The term End-to-End is used a lot in marketing jargon. Now, I will jump on that wagon too.
In reality, no solution will be an End-to-End solution for all your business needs. Therefore, my take will merely be to cast some light on an End-to-End need for which there are only very scattered solutions today.
If we look at Product Information Management (PIM) there are many good solutions for taking care of the End-to-End needs within your organisation. The aim is to gather the product information that exist within your organisation in various silos, have one trusted place for all this information and being able to publish this information in a consistent way across all channels – the omnichannel theme.
However, product information does in many cases not live just within your organization. In most cases, it lives in a business ecosystem of manufacturers, distributors, retailers and large end users.
Therefore we need an End-to-End solution for product information that encompasses the path from manufacturers over distributors to retailers and large end users and in some cases the way back.
If you are a distributor or retailer, you can use the Product Data Pull service to achieve tangible business outcomes through:
- Having complete, accurate and timely product information in front of your customers. You will sell more.
- Having a fast and seamless flow of product information from your upstream trading partners. You will reduce costs.