Pimcore for the management and addition of product data and other structured data.
Saint-Gobain Weber is a leading manufacturer of building materials for facades/walls, thermal insulation/ ETICS, flooring, tiling, mortar and building protection systems.
The project involved replacing the old PIM system and transferring all data cleanly to Pimcore. Pimcore also took over the complete asset management with DAM and the organisation of non-product data with MDM. Furthermore, twocream realised the automated implementation of price lists and packaging with the help of EasyCatalog.
Customer Key Facts
Data management, data export and connection of publishing tools
The agenda for the project was clearly outlined: In addition to the clean data management of all structured data and assets in Pimcore, the further focus was on data export to the most diverse channels. Not only the existing website had to be supplied, but also different databases. Highlights of the project are the automatic generation of technical datasheets (PDFlib) price lists and packaging (EasyCatalog) as well as an individual workflow management. As always, extensive analysis and conceptual work stood at the beginning of all work on this project.
"With Pimcore we have the possibility to store our technical data, documents, images and other information about our more than 800 products in a secure and accessible way. This accelerates our work processes and creates a database that is sustainable and easy to maintain."
Pimcore supports with perfect connection points and extensive standard
The hub of all data and assets is Pimcore. Pimcore obtains the data to be managed from various sources such as the ERP and other third-party systems, including mail reports for updates. The processing of the data is supported via workflows. The presentation of the different statuses of the various steps is done via mail reporting. For the existing website, twocream implemented an export routine for data transfer, including custom reports via e-mail for the export process. Furthermore, various automatic publishing objects had to be realised. The data sheet generation is done just-in-time via PDF-lib. This implementation delivers up-to-date data at the moment of request and requires no further manual intervention. For the price list as well as the packaging, twocream used EasyCatalog. EasyCatalog generates Adobe InDesign documents that can either be processed manually or automatically generate PDF print files. For this, twocream connected EasyCatalog to Pimcore via an ODBC interface.
"The application range of Pimcore always continues to impress us."
What matters is what comes out the back.
From the very beginning, twocream closely involved the customer in the conception phase. The result is a successful overall product with which not only data can be managed but also supplemented with further information. Workflows support the entire process and thus decisively minimize the error rate. The challenge of databased publishing was also implemented in the Pimcore standard in such a way that further processing for the subsequent systems is unproblematic.
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