Synchronizing product data from different sources can overwhelm your resources, especially as your supply chain evolves to include more facilities, suppliers, and partners. With this Modern Best Practice, you can efficiently incorporate new data sources into a trusted, centralized product data management process by leveraging cloud, mobile, social, and analytics. Collaborate with stakeholders to determine product definition attributes and control policies over a secure social network. Monitor data updates on any device. Streamline exception handling with rule-based task routing.
Review item definitions from new entities resulting from mergers and acquisitions, new facilities, new partners, and other activities.
Determine common data attributes and definition. Collaborate among stakeholders using a secure social network.
Securely collaborate with stakeholders to configure business rules including validation and classification, change control processes, and approval routing.
Add products from new entities to the master product repository. Centralize subsequent data management according to predetermined rules.
Refresh item data in new entities with the master product records and automatically synchronize updates from the master product records.
Add, delete, or modify master item definitions to meet the demands of new business requirements.