Product Information Management (PIM)
Every business knows the value of good quality product information, and the damage it does when there are errors and omissions in product content.
catalog360 is designed to be an easy-to-use product information management (PIM) service which makes the very latest product data available to all sales channels from a single cloud-based source. It can be easily integrated into your existing on-premise or cloud-based ERP, CRM or eCommerce solutions via the catalog360 Hub.
All product-centric businesses of whatever size can benefit by investment in an effective strategy for product governance (access, usage), enrichment, especially as SKU counts can grow suddenly when the business adapts to changing commercial needs.
Since 2000, catalog360 has powered the online presence of many organizations delivering quality product information management to support both online (eCommerce, eProcurement, digital media) and offline (printed catalogs) formats. In today’s multi-channel world, having a robust, yet easy-to-use cloud-based PIM is the cornerstone of delivering quality product experiences to all customers and stakeholders.
Truly Flexible Product Specifications with Personalisation and Made-To-Order Support
catalog360 has a multi-tiered approach to take care of demanding product specifications scenarios where some attributes are defined at the category level, product template level, master product level or even variant level. The inheritance of attribute data enables the rapid addition of new, highly-specified, yet fully validated item records. In addition, products can be assembled together (from saleable and non-saleable component parts) and priced at time of order, with personalisation fields captured and validated. Items can be created with unlimited variant combinations with differing availability timeframes, stock levels, transaction types (sale, rent, service) and related to other products, digital assets (images, PDFs, video), local pages or off-site content.
Enterprise Product Search & Discovery
Using the most sophisticated search technologies based on the Apache Lucene Core, catalog360 provides a fast, personalised full-text search experience with advanced near-instant faceting to ensure the most accurate results. The catalog360 product catalog corpus can be enriched with sales performance, buy-to-buy, view-to-view metrics to deliver the best-in-class results everyone rightly expects.
Categorization & Taxonomies
catalog360 supports multiple-level product categorization and tagging, including in-house material group codes through to the most complex classification hierarchies. In addition to public taxonomies such as UNSPSC (United Nations Standard Products and Services Code), eClass, CPV (Common Procurement Vocabulary) and any other industry-specific vocabularies can be imported. Full categorization is of critical important to product discovery and control, and also ensures accurate reporting within the wider systems ecosystem.
Content Cleansing & Price Calculation Engines
catalog360 has a customisable data cleansing service. New product content can be staged separately and processed through complex text replacements which could include internationalization. Unit measurements can be converted, cleansed, re-formatted using the full power of our Excel-compatible engine. Using this same method, product selling prices may be calculated using spreadsheets setup in Excel, where data can be pulled from multiple sources in order to build every element of the pricing structure before delivering the content and pricing to the live catalog360 dataset. Additionally, content control rules can easily ensure that products containing blocked trademarks or keywords are automatically disabled and stay disabled.
Enterprise Performance Dashboard
The catalog360 Performance Dashboard features a leading-edge dashboard builder enabling the rapid customisation of real-time business dashboards that combine power and flexibility to bring your key numbers together so you can run a better, more data-driven business.
catalog360 provides numerous built-in dashboard data widgets which can be added alongside widgets from other systems and online services (such as Google Analytics) and delivered using exciting data visualizations for leading-edge KPI monitoring and decision making.
Digital Asset Management
The built-in catalog360 Digital Asset Management (DAM) features enable simple management of pictures, videos, documents and all other assets. The
catalog360 DAM offers image auto-resizing, watermarking and fingerprinting, in addition to metadata extraction from all asset types enabling rapid searching and tagging.
Catalog Views & Brands
Segmenting catalogs for different audiences is a key multi-channel use-case. catalog360 enables customer-specific branding, product sets and multi-currency pricing.