Since Pimcore could provide answers to all the aforementioned requirements, it was the ideal base technology for the planned platform. Starting from a rough concept, the required functions and modules were defined more finely and clearly step by step, until a detailed requirements catalog was finally in place.
The CMS component (Content Management System), responsible for the easy administration of the web content, was first on the agenda to quickly create a visual experience. While the other modules were being programmed, the editors could already start setting the static content.
The MDM (Master Data Management) module was used, among other things, to manage the vehicle data. In addition, other areas such as the vehicle market, type compass or the blog also make use of this integral Pimcore component. Through relations between the objects and object structures, a flexible data framework was created. The "Type Compass" forms an extensive database with elaborately determined details about different Porsche variants. These contain detailed information from the model to the basic equipment such as engine, horsepower, type, and even the individual color. Thanks to Master Data Management, the data was imported cleanly from an Excel file into the Pimcore objects. The media and documents were imported via Digital Asset Management and then stored in the asset area of Pimcore.
As mentioned earlier, an interface to DAT was to be made. This was solved via a FIN or VIN query within the Pimcore backend. The editor submits a vehicle identification number to DAT and receives technical data as return values. These are automatically mapped to a dynamic object structure and are thus available locally.
The media provided in the Digital Asset Management (DAM) are available to both the CMS and the MDM. Later, they will also serve as a media pool for the planned online store. Thus, all modules are interdisciplinarily linked with each other.