What is the advantage of the PIE Technology Platform for participating manufacturers?
Provides an automated tool for manufacturers to import and map their company-specific formats to the PIE Template format.
Performs automated data transformation and creation of PIE compliant, distributor-ready content in a single, secure platform accessible by authenticated distributor partners.
Ensures each manufacturer maintains and protects product data ownership.
Allows manufacturers to control access to only their selected authorized distributors and can limit specific product availability.
Allows manufacturers 24/7/365 access to upload PIE-compliant content and notifies distributors when new content is available.
Provides manufacturers and distributors access to reports showing various download status information and dashboards for attribute fill rates and mapping progress.
The PIE platform provides a tremendous opportunity for manufacturers and distributors to deliver a new level of collaboration and alignment regarding product data, images, and ongoing data synchronization. E-business is elevated with PIE.
Bill Shepard, BDI
Enriched product data is a necessity to compete in today's digitized world. The PIE platform serves to easily and electronically connect distributors with suppliers' enriched data. This ensures that data content, including images and attributes used internally or presented to customers, is always robust and current.
Tracie Longpre, Applied Industrial Technologies
BSA PIE File has been a great way to bring Vendors and Distributors together to supply a common set of Rich Data that meets everyone's needs. There is a strong collaboration between all Vendors and Distributors to develop templates that are flexible and relevant allowing us to supply the most current up to date data available. This allows everyone's eCommerce sites to grow and keep up with the changing times.
Kathryn Nelson, NSK Corporation Distributor Development Leader