Some new capabilities have been included in the Product Data Lake service.
As a manufacturer you can now utilize Product Data Lake even more as a cloud based lightweight Product Information Management (PIM) system. We have added better views of uploaded product information and better means of managing product data within the service. This will be of benefit for manufacturers who already handles product data in ERP and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions and needs a cost-effective solution to share these data with trading partners. Learn more about this option here.
Also, independent providers of hubs of product information within a given industry and/or geography can now self-register as a reservoir inside Product Data Lake and thus ad a modern and generic way of collecting and distributing product information to existing specialized product data pools.
But we do not stop there. The next version 1.4 will be live just before our far east development team takes some time off for the Lunar New Year. This version adds new possibilities for pushing product information through Product Data Lake. We already support file drops via FTP domains, traditional interactive upload from network drives and direct data entry. Next option is APIs.
Further versions during the coming months covers deeper integration of popular product information standards such as ETIM, eClass and UNSPSC. Learn more about these standards in the post Five Product Classification Standards.