UCCnet-compliant Product Information Management

FullTilt certifies PIM suite for UCCnet Data Pool Services

FullTilt certifies PIM suite for UCCnet Data Pool Services

Wayne, PA — September 21, 2004 — Product information management (PIM) specialist FullTilt Solutions has certified its flagship PIM solution, Perfect Product Suite, as UCC-compliant for UCCnet Data Pool Services subscribers.

FullTilt is a participant in the UCC Solution Partner Program, intended to increase awareness, adoption and implementation of UCC standards by facilitating a partnership between the UCC and solution providers to produce standards-compliant, "off-the-shelf" implementation solutions for the expanding UCC community.

The solution provider said that companies that use products and services certified to UCC standards will be able to minimize implementation costs and maximize supply chain cost-savings. In order to achieve UCCnet Synchronization Suite certification, a solution provider must offer a complete suite of software and services for data synchronization that includes not only the necessary applications but also the support and consulting services a company may need to utilize UCCnet Data Pool Services.

"Our certification assures our customers that they are implementing proven cost-saving business practices and industry standards," said Bob Moyer, president of FullTilt. "Perfect Product Suite enables companies to implement UCCnet Data Pool Services while avoiding unnecessary costs or delays in achieving a return on their investment."

FullTilt said that Perfect Product Suite enables consumer products goods manufacturers, distributors, retailers and others to synchronize product information to ensure that it is accurate, relevant and dynamic within the enterprise and throughout the supply chain to facilitate efficient electronic commerce.

The software aggregates product attributes and other information from multiple enterprise data stores and business users, adjusts disparate definitions to conform to a uniform standard, maintains current product information in a central repository and outputs data in various required formats for internal systems or external trading partners. Workflow capabilities automate business processes to expedite product information updates.

In addition, Perfect Product Suite offers a connector to provide an interface to UCCnet's Data Pool Services, automatically populating UCCnet fields in the appropriate format, according to FullTilt.

The UCC Solution Partner Program team works with partners to certify that their products and services are standards-compliant and meet the needs of the business community. The program works with the certification agents to offer an independent test environment for certifying solutions for a variety of user-company standards-compliant implementation tasks. Solutions for UCCnet Data Pool Services are tested and certified through eBusinessReady.

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.