Thursday, November 15, 2012

Product Information Management for Food and Cosmetic industries

beCPG software is often presented as a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) specialized for Food and Cosmetic industries.

We will see that beCPG can also be considered as a Product Information Management (PIM) for Food and Cosmetic industries.

Product information management or PIM refers to processes and technologies focused on centrally managing information about products, with a focus on the data required to market and sell the products through one or more distribution channels.

The increasing number of channels for product data (e.g., web sites, print catalogs, electronic data feeds) emphasized the need for product information management, as information kept by businesses is frequently scattered throughout disparate departments and held by certain employees or systems instead of being available centrally. Data are often saved in various formats like spreadsheets, personal databases or even only available in hard copy form.

A centralized product data management

beCPG provides centralized access to data through its repository. It centralizes product information, projects, raw materials, clients, suppliers and maintains consistency and product sheets up-to-date.

Its data model is extensible and configurable to store all information related to products and documentation.

Certification documentation (IFS, BRC, ISO ...), nutritional labeling, allergens, recipe, costs, where-useds, ... are natively supported by the engine.

beCPG allows your suppliers to fill the information of raw materials and packaging directly to save time and avoid errors.

Information diffusion

beCPG is also a tool for Global Data Synchronization (GDS).
It allows you to exchange product data with your partners through GDSN product catalogs (GS1), mailing lists and all other catalogs connected to the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB).

Finally, beCPG ensures a consistent integration with the Information System through its Enterprise Service Bus and its Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA).