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08 June 2021

Webinar: 4 Steps to Prepare for CCPI & ETIM

Date: July 6, 2021
Classification standards are agreed in construction and installation to make it easier to share information within the chain. For that reason, many companies are preparing to record data in line with ETIM and CCPI standards. Wayne Jarvis, Business Developer at ProPlanet, will present a webinar to help companies with 4 steps to prepare their product information for the implementation of CCPI and ETIM.
01 June 2021

ProPlanet introduces the online training platform: ProPlanet Academy

News
ProPlanet introduces a new service: ProPlanet Academy. With the online training platform, ProPlanet helps its customers to get the most out of the PIM system DataProcessor. Users can follow the software training courses when it suits them and at their own pace.
20 May 2021

2BA, the ETIM data pool in the Netherlands, recognizes ProPlanet as a Premium Software Partner

Press release
2BA recognizes ProPlanet as a Premium Software Partner by demonstrating that its PIM system DataProcessor meets the three applicable criteria for DICO and BMEcat data exchange. This guarantees that DataProcessor is able to achieve the highest score on the 2BA label data quality. The title is the highest achievable recognition for PIM suppliers in the Netherlands.
22 April 2021

How to improve sales and resolve ETIM & CCPI data worries?

By Wayne Jarvis
Distributors need rich product data to function in a B2B e-commerce environment. The onus is on manufacturers to add information about subjects like logistics, pricing, and warehousing (to name a few). The impulse to ‘just use Excel’ is understandable. But moving to a PIM solution also reduces overhead and errors whilst simultaneously preparing you for BIM and the Code for Construction Product Information (CCPI).
14 April 2021

5 Reasons to Implement a PIM System as a Manufacturer

by Wayne Jarvis
Delivering high quality product information to your customer is an absolute must for online purchases, but producing it is complex and time consuming, unlike buying a product in a store or branch. With Product Information Management (PIM) you can manage, classify, enrich and distribute product information in and from one system. Why you should want this as a manufacturer? Let me explain in the following 5 reasons.
24 February 2021

How to automatically generate product descriptions for your online shop?

by Wayne Jarvis
The success of a webshop stands or falls with good product descriptions. The statistics do not lie. Customers want to know what they are buying before they buy. Is a good description missing, or are the specifications not in order? If so, they drop out. And then we haven't mentioned the effect of good descriptions on the search results. But how are you going to realise this if there are 235,845 items in your shop?
10 February 2021

5 Advantages of a Data Pool with PIM

by Wayne Jarvis
High quality product information is the force that drives successful online strategies. Data pools store all relevant product information in one location. Manufacturers and wholesalers utilize these to easily add rich product information to their online stores and e-commerce solutions. A PIM system further increases the efficacy of a data pool. How? Here are 5 ways in which PIM improves the value of data pools.
05 September 2020

What is ETIM Classification and How Does It Work?

by Wayne Jarvis
The need for up-to-date and qualitative product information is growing steadily but at the same time the lifespan of products and their time-to-market is also increasingly getting shorter. As a manufacturer or wholesaler, are you increasingly active online and is ETIM new to you? Then read this blog. I’ll try to explain to you in simple terms what the ETIM classification is, how you can classify your products and how you can then share them in your online channels and with your customers.
19 May 2020

ProPlanet appoints Wayne Jarvis as a Business Developer for the UK market

News
ProPlanet appoints Wayne Jarvis as a Business Developer for the UK market. In this new role, he will advise Distributors, Suppliers and Manufactures in the Electrical industry to improve their Product Information management and boost their e-commerce.
26 March 2019

ProPlanet introduces DataProcessor Lite to simplify data exchange with 2BA

News
"We build simple tools to solve complex problems". This quote certainly applies to Dataprocessor Lite, the newest product from ProPlanet. Data processor Lite was specially developed for manufacturers who use the Excel tools to supply article data to 2ba. In 2 steps, the PIM system DataProcessor Lite, converts article data from Excel into an article file that you can deliver to 2ba. 
29 January 2019

2BA event: Do you already know PIM?

News
Do you use the Excel data delivery tools to deliver article data to 2BA? Then 2019 will be the year for you to switch to PIM.
29 October 2018

Towards a slick ETIM-optimised PIM system

Venture Lighting
From a collection of Word and Excel docs, towards a well-organised PIM system, read how Venture Lighting Europe's ETIM-UK work has transformed their product data.
19 October 2018

ETIM UK (part of EDA) and ProPlanet join hands

News
ETIM UK / EDA believes that a PIM system is crucial for proper product data management and therefore developed, together with ProPlanet, a PIM proposition for the members of ETIM UK / EDA.
12 October 2018

New online features in DataProcessor TJ

News
Recently a number of new online features have been added to DataProcessor TJ. These include new plugins for BMEcat 3.1 and 4 (including maritime fields and ETIM MC), management tools for the ETIM classification, filters and master tables, bulk edit tools and options for adding media files online.
12 April 2018

Work online in DataProcessor TJ

News
The product data in DataProcessor TJ is now also accessible online via almost all common browsers. Sharing article data with partners in the chain has never been easier. installation of the software is not necessary. Give partners restricted access to the database in DataProcessor TJ via a secure login. They log in online and immediately add their article information online to the database. So no hassle with exchanging files and you all use the same classification.
19 March 2018

What's the difference between PIM, DAM and MAM?

In the media
EDA (Electrical Distributors Association) represents the electrotechnical wholesalers in the United Kingdom. The EDA members together account for about 80% of the industry. On the ETIM UK website, EDA's David Bates (Project Manager ETIM UK) explains the differences between the systems for managing product data (PIM, DAM and MAM) and how they work together.
26 February 2018

DataProcessor TJ supports GS1 DIY

News
GS1 Nederland offers a central source to exchange article data in the DIY sector among other things.
In GS1 Data Source, the supplier records product data of her articles in a standardised way so customers have access to this. Besides the ETIM and UNSPSC classifications, the GS1 DIY standard is also supported in DataProcessor TJ.
14 February 2018

DataProcessor TJ ready for FESAH data

News
FESAH looks after the interests of wholesalers in bathroom fixtures and heating techniques in Belgium. FESAH is partly started to streamline the exchange of article information in the branch. Via the FESAH datapool wholesalers and manufacturers can exchange classified and enriched article information. The article information delivered via this FESAH datapool can be imported and exported by default in DataProcessor TJ.
29 January 2018

New in EezyBridge: Assign user rights per collection

News
It is not new that different rights can be assigned to different users in EezyBridge. But now different rights per user can be assigned for each collection seperately. This comes in handy when for example different users work for different product lines. Furthermore the number of shown assets per user is limited which makes the visual search easier.
18 January 2018

What is Dynamic Publication by ETIM?

Blog
With the dynamic publication ETIM meets the needs of the market for more flexibility in the classification. By anticipating on the next official publication a fast respons to new developments is created.
07 January 2018

Try EezyBridge 2 weeks for free

EezyBridge offers 1 system to search, modify, use, and share digital assets.Would you like to try EezyBridge? Request your free demo version now. The demo version gives 1 user the right to use the basic version of EezyBridge with up to 1 GB storage capacity. After 2 weeks your assets and data will be automatically deleted.
12 December 2017

New in EezyBridge: FTP-client

News
With an FTP client (File Transfer Protocol) you connect to an FTP-server, which enables you to receive files from that server and send files to that server. With the FTP client in EezyBridge you can upload your assets directly and safely from your own browser. Especially when you upload a large amount of assets this comes in very handy and moreover much faster.