PIM SOLUTIONS

A successful Product Information Management (PIM) program is essential to digital channel effectiveness and revenue growth.

PIM is a tool that helps companies centralize and harmonize all the technical and marketing information of their products. It is a business process that eliminates manual spreadsheets over time and positions the tool as a single source of truth for product information. Using a holistic approach, Codifyd strives for success of the overall business process, not just the technical implementation of the PIM. We have battle-tested consultants and tools to assure PIM is delivered, on-time, on-budget, and to return value.

OUR PIM PARTNERS

In order to support multiple business units, systems and sectors, Codifyd creates a customized PIM program using a 7 phase methodology:

7 Phase Methodology
INITIATE

Complete all key project planning activities including scope.

INCLUDES

  • • Review PIM Solution Roadmap
  • • Confirm Project Scope
  • • Develop Detailed Work Plan
  • • Develop Resource Plan
  • • Develop Risk Management Plan
  • • Establish Project Monitoring and Control Procedures
  • • Official Project Kick-off
INSTALL

Establish & execute roll out plan for installation of hardware and software.

INCLUDES

  • • Establish PIM Environment Roll-Out Plans
  • • Establish Inbound and Outbound PIM Integration Architecture
  • • Define Hardware and Software Requirements for Planned Environments
  • • Acquire and Install Hardware and Software Requirements for Planned Environments
DISCOVERY

Gather core requirements and document conceptual design.

INCLUDES

  • • Provide PIM Overview Training
  • • Conduct Conceptual Design Workshops
  • • Analyze Workshop Results
  • • Define Data Governance Goals and Approach
  • • Define Data Migration Approach
  • • Define High Level Integration Requirements
  • • Define Data Localization and Translation Approach
  • • Define Change and Release Management Approach
  • • Define Training Approach
  • • Define Testing Approach
  • • Establish Project Acceptance Criteria
DESIGN

Define use cases and requirements through detail design.

INCLUDES

  • • Conduct Detailed Design Sessions
  • • Document Entity Types, Links, Media Files, Fields, Fieldsets, Specs, CLVs, Hierarchies
  • • Define preliminary data governance processes, rules, roles, responsibilities, and metrics
  • • Define users, roles, and restrictions
  • • Design workflows, business rules (data quality checks), and user interface components
BUILD

Construct and develop all solution components per detailed design.

INCLUDES

  • • Configure Data Model
  • • Build inbound data migration and integration components
  • • Load sample data into data model using inbound migration components
  • • Finalize data governance processes, rules, roles, responsibilities, and metrics
  • • Configure users, roles, and restrictions
  • • Build and validate user experience components in iterative cycles
  • • Build outbound integration components
  • • Draft and publish user and administrator functional documentation
  • • Conduct administrator training
  • • Conduct integration, system, and performance testing
DEPLOY

Conduct user acceptance testing, ready environment and go live.

INCLUDES

  • • Promote solution components to user acceptance testing environment
  • • Load user acceptance testing data into data model using inbound migration components
  • • Conduct user training
  • • Promote solution components to production environment
  • • Load production data into data model using inbound migration components
SUSTAIN

Provide post-deployment support.

INCLUDES

  • • Provide post-deployment support
  • • Assess implemented solution
  • • Update PIM solution roadmap