PBS Logitek Implements Heiler PIM Solution

Wholesale system provider of office products establishes central product information base for international activities

DetroitJan. 30, 2013—With the implemented Product Information Management (PIM) solution from Heiler Software Corp., PBS Logitek Services GmbH established a central product information base for its international activities to gain a competitive advantage and establish a higher standard of quality. In addition, publications will be created more quickly and data quality will be improved.

“Today with the Heiler PIM solution we are making a central, flexible, and media neutral management and information medium available for our product information,” said Andreas Schachtner, Associate Chairman, PBS Logitek. “This makes the provision of product data easier for our internal department as well as for external partners and customers. Moreover, the Heiler PIM solution fits seamlessly into our ERP landscape.”

A wholesale system provider of paper, office and writing products, the PBS group works with approximately 100,000 items and 250,000 media files. Of these, around 41,000 items are available through an internal supplier network. The data will be supplied by around 100-200 additional direct suppliers. The products will be sold via ten different distribution channels and will consist of over seven total brands. The items are decentrally distributed through locations, each of which manages around 20,000-30,000 items.

With the Heiler Product Information Management system, PBS can work to meet data harmonization and product master data. In addition to this, the supplier integration of the PBS network as a data supplier, as well as the connection of smaller suppliers outside of the PBS network, will be greatly simplified.

Intershop Enfinity is utilized as an e-commerce solution at PBS. Due to the automated connection of the Enfinity Shops and the existing print solution asimSuite used for creating print catalogues, the most important customer channels are directly supported. As a result, only items with a high level of quality and relevance to the current situation are distributed to customers.

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