When it comes to selecting a PIM/PXM implementation partner, there are many factors to consider. It’s important to find a partner that has the experience and expertise to help your organization successfully deploy and manage a PIM/PXM solution. Here are four key criteria to keep in mind when making your selection: 1) Solution Capabilities, 2) Team Experience, 3) Integration & Connector Experience, and 4) Change Management and Managed Services for post-implementation.
What is a PIM solution and why do you need one
You’ve probably heard the terms PIM and PXM thrown around, but what do they actually mean?
A PIM (Product Information Management) solution is a system that helps you manage all of your product data in one place. This includes things like product descriptions, images, pricing information, and more. PXM is closely related, but takes into account the user experience as well, for a more holistic approach to understanding the value proposition of excellent content.
PIM solutions offer features and functionality that help you improve the way you manage and deliver your product content. This might include things like automated workflows, personalized recommendations, and targeted content delivery. At Sitation, we work with some of the best PIM platforms in the world, and offer implementation services for Salsify and Akeneo, as well as support for a range of other commercial PIM, PXM, and MDM products.
The importance of having a partner with experience in deploying and managing a PIM/PXM solution
Selecting a PIM/PXM implementation partner can be daunting. There are many factors to consider, and it’s important to find a partner that has the experience and expertise to help your organization successfully deploy and manage a PIM/PXM solution.
Make sure the partner you select has a robust and comprehensive PIM/PXM solution that meets all of your needs. The solution should be able to grow and scale with your organization, and it should have all of the features and functionality you need to be successful.
The solution partner’s portfolio of happy clients is a key input to consider. Have they worked with companies like yours? Do they have a track record of success? Have they worked with the platform(s) you are considering? Take your time to evaluate your partner in this critical step of the process.
Team experience to consider when making your selection
The partner you select should have a team of experts who are knowledgeable in the latest PIM/PXM technologies and best practices. The team should also be experienced in working with the platform(s) you are considering.
In addition, the team should be able to offer guidance and support throughout the entire PIM/PXM implementation process, from planning and strategy through deployment and go-live. They should also be able to provide ongoing support and maintenance after the solution is live – discussed in the next section.
Change Management and Managed Services for Post-Implementation
Change management and managed services are key considerations when selecting a PIM/PXM implementation partner. After the solution is live, you’ll want a partner that can provide ongoing support and maintenance. The partner should also be able to offer change management services to help you manage and deliver your product content.
Managed services for PIM can help organizations to automate and optimize their product information management processes. With managed services, organizations can benefit from the expertise of an experienced team that can help to streamline PIM processes and improve efficiency. In addition, managed services can provide valuable insights and data that can help organizations to make better decisions about their product offerings. As a result, managed services for PIM can be a valuable asset for any organization that wants to improve its product information management.
Selecting the right partner for a PIM/PXM implementation is critical to the success of the project. It’s important to find a partner that has the experience and expertise to help your organization successfully deploy and manage a PIM/PXM solution. The partner you select should have a robust and comprehensive PIM/PXM solution that meets your needs, as well as the ability to support you long-term.
Here at Sitation, we have built a smart, experienced team with practical first-hand knowledge of e-commerce operations and with depth of experience and expertise in building out PIM/PXM projects.
When the implementation is done, Sitation’s broad managed services offerings can address a range of needs, including content development, channel mapping, digital asset management, vendor onboarding, and more.