Master Data Management (MDM): Bluepaper 2021

Readily available, good quality data is seen today as the core of successful business operations. The challenge is for the MDM organization to be able to keep up with the increasing demands and pace of change within the company in an effective and efficient manner. Can the Lean principles, once conceived by Toyota in the […]

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Product Information Management is so much more than a system

In cooperation with GS1, Squadra has again organized successful management workshops for the sector DIY and garden and animal about Product Information Management (PIM). The most important lesson: PIM is so much more than a system. The attention for PIM in the sector DIY, garden and animal is great. 40 managers of suppliers, wholesalers and […]

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Successful data governance starts with vision and knowledge

Data needs of organizations are increasing. Based on consumer behavior, social and economic trends, insight into assets and other available internal and external data, companies and their leaders want to make better decisions and respond more adequately to customer needs. Data governance can help to extract this desired added value from data. “Leadership is a […]

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No data strategy without data culture and data change management

When speaking on change, one speaks on all changes throughout an organization, think of changes within IT – or Business processes, people or data. The human aspect of change touches on the culture within an organization; the beliefs and actions. It’s possible to set-up guidelines for said change and allow the companies’ stakeholders to fill in its meaning. However, a […]

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Whitepaper: Intelligent PIM Solutions

Intelligent PIM solutions by Artificial Intelligence A Product Information Management (PIM) system is essential for manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers and focuses on supporting the sales process by passing through product information. Due to the emergence of new powerful techniques, it is possible to make these PIM systems ‘smarter’ and thus obtain better product data for […]

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Jos Schreurs on Product Information Management: “Data is the new gold”

Jos Schreurs, co-founder and partner of Squadra and, together with Onno Cleijpool, expert of the e-learning Product Information Management(PIM), prefers not to speak of a PIM system, but instead about managing your entire data process. As a retailer, how do you achieve consistent product information across all channels? “If your product data is not in order, you will not […]

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The Complex Challenges of Data Syndication

The importance of Product Information In the past, there was a lot of attention for the physical flow of products and exchange or order and invoice related information  between parties in the value chain. Answering questions like: How does a product get from the manufacturer to the distributors’ warehouse? How is the product shipped from the […]

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Data Migration: What is it and why is it important?

“Data Migration is one of the most underestimated parts of data related projects and often causes budget overruns and delays in the go-live of an implementation of a new solution. Therefore, data migration (or, as we call it, data onboarding) should be an integrated part of the project and be organized as a separate workstream […]

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E-LEARNING: Product Information Management

You may recognize this for your organization: the information about your products on the different sales channels is not consistent. As a result, customers will see different information in the store than in the webshop. You can counteract this fragmentation of product information with the help of Product Information Management (PIM). PIM makes it possible […]

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Webinar: “The Business Challenges of MDM!”

On Tuesday December 8th, our colleagues Roger Wegh and Mark Cartigny presented the webinar “The Business Challenges of Master Data Management!”. Together with Lenno Maris of Friesland Campina, the various challenges faced by many companies in the field of MDM were discussed in more detail.  Due to the increased importance of digitization and data-driven decision-making, […]

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