BUCH & HOLM ACHIEVES THE SAME 25-50% FASTER WITH PERFION PRODUCT INFORMATION MANAGEMENT PIMPress release February 10, 2015 Buch & Holm Product Information Management PIM Online marketing Microsoft dynamics nav Sana Commerce Marketing Perfion Ecommerce
After the implementation of the Perfion Product Information Management PIM solution, the family-owned company Buch & Holm has a perfect view of all product information. Unlike in the past, it is now easy to detect when e.g. a product text is no longer correct. This makes the company able to correct errors, which were previously not even discovered. The 25-50% time saving, that is a consequence, is now channeled into creating much better quality results.
Buch & Holm is among the leaders of total suppliers within equipment, inventory and consumables to laboratories, quality control and industry.
Before implementing Perfion PIM, Buch & Holm maintained product texts in an own developed Access database and product specifications in their Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP system. From these two systems, an employee had to manually export the product texts and product data and import them into the eCommerce system.
The product texts could only be exported from the Access database one at a time. Consequently, Buch & Holm were not able to automatically put together a catalog containing various products. The Access solution was vulnerable because only one employee could transfer the texts.
It was extremely time consuming to maintain data in multiple systems.
Perfion PIM convinced at the first presentation
Buch & Holm’s Catalogue Manager Lisbeth Krog explains:
“We were convinced from the first time Perfion was presented to us. We fell for its user-friendliness and for the Excel-like interface where everything can be arranged in manageable categories. But what really made the difference was the Rich Text field. To be able to preserve all text formatting when importing our 30,000 SKUs into Perfion saved us an extreme load of working hours. Perfion PIM saves me about 25-50% of the time that I used to spend on the same tasks.”
A PIM that integrates into existing IT platform
The Perfion PIM system integrates completely into most ERP systems, including Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Therefore Buch & Holm can now maintain ALL product information from Perfion; the one single point of entry.
At the same time as switching to Perfion PIM, Buch & Holm chose the eCommerce solution Sana Commerce, into which Perfion also integrates 100%. Like the ERP system, Sana Commerce automatically picks data and updates from Perfion. This ensures full use of all three systems with huge time savings as a consequence.
The time savings are spent on quality improvementsWith the Perfion PIM solution, Buch & Holm has perfect view of all product information. It is now easy to detect when a product text is no longer correct. It is possible to correct errors, which were previously not even discovered. The 25-50% time saving, that is a consequence of the implementation of Perfion PIM, is now channeled into creating much better quality results.
PDF catalogs are created extremely fast with Perfion Buch & Holm can quickly and anytime build PDF catalogs with selected product groups using Perfion. Since the catalogs are composed in the very moment they are needed, they always contain the actual prices and updates.
Because the Product Information Management system interacts with Microsoft Dynamics NAV, the company can also create customized catalogs as well as special catalogs with specifically selected information for the customers. Information is picked directly from Dynamics NAV, displayed in a view that is set up in Perfion, and from here exported as Excel files. The customers are free to select the fields they want to display in their files.
About Buch & Holm
The family-owned Danish company Buch & Holm is among the leaders of total suppliers within equipment, inventory and consumables to laboratories, quality control and industry. Furthermore, the company offers counceling, support and service in Denmark and Sweden and is a co-owner of Lab Logistics Group GmbH.
Perfion is the world’s only 100% standard Product Information Management (PIM) solution for companies with a complex product structure or need for multi-channel, multi-language communication. With Perfion you get a single source of truth for product information which gives you full control of all product data from day one wherever it is applied (e.g. webshops, websites, supplier portals, smart phone apps, printed catalogues, fact sheets, social media, direct mails, newsletters…). Perfion is the easiest and fastest PIM solution to implement. It is open to integrate with your existing IT-platform and handles continuous changes in requirements without extra cost. Perfion integrates 100% into Microsoft Dynamics NAV, AX, GP and SL as well as into SAP, Oracle, Infor, Movex and other ERP solutions plus Microsoft Office, Microsoft SharePoint, EPiServer Commerce, Sana Commerce, Dynamicweb and others.
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