Product: Product Manager
Congratulations on purchasing Product Manager and welcome aboard! This page lists out some things to keep in mind as you get started with TrueCommerce.
Have clear objectives and understand the benefits the project will bring to your business.
Build an effective project team.
Define project responsibilities, communication and escalation.
Set and monitor milestones
Understand the Data You Want to Store
What product information do you currently have in applications, spreadsheets and other data stores that would benefit form a central, structured product repository?
Do you receive product information from external parties – suppliers, regional distributors etc.?
If you are using Product Manager as your master data source, what product data does your ERP system need? What other applications should be populated from Product Manager? What data is required?
What data is required for the channels you plan to sell through? What data do your customers need? What file formats are required?
Structuring Your Data
Define your categories
How does your category structure map on to the categories used by your sales channels and customers?
How and when will you use product variants (e.g. size & color)?
Do you need to translate your products attributes for your customers and channels (e.g. crimson to red)?
What user defined data elements do you need for all products? For each product category? What values are valid for those data elements?
Do you need to support multiple-languages?
Verifying Your Data
Validation rules – What’s good for you? What’s good for each sales channel? For each customer?
What states does your product data move through before it is available to publish? Who needs to approve the data at each state?
Publishing Product Information
Organizing your catalogs
Building output files
What’s Included in Your Project?
A detailed workshop that helps you understand exactly how you would use the Product Manager software.
Training. This extends from the workshop, providing detailed training on:
Products and variants (items)
How to create user defined fields
How to create imports and exports
Building and populating catalogs
Validation and workflow
Initial application configuration, including:
Up to three data imports
Up to three data exports
Project Management, including weekly review calls.
Access to a help desk.