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[DECEMBER 7] What is PIM and Why Your Ecommerce Business Needs It

If you want to deliver a truly personalized product experience and strengthen customer loyalty, a Product Information Management System (PIM...

[RECORDED] What do you recommend? Delight customers and increase revenue with product recommendations

Today your ecommerce customers expect to be shown recommendations as they browse your product catalog. But, “most popular” is a filter that ...

4 Reasons B2B Manufacturers need Strong Product Data

There are many manufacturers who have started to take the leap forward in the digital space, but there are still a great number who rely sol...

Using Product Data to Drive Chatbot Dialogs - GS1 2019

  Speakers Seth Earley and Dave Skrobela dive into the many ways that well designed product information attributes can drive your chatbog di...

Improve Discoverability & SEO Through the Right Faceted Taxonomy

Face it, the greatest products are still not going to sell if people can’t easily find them, which is why faceted search, or guided navigati...

5 Key Product Taxonomies and How They Drive Your Business

If you Google “taxonomy” you will learn that it is the branch of science concerned with classification, especially of organisms. However, ta...

The Business Value of Taxonomy - Your Competitors Know It

RECORDED WEBCAST AVAILABLE We still hear it today – executives ask “Why do we need a taxonomy?” Then the various follow-ons : “Can’t we just...

How Does Visual Search Work?

Visual search has been gaining a lot of momentum. Product images are of course provided on websites to assure purchasers that they have sele...

PIM Project Best Practices - Communicating With Stakeholders

Why is stakeholder communication important? Once you have initial buy-in for a PIM project, how do you encourage the people who have an inte...

Grow Revenue and Improve Operations with Visual Search

Recorded - available as on demand webcast Visual search – the ability to search your product catalog and supply chain based on a photo taken...

Up Your Customer Experience Game By Leveraging Your Product Data

This Article originally appeared on Modern Distribution Management on March 22, 2021. You all know what they say, “Data is king.” But how do...

PIM Implementation: Lessons Learned from 3 SAP Hybris Case Studies

With the acceleration of digital transformations brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, almost every organization is facing challenges in how ...

Product Data Projects – Building an ROI with Hard Data

Recorded - available as on demand webcast While most organizations engaging in B2B or B2C commerce understand the intuitive value of product...

Online grocery shopping: How product data attributes can lead to a brighter future

The online experience can be directly correlated to the quality of the product data in your key systems. Grocery has lagged behind other sec...

What is a PIM and why should you want one?

A Product Information Management (PIM) system provides a central location for product data that is used in downstream systems. It is where y...

Tackling Complex Product Configuration Documentation Challenges with Component Content

Any organization that sells a solution with many options, components, or parts has a significant challenge when it comes to providing docume...

How Governance Keeps Your PIM Optimized for the Long Term

Governance is a program used to ensure data is being managed efficiently. There are many aspects of governance that should be considered whe...

The 5 Key Factors of Highly Successful PIM Deployments

Online marketplaces, social media, mobile technologies and new shopper journeys have transformed the way that buyers make purchase decisions...

8 Steps to PIM readiness - are you prepared make the jump?

There are many famous quotes that tell you to “Just Do It” (Nike Slogan), “Start before you’re ready. Don’t prepare, begin.” (Mel Robbins*) ...

How to pick the right PIM software for your ecommerce business

Not all PIM software packages are equal, there is not a one size fits all answer.  Every company is different, has different requirements an...

How Taxonomy Design Can Make or Break the Customer Experience

The display taxonomy on an ecommerce website is the backbone of the customer experience. It provides the structure, navigation paths, breadc...

Global Attributes for Ecommerce – When and When Not to Use Them

In our last few blogs we’ve been focusing a lot on taxonomies and taxonomy design for ecommerce sites.  In this blog we will shift gears a b...

Measuring Website Usage and Taxonomy Effectiveness

Recorded - available as on demand webcast Using analytics to understand and optimize your Taxonomy to drive high-performance eCommerce. In t...

Power of Product Data Series: Taxonomy Design Can Make or Break the Browse Experience

Recorded - available as on demand webcast When designing a display taxonomy, many sites lose track of the customer journey at *each step* in...

Homegrown to Commercial PIM: Transition Strategies for Success

Recorded - available as on demand webcast It’s hard enough to design and implement a ‘garden variety’ product information management (PIM) p...

Power of Product Data Series: The Power and Peril of Global Attributes

Recorded - available as on demand webcast Attributes are powerful tools in Digital B2B, but they are also a lot of work to design and mainta...

How Product Attribute Schema Design Works As A Competitive Advantage

Organizations compete on their data.  Every interaction with your organization is facilitated by data and content. Being able to present the...

Power of Product Data Series: Stop Hiding Product in Your Taxonomies

Recorded - available as on demand webcast Many product taxonomies start with good intentions but are corrupted over time by a proliferation ...

Getting The Most From Images On Your B2B Ecommerce Site

Or, How to Get More Than 1000 Words From Your Product Images. Images are powerful and becoming more vital to online success as B2B customers...

Power of Product Data Series: Get More than 1000 Words from Your Product Images

Recorded - available as on demand webcast In this conversation, our digital commerce experts walks through the impact that product images ha...

Product Taxonomy Mutual Exclusivity - One Product, One Place

Mutual Exclusivity is an organizing principle for taxonomies which requires every SKU in your product catalog have one (and only one) place ...

Power of Product Data Series: One Product, One Place

Recorded - available as on demand webcast In this 15 minute - no B.S. - session, our digital commerce experts will use real world examples t...

Power of Product Data Series: The Real-World Impact of Product Data on User Experience

Recorded - available as on demand webcast Product content will make or break your digital commerce user experience. But what does that reall...

Winning in the Digital Divide by Harnessing the Power of High-Quality Product Data

The pressure is on for B2B distributors to up their online game as millennials, who are digital natives, are increasingly becoming their buy...

The Secret to Successful Marketing to the Technical B2B Buyer

Recorded session -- view the webcast. The B2B technical buyer is a unique persona with specialized needs. In order to get and keep this valu...

The Grocery Revolution: How Does Your Digital Customer Experience Stack Up?

Recorded - available as on demand webcast Whereas most Retailers have already made the leap to a digital paradigm, Grocery has lagged behind...

To Differentiate Your Customers’ Online Experience, Change Your Product Descriptors

This blog originally appeared on the MDM.com. When was the last time you went shopping for something intangible? Where instead of being able...

Omnichannel Taxonomy & Attribute Design

Digital commerce leaders have made the mental shift from “what products do I sell?” to “how do my customers want to buy from me?” – savvy si...

Digital Transformation: What it means

Many life events can justifiably be called a transformation, and their effect is pervasive. Moving to another country, for example, may requ...

Bridging Silos and Managing Change During Digital Transformations

“There’s No Budget for the Common Good” Organizations have been using digital technologies for decades, but the last several years have seen...

Digital Transformation Trends to Watch in 2019

We’ve all heard it – digital transformation is coming for us. From how our customers engage with us, to how our partners leverage us, and ho...

Product Information Management: 4 Key Principles of Good Product Data

In a slight departure from our previous article on proactively (and tactically) preparing for a product data transformation, let’s explore s...

Commercial PIM Systems: 4 Best Practices To Conduct Before a PIM Evaluation

As your business and product data complexity grows, so too may your need for an enhanced Product Information Management (PIM) system that ac...

Winning the Digital Grocery Smackdown

(or, how to keep Amazon and Walmart from eating your lunch – and dinner) With Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods Market just a few short mo...

Building Personalized Experiences

Through the power of attributes across product, customer, content, and asset domains. Applying customer and journey context means serving up...

The Internet of Things and Product Data

In 2012, IBM estimated that the number of devices that were expected to be connected to the internet by 2015 would be in 1 trillion.  It tur...

Enterprise Adoption of AI Technology: Looking ahead to 2018

Recorded - available as on demand webcast Though media, analysts and vendors are ushering in the AI revolution with gusto, the reality in mo...

The Problem of Personalization: AI-Driven Analytics at Scale

This Article originally appeared in the November/December 2017 issue of IT Pro, published by the IEEE Computer Society. Despite all the inve...

Physical to Digital – How the Grocery Sector is Poised for Transformation

Covid Is Accelerating Transformation of the Grocery Industry The grocery industry is the last major retail sector to seriously address consu...

How Taxonomy Enables Innovation in B2B Ecommerce

Taxonomies have evolved over the years from being a way to navigate a website to providing the underpinnings of advanced ecommerce innovatio...

Shiny Things and Bad Data: The Two Biggest Challenges Facing CIO’s and CTO’s

When I speak to CIO’s and CTO’s, they are grappling with two things:  Staying up to date with new capabilities that the business either want...

Brand Choreography - How Product Information Supports Your Brand Promise

Recorded - available as on demand webcast Your customers have rising expectations about their digital experience across every channel and to...

3 Ways Product Data Can Help Fulfill Your Brand Promise

Digital transformation as a concept has lost a lot of its meaning and has become a catch-all for many types of information initiatives.  Wha...

What is the Difference between Taxonomy and Ontology? It is a Matter of Complexity

We get asked this question a lot-what is the difference between taxonomy and ontology?  In this post we will share some examples that will h...

Product Information Governance Leads to Process Improvement

Governance is essential to product information and taxonomy management. Governance ensures consistency, accuracy and adherence to the brands...

The Product Data Black Hole: How to Avoid the Taxonomy Junk Drawer

Every house has one: The junk drawer. The place you shove things when you are not quite sure where to put them or whether to keep them. Most...

The Paradox of Product Standards & Brand Differentiation: Can You Have Both?

Recorded - available as on demand webcast Brands and retailers are faced with a dilemma: how can I comply with product attribute standards a...

How Metadata Runs The World

Ask Google, Facebook, Uber or any of the $billion startups (the so called unicorns) out there if metadata runs the world.  A friend sent me ...

The future of B2B eCatalogs - Be Like Amazon

If you’re a B2B distributor that’s been around for a while, then you probably grew up in a specific vertical and developed a reputation with...

B2B: To Compete in Digital, You Need to Own Your Product Information

If you’re like most B2B manufacturers or distributors, you’re taking a page from the B2C playbook and you’re building out the product experi...

Product Information is the Key to Winning the Customer Experience Race

Recorded - available as on demand webcast In today’s competitive online retail marketplace, winning is defined by a retailer’s ability to di...

Analytics, Machine Learning, and the Internet of Things

This Articles originally appeared in ITProfessional Magazine, Jan/Feb 2015. Our increasingly connected world, combined with low-cost sensors...

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