Gartner Research

10 Best Practices for Product Information Management

Published: 07 February 2008

ID: G00154893

Analyst(s): Andrew White

Summary

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

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