Pimcore Endorsed by Opensource.com as an Open-Source Alternative for PIM

Red Hat powered leading online publication on Opensource.com acknowledges Pimcore product information management (PIM) as a plausible choice over its proprietary counterpart in an article authored by Pimcore’s CEO Dietmar Rietsch.

Opensource.com Endorses Pimcore PIM

The article on opensource.com goes over the merits of open-source PIM in a granular manner. It articulates how open-source PIM software empowers sellers by centralizing their marketing, sales and technical product information to provide exceptional product experience to their customers.

The piece also elaborates upon what makes PIM a preferred choice to consolidate product information into a golden source of truth, to minimize data inconsistencies as redundancies, which is imperative for today’s rapidly evolving commerce environment. With customers' touchpoints continuously proliferating, more than anything else buyers care for the experience they get on their chosen platform.

Furthermore, the article elaborates on the features of Pimcore, followed by a soup-to-nuts guide to install, download, and try Pimcore.

Key Reasons Why Open-Source Scores Over Proprietary PIM

No Vendor lock-in: The absence of a vendor lock-in ensures no annual license fee, and that businesses remain vendor-independent when it comes to developing or amending a feature. Also, they get complete access to the source code so they can mold it according to their advantage. 

Better Interoperability: Open-source facilitates the creation of a central PIM repository by making connections possible between a vast number of data sources and 3rd party systems such as your e-commerce application, suppliers’ database, and enterprise resource planning (ERP) software.  

Flexibility: Since the open-source community works collaboratively, it’s easy to build new requested features and functionalities in open-source. Besides, whenever an organization has any particular need to create a desired extension, they can either build it themselves or hire integrators. This sort of flexibility lacks entirely in proprietary software.

Lower Total Cost of Ownership: There’s a substantial cost associated with proprietary software owing to a huge license fee for deployment that comprises implementation, system maintenance, and customization. Open-source software development, on the other hand, can be executed internally or via any IT vendor. It’s especially advantageous for businesses having restricted budgets. 

Something More About the Open-source Pimcore PIM

Free software often turn out to be a bait for users. Many of them come with a “free” label but only give out basic version for free; enhanced versions, including plugins, come with a price. Pimcore isn’t one of those software. Pimcore is 100% open-source and is dual-licensed under GPLv3 or PEL. In other words, in Pimcore— "free" means "free."

That is to say that there’s no license fee and any feature is accessible at any moment in time. Pimcore doesn’t operate by selling its software license. Instead, it offers an extensive range of services like consulting, implementation, and support to sustain itself.

Being a highly customizable software Pimcore fits your company’s unique relationships, attributes, and processes; and is especially suitable for enhancing internal workflows. Besides, it is architecturally sound, which makes it a system developer’s delight. Pimcore’s entire offering comprises of MDM/PIM, DAM, CMS, and E-Commerce.

To read the full article published on opensource.com, please click here

Dietmar Rietsch
  • CEO / Co-Founder
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