcomes. Stibo Systems is the driving force behind hundreds of forward-thinking companies around the world who have unlocked the full value of their information; empowering business users to act with confidence in their data, adapt quickly to changing market conditions and go beyond to anticipate what’s next. Stibo Systems is a privately held subsidiary of the Stibo A/S group, originally founded in 1794. Its corporate headquarters is located in Aarhus, Denmark. For more information, visit www.stibosystems.com.
Stibo Systems ranks as leading PIM provider in independent research
The Group of Analysts Gives Company Top Marks for Product MDM in Market Performance Wheel Evaluation
Hamburg, Germany, February 27, 2017 – Stibo Systems™, the global leader in Business-first Master Data Management (MDM)™ solutions built for the highest volumes and most demanding businesses, today announced that market research company The Group of Analysts has ranked the company as a leading provider in its most recent Market Performance Wheel (MPW) evaluation. Stibo Systems and its Product MDM solution were given the highest overall score of any vendor ranked in the firm’s product information management (PIM) category.
“Stibo Systems scored well in all of our four knowledge characteristics ranking everything from the technology itself to the company’s ability to execute in the market today and sustained performance for the future,” said Temel Kahyaoglu, Chief Analyst of The Group of Analysts. “In summary, we can say that—on the basis of our in-depth evaluation and the company’s continual further development in all areas—we are convinced Stibo Systems with its Product MDM solution will continue to assume a leading role among PIM providers.”
The Group of Analyst’s Market Performance Wheel is based on a pyramid of knowledge that condenses 400 different evaluation criteria into 16 groups of information measuring ability to execute, market penetration, future proof (i.e., sustainability) and technology. As a result, the Market Performance Wheels form a cumulative viewpoint of all information groups and properties of knowledge in a single data graph. The graph therefore represents a culmination of important company and product characteristics in a consistent and straightforward manner and thereby offers an excellent basis for evaluation. The Group of Analysts has ranked nearly 40 PIM vendors with a Market Performance Wheel over the past 12 years.
“Stibo Systems is honored to have once again received a positive rating from such a respected independent research firm as The Group of Analysts, and we are proud that our decades of innovation and dedication to our customers’ success is being recognized with another Market Performance Wheel,” said Mikael Lyngsø, CEO, Stibo Systems. “The results of this very thorough evaluation clearly demonstrate that our Business-first mindset continues to drive excellence in our solutions and will continue to deliver successful business outcomes for our customers around the world.”
Product MDM is an end-to-end solution for all product master data that helps teams across the organization work faster and smarter to acquire, manage and publish consistent, accurate and up-to-date product information to multiple channels. It is a key component of the Stibo Systems comprehensive master data management offering, which includes powerful solutions for Customer MDM and product lifecycle management (SpirePLM®). All these solutions are built on the foundation of STEP™, the most flexible and scalable MDM platform in the industry—enabling customers to integrate and manage not only product and customer data, but asset, supplier, employee, reference and location data as well. As a result, organizations can simplify cooperation, enhance planning and improve oversight to speed time to value for all their various data assets throughout the enterprise.
Click here to download a copy of the Stibo Systems PIM Market Performance Wheel and associated Letter of Analysts from The Group of Analysts.
The Group of Analysts (TGOA) is a market research company that offers evaluations of developments in the world of IT. TGOA observes and interprets the effective performance of the software market based on a novel analysis method, which is the result of customer evaluations and research of the past 12 years. The results are data charts called Market Performance Wheels (MPWs). These represent informative, circular forms of knowledge, capable of multidimensional observation. Unique within the market, they capture the DNA of companies and their products and services.
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About Stibo Systems
Stibo Systems believes the future of business requires a Digital Business Core™ of operational data that is continuously shaped and delivered to produce superior business outcomes. Stibo Systems is the driving force behind hundreds of forward-thinking companies around the world who have unlocked the full value of their information; empowering business users to act with confidence in their data, adapt quickly to changing market conditions and go beyond to anticipate what’s next. Stibo Systems is a privately held subsidiary of the Stibo A/S group, originally founded in 1794. Its corporate headquarters is located in Aarhus, Denmark. For more information, visit www.stibosystems.com.
Mason Companies Chooses Stibo Systems Master Data Management Solution To Launch Customer 360 Strategy
Multidomain MDM Platform Enables Seamless Integration of Product and Customer Master Data
Atlanta, GA, February 13, 2018 – Stibo Systems, the global leader in Business-first Master Data Management (MDM)™ solutions, today announced that Mason Companies Inc., an Internet and direct mail catalog retailer recognized as one of the world’s largest direct-to-consumer footwear companies, has selected Stibo Systems’ Customer MDM solution as part of Mason’s new Customer 360 strategy. Stibo Systems will provide a central Digital Business Core™ of operational information enabling Mason to maintain consistent customer and product data across multiple brands and websites to enhance the online customer experience (CX).
“The 360-degree view of the customer is important in CX initiatives to ensure that a customer is recognized as they interact with different departments and functions, and that the conversation continues from where it left off. As interactions progress through sales, customer service, logistics and the other functions required to support the full customer journey, the customer feels confident that they are ‘known’ by the organization,” wrote Gartner Research VPs Bill O’Kane and Saul Judah.
The Stibo Systems Customer MDM solution will help Mason drive its Customer 360 strategy by providing a central system of record for customer data (e.g., identifiers, descriptors and groupings)—ensuring a single “golden record” of consistent customer information across nine distinct Mason brands, all feeding data into the MDM solution from multiple websites. This MDM system will provide Mason with a synchronized and holistic view of their customer—improving customer service, enabling customer segmentation for analysis in support of marketing campaigns and delivering insight to reward customer loyalty in conjunction with the online experience.
“Mason initially chose Stibo Systems Product MDM solution several years ago to help us integrate and fuel our various channels and streamline our merchandising efforts, event messaging and digital asset management,” said Adam Stavn, CIO of Mason Companies. “The benefits we’ve derived from that investment, combined with their keen understanding of the rapidly evolving retail space, made it clear that Stibo Systems was the partner of choice for our Customer 360 program. The scalability and performance of Stibo Systems solution was a major factor in our decision as well, with the volume of our customer data expected to reach tens of millions of records.”
Managing both customer and product data on the Stibo Systems multidomain MDM platform will help Mason further eliminate information silos across the company, enabling more intelligent segmentation decisions, such as targeting marketing campaigns based on buying patterns. It will further enable Mason to discover, create and manage relationships in and across each data domain—ensuring the company drives maximum value out of all its data across the enterprise now and into the future.
“Mason’s longstanding commitment to evolve with the marketplace and continuously provide top-notch service to customers is the epitome of the Business-first mindset and has enabled the company to remain in business for more than 100 years,” said Prashant Bhatia, Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Product Strategy, Stibo Systems. “Their dedication to a Customer 360 strategy, bolstered by a continued investment in our flexible and scalable MDM platform, demonstrates that Mason’s commitment to serving its customers remains as strong today as it was at the beginning of the last century.”
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Stibo Systems Releases Latest Master Data Management Offering
New Releases of Product MDM, Customer MDM and Product Lifecycle Management Solutions and Industry’s Most Flexible and Scalable Platform Unlock Unparalleled Business Value
Atlanta, GA, February 1, 2018 – Stibo Systems, the global leader in Business-first Master Data Management (MDM)™ solutions, today announced availability of the latest release of its award-winning MDM platform, STEP Trailblazer 8.3, in addition to the latest capabilities for Product MDM, Customer MDM, and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)—providing enhanced ease of use, built-in business workflows and advanced integrations that speed customers’ time to value.
As the market continues to evolve and consumers expectations continue to increase, this latest release delivers capabilities in high demand, allowing companies to deliver a faster return on their MDM investment. To meet these demands, Stibo Systems continues to enhance and provide robust and flexible data models, standard workflows and optimized user experiences based on decades of business-focused expertise serving highly competitive markets.
“Stibo Systems has without question the most flexible and scalable MDM platform on the market today, and this latest release adds even more advanced features and performance enhancements focused on driving customer value,” said Prashant Bhatia, Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Product Strategy, Stibo Systems. “In line with our Business-first mindset, on top of this platform we are making it easier for our customers’ to meet their ever-changing business challenges with key improvements to solutions across the board. This comprehensive, integrated offering will enable organizations to establish a Digital Business Core™ of operational information across the enterprise, ensuring high-quality and enriched data throughout the product lifecycle while providing a 360-degree view of customers.”
This latest release includes the following enhancements:
Product MDM—allows organizations to acquire and consolidate product data from a variety of internal and external systems. Businesses can fully manage and enrich every aspect of each product record, while distributing and synchronizing this master data across all critical enterprise channels. Advanced features improve ease of use and data quality with guided navigation and an enhanced global search bar, as well as built-in integration capabilities to Acrolinx and automated workflows with integration to translation services such as SDL. Click here for more information.
Customer MDM—serves as a central repository for B2B and B2C customer data, while leveraging matching and linking algorithms in association with business rules to merge and resolve disparate records from source systems into a single view (“golden record”) of the company or customer. This release further enables the solution’s Customer 360 capabilities by providing a unified Customer MDM experience with intuitive, icon-based navigation, advanced record merging capabilities and a configurable records-matching algorithm. Click here for more information.
SpirePLM®—provides flexible data models and processes to efficiently manage products from ideation to end-of-life; optimizing new product development and change management processes, while also promoting collaboration throughout the organization. This release targets the apparel design process, enhancing collaboration across the enterprise by using digital storyboards to convey concepts, themes and motivations behind new products. Click here for more information.
STEP Trailblazer 8.3 platform—delivers powerful enhancements, including API improvements and business functions that boost STEP Trailblazer’s openness and connectivity. An easily accessible Configuration Governance Wiki eases the process of capturing, collaborating and contributing configuration information throughout the platform, while the In-Memory Database Component optimization accelerates system start-up times and search performance. Click here for more information.
Release 8.3 of the STEP Trailblazer platform and the Product MDM, Customer MDM and SpirePLM solutions are available from Stibo Systems and all authorized distributors. The individual solutions can be delivered standalone with the STEP Trailblazer platform, or they can be delivered in an integrated package. Contact us for more information.
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