Product Information Management (PIM) represents an integrated solution providing a tool for large distributed companies they need for managing price books in a centralized way over thousands of locations.
- Centralized price book management. PIM allows head office managers to set up price books for different market segments, regions, locations or other subsets of your customers. For example, you can create one set of prices for one geographic region and another set of prices for another geographic region.
- Item multilingual support. With PIM, you can set up descriptions for items in different languages and send these localized descriptions to stores in different geographic regions or locations.
- Global price management—bulk changes. PIM provides a way to centrally set up and manage global prices for chains of stores and distribute them to channels and back offices.
- Centralized promotion management. PIM provides a way to centrally set up and manage promotions, and define dates when promotions must be in effect for channels and back offices.
- Support for GDSN attributes as additional item attributes. When setting up items description, you can use a pool of GDSN attributes to deliver accurate and complete retail information about items.
- Review updates before sending them to sites. Head office managers can review changes before sending them to channels and back offices.
- Review updates and accept or reject them on sites. To be aware of price changes coming from the head office, branch office managers can review updates before they push them to cash registers on local sites and adjust offered price changes if necessary, or reject the updates.
You can work with PIM on two main levels:
- Head office level—the Head Office role.
Users with the Head Office (HO) role represent general managers who set up price book for their locations and send updates to all or some of them.
- Location or branch office level—the Branch Office role.
Users with the Branch Office (BO) role represent location managers who receive price book updates from the head office to their locations, accept or reject these updates, and work with the configured price book on the location level.
User roles are configured at C-Store Office side. For more details, see the Roles Management Permissions section at Petrosoft University Portal.