We’re more than halfway into the year 2017. And what better time to take a look at what you – our readers – have found to be the most interesting topics and blog posts during these first six months. Maybe you’ve missed one of these great posts? This is your chance to (re-)read them. These are the five most viewed posts:Read More
Product Information Management (PIM) is the technology-enabled discipline of centralizing, organizing, categorizing, localizing, synchronizing and enrichening product data. But did you know PIM can enhance the customer experience significantly? What does data about your products have to do with customer experience, you might ask? A lot actually.Read More
This blog post is a summary of our recent webinar “Digital disruption for Product Information Management” presented by Darren Cooper, Director of Industry Solutions, Stibo Systems. To get even more insight on this topic, hear the full webinar (30 minutes) on-demand, and for free, here.
It’s no surprise that product information managers’ jobs are getting a little more complicated these days. Products, offerings and services are becoming more complex to design, sell and monitor. For companies who want to support digital disruptive products and services, Product Information Management (PIM) processes will need to evolve quite significantly.Read More
Whether their customers are individuals or global enterprises, all industries now face a range of challenges and opportunities presented by a ‘digital-first’ world. As a consequence, traditional companies are looking for ways of complementing and differentiating their product-based business models with value-based services. A recent Frost & Sullivan estimation foresees that 70 percent of Fortune 500 companies are expected to develop new business models that provide product-as-a-service.Read More
The American food industry is gearing up to make the first changes to the standard nutrition label in more than two decades. The new FDA label requirements include updated daily values, an increased focus on calories per serving, and other significant modifications such as the addition of added sugars, nutrients and updated serving sizes. Manufacturers will need to have the new nutrition facts labels in place to consumers by July 26, 2018.Read More
It’s no secret that 2016 is the year of Internet of Things (IoT), data analytics and related technologies including smart devices. And it’s nothing new that this is impacting our lives in ways we didn’t think possible just a few years ago. This summer it will be interesting to see these technologies unfold when some of the world’s biggest sporting events take place.Read More
The past several years have brought many businesses through cost reduction programs. In the aftermarket1 - as well as in several other industries - that means that price is a factor that is more important than ever.Read More
When opening the internet for commercial use in 1995, the idea was that technology could help consumers and producers make markets more efficient. Soon after, the idea of replicating the flea-market garage sale concept and other traditional markets in the online world grew in the minds of entrepreneurs.
The first successful attempt to create an online marketplace on a large scale was eBay.com, which was mainly focused on peer to peer transactions, allowing anyone to become a seller and consumers to access a broad assortment of products.
Like many of you, I’m excited for the release of Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice this week. Perhaps not quite as excited as I am for season 6 of Game of Thrones (1, 2), but excited nonetheless. Of all the comic book superheroes, Batman in particular has always captured my imagination.Read More
We’ve all seen these Design versus User Experience (UX) pictures on LinkedIn and Twitter. It’s a great illustration of the eternal battle between how a designer intends for their design to be used and how the end user uses it in a completely different way.Read More