Raise Content ROI with Workflow-Powered PIM and MDM

Did you know a Workflow Engine makes a big impact on raising your return on content investments by elevating the value derived from your Product Information Management (PIM) and Master Data Management (MDM)? Why? Because your Content ROI hinges on your ability to execute business processes efficiently and collaboratively, as enabled by enterprise worklflow seamlessly operating with your PIM and MDM software platform.
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Kerry Young

Kerry Young

Kerry Young joined EnterWorks in 2006 when Ennovative, Inc., the multi-channel publishing software company he co-founded, was acquired by EnterWorks. He directs EnterWorks’ operations and leads EnterWorks’ professional services and consulting organization, ensuring effective customer implementations and ongoing success. Mr. Young brings more than 25 years of technology and business management experience to EnterWorks, having served as CTO for a subsidiary of the Dow Chemical Company, and earlier as VP, Information Technology for Marshall Industries, a $1.7 billion industrial electronics distributor. He previously managed information systems for a subsidiary of McDonnell Douglas Corporation. Mr. Young holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and an M.B.A. from California State University Fullerton.

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Food Manufacturers Satisfy the Consumer Appetite for Product Content with PIM and MDM Solutions

Satisfying the consumer appetite is what drives today’s food manufacturers. Yet this industry is rapidly evolving, as shoppers also hunger for endless options and information. Beverage and food manufacturers are pressed to find “out of the box” ways to make operations more efficient while delivering enhanced product information and improving the commerce experience. To do so, many organizations are setting their strategic sights on Product Information Management (PIM) and MDM solutions to drive digital transformation.
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Kerry Young

Kerry Young

Kerry Young joined EnterWorks in 2006 when Ennovative, Inc., the multi-channel publishing software company he co-founded, was acquired by EnterWorks. He directs EnterWorks’ operations and leads EnterWorks’ professional services and consulting organization, ensuring effective customer implementations and ongoing success. Mr. Young brings more than 25 years of technology and business management experience to EnterWorks, having served as CTO for a subsidiary of the Dow Chemical Company, and earlier as VP, Information Technology for Marshall Industries, a $1.7 billion industrial electronics distributor. He previously managed information systems for a subsidiary of McDonnell Douglas Corporation. Mr. Young holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and an M.B.A. from California State University Fullerton.

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Gartner Decodes the Dots: EnterWorks Ranks in Gartner Critical Capabilities for MDM Solutions

Last week, Gartner released its 2017 Critical Capabilities Report for MDM Solutions, naming EnterWorks one of the qualifying 10 Master Data Management (MDM) solution providers. As a companion piece to the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Master Data Management Solutions, the Critical Capabilities report uses the same data, but digs deeper into the vendors’ product and service evaluations. In other words, it’s a chance for the analyst firm to “decode the dots” charted in the accompanying Magic Quadrant.
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Kerry Young

Kerry Young

Kerry Young joined EnterWorks in 2006 when Ennovative, Inc., the multi-channel publishing software company he co-founded, was acquired by EnterWorks. He directs EnterWorks’ operations and leads EnterWorks’ professional services and consulting organization, ensuring effective customer implementations and ongoing success. Mr. Young brings more than 25 years of technology and business management experience to EnterWorks, having served as CTO for a subsidiary of the Dow Chemical Company, and earlier as VP, Information Technology for Marshall Industries, a $1.7 billion industrial electronics distributor. He previously managed information systems for a subsidiary of McDonnell Douglas Corporation. Mr. Young holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and an M.B.A. from California State University Fullerton.

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The Difference Between MDM and PIM

If you’re a bit perplexed about the difference between MDM and PIM, you’re not alone. In fact many are unclear about what Product Information Management (PIM) entails, and how it differs from Master Data Management (MDM). You may be wondering, “What do I really need? PIM, MDM, or both?” So, let’s clear up the confusion with a quick look at the difference between the two areas of product data management.
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Kerry Young

Kerry Young

Kerry Young joined EnterWorks in 2006 when Ennovative, Inc., the multi-channel publishing software company he co-founded, was acquired by EnterWorks. He directs EnterWorks’ operations and leads EnterWorks’ professional services and consulting organization, ensuring effective customer implementations and ongoing success. Mr. Young brings more than 25 years of technology and business management experience to EnterWorks, having served as CTO for a subsidiary of the Dow Chemical Company, and earlier as VP, Information Technology for Marshall Industries, a $1.7 billion industrial electronics distributor. He previously managed information systems for a subsidiary of McDonnell Douglas Corporation. Mr. Young holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and an M.B.A. from California State University Fullerton.

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From Cow to Cart: How Dairy Manufacturers Create Quality Content for Commerce with Product Information Management and Master Data Management Solutions

For the average consumer, dairy products are just a grocery aisle away. Milk, cheese, yogurt and more – the products are so accessible. But did you ever stop to think about how they got there? From cow to cart, the process for dairy manufacturers is complex. This evolving industry is constantly pressed to find “out of the box” ways to make operations more efficient while improving the commerce experience. Now, many dairy manufacturers are strategically turning to Product Information Management (PIM) and MDM solutions to do just that.
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Kerry Young

Kerry Young

Kerry Young joined EnterWorks in 2006 when Ennovative, Inc., the multi-channel publishing software company he co-founded, was acquired by EnterWorks. He directs EnterWorks’ operations and leads EnterWorks’ professional services and consulting organization, ensuring effective customer implementations and ongoing success. Mr. Young brings more than 25 years of technology and business management experience to EnterWorks, having served as CTO for a subsidiary of the Dow Chemical Company, and earlier as VP, Information Technology for Marshall Industries, a $1.7 billion industrial electronics distributor. He previously managed information systems for a subsidiary of McDonnell Douglas Corporation. Mr. Young holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and an M.B.A. from California State University Fullerton.

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Gartner Shakes Things Up in Magic Quadrant for MDM Solutions

Gartner has spoken. When it comes to Master Data Management (MDM), the old Magic Quadrants are out. Instead, the analyst firm is shaking things up with a new Gartner Magic Quadrant for MDM Solutions. In the 2017 report, Gartner “addresses the current focus of the MDM market on all-encompassing solutions as more clients recognize their digital business platform should be built on trusted master data.”
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Rick Chavie

Rick Chavie

Rick Chavie was appointed CEO of EnterWorks in May 2015. He came to EnterWorks after serving as SVP, Global Solution Management with hybris and SAP’s Customer Engagement and Commerce group, where he brought together digital and physical commerce and CRM assets for seamless customer experiences. Mr. Chavie brings industry experience from his leadership roles at retailers such as The Home Depot and C&A. He brings technology experience from his role as the global marketing leader for NCR’s retail and hospitality business, and management consulting expertise from his partner roles at Deloitte and Accenture, where he served clients across retail, branded consumer and wholesale verticals. Chavie is a Harvard MBA, a Fulbright Scholar in International Trade, and a summa cum laude graduate from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. He is a noted speaker at industry events, an author on the wholesale industry, and frequently comments on commerce, marketing and customer engagement topics.

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Considering PIM or MDM In 2017? Start With the Right RFI

The year 2016 has come to an end. So, what’s your business resolution for the New Year? If competing with product content is on your list – and experts agree it should be – you’re likely considering when and how to deploy a Product Information Management (PIM) or Master Data Management (MDM) solution to seamlessly manage your numerous content assets. Yes, beginning a PIM initiative can be complex. But getting the right experts on board ASAP can make a world of difference. That’s why starting with the right Request for Information (RFI) is a crucial step.
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Kerry Young

Kerry Young

Kerry Young joined EnterWorks in 2006 when Ennovative, Inc., the multi-channel publishing software company he co-founded, was acquired by EnterWorks. He directs EnterWorks’ operations and leads EnterWorks’ professional services and consulting organization, ensuring effective customer implementations and ongoing success. Mr. Young brings more than 25 years of technology and business management experience to EnterWorks, having served as CTO for a subsidiary of the Dow Chemical Company, and earlier as VP, Information Technology for Marshall Industries, a $1.7 billion industrial electronics distributor. He previously managed information systems for a subsidiary of McDonnell Douglas Corporation. Mr. Young holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and an M.B.A. from California State University Fullerton.

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MDM & Data Governance Summit

EnterWorks is headed to New York this week for the 2016 MDM & Data Governance Summit. Our team joins over 400 data management leaders for the world’s premier conference dedicated to Master Data Management (MDM) and data governance.
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Rick Chavie

Rick Chavie

Rick Chavie was appointed CEO of EnterWorks in May 2015. He came to EnterWorks after serving as SVP, Global Solution Management with hybris and SAP’s Customer Engagement and Commerce group, where he brought together digital and physical commerce and CRM assets for seamless customer experiences. Mr. Chavie brings industry experience from his leadership roles at retailers such as The Home Depot and C&A. He brings technology experience from his role as the global marketing leader for NCR’s retail and hospitality business, and management consulting expertise from his partner roles at Deloitte and Accenture, where he served clients across retail, branded consumer and wholesale verticals. Chavie is a Harvard MBA, a Fulbright Scholar in International Trade, and a summa cum laude graduate from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. He is a noted speaker at industry events, an author on the wholesale industry, and frequently comments on commerce, marketing and customer engagement topics.

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How Do MDM Analysts Rank Enterworks’ Master Data Mangement Solutions?

As the world of commerce becomes increasingly complex, the Master Data Management market (MDM) is on a fast track. In fact, it’s one of the fastest growing enterprise software markets today. The number of vendors also continues to grow, leaving companies to sift through the choices. Thankfully, MDM analysts are stepping in to narrow the field. So, in light of the expanding marketplace, how do top MDM experts rank EnterWorks’ Master Data Management solution?
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Kerry Young

Kerry Young

Kerry Young joined EnterWorks in 2006 when Ennovative, Inc., the multi-channel publishing software company he co-founded, was acquired by EnterWorks. He directs EnterWorks’ operations and leads EnterWorks’ professional services and consulting organization, ensuring effective customer implementations and ongoing success. Mr. Young brings more than 25 years of technology and business management experience to EnterWorks, having served as CTO for a subsidiary of the Dow Chemical Company, and earlier as VP, Information Technology for Marshall Industries, a $1.7 billion industrial electronics distributor. He previously managed information systems for a subsidiary of McDonnell Douglas Corporation. Mr. Young holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and an M.B.A. from California State University Fullerton.

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Debunking Common PIM and MDM Myths in Retail

Today we’re breaking down some of the most widespread myths about product information management (PIM) and master data management (MDM) in retail.

As the market evolves, more misconceptions seem to arise about the role of product content. PIM has been dismissed by naysayers and often misunderstood. So let’s take a moment to tackle a few myths, and explain what effective product information management can really provide.
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Rick Chavie

Rick Chavie

Rick Chavie was appointed CEO of EnterWorks in May 2015. He came to EnterWorks after serving as SVP, Global Solution Management with hybris and SAP’s Customer Engagement and Commerce group, where he brought together digital and physical commerce and CRM assets for seamless customer experiences. Mr. Chavie brings industry experience from his leadership roles at retailers such as The Home Depot and C&A. He brings technology experience from his role as the global marketing leader for NCR’s retail and hospitality business, and management consulting expertise from his partner roles at Deloitte and Accenture, where he served clients across retail, branded consumer and wholesale verticals. Chavie is a Harvard MBA, a Fulbright Scholar in International Trade, and a summa cum laude graduate from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. He is a noted speaker at industry events, an author on the wholesale industry, and frequently comments on commerce, marketing and customer engagement topics.

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