Product Information Management (PIM) is an inherently complex process that we’ve made exquisitely simple.
Agility’s fully integrated creative tools ensure that all design oriented promotions are highly sophisticated and laser focused, whether they’re destined for the web, tablet, print or mobile. Our proprietary plugins for Adobe InDesign® page layout software are unrivaled and far superior to the bolted on, third-party plugins that are standard issue in the industry.
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But within the enterprise the need for approved and up-to-date content is every bit as important.
Agility’s Syndication and Data Integration (DI) modules dovetail to provide a number of powerful tools that work with your internal systems and departments to ensure that your entire enterprise – call centers, order processing, warehouses, stores, etc. – are fed a steady diet of highly reliable, high quality, high value data.
Agility DI is key to the vigor of any syndication process. It’s an easy-to-configure platform with the sharpest ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) tools and a WYSIWYG interface. It provides connectors and protocols to smooth communication and integration with dozens of standard systems — Microsoft Excel & Word, Oracle, and far beyond – while enabling data validation and quality checks to ensure that information transfer meets all of your specific requirements.
Agility Syndication takes it from there to deliver timely, approved, rich, reliable content to all of your internal channels, dramatically reducing the kinds of errors and redundancies that lead to costly delays and merchandise returns.
Delivering content in the multichannel universe is so much more complex than just exporting a file and loading it into a web system.
Before product information can be delivered to your customers, it has to be approved and up-to-the-minute, and it has to meet the many specific formatting requirements of each ecommerce channel it’s destined for. Without Product Management for Commerce, such complexity can be paralyzing. With Agility, simplicity, synergy and speed to market are ensured.
Agility’s Syndication module automates processes that are based on a simple set of rules that you define. You dictate exactly how your product information is to be exported for the initial population of the downstream channel, and how and when subsequent changes to the syndicated structures are to be propagated. Data is delivered incrementally or on a batch basis.
80% of the initial data configuration is agnostic. Then Agility Syndication enables the appropriate configuration and can even hold approved content for each channel in a dedicated repository, letting you simply update it when further changes are approved, whereupon messaging queues are used to send modifications through channel-specific adaptors.
Agility supports airtight integration with such industry-standard ecommerce platforms as Oracle, IBM, EPiServer, Demandware, Elastic Path, Magento and others, but it can easily be configured for any system at all, even home-grown ones.
The ability to syndicate timely, reliable, rich content to platforms like Adobe InDesign® is critical to your creative team’s productivity, ingenuity and impact.
Agility automates many of the repetitive tasks that can eat up time and hobble creativity. We began developing our proprietary Adobe InDesign plugin over a decade ago. Since then we’ve enhanced and tightened it to such a degree that it feels and works like a native component of our suite.
Tablets and smartphones have revolutionized the technology of designing for commerce. Up-to-date product content (attainable only with a powerful Product Management for Commerce solution like ours) has become a vital necessity to any creative department. Even the traditional print channels, like circulars and catalogs, which are still central to the marketing campaigns of many of our customers, require timely content of the highest quality and benefit dramatically from our synergistic creative syndication tools. With Agility you can leverage your most valuable syndicated content and deliver it everywhere: directly into PowerPoint presentations, point of sale materials, even warehouse signage.
Slide shows, videos, webpage links, special effects – there’s nothing your creative team can’t do in a promotion for a product syndicated by Agility. Because of our intrinsic partnership with Adobe, we’ve been able to keep apace (and sometimes a step ahead) of every development. We’ve fine-tuned the page building process so that you can create apps for tablets and smartphones directly from InDesign – all fed with the same flawlessly consistent, totally reliable product information.