Overview - Product Information Management

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1 Introduction

The present page serves as an overview for the topic. All available documents for the topic can be found here.

2 About the Topic

2.1 Product

Depending on the context, "product" may refer to different concepts:

  1. Shop Manager:
    A product is an item that can be created, managed, changed, imported by a shop manager in the online shop to sell it to customers.
  2. Sales and Software Engineering:
    A product is an installable, self-contained and executable software that provides the minimum set of functionality (via features) required to serve a business need. It is built, sold and maintained by Intershop.

The documents listed below refer to the context of the Shop Manager.

2.2 Product Information Management

Generally, product information management refers to features that support integration, centralized maintenance, and flexible distribution of product data across all touchpoints. To this end, the product information management included with Intershop 7/Intershop Commerce Management provides, among others

  • centralized management of product data
  • flexible distribution and customization of catalogs
  • effortless feed to multiple touchpoints
  • consistency of multi-source data
  • data validation and completeness checks
  • workflows for cross-departmental cooperation
  • integration of enterprise PIM systems

3 Overview

TitleLastmodifiedvalid fromvalid to
Concept - Product Approval2021/08/30 17:08:307.8
Concept - Product Approval 7.72021/08/30 17:14:157.77.7
Concept - Product Bulk Operations And Labels2018/11/26 08:21:467.4 
Concept - Product Completeness2018/11/26 08:22:017.5 
Concept - Product Preview2018/11/26 08:22:597.1 
Concept - Product Sharing2021/08/30 20:28:357.6
Concept - Product Sharing (6.8 - 7.3)2021/08/30 20:36:276.87.3
Concept - Product Sharing (7.4 - 7.5)2021/08/30 20:32:287.47.5
Concept - Product Sorting2021/08/24 13:50:117.1
Concept - Shared Products Changes (valid to 7.6)2020/02/04 13:00:137.37.6
Cookbook - Product Approval2018/11/26 08:45:507.8 
Cookbook - Product Approval 7.72020/06/23 12:48:157.77.7
Cookbook - Product Bulk Operations And Labels2018/11/26 08:45:327.4 
Cookbook - Product Completeness2018/11/26 08:45:247.5 
Cookbook - Product Preview2019/04/02 11:42:307.1
Cookbook - Product Rich Snippets2020/11/04 18:21:097.6
Cookbook - Product Sharing2021/08/24 17:23:037.6
Cookbook - Product Sharing (6.5 - 6.6)2021/08/24 17:22:316.56.6
Cookbook - Product Sharing (6.7 - 6.8)2021/08/24 17:21:266.76.8
Cookbook - Product Sharing (7.0 - 7.3)2021/08/24 17:21:267.07.3
Cookbook - Product Sharing (7.4 - 7.4 CI)2021/08/24 17:08:517.47.4.6
Cookbook - Product Sharing 7.52021/08/24 17:07:077.57.5
Cookbook - Product Sorting2018/12/18 09:57:147.0 
Cookbook - Shared Products Changes (valid to 7.6)2020/02/04 13:00:147.37.6
Reference - Product Attribute Groups XML Import Specification2019/02/21 14:37:117.10 
Reference - Product Data XML Import Specification2020/03/06 09:22:007.8
Reference - Product Data XML Import Specification (valid to 7.7)2020/06/23 12:48:387.57.7


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