Pimcore: Great Platform for building Enterprise Product Information Management Systems
Ram Awadh Prasad | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 03, 2019

Pimcore: Great Platform for building Enterprise Product Information Management Systems

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Pimcore

I am an enterprise architect and I use Pimcore to help my customers solve their business problems related to Product Information Management, Digital Asset Management, and Enterprise Content Management. With the emergence of global enterprises, diverse technologies and multiple sales channels, Product Information Management has become a major challenge for enterprises.
  • Pimcore helps help to build highly flexible and scalable PIM system that serves as a single source of product information for marketing channels, vendors, etc.
  • It helps enterprises consolidate their product and customer data residing in different silos, without the need for making changes to existing legacy systems.
  • Pimcore enables seamless delivery of data across multiple channels including Web Portals, Mobile applications, and even catalog publishing systems.
  • Flexible data model provided by Pimcore enables developers to replicate complex data models with ease.
  • Being free and open source it is offers a vast pool of developers and great community support.
  • Pimcore is fully opensource and based on leading Symfony, the leading PHP framework. It has a well-developed partner network and community support.
  • In contrast to other systems that have a quite rigid architecture Pimcore is designed as a platform for developers. It can be used to model complex data architecture with ease and develop features tailored to customer needs.
  • It provides a fully integrated platform for Product Information Management, Digital Asset Management, and Enterprise Content Management. This ensures there is no duplication of assets and content and data across multiple systems.
  • All PIM features are also available through a REST-based Web Service allowing easy integration with other applications.
  • In addition to PIM, DAM and WCM features it also provides a robust eCommerce platform.
  • Pimcore is not intended to be used as an out of the box system but as a platform. Hence non-technical users take some time to get started with it.
  • With the customers we have worked with, Pimcore has quite a positive impact on ROI.
  • Pimcore systems have helped customers not only integrate their data but also improved data quality, greatly reduced their time to market and turn around time.
Pimcore is especially suitable for an organization that has a complex data model and processes that cannot be met easily with out of the box systems. It is especially helpful where data is lying in multiple legacy systems and needs complex integrations with these systems.

It may not be the best choice for someone looking for and out of the box system with predefined features.