Get a grip on your data with struct pim
(Product Information Management)
Generally speaking, all companies have an ERP system for the handling of data and processes which concern the company’s financial transactions. This may be systems such as Axapta, Navision, Dynamics and SAP. A traditional ERP system is well suited for handling data such as item numbers, prices, discounts and stock.
However, the ERP system is less suitable for storage, structure, maintenance and distribution of the data which describe the company's products. Examples are product descriptions, product attributes, the interrelationship between the products, language versions, attached files, drawings and pictures which together describe features and applications of a given product.
This is where a product database, also called a PIM system, enters the picture. The PIM system is designed to handle product related data and is a strong tool for the organisation to maintain and control all processes relating to product data.
Struct's PIM is a 360-degree solution covering: Master Data Management (MDM), Product Information Management (PIM) and Digital Assets Management - Image / File Archive (DAM).
Struct can quickly offer full proof of concept with your own data in the system.
Advantages of Struct PIM
Many good reasons to choose Struct PIM
Umbraco or “Standalone”
Struct PIM is based on Umbraco which for long has been one of the front-runners within data administration for websites. Umbraco’s thoroughly tested modules and workflows form the basis of Struct PIM and make the structuring of complex data a manageable task. The use of Struct PIM may be combined with the use of UMBRACO’s CMS tool to have the entire web toolbox gathered in the same system. Alternatively, Struct PIM can be run "Standalone" allowing the combination of the PIM system with other CMS platforms, e.g. Sitecore, Magento, EPIserver or Dynamicweb. This is possible since the Struct PIM is one of the only purely web-based solutions among the “large” PIM systems in the market.
User-friendliness and speed are paramount
To work efficiently requires an efficient tool. The user-friendliness is therefore paramount in Struct PIM. Umbraco’s design and workflows are thoroughly tested by millions of editors around the world and are a constant focus in the development. Struct PIM uses the same design and workflows to ensure a fast, easy and flexible editing of products.
Stringent data handling for maximum data quality
Struct PIM handles data in a very stringent way to ensure maximum data quality. This means, among other things, that information is stored as numbers, text, date, intervals, areas, volume, etc. and not just as text. This way, the PIM can automatically validate the editor’s input and ensure that invalid values are not entered for each individual field. At the same time, the PIM uses references between content to ensure that data is not duplicated and therefore only has to be maintained in one place.
Product hierarchy for all purposes
Many organisations operate with different product hierarchies in various connections. An internal product hierarchy is often used which makes sense in relation to internal processes but which does not necessarily make sense for marketing purposes. In Struct PIM it is possible to operate with many different product hierarchies appropriate for various purposes. It is thus possible to set up specific hierarchies for a specific purpose in which all or selected products can be placed. The hierarchies can also be used for comprising other content than products such as projects, campaigns and subsites.
The founders of Struct A/S have been part of the industry since the late 90s with a successful track record.
Functions that make product editing easy
Struct has a unique PIM system and a team of specialists who can assist you through all steps of a PIM implementation: data analysis, configuration, implementation, testing and commissioning of a PIM solution. As a supplier and partner, you can make use of our product and services throughout your customer projects. You get access to one of the strongest PIM products on the market. The solution is based on .Net and Umbraco technology. With this setup, Struct can guide you through the process and ensure that you get a successful PIM implementation at your customer's.
Umbraco or stand-alone
There are obvious benefits to gain if the entire project is based on Umbraco, consolidating the customer´s editorial work in one solution, but Struct PIM can also run stand-alone and thus be a data supplier for an eCommerce project based on Sitecore, Episerver or similar. Struct PIM is a qualified and economically attractive alternative to other standard PIM systems, such as InRiver, Perfion or Informatica.
If you are interested in hearing more about the possibilities,