How to use Pimics to manage product data

Pimics is your helper for managing product data of different types.

What data can be managed by Pimics

The basic level of structure, which PIMICS works with, is Item. By grouping items you can create a first level of categories Item Group. By grouping Item groups you can create a second level of categories Product Group. In the same way you can create a third level Chapter and fourth level Catalog Group. Higher levels can be created by using the last category Catalog Group. This process is called creating a structure.

How to define a structure

It is possible to create a structure by using:

  • Allocation Tree and ´drag and drop´ function
  • Linking group
  • Parent entity field
  • Assign to entity function

For more information about these options, see How to define a structure.

What actions can be performed with product data

Besides creating and deleting items or categories you can also modify or extend data by rich product data.

You can extend items and categories by data as:

  1. Descriptions
    These are meant as longer texts by which you can add more informations about items or categories. Pimics also has option to create a translations for these descriptions.

  2. Features
    In detail describes the characteristics of items or categories. For example colour, length, width, height, depth and more.

  3. Feature values
    They are associated with Features, because each feature can have one or more values defined.

  4. Keywords
    Short words that help you find the item or category you are looking for.

  5. Pictures
    With pictures, you can imagine the real design of items or categories. It is possible to add more pictures and one can be set as main picture by using Picture Document ID.

  6. Documents
    These can be associated files, for example, instruction or manual, that should be connected to items (or categories).

  7. Graphics
    For example, small pictures or icons.

  8. Classes
    If some items or categories in different parts of structure should have the same features or keywords, you can create a class for this purpose.

  9. Media
    Example for media type of data can be a video with instructions how the item should be used.

  10. CAD Drawings
    A special type of data with a different format than pictures or documents, can be used for design and drawings of items.

  11. Cross-references
    It is possible to attach another item (or category) to an item (or category), which may not be in the same part of the structure. This can be for example accessory, component, substitute part or some other type.

All of these extended types of data can be added to items or categories directly from the detail card.

If items in an Item Group contain some of the same extended types of data, you can add them at the Item Group level and set items to inherit them. You don't have to do this separately for each item. You can also set which item inherits and which doesn't inherit the data. For more information, see Inheritance.

Title: How to use Pimics to manage product data, Author: Pimics Team