Your data may currently be held in an ERP, CRM or CMS system, in Excel sheets, PDF’s or a combination of any of these. Not to worry: we are here to help you collect, configure and migrate the data to the Proplanet PIM and DAM!
Data collection, configuration and migration
In terms of existing product data, all our clients have a different set-up when we start working with them. Product information might be held in an ERP, in a CRM or CMS system, on Excel spreadsheets, PDFs, Word documents, text files, or on a stock control system – or a combination of any or all of these!
In most cases, therefore, we’ll need to carry out a thorough data cleansing and normalising process before we can migrate the newly-cleaned and accurate data into your Proplanet PIM. So, if your data is in a poor state when we start working with you, don’t worry.
We’ll collate all relevant information (discarding outdated or unnecessary data) and clean it up before configuring it to your specifications and importing it into the PIM. The import process might be done all at once or in stages, depending on how many products you have. Before going ahead with the full migration, we’ll test your PIM with a small number of products to make sure the information is compatible.
If you’ve decided to restructure your information using one of the industry-standard product data classification systems supported by Proplanet, such as ETIM or GS1, our expert team will be pleased to set this up for you.
The data import process
Maintaining your product data
Product data changes continuously. That is why, after having imported the accurate data in your PIM, you will need to maintain this data. Our expert team at Proplanet can help you managing your product data in the long term, together with your product manager or independently. We will help you manage the inflow of new information from your suppliers in the Proplanet PIM system, so that you can distribute up-to-date information to your sales platforms, customers and internal systems.
By using our data services to manage your product information in the long term, your investment in our PIM system will definitely be worthwile!