The Icecat Product Information Manager (PIM) is an open source backoffice system designed for large-scale management of rich product catalogs. The Icecat PIM can handle millions of multimedia product data-sheets. It not only supports editors for updating and mainting product content, but is also a distribution hub in a catalog publishing value chain.
Connecting vendor sources
The Icecat PIM can be connected to Icecat as a source, but also to other original vendor sources. It can include basic logistic information from distributors and other suppliers in the channel. It can enrich this data on the basis of original manufacturer sources. Standardization can be enforced by mapping categories, features and brand names.
Supporting multilingual editor processes
The web-based Icecat PIM is designed to support large editor teams, simultaneously working on the multimedia product database. Typical editor work involves the maintenance of mappings, entering and standardizing product data-sheets, and managing data definitions.
Open Catalog Interface
Icecat PIM`s Open Catalog Interface has become an industry XML standard for distribution product data-sheets to channel partners, including etailers, comparison websites, distributors traditional retailers, etc.