A number of key features
Single source of truth
Not too long ago your Enterprice Resource Planning (ERP)-system was the place to enter product details. The necessity of this was becuase of the need to save logistical information of products such as sizes, stock and cost of supply.
The moment your marketing or sales department wanted to shed light on the products for your customers, it suddenly required more commercial information to be added to the product profiles. Most of the time this came in the form of Excel-sheets combined with USB-stick. This of course resulted in uncontrolled sharing of data within the business. Many companies still suffer from this lack of organization.
Product Information en Product Lifecycle Management
Fashion has always been a brach wherein the launching speed of new products was crucial. Because of this need, many different departments experience difficulty in keeping pace with one another whilst maintaining product quality control and management of product information.
Product Lifecycle Management offers a solution for this problem. It helps keep the creative processes, product development and purchasing process under control. The system collects all relevant information on your products starting from creation and manages the workflow. It follows the product during all of the phases of its lifecycle
Product Information Management (PIM) collects all your product data for distribution to many different channels.
A combined solution
Eezeebee has bundles PIM and PLM into one, single solution. An excellent combination in one package. Both solutions serve different purposes but together they form the perfect end-to-end information supplychain. PIM increase the value of the PLM by facilitating all necessary product lifecycle information. The excellent quality information produced by the PLM, information generated through design and development of products, is exactly what your marketeers need.
With Eezee PIM/PLM your product information will be centrally managed by your Design, Product management, Purchase, Marketing, Sales and Distributions departments, facilitating the creation of a single source with the most complete and recent information in a number of languages for all of your markets. Deliverers might be granted access to make their own input into the system.
Eezee PIM/PLM, an excellent solution
Enriching the already high-quality product information in the PIM, gathered through the PLM, ERP and deliverers, ensure a quicker and more versatile go-to-market process. Time-to-market decreases and ensures cohesion of information across all relevant marketing channels.
It also helps creating a richer product experience within all channels, resulting in higher revenue and more customer satisfaction.
Having efficient tools such as the combined Eezee PIM/PLM ensures your products have a more successful and lucrative lifecycle and this positively influences your revenue and turnover.
Eezee PIM/PLM, an excellent combination
Reduced productcost and higher profitability
Lessen your product cost ; a successful product lifecycle positively influences your revenue and turnover.
Faster and more versatile go-to-market process
Put your products out on the market more quickly, maintain control of the quality and ensure the cohesion of the product information across all relevant channels
Maximise the value of your product
Maximise the revenue of a product across the lifecycle
Manage and trace anything which happens whithin the lifecycle
- Quicker time-to-market
- Improved cycle time
- lessen the odds of making mistakes or putting in double work
- Increased productivity
- Greater design efficiency
- Better product quality
- Decrease the cost of introducing new products
- Insight in the critical processes
- Better analysis and reporting
- Values and complience of the rules
- Improved design and approval processes
- Improved communication
- Reduced product cost and greater profitability
- Better sources
- Improved intergration, and;
- Communication with an extensive supply chain
Product Information Management (PIM)
Your ERP and Eezee PIM are complementary tools which can communicate with eachother, but serve different purposes. The PIM was designed to follow and manage product data from the first documentation, while your ERP makes use of this product data to help manage your recourses and finances of all business activity.
Luckily the reverse is also possible, wherein your ERP collects and spreads trade information to the PIM. Think article numbers, price or shortened descriptions. This information could be imported into the Eezee PIM from your ERP. Double entries cannot happen and this lessen the amount of mistakes.
Many different benefits come with developing new products more quickly. However many products cannot be sold quite yet because they are waiting for product development and marketing information and as such would not provide you with any sort of benefit. A PLM-system alone is not sufficient for creating market-related product information or marketing and publishing products in numerous channels and markets.
Within PIM you create a single source with all technical, logistical and commercial product information in combination with all related content such as images, symbols, video’s, sales documentation, technical documentation and product materials.
- One single source for all available content including media (Images and Video’s)
- Directly available translation (prevents double translation costs)
- Less mistakes because all adaptations can be made at one location.
- Stronger branexperience because of a consistent appearance at any contactpoints
- ERP information is directly available for commercial use
- Product data will be collected in an efficient manner during the primary process
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
Streamlined design and development
The tool is based on signs. Two types of signs exist: processing signs and collection signs.
The processing signs allow furnishing in such a way that they will represent the users entire process from creation to sale. Every signs signifies a different step in the process.
Items will be placed on the collection signs to be used within the process signs. Typical collection signs include material, fabric, haberdashery, buttons, washing symbols and label signs.
PLM is an intuitive tool which allows one to easily streamline the more complex processes within an organisation. We have succeeded in creating a visually pleasing environment, seemingly adding to your seasonal calendar to the creative process.
Both internal and external communication are part of the package. Information can be found rather quickly because of the use of a chat function and logging activity. An added benefit is that administration and communication will no longer cost the developers and designers as much time. Aside from that, deliverers will have access to the most up-to-date information, which results in more efficient sample trajectories. Safely stored in the cloud or within your own server, worthwhile information can easily be shared with for example your ERP, your consumers website (B2C), your sales agents or your customers.
The product development trajectory is support itself by easily processing changes, such as fit-comments which would immediately be available to your deliverers. Whenever necessary, internal and external notifications could be sent, and product data could be re-used the next season. Optionally, data on sales van be shown and reports and filters make sure of a clear and complete insight of progress.
Manage the entire process between creation and sale with Eezee PIM/PLM
Create online catalogues and collection books, fully provided with all necessary comments, characteristics, colours, measurements, technical and size specs, packaging details and approval.
All fields will be monitored for changes and whenever someone edits something, the former version will be saved. Past versions will be viewable and could even be reinstated. Besides, you will be notified whenever changes come through.
Chat functions, logging activities and an rss feed keep everyone connected to the development with the added benefit of designers, stylists and buyers not having to spend a lot of time on administration and informing one another.
Shorten the development cycle by sharing product information online. Different departments or offices will have insight into for example the Bill of materials, the correct measurement table and sample comments. Deadlines will simply be monitored.
Always the latest version
At any given time you can change the colours, prices or any other information within the Eezee PLM and everyone will automatically be kept up to date. Deliverers and agents will be granted access to documents limited to whatever they need.
Always up to date
With Eezee PLM you can be flexible in adapting to changes in the market, such as technical, chemical or social compliance, short development trajectories, changes in quality demands and disclosure of enriched product information.
Time & Action calenders
Moniter and track any and all activity, assignment and orders during the entire lifecycle of the product. Accurate and timely decisions will be supported by powerful reports.
Combined with the document generator, a lay-out can be fitted with pdf-formatted reports and be printed.
Eezee PIM/PLM, a perfect solution within a single package
The components of investment
The Eezeebee SaaS License has the following modules: a basic license for the separate building blocks of the platform and ERP-linking license.
Set-up and Configuration
Eezeebee installs the software components on either a shared or dedicated server and configures the software in accordance to the customer's wishes.
Under the optional maintenance contract, our customer is entitled to minor and major upgrades and to their installation without additional costs.
Eezeebee has a wide range of hosting options, ranging from a shared hosting environment to a load-balanced infrastructure with plenty of servers.
Different service agreements are available at both hosting and application level.