Change LogFind out what's new in the latest Proplanet release
Proplanet Change LogOverview of the latest updates
At Proplanet, we strive to continuously optimise our Product Information Management system. That is why we release new versions of our PIM system from time to time. Here you can read what’s new in the latest updates.
Proplanet version "Thompson"6 October, 2023
Multiple packaging formats are now available via flexible mapping
In the previous release of Proplanet PIM, the multiple packaging options view was added. Importing and exporting of multiple packaging is already supported by BMECat. In this new version, Thompson, it is possible to set up custom mapping at the import/export management tile. This means that from now on, you can also import and/or export various packaging formats using your own Excel, CSV, or TXT files. Only the order number and supplier are required for loading packaging format lines.
Proplanet DAM (EezyBridge) migration completed
The final steps of the DAM have been completed and integrated into the Proplanet PIM. In this final step, the dialogue for adding or modifying assets has been changed to seamlessly integrate with the PIM system. The upload and direct overwrite feature has also been updated. If you would like more information on this, please follow the updated Academy video Attach Media (login with full account is required).
Proplanet version "Mauser"18 August, 2023
Basic workflow for importing
The basic workflow is disabled by default in the Proplanet PIM. You can activate it by creating an additional role that does not have the “approve import” permission. All users without this permission can prepare and submit import actions for approval. For a complete demonstration, please watch the release video.
Insight into price changes during import
The Proplanet PIM displays all differences during the import per section. The price section has been expanded with a percentage column, providing you a quick overview of price increases or decreases, making any outliers more noticeable. Check the release video for an example.
Automated updating of text generator
Generating texts in multiple languages based on fields and attributes (characteristics / features) has been possible for some time now, using the text generator. Now, you can also save the outcome of this generator in an existing (custom) field. Use the scheduler to run this periodically.
Proplanet DAM (EezyBridge) migration phase 4
The migration of Proplanet DAM is almost complete. From this version onwards, you can also download all files separately based on the applied filters in the EezyBridge overview. Downloading the original file separately is also possible. Separate file uploading and possible overwriting will become available in the next migration phase.
Proplanet version "Callahan"14 April, 2023
Maintaining multiple packaging via BMECat
In previous versions of the Proplanet PIM DataProcessor, it was already possible to read multiple packaging forms included in BMECat. In this version, you can view and maintain packaging forms in the new packages tab. Easily manage data as you are used to by using the grid, column fill action or importing via BMECat versions 3.1, 4.0.2 or 5.0. Manually, you can also add additional packing forms by using the plus icon.
Multiple packaging forms are excluded by default with a BMECat export. Do you want to use multiple packaging forms? Then don’t forget to enable the option “Export packaging forms (instead of logistic data)” during the BMECat export.
Proplanet DAM (EezyBridge) migration phase 3
From this version onwards, you can also view the Proplanet DAM (EezyBridge) assets in an overview. In this view, all assets are visible and you can see how many products an asset is linked to. This view makes it much easier to remove assets that are no longer linked to a product. By request of many customers, the media pop-up has been switched to a tab. This gives you many more options for searching and managing assets by product.
Apart from these visual changes, some technical changes have also been made such as managing permissions for EezyBridge. You can now manage these in the Proplanet PIM’s settings screen.
Proplanet version "Proctor"27 February, 2023
Proplanet DAM (EezyBridge) migration phase 2
The Proplanet DAM import routine is now more integrated with the Proplanet PIM (DataProcessor), therefore imports are faster and more stable because there is no data exchange between systems.
In addition, we optimised the download process of assets, failed download attempts are saved and can be viewed in the master tables. During the import process you will get informed if a URL is provided that failed to download before. This asset will be skipped by default.
Last but not least, we now check assets for physical differences. This means that the Proplanet DAM can prevent duplicate assets even when the filename is different. During the physical check the file type of the asset is validated and changed when needed.
Several user interface improvements
You are now able to search for saved filters which are stored in alphabetical order. This feature is available for statistics, filter management, export tiles and the scheduler.
The first version of the datasheet generator is available in the Proplanet PIM (Dataprocessor) on the detail page. This functionality generates a PDF based on the Proplanet template.
The Proplanet PIM now validates your subscription and will inform you when the number of users, import mappings, products or storage has reached its limit. If you reach more than 110% of your storage capacity, the Proplanet PIM will not accept any imports until you clean up or upgrade your subscription.
Reminder: Are you using the ETIM9 or dynamic in combination with the Dutch language?
Ketenstandaard has released the new ETIM9 version on 5 December. Unfortunately, they announced the change only a few days before the release. That’s why we decided to temporary deactivate the ETIM update. The update from mid December allows you to choose between ETIM international and Ketenstandaard. In addition, you can add the credentials to get all the languages that are active for your organisation. Get your login information at ETIM international or Ketenstandaard. Need more information? Check the email “DataProcessor: Aankondiging ETIM wijzigingen” or reach out to us.
Proplanet version "TackleBerry"15 November, 2022
EezyBridge migration phase 1
Preparations to fully integrate the Proplanet DAM (EezyBridge) with the Proplanet PIM (DataProcessor) have started, during the first phase there are no visible changes.
The technical operation has been adjusted so that the Proplanet PIM and DAM systems are more compatible in preparation for the next phase.
Proplanet version "Laverne"1 July, 2022
The newest version BMECat 5.0 is available
Proplanet now also supports the latest BMECat version. This wizard works the same as version 4.0.3 however there are more fields available for import and export. If you have set up your own mapping for version 4.0.3, you need to also create them for version 5.0, as these will not be adopted.
Various import tiles improved in Proplanet PIM
- For more control over which media to load during an import, deactivate media types in the master tables section.
- Option added do not create products with flexible mapping.
- As with the BMECat, DICO now also supports the management of linked relations during import.
Proplanet DAM API and filtering renewed
The Proplanet DAM (Eezybridge) API has been updated, the webp format can now be enabled per API key. This is a faster and more compact way of displaying images. This format also supports cache which greatly improves the responsiveness of the API, but it does take up extra disk space.
Filtering has been improved and you can now use minimum and maximum dimensions for image searches.
Automatic update new module 2ba API
You can add the new module 2ba API to your subscription. With this module it is possible to update a part of your product assortment from 2BA. This is ideal for wholesalers. Please contact us to purchase this module.
Proplanet version "Harris"25 February, 2022
Next phase of new way of importing
In the previous versions of the Proplanet PIM importing in the background has been added. This new way of importing gives you more control over the import. However, the process of continuing via e-mail is perceived as cumbersome and we have therefore developed a hybrid solution. Importing in the background is now default but you continue directly and follow the entire process.
DICO export improved for a large number of articles
The export of a DICO file has now been improved for wholesalers and agencies. It is now possible to export only product or article and price data. As a wholesaler to deliver to 2BA, it is sufficient to deliver only item and price data. Watch the short instruction video to see how this works.
Performance and small improvements
- To improve speed, import actions are queued and executed sequentially. Importing large files has been accelerated.
- The creation and mutation dates are now visible and can be used as a filter in Proplanet.
- The Raw2ETIM module is available as BETA version, please contact Proplanet when you wish to use this.
Proplanet version "Jones"26 November, 2021
Filtering in Proplanet has got some clever improvements. It may be slightly different from what you are used to. When you now filter via the grey bar, a % sign is added at the end. The % sign is a wildcard, which means that in this case you are going to filter on everything that starts with the entered value. In the old way, the filter always searched for everything containing the entered value. You can now enter multiple search options via the bar, for which the _ and % are available. Follow the introduction video for an extensive explanation of the possibilities.
Options & accessories
When you use the options & accessories, you can now also define the type of link. By indicating whether it is a spare part, comparable product, accessory, etc., you give more information about the link between the main product and the subproduct.
- When managing a mapping, you now have the option to sort the fields, but make sure that you fill in the required fields first before sorting.
- The classification module now suggests a code when adding a new class, characteristic or value. This also takes into account the used prefixes.
- When a product is not fully classified, the article number manufacturer code is displayed in red on the classification screen.