10 Best Practices for Product Information Management

Archived Published: 07 February 2008 ID: G00154893


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Organizations at any stage of their product information management programs can learn from others' experiences, and should adopt these 10 best practices for success.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • 1.0 Introduction
    • 2.0 Best Practice 1: Clarify What You Mean by a 'Single View of the Product'
    • 3.0 Best Practice 2: Get High-Level Sponsorship and Business Buy-In for PIM
    • 4.0 Best Practice 3: Develop a Business Case That Includes Revenue Enhancement and Cost Reduction, as Well as Business Agility and Compliance
    • 5.0 Best Practice 4: Understand the Different MDM/PIM Capabilities Needed, Whether You Buy or Build
    • 6.0 Best Practice 5: Establish Strong Data Governance
    • 7.0 Best Practice 6: Identify PIM Use Cases and Plan for Evolving Requirements
    • 8.0 Best Practice 7: Examine Implementation Styles for MDM/PIM
    • 9.0 Best Practice 8: Ensure That Data Quality Is Part of Your PIM/MDM Implementation
    • 10.0 Best Practice 9: Deliver Value Early and Often, and View PIM as Part of Larger MDM and Enterprise Information Management (EIM) Strategies
    • 11.0 Best Practice 10: Align the Technology Architecture of PIM With Your Longer-Term Information Infrastructure Strategy
    • 12.0 What You Need to Know
  • Recommended Reading
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