Informatica introduces the latest evolution of its product information management application:
Informatica MDM - Product 360Version 8.0.6
Informatica MDM -Product 360 leverages the full power and capabilities of the markets only, true end-to-end MDM solution and provides a unified user experience, holistic data governance, built-in Business Process Management, search and metadata. Version 8.0.6 continues to build on the innovations that were introduced in version 8.0. The key innovations are:
Data Powers Collaboration
With the new Supplier Portal Broker Model, brokers responsible for multiple supplier organizations can now manage uploads and updates on behalf of their clients within Product 360. This further extends and improves collaboration with external data suppliers.
Data Powers Commerce
The MDM – Product 360 integration with IBM WebSphere Commerce has been re-certified for Version 220.127.116.11 allowing retailers to easily deliver a seamless cross-channel shopping experience to their customers based on the latest product and catalog management capabilities.
Data Powers Compliance
In order to ensure secure and compliant deployment, passwords encryption in configuration files has been enabled. Performance to support enterprise deployments in multiple areas of the application has been improved.
Data Powers Cloud
Product 360 is now available as Cloud Edition provided by Informatica Cloud Hosted Services (ICHS) for North America initially. Cloud Edition allows customers to benefit from full Product 360 capabilities while securely outsourcing IT management efforts, like hardware or software migrations, installations or upgrades.
Data Powers Customer Centricity
Better together: Product 360 integrates with Customer 360 providing a 360 view of customer data with information on purchased products and product details. This combination provides valuable insights for sales and marketing.
Today, Informatica introduces the latest evolution of its product information management application: Informatica MDM - Product 360 (Version 8.0.5)
Product 360 leverages the full power and capabilities of the Intelligent Data platform. MDM - Product 360 provides a unified user experience, built-in data quality engine, built-in Business Process Management, search and metadata, all inherited from the MDM architecture it's built on.
This allows Informatica customers to start smart and grow fast, making it easy to adapt to both market changes and the competitive landscape. Product 360 is one of Informatica's master data-fueled apps, together with Supplier 360 (Total Supplier Relationship, TSR) and Customer 360 it allows our customers to leverage the full power of Multidomain MDM with ready to use out of the box apps.
Informatica's strategy is to strengthen the leading position of our pure Multidomain MDM solution for consolidating all master data domains and leveraging the potential of relationship insights across that data. Informatica wants to provide the most flexibility to our customers allowing them to adapt to future needs. For that, Informatica offers trusted master data fueled applications for dedicated use cases, industries and roles. One important use case enabling collaboration for new product introduction across all channels. Product information management is a mature and important discipline within Master Data Management.
Product 360 8.0.5 continues to build on the innovations that were introduced in 8.0.0.
5 key innovations at a glance:
1. Synchronization Ready
The accelerator for 1WorldSync Item Management has been re-certified based on the Major Release 3 of GDSN. It is provided as an add-on to Product 360 and allows synchronization of product data with the “1WorldSync Item Management” data pool and now supports the “1WorldSync Data Sync Engine” data pool as well. Additionally, the food and beverages data model extension for Product 360 has been made generally available.
2. Media Ready
The Media Management component of the web UI has been reworked with enhanced capabilities and complete category management.
3. Collaboration Ready
Setting up workflows in Product 360 with Informatica BPM has been enhanced with more out of the box capabilities, robust exception handling and increased failsafe functionality.
4. Business User Ready
The Role- and Task-based user interfaces have been extended with new widgets to assure the most productive and efficient user experience while working on Product 360.
5. Enterprise Ready
The support of SAML 2.0 has been added for enterprise user authentication. Additionally, the standard set of functions has been enhanced to support Infrastructure as a Service deployment scenarios and the multi-server setup now allows a dynamic job and server role routing leading to major enhancements to performance and scalability.