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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Rusty DiNicola

Rusty DiNicola

Rusty DiNicola joined EnterWorks in September 2015 as Vice President of Professional Services. DiNicola comes to EnterWorks with more than 20 years of experience in building professional service organizations and delivering a variety of solutions in industries such as energy, manufacturing, retail, consumer goods and pharmaceutical. Most recently, DiNicola was the senior principal at Daugherty Business Solutions, delivering a range of consulting services to Fortune 500 clients. Previously, he was the SVP of global operations at Riversand, a provider of PIM and MDM solutions. DiNicola has also served in leadership roles at Quorum Business Solutions, a software solutions provider, PwC and EDS. DiNicola holds a bachelor’s degree in management from Virginia Tech and will be tasked with growing the overall internal and external delivery capacity of professional services in support of EnterWorks’ growing client base, offerings and services partners.

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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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The Surprising History of PIM and MDM Software

Today, Master Data Management (MDM) and Product Information Management (PIM) solutions offer the single view of content that’s essential for companies like manufacturers and retailers to master their data and create personalized commerce experiences. Yet, a look back at history reveals a surprisingly cool side of PIM. We’re talking James Bond, cool.  Here’s a look at where it all began.
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John Jones

John Jones

John Jones joined EnterWorks in 1998 as a practice manager for professional services, and was named Executive Director of Product Management in 2004. He became Vice President of Products in 2006. Mr. Jones oversees the entire cycle of product development to ensure delivery of efficient, scalable, and secure enterprise solutions that exceed our customer’s expectations. Mr. Jones has over 20 years experience, having held various positions in information systems engineering and operations management. He earned a BS degree from Randolph-Macon College and a MS/MIS degree from George Washington University. John is currently serving as Vice President, Product Delivery at EnterWorks.

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How Does PIM Stack Up to PCM Syndication Tools?

Product Information Management (PIM) is one of the core capabilities businesses look for in their search for advanced omnichannel commerce tools. Yet there’s much confusion around what separates an enterprise PIM solution with Product Content Management (PCM) and Syndication tools. There’s a myth floating around that PIM software isn’t able to adapt to today’s ecommerce environment in the same way PCM can. Cue the proverbial record scratch. It’s time to take a look at PIM vs. PCM, and clarify what truly separates the two.
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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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New Deadline Announced for FDA Food Labeling Requirement: You’ve Got Time, Make It Count

The food and restaurant industry received some unexpected news this week.  The FDA Food Labeling Requirement deadline has shifted. On Monday, the federal mandate requiring all chain restaurants, supermarkets and convenience stores (among other food sellers) to post calorie counts was delayed following a last-minute reprieve from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA announced the new deadline to post calories is May 7, 2018. This means those affected now have a little bit of time to catch up and ensure compliance. As a food seller, what can you do to make it count?
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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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8 Ways InDesign & PIM Publishing Empower Your Sales Force

Printed catalogs and sales collateral are far from dead. In fact, they’re still alive and as valuable as ever. For your sales and marketing teams, they are highly-effective tools that serve many purposes. They inspire purchases, act as a “shopping assistant” to drive cross-channel sales, and help connect clients and customers to your brand. Yet organizations tend to hit a wall in print and digital publishing when the information needed to create materials is inconsistent and scattered throughout various systems. Let’s look at eight ways your marketing and sales teams can utilize a Multichannel PIM Publishing system with Adobe® InDesign to create successful campaigns across clicks, bricks and page flips.

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John Jones

John Jones

John Jones joined EnterWorks in 1998 as a practice manager for professional services, and was named Executive Director of Product Management in 2004. He became Vice President of Products in 2006. Mr. Jones oversees the entire cycle of product development to ensure delivery of efficient, scalable, and secure enterprise solutions that exceed our customer’s expectations. Mr. Jones has over 20 years experience, having held various positions in information systems engineering and operations management. He earned a BS degree from Randolph-Macon College and a MS/MIS degree from George Washington University. John is currently serving as Vice President, Product Delivery at EnterWorks.

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