Enterprise Resource Planning / Product Information Management
It is estimated that around 80 percent of all companies in Germany use ERP systems. For many companies, therefore, the question sooner or later arises as to which ERP system is best suited to optimize the business processes of various company divisions.
Not only the functional scope of the ERP solution plays a role, but also cost factors. Since the establishment of ERP systems is associated with large costs, it is worthwhile to compare different options and solutions.
ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning and deals with the planning and control of all resources of a company (e.g. capital, material, technology etc.). There are many different ways to optimize ERP. It is especially important for the sales aspect of your business. The largest providers are SAP and Microsoft – but there are now many good small providers and some promising start-ups in this area.
We work with, among others:
Above a certain size, many companies will find that their ERP no longer satisfies them in all functionalities. Then it’s time to start thinking about PIMs.
Product Information Management or PIM helps you store and manage the data about your products that is relevant to you. In contrast to an ERP, your products are the focus here – good PIM software always provides you with the most up-to-date information about your product range.
In the following, we will introduce you to some PIM systems. We work with, among others:
|As one of the market leaders in the field of PIM, akeneo offers you an optimized system that you can flexibly supplement with additional programs, e.g. a PXM.|
|Prodexa offers you an automated system that allows you to collect and consolidate data quickly and easily.|
|IDEAL360 is an in-house development on which we are constantly working. It is the heart of our company and all systems are connected via it.|
Difference ERP and PIM
The ERP focuses on organizing and optimizing your processes and the associated data. It deals with the ordering process, processing and logistics, but not with the product data itself.
This is where PIM systems come into play, which receive and prepare your qualitative data in a centralized manner, for example from the ERP. That is why it is so important to create a perfectly functioning – one can still dream – interaction between ERP and PIM.