PIM for the lighting industry
Easy handling of product variants and data requirements in different markets with Perfion PIM
Lighting companies have to update multiple product variants while handling different product data requirements in different markets.
With a product information management (PIM) system, the process is streamlined and automated to enhance competitiveness.
Five key advantages for lighting companies of using Perfion PIM:
- Efficient updating of a large number of products and product variants
- Facilitates compliance with various statutory requirements relating to product data as required by export markets
- Streamlines the updating of combined products through data inheritance
- Easy administration of product data in multiple languages for export markets
- Much faster production of catalogs, data sheets, technical documentation, etc.
If you work with lamps and lighting products, you will be familiar with the challenges of having to deliver valid product information to customers – fast!
You manage information about sizes, fixtures, Kelvin, type of lighting, statutory installation requirements and much more. And often requirements will differ on different markets, and information will have to be communicated via several channels, and in a multitude of languages.
Handling a large number of product variants manually soon becomes very resource-intensive. Therefore, it is imperative that you have a Product Information Management (PIM) system that can serve as a ‘Single Source of Truth’ for product data, while ensuring both data quality and a high level of efficiency.
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Data inheritance simplifies product variant updates
Many companies within the lighting industry supply a large number of product variants. Something as simple as a lamp typically comes in many different variants and product combinations, and changes to one sub-element require a large number of product updates.
By using Perfion’s flexible data inheritance function, it is possible to automate this resource-intensive task so that, with just a few clicks, you can ensure that changes will be replicated at every relevant point in the product series.
Fast creation of language versions
for export markets
Companies in the lighting industry usually operate on multiple markets, and it is therefore paramount that they can supply correct product information in several languages.
Language versions can easily become confused and a source of error because manual updates are demanding in terms of both resources and time. Using the PIM system as a ‘single source of truth’, it is easy to ensure that all updates are replicated in the various languages, thereby avoiding confusion and frustration for customers supplied with incorrect product information.
Efficient multilingual product data management
This is your guide to taking on new markets without suffocating growth ambitions in an array of language variants and manual tasks.
Easy to import and export data
in the correct format
Data from different subcontractors are often in different formats and of varying quality.
A PIM system such as Perfion makes it easy to structure your product data and get an immediate overview of any missing information. At the same time, you can define different views of your product data, thus making it possible to quickly export data tailored exactly to the needs of individual customers.
A flexible system
for a rapidly developing industry
The lamp and lighting industry is undergoing rapid development, and the statutory requirements imposed on companies within this sector are changing all the time. What you need is a flexible PIM system in which data fields can easily be changed and added, while ensuring the efficient handling of metadata such as certificates.
Data-enrich your products
without burdening your ERP
An ERP system is not suitable for distributing detailed product information, images, or videos for web shops, catalogs, and so on. However, with the Perfion PIM, you can keep ‘soft’ product data away from ERP systems, while at the same time ensuring that all the relevant ‘hard’ data are synchronized in both ERP and PIM.
The PIM system allows you to build up product categories and hierarchies without burdening your ERP system, which makes it easier for you to administer, and logical for customers to navigate when encountering product information about lamps and lighting in catalogs, on the web shop, etc.
6 daily tasks in ERP which become a lot easier with a PIM system
Release yourself from the limitations of the ERP system and publish all product information – including ERP data – directly in your webshop, catalogs, data sheets and price lists. In this guide, we explain how.
Fast production of catalogs and data sheets
Do you need to publish attractive product catalogs, PDFs with detailed technical data, and customer-specific data sheets?
Without a PIM system, this can be a very resource-intensive task, but with Perfion PIM, the process can be automated using templates and integration with InDesign. It is even possible to allow customers to generate just the data sheets they need online for the products they are interested in.
How to publish catalogs, datasheets and price lists in a flash with a PIM system
This guide covers some of the typical challenges in working with catalogs, price lists and datasheets, and how a Product Information Management system can speed up work and improve results.
See our customer cases
Read how Perfion has helped other lighting companies:
We model product data exactly as we please
"With Perfion, I am free to model product data as I please. Everything is possible! Our business is constantly changing and evolving, but the PIM system has always been able to keep up. The investment in Perfion has been returned many times over."
With Perfion we can change and
add fields fast and easy
"Although our product line has experienced a tremendous growth - 20 percent in three years - we have not added more staff. This has been possible because the Perfion PIM solution enables us to work extremely efficient with our product data."
With Perfion PIM we easily manage product data of 50,000 SKUs in 4 languages
Because it is so easy to manage product data in Perfion, the products’ time-to-market is now much shorter than in the past.
See Perfion PIM in action
See with your own eyes how easily you can manage product information with Perfion.