Tackling PIES and ACES Automotive Standards with PIM and MDM

Here at EnterWorks, we talk a lot about driving digital transformation with a Product Information Management (PIM) and Master Data Management (MDM) platform. There is one industry that takes this “drive” to a literal level—the automotive industry. With thousands of products available through a variety of channels, it’s no surprise that a new era of auto parts standards was needed.
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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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Happy Halloween from EnterWorks: New PIM and MDM Treats

Happy Halloween from EnterWorks! To celebrate, we have some new treats for you around Product Information Management (PIM) and Master Data Management (MDM). We’ve highlighted our three favorite new resources including expert insights, thought leadership, and customer stories. Plus, check out our article around how companies can leverage PIM and MDM solutions during holidays like Halloween.
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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 Holiday Free Shipping Showdown: New Strategy Centered Around Product Information Management

October officially opens the door to the holiday shopping season. In fact, according to NRF’s Holiday Headquarters survey, more than half of holiday shoppers start to research and plan their gifts in October or earlier. As stores set up their fall displays, merchants and manufacturers are working behind the scenes to finalize their seasonal strategies for generating high sales and revenue. For many, it’s a yearly battle of weighing the pros and cons of shipping promotions. Yet new strategies centered on Product Information Management (PIM) are enabling retailers and e-commerce companies to move beyond the burdens of free shipping by ramping up the effectiveness of their product content.

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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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Why PIM is Hot: The 30 Fastest Growing Private Companies to Watch

Recently, EnterWorks was top-ranked by The Silicon Review as part of the “30 Fastest Growing Private Companies to Watch 2017.” The EnterWorks team is honored to be included in Silicon Review’s elite thirty. Yet we are also proud to see Product Information Management (PIM) as top-of-mind for the preeminent print/online platform for business and IT professionals. It’s a spotlight on how game-changing technology is enabling companies around the world to manage and transform product information into persuasive and personalized content.
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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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Get Your PIM Off the Ground (And Into the Cloud)

If your organization is considering a Product Information Management (PIM) system, it’s likely for the following reason – your product catalog is a sprawling, complex mess on which your team has dedicated a lot of time and money managing manually.  Likely you will have several, if not all, of the following situations at your company:
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Steve Sassi

Steve Sassi

Regional Sales Director at Tenzing Managed IT Services
Steve Sassi has spent the last 12+ years solving Mid-Market to Fortune 500 customer problems using digital solutions that save them money, grow revenue, and transform the way they do business.

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Why Every Oracle Commerce ATG Platform Needs PIM

In today’s fiercely competitive omnichannel environment, businesses can be held back by the inadequate technology behind their sales points. That’s why many companies support their ecommerce endeavors with Oracle Commerce. The top-ranked Oracle ATG web platform powers a host of the world’s biggest brands, many of which are converging this week at the Oracle Commerce Users Group Pipeline Pros event.
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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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ASD Market Week: SMBs Can Get in the Game with PIM

For attendees of the Man in the Middle session at ASD Market Week 2017, EnterWorks highlighted the product content imperative for small-to-medium businesses (SMBs). The session delved into how to create value for the end customer in a digital B2B2C world.

Many experienced an “aha moment” in understanding how the digitization of commerce has resulted in the need for SMBs to utilize a Product Information Management (PIM) platform to keep up with market demand for content. Specifically, what role product content will play moving forward, and how SMBs can finally get in the game with PIM.
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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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The Essential Next Step for Ecommerce Success? A PIM Platform.

You’ve got an ecommerce site up and running—now what? A Product Information Management (PIM) platform is an essential next step once you’ve implemented an ecommerce system.
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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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ROI Killers in the Absence of PIM

An article published by Dion Hinchcliffe for Enterprise Web 2.0 delved into what’s top of mind for CIOs in 2017. The insightful list of pressing CIO priorities revolves around the push for digital transformation while still avoiding glitches in operational excellence. Interestingly, although Product Information Management (PIM) wasn’t explicitly listed, nearly all of the issues described actually require a PIM/MDM implementation.
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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 Many Sides of PIM (Series): Sales Portals

On the EnterWorks blog, we recently discussed the difference between end-to-end Product Information Management (PIM) systems and Syndication tools. The article points out that there are solutions that position e-commerce Syndication tools similarly to PIM. Yet, despite their commonalities, there are game-changing differences between the two. One such difference is in the expanded capabilities of an enterprise PIM solution. In this series, we’ll look at one of the many sides of PIM: A Sales & Marketing Portal.
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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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