Signs you need a PIM migration
Change happens. Your company may choose to migrate to a new product information management (PIM) software platform for several reasons. If your current platform is not meeting your needs, you may be experiencing:
- Increased time to add channels
The market is changing faster than your platform allows
- Frustratingly long time-to-market
Your PIM software isn’t helping the way you expected
- Infrastructure that just won’t scale
On-premises limitations or a SaaS platform that can’t grow with your business
- Poor performance or usability
Your first PIM platform was not implemented correctly
- Business growth through M&A activity
Large changes in IT infrastructure demand a more capable solution
The good news? Switching PIM platforms doesn’t mean you have to start back at square one. You can build on lessons learned through your last implementation. And if you work with an experienced partner, you can also build on their body of work.
Ntara’s PIM & MDM platform partners
We partner with three industry leaders in the PIM and MDM space: Salsify, inriver, and Syndigo. This gives us a broad range of data management solutions to address the specific needs of your business. If you’re looking to migrate to one of these platforms, our PIM migration services should make your short list.
Fully customizable PIM software for the mid-market and enterprise
Advanced product syndication with agility and control
Scalable PIM & MDM to manage product, party, and location data
Ntara’s unique approach to PIM migration
Migration is a great time to get a second opinion on strategy—and the most economical way to manage your data. Because many systems integrators stop documentation after the initial implementation, there could be a huge differential in the features you have today and the features you need.
Our consultative approach to PIM migration will give you a clear picture of where you are now—the state of your data, your systems, your processes. We will also provide an informed strategy for getting you where you want to be. Depending on your source PIM system, our proprietary software may be able to accelerate this process by building a visual copy of your marketing model in minutes.
Getting started with a PIM migration
Because we’re starting with a PIM platform in place, every PIM migration project begins with an accelerated discovery engagement. Depending on the state of your current system and the type of migration, the accelerated discovery engagement might include:
- Product data analysis
Identify the current state of your data and what it will take to cleanse it
- Product data lifecycle mapping
Document your systems, processes, and what could be streamlined
- Product data governance
Identify gaps in current processes and recommendations to improve
- Product data 360
Create an 18-month roadmap for your commerce-related data practice
Our experience with PIM, product data, and complex integrations gives your PIM migration project an advantage. Together, we can build on that to create a new solution that meets your needs. Once we have a plan in place, our goal is to get you working in a new PIM instance on your new platform as quickly as possible.
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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