Export formats

Flexible export options

The Proplanet PIM enables you to export your data in a variety of formats and to a range of destinations. You can customise your products to export in different formats to suit the needs of different sales channels, customer groups and industry requirements. All leading import and export formats are included as standard.

Export formats


BMECAT version 1.2, 2.2, 3.1, 4.0, 5.0

Datanorm / Eldanorm


PAB (2ba & ETIM)


AttachmentIndex 2.9 & Links (2ba)

More about industry export formats

The Proplanet PIM system comes with the following formats to export and import data. Get in touch with our consultants to find out whether we fully support your desired format. Our helpdesk can help you export and import data in these formats. If you want to learn more about this, please consult our Proplanet Academy or schedule a training. Furthermore, our consultants are happy to set up an action plan to use the data in your PIM system to build imports and exports in these formats, with the goal to optimise their use within your organisation and for third parties.

The newest branch standard for the Benelux. It contains product information including ETIM, assets & certificates. This format is the preferred version to publish products on 2BA or InstallData.

International standard used in most common data platforms to exchange product information including ETIM, assets & certificates. The Proplanet PIM supports the older versions (1.2, 2.2 and 3.1) as well as the more recent versions, which also support the im- and export of media assets (4.0 and 5.0). ETIM members can use the certification tool, on top of the built-in export validation.

These are both part of the PAB format. AttachmentIndex 2.9 includes assets and deeplink urls. Links includes product relationships.

DATANORM / Eldanorm is a standard format for the exchange of article and master data between manufacturers, wholesalers and craftsmen in the construction industry, mainly used in Germany and Austria.

The predecessor of DICO. It contains product information including ETIM and assets.

PAB was the branch standard for Benelux in the past decades. It includes product information and ETIM. The format is still used by wholesalers but BMECat and DICO are the preferred standards nowadays.

FEG was the first standard exchange format in the Dutch market.

Paid export modules

Apart from the default export formats which are available for all PIM users, we also offer some paid modules to allow you to export your data in a different format. Below are the paid modules we offer.

FAB-DIS is a French standard intended for the exchange of product information, including logistic information, ETIM-data and assets. From 2023 onwards, FAB-DIS version is available.
FAB-DIS is not yet available as a standard format, as opposed to BMEcat 5.0 and DICO, for instance. If you want to export in FAB-DIS format, we at Proplanet can help you!

Through our flexible Excel format, we can design a FAB-DIS format for you, so that you can export your FAB-DIS data to any customer who needs it. The demands of your client and your available data may vary, which is why we will always closely work together with you to set up this format. Of course we will also take into account all documentation created by FAB-DIS themselves.

The do-it-yourself branch uses a different format from ETIM. This format is called GS1 and has a different classification structure.

EZ-Base is used to classify tools for the Dutch market. This format is based on the ETIM classification, but it can be converted.

UNSPNC is an American classification structure. It is often used to divide product into categories.

Automated export tasks & API links

Let us do the work for you

Within the Proplanet PIM’s built-in scheduler, fixed export (and import) tasks can easily be scheduled. Additional product information can be exported to further enrich or update individual products, ranges or categories, without the need to re-export the entire file.

As a cloud-based Solution as a Service (Saas) system, the Proplanet PIM is capable of seamlessly linking with your company’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) platform as well as a range of back-office systems.

The open API architecture also facilitates product syndication, or the sharing of information, with your own webshop and a range of third party stakeholders including vendor websites, smartphone apps and data pools. Links to all major ecommerce platforms are supported, including WooCommerce, Magento and Shopify.

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