Session Title: The Science of Taxonomy in Product Data Management
Speaker: Chantal Schweitzer, Principal Taxonomist, Earley Information Science
Different taxonomies have different purposes in product data management, such as classification, navigation and syndication. Many companies use their ERP or Financial taxonomy to manage product information when there are better ways to achieve success from both the internal and external customer perspectives. Mapping and managing between taxonomies and attribution schemas and keeping them clean are essential for good product data. Schweitzer discusses best practices for managing product taxonomy and the challenges of managing them in an integrated manner for the best customer experience.