Easily Create SKUs with Complex Product Data

When you sell technical products with many different customizable parts and components designed to create dozens of configurations to suit customer needs, you’re dealing with the challenge of complex product data. As a result, whether you’re introducing a new product or updating an existing one with new variations, your team needs an easier way to create SKUs for each of its components.

The only way to streamline the SKU creation process is to access your complex product data from a centralized hub. Here’s how a PIM makes it easier to create SKUs with complex product data.

1. Creating new SKUs

If your business strategy is focused on growth, you’re constantly increasing your number of SKUs. When creating SKUs for complex products with many components and new variations, each code is unique. As a result, when using spreadsheets with thousands of rows and columns, creating new SKUs becomes an unmanageable task.

This is a time-consuming process when you are constantly manually creating SKUs every time there’s a new variation or new piece of information you’d like to include. However, with a PIM (Product Information Management) software, you can easily create new SKUs with all your product information attributions at the ready in a single, centralized location.

2. Create SKUs for new products

Your growth also includes the ongoing introduction of new products. This becomes less of a hassle with a PIM because you can use your existing templates to add new products and SKUs seamlessly. Pimberly uses advanced features like AI-based image recognition, so you aren’t constantly creating new product SKUs from scratch. Instead, you can use a similar product to expedite the process.

Image recognition uses AI to identify all the complex components of a product and translate that information into usable text. In addition, with automation, the most complex information can be attributed to your existing data templates effortlessly. You aren’t constantly reinventing the wheel but instead using technology to facilitate quick onboarding for even the most complex new products.

As you introduce new products, they are added to the PIM and product information is instantly absorbed, completely automating product management. As a result, you can update the products without the worry of human error. No longer lose sleep over time-consuming manual processes dealing with complex, component-level unique codes.

3. Create SKUs for existing products

Your PIM also makes it easier to update existing products. Using Pimberly AI for product lookup makes it easy to search and find specific product data ready to pull from Amazon, Shopify, and eBay. This highly enriched complex data already includes all the attributions and complex variations of product customizations. The data is extremely complex, all the way down to the component level. You can effortlessly complete your arsenal of product information for each existing product from a data bank of over 1 billion product descriptions.

Not only do you quickly grab and access the product information, but also have that information automatically updated when the original source is changed. Pimberly’s AI constantly monitors the library for updates and ensures your version is also updated to reflect the most recent product upgrades. This is a huge time-saver that also ensures your customers always have high-quality information available at the click of their mouse.

Managing complex product data

Managing complex product data consisting of multiple parts, all with their own specific components and configurations, present a time-consuming onboarding process. Adding to the burden is that highly complex products tend to undergo constant version upgrades. As you try to expand your offering and juggle ongoing updates, overrides, and version changes, your team will need support to help streamline the process. A PIM ensures they can update and re-ingest the new information effectively and accurately. They never miss a beat when trying to launch new products with multiple components and SKUs.

SKUs complicate the process of dealing with complex product data using hundreds or even thousands of components. When each component has its own SKU number, it becomes impossible to manage the massive amounts of complex product data attached to each. However, a PIM enables you to:

  • Create a centralized source of truth for all related product information and every SKU
  • Easily manage all your complex product SKUs
  • Automate the creation of product information related to new SKUs, including catalogs, spec sheets, and product data
  • Automate the updating of product information related to each existing SKU

Your PIM facilitates the management of multiple part numbers and creates SKUs for complex product data. It also provides greater visibility into the complex product data you’re managing, so you become better at creating custom product data that aligns with your customers’ needs.