Agility Product Information Management (PIM) software has been engineered to dovetail with a company’s existing IS ecosystem, no matter its size, its specific requirements or how many solutions are already in play.
Ease of integration and connectivity are two of our most important features and should be absolute prerequisites for any software system designed to manage and distribute product information. But because we should all be forgiven if we’re not sure what all those letters stand for, we've assembled a compendium of many of the ingredients of the acronym soup and a partial list of key software providers in each area.
Product Management for Commerce Ingredient List
Agility is Product Management for Commerce, which covers: Master Data Management (MDM) of Product Data; Product Information Management (PIM); Product Content Management (PCM). Agility also provides Data Integration (DI) and Digital Asset Management (DAM) functionality.
Other categories of software solutions navigating the same waters include:
ERP – Enterprise Resource Planning
Solutions offered by: Oracle, SAP, IBM, Microsoft Dynamics, QAD, Infor (and Lawson), Sage, IFS, CDS, Epicor, Prophet 21, ABAS, Bowen & Graves, Compiere, NetSuite, CGS, Hansa World
ETL – Export, Transform and Load – & DI – Data Integration
Solutions offered by: SAS, DataFlux, Trillium, Pitney Bowes, Informatica, iWay Software, Pervasive, Syncsort, Information Builders, Pentaho, SnapLogic, Attunity, DataMentors, Human Inference, Ataccama, Datactis, Redpoint, Uniserv, Innovation System
PLM – Product Lifecycle Management
Solutions offered by: Gerber, Lectra, Autodesk, Agile (Oracle), MSC, Dassault, Cadence, Siemens, PTC
CRM – Customer Relationship Management & CM – Campaign Management
Solutions offered by: Microsoft, OracleRN, Salesforce, SAP, SAS, Sage, NetSuite, SDL Alternian, Consona, Sitecore, Responsys, Teradata-Aprimo, Marketo, ClickSqured, Pitney Bowes, Neolane, Eloqua
WCM – Web Content Management & DX – Digital Experience
Solutions offered by: OpenText, Adobe CQ, Ektron, CoreMedia, EPiServer, Limelight Networks, Atex, eSpirit, GX Software, Percussion, eZ Systems, Sitecore, Squiz, Microsoft, Dynamicweb
DAM – Digital Asset Management
Solutions offered by: Xinet, Extensis, MediaBeacon, HP, North Plains, Core Media, Axpa, Sun, Canto, Dolphin
BPM – Business Process Management
Solutions offered by: Appian, Global 360, IBM, Lombardi Software, Metastorm, Pegasystems, Savvion, Software AG, Tibco Software, EMC, Fujitsu, Oracle, Ascentin, AuraPortal, Cordys, Intalio, K2, Singularity, Polymita Technologies, Ultimus
Solutions offered by: IBM, Oracle, SAP, EPiServer, Demandware , GSI Commerce, Magento, Microsoft, InterShop, MIRCORetailFry, OxideShop, Sterling, Digital River, Hybris, Venda, MarketLive, Cleverbridge, Elastic Path, RedPraire, Broadvision, Jagged Peak, NetSuite