Ntara is a platinum inriver partner. Since 2016, we have built inriver PIM implementations of all sizes. And we’ve integrated with the most common and most obscure software platforms.
We’re home to two inriver Champions who serve in the elite inriver Community. That means they have direct access to inriver product owners and the inriver product roadmap. They also influence development of inriver PIM software with real-world client examples.
Ntara + inriver key facts
- 30+ PIM implementations
Solutions that scale to manage millions of data points
- Deployments of all sizes
From rapidly growing regional companies to established global brands
- Deep integration expertise
Including SAP, Salesforce, JDE, AS400, Oracle, and more
- 2 inriver Champions
Teams led by recognized experts in the inriver field and PIM industry
- Ntara PIM Tools
Unique Ntara toolset that shortens R&D time to launch your implementation faster
Solutions for brands, manufacturing, distribution, wholesale, and retail clients
Ntara’s PIM and product data clients
Ntara’s unique approach to inriver implementations
Whether you are implementing PIM software for the first time, augmenting an existing implementation, or performing a “rip and replace” of an existing PIM system, Ntara takes a business-first approach to inriver PIM implementation. While others may try to push your organization into a cookie-cutter PIM operating model that works best for them, our teams have the experience to develop a model around your unique needs and existing systems.
Beyond the typical discovery phase, Ntara’s approach to data quality saves time and money during your implementation. Our PIM consultants use a proven product data quality audit framework to help you establish the current state of your product data and map a path to a more ideal state. This is done before data is ever loaded into the system to ensure a seamless launch and to improve the experience of your product management team when using inriver.
Beyond innovative processes, we also created the Ntara PIM Tools web app—an automation tool that helps you save time, increase accuracy, and automate data mapping. Using PIM Tools, we can get your data in its current state (e.g., spreadsheet) into inriver PIM faster.
Additionally, for businesses whose primary goal is a quick implementation, we can launch an MVP in as few as eight weeks.
“As an innovative and accomplished inriver partner with two inriver Champions on staff, Ntara has a strong history of PIM success. And with their decades of experience in integrations and consulting, they have customized our software to meet a wide variety of complex business needs. We recommend them to businesses looking for a long-term PIM and product data partnership.”
Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, inriver
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The four stages of an inriver PIM implementation
Our goal is to get your team working in a live instance of inriver PIM as quickly and efficiently as possible. This helps your business realize value faster—helping you maintain support and budget from your stakeholders. These four phases of an inriver implementation include analysis, implementation, transition, and rollout.
inriver PIM analysis
The first phase of an inriver implementation is analysis, also known as “discovery.” This is the consultative pre-work that should precede any PIM implementation. It’s more than just getting your business ready for PIM; it’s creating a solid product data infrastructure to scale your business.
During analysis, our product data consultants guide you through a combination of engagements according to the needs of your business.
- Product data audit
Learn what it will take to fix your product data—and what can be automated
- Product data lifecycle mapping
Ensure your systems and integrations are optimal for your business needs
- Product data governance
Establish standard procedures for creating and maintaining product data
- 360 product data assessment
Receive an optional 18-month roadmap to achieve objectives and add value over time
The goal with analysis is to establish your product data strategy—your central source of truth, how it functions, and what it requires. During this phase, we help you understand the internal resources needed and help map your plan for a successful implementation.
inriver PIM implementation
During implementation, we deploy the first major phase of your product data strategy. We get your inriver instance up and running and get your existing data loaded in. From there, we customize and configure the software to meet the requirements of your minimum viable product (MVP). The goal here is to get you working in the system as rapidly as possible.
inriver PIM transition
Once we launch your MVP, we can transition sections of the implementation off to your team to start doing the work. You can begin enriching your data. Our team continues to make moves behind the scenes to improve your inriver instance, but your team is now involved and empowered to do their work. This transition period is critical to our agile approach, so that your team can be using the software and influence the next sprints of implementation from their experience.
inriver PIM rollout
Once your data is enriched and your MVP inriver instance is complete, we launch. At that point, you can begin syndicating content to outbound channels—your ecommerce website, retailer sites, marketplaces, etc. From here on, your inriver PIM software is live on production and powering your product content within your ecosystem. And we’ll work together to add more features over time.
And if your business has already implemented inriver PIM and you aren’t happy with the implementation or your partner is not meeting your expectations, we can help with that too.
Getting started with Ntara + inriver PIM
In our first meeting, we will talk through your business needs to identify the requirements and scope of your inriver implementation. We can also walk you through our qualifications, capabilities, and case studies. Depending on the complexity of your engagement, we may ask you to provide some additional information about your technical environments and product data to help us to provide the best path forward.
From there, we present your customized inriver PIM implementation strategy, including estimates and timelines for each phase and feature.
Still evaluating PIM? We can help with that, too.
Before diving into PIM, your business may want to test the waters with our PIM readiness assessment.
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