Oracle Debuts Product Information Management Data Hub

Enterprise data management solution intended to enable customers to create single product repository

Handling Structured and Unstructured Data

  • Managing sell-side and buy-side product catalogs: Customers can store finished goods product information such as product characteristics, sales and marketing information, collateral, datasheets, images, as well as organize products into user-defined catalogs for quick retrieval and secure access with keyword-based or parametric search.

  • Centralizing product masters: Customers can consolidate their product and components into the Product Information Management Hub to serve as an item master for all their systems. The solution also allows customers to manage product specifications, product documents and product configurations in a central system. Customers can manage new item definition and request process, control product data quality with validations and standardization and streamline product changes request and orders with workflow driven approvals and reviews.

  • Integrating BOM management: Customers may consolidate and manage BOMs from multiple engineering systems, sales configurations, global manufacturing plants and service organizations; and the solution provides a single view of BOMs for each product or item.

Additional Articles of Interest

For more information on the supply chain impact of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) regulations, see these articles.

For a look at how Canadian company McCain Foods is overcoming data synchronization challenges in its supply and demand chain, see the article "Building a 'Trusted Source'" in the April/May 2004 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive