Data associated with products today is critical to their success. But it can lose >15% of its accuracy and value as it gets shared and updated. Even worse, decisions made using that data can be even more off-base. Learn more about how bad product data is bad for business, and how Product MDM can help.
Join Stibo Systems and guest speaker, George Lawrie, VP & Principal Analyst at Forrester, for a discussion about leveraging PIM, with integrated Product Data Syndication, to master channel content for sales success.
Acquire and onboard product data and content quickly and efficiently with tools to enable faster time to market.
Supporting data quality across the enterprise and business ecosystem starts with efficiently collecting and onboarding accurate, up-to-date information from a broad range of internal and external sources, including manufacturers, brand owners and suppliers.
To facilitate this process, Product MDM includes a variety of features to accelerate data acquisition and sourcing. This is especially critical working with and onboarding increasingly large volumes of products.
Options include an integrated import manager that enables enhanced onboarding through Smartsheets, supplier Item Web UI and GDSN subscriptions. These tools make it easier to ingest data, ensuring it’s available for effective use within business processes, ready to drive revenue, superior results and outcomes.
Integrated product data onboarding with PDX Onboarding
Product MDM also includes a seamless, feature-rich solution to automate the exchange of information between retailers and their suppliers. PDX Onboarding enables the flow of retail requirements directly to manufacturers, and automatically notifies them if needs change. This ensures retailers receive a constant flow of up-to-date information to fuel growth across all channels, while providing their suppliers a clear, consistent, collaborative onboarding experience.
Keep data touchpoints synchronized with inbound and outbound integrations that enable superior outcomes.
A rigid product master data policy demands all data touchpoints be synchronized with the system of record. Product MDM serves as the central repository for this data, as well as the source of information and content to be sent to downstream systems and applications.
To deliver on this need, Stibo Systems constantly adds to a growing list of inbound and outbound integrations, ensuring data is synchronized for reliable access to fuel fast, informed decisions, along with processes that improve operational efficiency and drive superior outcomes. This includes tools to assign and manage unique global identifiers to attributes across the enterprise, providing strong support for building and managing an MDM-powered Digital Business Hub.
Integrations include MongoDB, Amazon SQS, SAP Material Master Connector, Hybris, and Ariba CIF/cXML, along with outbound data integration using traditional ETL techniques.
Organizations implementing Product MDM with other apps will find this combination, along with our existing integration suite (Oracle AQ/JMS/IBM Websphere/REST/JSON) offers a wide variety of options to quickly realize business objectives.
Create a single source of truth using rules, controls and workflows to drive trust and superior results.
Efficiently acquiring and managing product data is dependent on data modeling, roles, workflows, business rules and controls. This guides and governs how data is used, managed and shared across the business ecosystem.
Product MDM features machine learning/ML-based auto-classification, as well as powerful mapping tools to associate products with multiple classification structures, domains, entities and assets. These provide univocal terms of reference to support superior decision making and business results. Empowering users to implement and enforce policies from the start is one of many limitations of traditional PIM solutions, which often lack the ability to create golden records or match and link products. The ability to do so ensures stability and consistency across all touchpoints.
Creating a single source of truth enables more predictive outcomes, improved productivity and differentiated, transparent experiences. In addition to standard attributes, classifications and references, Product MDM offers additional modeling and governance features supporting the delivery of trusted data to meet specific industry needs. These include rule-based product classification, supply chain packaging and hierarchy management, a data catalog connector and prescriptive support for automotive parts and associated application management.
Ensure data is accurate and fit for purpose, enabling digital transformation and better experiences and results.
Data quality defines the success of all outcomes. Product MDM includes a range of tools for maintaining and enriching content to achieve levels traditional PIM can’t touch. These include improved error handling, which flags errors between sessions, accuracy and completeness metrics, and a configurable faceted search to make it easier to narrow results.
Using AI to deliver and enrich content quality
To enable even higher quality, artificial intelligence and machine learning are used to automatically identify image patterns, inconsistencies and duplicate assets. And to drive high-speed auto-classification which can identify 85% of products based on attribute data.
Embedded analytics to empower everyone
To extract greater value, an optional embedded analytics platform (EAP) provides a range of descriptive, predictive, prescriptive and diagnostic analytics to drive unique insights and optimize data value. Along with support for Qlik and Tableau, and easy access to Power BI dashboards for deep drill-down and insight.
Engage audiences everywhere
For companies that bring products to global markets, localized information and content is essential. In addition to seamless support for leading translation services like SDL and Lionbridge, users can connect to 3rd party providers using the asynchronous framework in our extension API. This provides superior flexibility and agility, enabling the use of new or existing workflows, as well as a more open platform to support digital transformation.
Increase consistency, discoverability and control of digital assets to build a digital customer experience (CX) advantage.
In an environment where “content is king,” superior experiences require the storage, management and updating of a constantly growing volume and variety of digital content, file types, sizes, and formats, across multiple markets. Inevitable redundancy and inconsistency can be a problem.
To stay ahead, Product MDM includes integrated Digital Asset Management (DAM), enabling the organization, storage and retrieval of unstructured content, including images, audio, video, animations and other media assets. Providing the consistency, discoverability and control to elevate DAM to drive a CX advantage.
The system also provides the increasingly essential ability to protect asset ownership, integrity and copyrights by previewing watermarks before applying them to content. As well as features to simplify image/content management, including an Adobe Scene7 adapter.
To improve SEO, Product MDM also enables:
Image meta-tagging – AI/ML automatically classify and enrich assets with metadata via the Google Cloud Vision API. This saves time manually tagging images to enable search, matching and linking.
Image deduplication – AI/ML identify and remove duplicate images to maintain library efficiency, speed image selection and performance and reduce storage requirements.
Drive productivity, agility and access to new markets with out-of-the-box support for leading formats.
Support for a range of industry standards empowers organizations to improve operational agility and efficiency across borders, systems and markets, enabling superior performance and growth.
Product MDM’s proven out-of-the-box approach to importing and exporting product data conforming to leading industry formats ensures trading partners adhere to the same guidelines to drive a collaborative, competitive edge. And we’re constantly adding emerging standards to support agility and access to new markets.
This includes performance optimization for GDSN, for onboarding and publishing GS1 formatted data, enhanced support for the AutoCare and TecDoc automotive standards, and updates to the BMEcat, ECLASS, ETIM and UNSPSC classification systems.
Share/syndicate high-quality product information to all retail partners with PDX Syndication.
Manufacturers and brands often struggle sharing complete, up-to-date product data and content to meet unique requirements across all channels. PDX Syndication empowers them to deliver it, to drive superior product experiences with all retail partners.
Drive engagement and growth across all channels
PDX Syndication is a complete, dedicated cloud-based solution enabling manufacturers and brand owners to get product information everywhere it needs to be, enabling collaborative success across the digital retail ecosystem.
Seamless integrations and optimized workflows enable the delivery of consistent, high-quality information formatted to meet retailers’ unique requirements. And to keep it accurate and updated to fuel engaging, loyal and profitable customer relationships.
Collect data once, use everywhere
PDX Syndication allows data standards and requirements to be automatically managed and updated, making it easy to meet evolving retail standards and requirements. The solution includes everything needed to collect required product data assets once, and then to transform, map, enrich, validate and monitor that data, to keep it consistent and accurate across all channels. Empowering everyone to reduce the time spent managing product information and more time creating enhanced revenue opportunities.
Integrated Print Publisher solution delivers superior content to drive experiences across both traditional and digital channels.
Tighter budgets, deadlines and the non-stop thirst for diverse, engaging content put increased pressure on already stressed publishing processes and resources. Supporting a true omnichannel experience requires equally strong digital tools for physical catalog creation.
Product MDM Print Publisher solution
Product MDM’s seamless Print Publisher feature is designed to empower marketing, publishing and creative teams with tools to increase productivity that make it faster and easier to find the right images, copy and pricing data for physical catalog generation. The solution uses a holistic approach to address the entire production process, improving agility and efficiency from concept to the delivery of approved published content.
Print Publisher includes comprehensive integration with Adobe InDesign to merge product content with catalog templates, as well as a full-page Flatplanner capability allowing for the creation and visualization of complete catalog pages from design to print. It also provides the ability to associate entity and product data to illustrate multidomain relationships. This enables an improved catalog experience that engages audiences with relevant content across all channels, regardless of where they interact with your brand.
Stibo Systems is a good fit for companies with complex, multidomain data management needs that want the flexibility of a modern PIM without sacrificing robust data modeling and governance."The Forrester Wave™: Product Information Management, Q2 2021 Explore More
Introducing PIM for Retail, product information management optimized for rapid implementation and time to value needed to succeed in a market where the flagship store is digital. It’s PIM purpose-built for the speed of retail, with the agility needed to win in a digital first market.
PDX Onboarding is a cloud-based product data onboarding solution enabling retailers using Product MDM to quickly onboard accurate, updated product information and content. Data requirements and standards flow automatically from retailers to manufacturers and brand owners. Automated notifications keep manufacturers updated if they evolve or change, ensuring retailers constantly capture the latest product information to fuel collaboration, growth and success.
PDX Onboarding is an easier, more cost effective alternative to onboarding solutions such as portals which can require costly, time intensive maintenance.