Actualog Social PIM: Стандарты и ИТ-платформы параметрических закупок

Как стандарты в области каталогизации могут повысить эффективность корпоративных закупок? Что такое «параметрические закупки» и какие преимущества они дают бизнесу? Какие изменения в бизнес-процессах, данных, информационных системах и ИТ-платформах необходимы для параметрических закупок? Возможности повышения эффективности собственных закупочных процессов для Read more…

Что такое «предмет поставки» и можно ли найти его в Каталоге ТРУ?

«Предмет поставки», «предмет снабжения» (Item of Supply) –  концепция системы каталогизации NATO (NATO Codification System – NCS), определяется как предмет, который приобретается для удовлетворения определенной потребности. «Предмет поставки» может совпадать с «предметом производства», произведенным конкретным производителем, либо включать в себя несколько различных Read more…

Почему нельзя использовать ОКПД2 для создания каталога товаров, работ услуг?

8 февраля 2017 года Правительство РФ утвердило «Правила формирования и ведения в единой информационной системе в сфере закупок каталога товаров, работ, услуг для обеспечения государственных и муниципальных нужд». В качестве классификатора для создания перечня был выбран ОКПД2 “ОК 034-2014 (КПЕС 2008) Общероссийский классификатор Read more…

Product Data Quality: Health, Safety, and Security

Why Indominus rex could so easily escape from the cage? It had happened because the dinosaur was genetically created both to entertain kids at Jurassic World Park and to be a perfect weapon: the genetic engineers have more than delivered. The security engineers did not know that it could control body temperature. Temperature sensors were used to track a dinosaur inside the cage. Indominus was smart to become invisible for sensor and escape.

An incident became possible because Indominus features and parameters, such as IQ level, speed, ability to control body temperature, and ability to change skin color were initially unknown to the Jurassic World administration and security engineers.


PIM for global sourcing: features and functions

Is it possible to share the same product repository and classifier both for buyers and for sellers from different countries and different industries? What features should Product Information Management (PIM) systems have to do so?

Today there are only a few good examples: GS1 and IceCat in FMCG. Some experts could mention UN SPSC, which was initially developed for statistical needs. However, its application in procurement is doubtful.

Clearly, firms have unique requirements to their classifier structures and to the product information. Information that is necessary for one company might be redundant for another. Both abundance of unnecessary details and lack of vital information might reduce process effectiveness. (more…)

What will happen with printed catalogs in the new digital B2B-commerce world?

One of the most difficult questions that everyone has to answer after an exhibition – what to do with this heap of catalogs? Yes, this is my little mountain of catalogs on the photo above, just a part of it.

Actualog offers a unique classifier and provides categories templates for forty industries, and I use those catalogs to define facets, categories and attributes.
Why it is necessary to use this heavy bulky catalogues? (more…)

Waiting for the Semantic Web: Product Information Management Perspective

“People want to be a part of something that is the future”

Marc Benioff, Behind the Cloud

Anyone who has just discovered the concept of Semantic Web wonders why, despite the apparent simplicity and usefulness of the concept, its deployment takes such a long time and still does not produce any noticeable effects on business. Why a framework that allows data to be shared and reused across application, enterprise, and community boundaries remains only a concept rather than a dominating standard? (more…)