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PIM Integration

Do you need PIM integration or PIM implementation services?

We can give you access to the best PIM developers 

to help you implement PIM software and connect it 

to any commerce platform and other systems.

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You are about to start a PIM implementation project or are in the middle of such a project facing various challenges related to PIM integration with your other systems. The main problem is that your IT team is short on PIM developers, in particular with specialization in application integration and PIM software you want to use for your project. That makes you unable to move fast forward with the project and meet your business deadline. Don’t worry! We can help by giving you access to experienced PIM integration developers who can help you achieve a 360-degree view of your product data. They will do it predictably, using best practices, on time, and meeting all your business expectations.

When Do You Need PIM Software?

PIM (Product Information Management) systems streamline and automate work with product information. They are great for businesses to optimize their product portfolio management by gathering product information from various sources in one place and enabling its publication in various sales channels.

You need PIM if:

  • You offer a lot of products and in many variants

  • You sell in several channels, including online

  • You want to provide partners with high-quality product information

  • You need to ensure consistency of your product information in many markets

  • Your product information is scattered in many systems

  • The current product information management software is not efficient as keeping product data up-to-date in all places is time-consuming and ineffective

Comprehensive Approach to Product Information Management

  • Help product managers with organizing the product life cycle process

  • Implementation of ready-made PIM software or creating a dedicated PIM system for your ecommerce store

  • Migration and integration of all necessary product-related data

  • Providing tools for data validation, editing and enriching product information

  • Testing services

  • PIM-related workshops & training

  • Consulting & post-implementation support

PIM Integration Services

PIM integration with other systems is usually one of the most challenging tasks to carry out in PIM implementation projects. We can help with it as part of our comprehensive approach to PIM implementation or as a stand-alone service.

Our PIM integration services include:

  • Analysis and consulting regarding the right PIM integration strategy 

    For example, it can be a point-to-point integration approach if you have just a handful of systems to connect your PIM to, or an API-led integration if your IT ecosystem is more complex, or any other approach which includes Systems Integration

  • Integration technology and security consulting (also related to licensing)

  • IT integration architecture design

  • Data modeling & data validation

  • PIM integration implementation

  • DevOps

  • Testing Automation

  • Build & deployment automation

  • Support and managed services regarding the implemented PIM integration solution

PIM Software We Support

  • AkeneoPIM

  • inRiver PIM

  • Oracle PIM

  • PIMCore

  • Pim Works

  • Plyix PIM

  • Sales Layer PIM

  • And many, many more…

We will help you choose the right PIM software that matches your needs and situation.

How Can You Start Using PIM Integration & PIM Implementation Services from Multishoring?

We follow a very detailed process described briefly below to provide our clients with high-quality PIM integration and ecommerce software development services.

Why Use PIM Integration & PIM Implementation Services From Multishoring?

  • We are one of the largest and most experienced IT outsourcing companies in Poland

  • High-quality IT services thanks to well-defined processes

  • Custom software development process based on Agile and DevOps principles.

  • Easy and flexible access to over 3,000 developers in one of the best countries to outsource from (Poland), including PIM and ecommerce developers

  • 500 experienced consultants and senior developers (including with specialization in PIM integration and ecommerce software development) located across the whole U.S.A. and other major Western countries

  • Like-your-own-team experience – the model of cooperation with personal meetings whenever needed ensures that you feel our developers as your own onsite team, even if most of the work is done remotely

Hire Experienced PIM Developers

Hire us and count on professional PIM integration and PIM implementation services provided by a team of experienced PIM and ecommerce developers. They will help you create a new PIM solution for your business and connect it with other systems predictably, using best practices, on time, and meeting all your business expectations. Smartly cooperate with them based on a nearshoring and offshoring basis. You don’t need to look any longer. We have years of experience, dozens of PIM and  ecommerce developers, and mature processes. Ask us for a proposal.

FAQ

What is a PIM?

Product Information Management software allows you to gather, organize, and enhance product information in one place, build a product catalog, and disseminate it to sales channels. By using a dedicated PIM system, you can develop and deliver engaging product experiences quicker and more efficiently.

A PIM system lets you have complete control over product data and electronic catalogs. Businesses may use PIM systems to centralize, access, and manage all product information from a single database source and monitor product pricing, sales, and stock levels.

 

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How much does PIM cost?

Some SaaS PIM software vendors charge by the month, with prices ranging from $450 to $850 per month, while others charge yearly, with prices starting at approximately $15,000 per year. However, when choosing the appropriate PIM for your specific company needs, there are many things to consider for creating the best PIM to support your ecommerce store.

 

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Why do I need a PIM?

Each business will have unique demands and PIM requirements. When you examine your company’s needs as well as the number of SKUs and product suppliers you now manage and intend to manage in the future, you’ll see whether you need a PIM application.

The volume of SKUs is consuming a lot of time. Implementing a PIM solution may not be beneficial if you handle 50-100 SKUs and one product provider. When you’re managing 15,000 SKUs or more across numerous product suppliers, the advantages of a Product Information Management application become clear.

 

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What are the features of PIM?

  1. Data centralization
  2. Consistent product information
  3. Secure data backup from a single source of truth
  4. You will save employees’ time
  5. Creating new revenue streams
  6. Increase the effectiveness of your marketing and sales activities
  7. You may find all data in one database
  8. Sort goods and files into categories
  9. Multi-language support
  10. Editing multiple product content (products connect)
  11. Management of digital assets

 

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What kind of information may be found in a PIM integration solution?

In a PIM integration solution, you can find lots of elements including:

– Specifications, measurements, components, and other technical information

– Descriptions, how-tos, and where-to are all examples of user data

– Emotional product content, such as product tales, detailed descriptions, and so on

– Images, PDFs, and videos are examples of media files

 

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How to start implementing the PIM project?

Here, you’ll find four tips for your PIM software development:

Management of Expectations and Change: Involve all parties

Explain why you choose to implement a PIM system: What are your functional needs and expectations? From the beginning, You should include all departments responsible for data management and processing. PIM is more than simply software and technology. Each department will utilize the system in a somewhat different manner since they need various kinds of data. You will get the most out of your program if you consider all of the requirements from the beginning.

You may improve system acceptability by using organized change management. Early on, get everyone engaged, including all levels of management. Include them in the process of transformation. Staff dedication and management support will guarantee that the system is functional and that data quality is improved.

Processes and duties will be affected by the implementation of a PIM system. During the project, conflicts between the different stakeholders involved are unavoidable. A project manager with sufficient decision-making authority and a management sponsor may assist in their resolution.

 Consider the following factors while choosing software: Be realistic!

PIM providers offer a wide range of features and capabilities, making it difficult to choose one.

Based on real-world use scenarios, determine which criteria your system must satisfy. Discuss where and how data should be handled and processed with all parties involved.

Create a list of necessary features based on particular use cases to assess a solution. This Requirement Specification will assist you in compiling your own shortlist of four to six competent tools from a large number of software packages present on the market. Alternatives, such as open-source solutions may also be worth investigating.

A well-defined set of selection criteria will save you from getting distracted by things that your business does not need.

A proof of concept of the two finalists should be the last stage in the software assessment process. Even if it requires more work, a wrong choice would be far more costly!

Meanwhile, don’t forget to haggle with software suppliers about pricing. There will be no incentives to lower the price if you start too early. You won’t be able to bargain if you start too late and just one opponent is remaining. Remember that, apart from licensing payments, there are other significant expenses to consider, such as system integration, maintenance, support, and system optimization.

  PIM Implementation

It may take many months to implement a PIM system. Subdividing the project into manageable stages may be beneficial: you will be more flexible, respond to changes more quickly, and achieve quicker results.

It’s just as essential to choose the appropriate implementation partner: Is the integrator knowledgeable about PIM? Is he well-versed in the system? Is there a business relationship between him and the software provider? Save time and money by making use of a competent implementation partner’s expertise!

  Structure, data management, and processes

You must change product information procedures to implement a PIM system. In connection to product information, management, quality, business processes, and risk management will need to be reevaluated. Models of stewardship have been demonstrated to be effective: To begin, determine which departments or workers are in charge of which product data. Then, for the business processes in issue, create explicit norms and standards. The flow of product data throughout the business will become more transparent and error-free.

Furthermore, before building a PIM system, your company must specify the data structure. It must be media-independent and satisfy the criteria of all output channels. The system’s limitations and the data generation and maintenance procedures should all be considered. You should also identify which system has control over which data and at what point in this process. While ERP systems may be the most incredible fit for master data, a MAM tool may be the best fit for pictures. PIM aims to provide a single common source of data that combines all of this data for all sales channels.

Consider the whole picture! Demands on product data processes vary as your retail company grows and your product variety develops. In the future, one of the main drivers for Enterprise PIM will be an assortment. To manage the growing quantity of goods, you’ll need a streamlined and consistent procedure.

 

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What are the main benefits of PIM implementation?

Because items are at the heart of your company, a PIM will guarantee that product information is accurate and consistent and will enhance the customer experience. Improved product data, including descriptions, pictures, and videos, aids eCommerce and marketplace sales conversions, reducing product returns by eliminating human administration mistakes and highlighting product miscategorization and missing product information.

Product information may be readily supplied to ERP systems, an eCommerce website, print catalogs, and marketing platforms, thanks to the advantages of the PIM system. This offers a centralized location to manage PIM data from a single database source and to track product price, sales, and stock levels. As a result, you’ll be able to cut down on mistakes and data duplication, operate your company more efficiently and come to market faster.

The following are some of the most prevalent commercial PIM solutions advantages:

  1. Manually maintaining product information using Excel files is no longer necessary
  2. You can build, modify, and remove product catalogs while product data is stored in a central database
  3. All critical systems have complete visibility of product information
  4. You can enhance the administration of digital assets with the master data management capabilities
  5. Capacity to expand into new areas and get to market faster
  6. Improved product listings resulted in higher sales conversions and fewer product returns
  7. The ability to expand into new markets
  8. Improved supplier management and onboarding

 

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Do you cover PIM integration for all the main ecommerce platforms?

Yes, we can integrate your PIM solution with all the main ecommerce platforms including:

– PIM platform for Shopify

– PIM platform for BigCommerce

– PIM platform for Magento

– PIM platform for WooCommerce

 

An ecommerce integration can help you bring disparate product data together, enabling you to focus on getting your goods to market faster and ensuring 100% accurate product listings. Most frequently, it is also necessary to connect your PIM to other business systems, including ERP or CRM, to ensure consistency in your product information everywhere. By doing this kind of PIM integration, you’ll have the best PIM software.

 

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