Stibo Systems is a best fit for businesses looking for a leading multidomain data management platform with an outstanding vendor portal and data governance model." 1Bruce Eppinger Senior Analyst
Organizations constantly struggle with sharing product data across multiple channels. The challenge is compounded by the number of sizes and formats required to reach their suppliers, customers and value chain partners, while maintaining data consistency and quality.
Stibo Systems’ PMDM includes an integrated Product Data Syndication (PDS) solution that addresses this challenge, allowing data standards to be easily updated, and supporting a superior customer experience (CX) while enabling accelerated revenue opportunities.
Drive collaboration through predefined channels
Stibo Systems’ PDS enables the exchange of product information between data providers and receivers using multiple predefined channels, reducing the time spent managing requirements and improving time-to-market. Seamless integration with Stibo Systems’ PMDM ensures assets can be monitored and tracked, making syndication of product data easy, manageable and maintainable.
PDS empowers data providers using PMDM – including manufacturers, brand owners and distributors – to acquire, manage and syndicate product information to data receivers with ease and confidence, enabling them to:
When it comes to managing product information, data quality is the overriding factor that defines the success of all desired outcomes. Product MDM empowers customers to maintain and enrich content to achieve this level of quality in a number of ways. One of which is an optimized role-based user experience that guides navigation, limits errors and improves efficiency and productivity.
Stibo Systems is also constantly adding new functionality to PMDM to support content quality and enrichment, including features such as bulk data manager, data profiles, Acrolinx content optimization, and embedded analytics.
In addition to quality, making sure content is relevant to the audience is also critical. This is especially true distributing data across global markets, where timely, accurate translations are a must. Localized content engages audiences, strengthens brand and improves conversion.
That said, the translation process can be difficult, expensive and time-consuming.
Stibo Systems’ PMDM empowers users to efficiently manage the localization of product data through seamless integration with leading language translation providers, including Lionbridge, SDL and across. This allows improved productivity and faster time-to-market for organizations bringing products to global markets.
The latter is essential in creating a single source of truth – a golden record – that enables better predictive outcomes and supports increased productivity and superior experience across all touchpoints.
In addition to standard product, attributes, classifications and references, PMDM offers a wide variety of additional modeling and governance features that support the delivery of trustworthy data, including rule-based product classification, supply chain packaging and hierarchy management.
Delivering superior experiences means storing, managing and updating a constantly growing volume and variety of digital content. These assets include a broad range of file types, sizes, formats and versions to support multiple markets. In an environment where “content is king,” the inevitable redundancy and inconsistency can be a problem.
To address this challenge, Stibo Systems' Product MDM includes an array of image management and image analytics features to improve the efficiency of managing, organizing and distributing content:
Digital Asset Management (DAM) – For the organization, storage and retrieval of unstructured content and rich media including images, audio, movies, animations and other multimedia assets.
Image meta-tagging – The power of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) algorithms are used to automatically classify and enrich assets with metadata gathered through the Google Cloud Vision API. This saves users considerable time manually tagging images to enable search, matching and linking.
Image de-duplication – Also enabled by AI/ML, stored duplicate images can be easily identified and eliminated to maintain library efficiency, speed image selection and system performance and reduce storage requirements.
To sustain a rigid product master data policy, it’s essential all product data touch points be synchronized with the system of record. Stibo Systems’ PMDM serves as the central repository for this information. However, it’s necessary to be able to deliver content to both downstream systems and external applications for data processing requirements. Users also need consistent responses from all touch points to make informed decisions that affect business operations.
To deliver on this need, Stibo Systems is constantly adding to a growing list of inbound and outbound integrations to ensure data remains synchronized for reliable access.
The latest updates include support for MongoDB Adapter, Amazon SQS, SAP IDOC, Hybris Accelerator, Ariba CIF, cXML.
Organizations implementing Product MDM with other applications will find this combination, along with our existing PMDM Integration Suite (Oracle AQ/JMS/IBM Websphere/REST/JSON), provides a wide variety of options to speed and simplify the achievement of their desired business outcomes.
Adopting the use of industry standards enables organizations to efficiently conduct business across borders, systems and markets, and to improve operational efficiency, open new markets and increase revenue.
Stibo Systems’ PMDM features built-in support for a broad range of industry standards, providing distributors and manufacturers a proven out-of-the-box approach to importing and exporting product data that conforms to leading industry formats. This ensures trading partners adhere to the same guidelines and drives a collective competitive edge.
With each new release, Stibo Systems adds support for new standards, ensuring customers continue to work within the latest parameters.
Our current release also adds enhanced support for the AutoCare, TecDoc and NAPA automotive industry standards, as well as updates to support for BMEcat, eCl@ss, ETIM and UNSPSC.
The process of supporting data quality across the enterprise and value chain begins with efficiently onboarding error free data from manufacturers and suppliers. Doing so enables retailers and distributors to speed time-to-market by eliminating sub-optimal data sets and spending less time on the onboarding process.
To facilitate this process, Stibo Systems’ Product MDM includes a variety of features to accelerate product data acquisition and sourcing.
These include onboarding using an integrated import manager as well as through Smartsheets, supplier Item Web UI, CNET data sourcing and GDSN subscriptions.
With such a wide variety of options, data can be onboarded more quickly and efficiently, making it available and ready for effective use within business processes in order to drive revenue and enable delivery of superior results and outcomes.
Tighter budgets and deadlines and the non-stop thirst for diverse content assets put increased pressure on already stressed publishing processes and resources. In order to support a true omnichannel experience and deliver assets to reach all audiences across all channels, marketing and publishing management teams need tools that speed and simplify the process of finding the right images, copy and pricing data for physical catalog generation.
Tackling these challenges and delivering true value to the business requires organizations to take a holistic approach that addresses the entire production process, from concept all the way to the delivery of approved published content.
Stibo Systems’ Product MDM includes a comprehensive Print Publisher solution with a variety of features and functionality to empower creative teams to improve productivity and drive operational agility and efficiency. This includes integration with Adobe InDesign to merge product content with catalogue templates, as well as full page Flatplanner capability allowing for the creation and visualization of complete catalogue pages from design to print.
The ability to associate entity information with product data to illustrate multidomain relationship are essential to creating an improved catalogue experience that engage audiences with relevant content across traditional and digital channels, delivering a great experience regardless of where they interact with your brand.