Product Information Management (PIM) is a set of processes and tools that centralize and manage an e-commerce business' product information to ensure a single, accurate view of product data. PIM offers a centralized platform to, cost-effectively, manage data on an e-commerce business' products and services. PIM facilitates the maintenance of consistent and quality product data and information. The biggest difference between PIM and thematically-similar Catalog Management software is that PIM is more all-encompassing and goes beyond just data enrichment. PIM collects data from multiple data sources and formats and combines them into a single source of master data, has the ability to identify and fix problematic data, and pushes data out to all desired distribution channels. PIM can also integrate with software like catalog management, business process management, and data quality.
To qualify for inclusion in the PIM category, a product must:
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