Simple data preparation through ANTEROS.damex

Data Preparation

If you want to transfer data from suppliers or external systems to the PIM, although the structure is not suitable, you can use onboarding functions to flexibly map the structures on top of each other. You can also use these data preparation functions when exporting, for example, if retailers require your data in a different structure. You only need to define these mappings once and you can use them multiple times.

"ANTEROS has truly optimized processes for OBETA: we have been able to massively reduce time and manpower thanks to this software. ANTEROS offers simple, intuitive data maintenance, which is why product management can now do this task alone, rather than having to interact with marketing. This division of tasks means a significant risk minimization for OBETA."

OBETA
David Pfender, OBETA

Data Preparation for Import and Export

Preparation of Data from External Systems

During onboarding, you can prepare external data for import into the PIM system. Using rules, you can use ANTEROS.damex to make one-time settings for each system or supplier as to which data should be filtered, converted or otherwise mapped. These settings can then be used to automatically prepare data that would otherwise not be fully suitable with little effort and then import it directly into ANTEROS.

Flexible Exports for Your Customers and Partners

In addition to onboarding, ANTEROS.damex can also become relevant during export, namely when individual retailers, customers or partners require certain data in a different way, e.g. enriched with certain data from your ERP system, but this enrichment is only needed for this one partner and should therefore not be included in the PIM system. Or a partner requires parameters in other compositions.

Control data selectively

Advantages of ANTEROS Data Preparation

In addition to various import and export formats and the inclusion of standard classifications, you can also use various functions to automatically convert data.

Targeted filtering of data volumes

Reduce Amount of Data

If some suppliers provide product data on their total assortment, but you only sell a selection of this assortment and therefore only want to transfer this selection to the PIM, then you can filter these specifically. To do this, upload a file to ANTEROS.damex alongside the supplier's complete range, containing only the products listed by this manufacturer, with your own article number and the manufacturer's article number (e.g. as an export from your ERP). ANTEROS.damex then creates the cross-section and lists the data supplied by suppliers with your article numbers.

Convert Data

If your supplier sends data in a different quality than you have defined in the PIM or your customer wants the data differently, you can define mappings between information from the PIM and the structures expected in the import/export. Some examples of this:

 
  • Unit conversions
    The supplier has entered the values for his products for the " Diameter " parameter in cm, but you need them in mm.
  • Combining multiple attributes into one parameter
    If the supplier divides standard specifications such as DIN1234 into two columns as standard name and standard number, but you need them combined in one parameter.
 
 
  • Split one attribute into multiple parameters
    If the supplier provides temperature information in one column with values like 50, 10..50, 20..100 and you need two columns for temperature minimum and maximum value for the import.
  • Set default values
    If your supplier does not provide certain data in his file, but you know from experience that all products of this manufacturer have a fixed value for this, e.g. the pressure of all his products is always 16 bar. Then you can set default values.
 
Merge and expand data

Extend Data

If you want to merge data from multiple sources, you can upload files from these systems and join them using various operations such as inner join and outer join. For example, when exporting product data for a customer, you can merge their product data and images from the PIM with their customer prices from the ERP system and design data from the CAD system. Here, too, you can use the conversion features already mentioned above in order to convert the data into a different structure.

"In a very short time, automation has brought us to a level of IT innovation where we can present our products to our customers in a much better and more contemporary way. The investment has already paid for itself in a few months through time and cost savings in data maintenance."

VAG Armaturen
Herr Ibañez, VAG Armaturen

What are the Benefits of Data Preparation?

Internal Benefits

  • Prepare external data before it even enters the PIM system
  • Uniform structure of product data from different manufacturers in the PIM system
  • Time saving through automatic adaptation to your own PIM data structure based on defined rules
  • Separate rules can be created for each external system or supplier
 

External Benefits

  • Quickly and automatically extract product data for customers, even if they want different structures than those defined in your PIM
  • If requested by customers or partners, you can merge specific PIM data with data from other sources (ERP, ...) and also automatically convert this merged data into the customers' structures prior to forwarding
 

User Report on Data Preparation

User report from Klickparts

PIM
(Klickparts)

Two separate ANTEROS environments for preparing supplier data

User report by TECE

PIM, Print, Web
(TECE)

Preparing data for export in Arge format

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