Bounteous and JPW Industries first collaborated through an extensive discovery project which examined all use cases, architectural considerations, and integration points. This process included several data exercises that examined current and future state data modeling, process development, and data hygiene. Bounteous refined JPW's data model, improved its data management processes, and ensured that foundational product data governance was in place to support the efficient and effective merchandising of its products across channels.
With the output of the extensive discovery, Bounteous implemented Akeneo PIM for JPW according to a newly established product model, taxonomy, and new data governance policies. JPW selected Akeneo due to its best-in-class usability. Among leading PIM players, Akeneo distinguishes itself with its intuitive interface geared towards non-technical business users and product information practitioners like merchandisers. Akeneo's simplified user interface and shallow learning curve supported the organizational change management, allowing their product management team to more quickly get up to speed.
In addition to the new processes, the legacy data was cleansed, conformed, and migrated into Akeneo PIM. As a part of this implementation, Bounteous also created a custom SAP connector to ensure that products created or updated within the ERP were synchronized within Akeneo in near real-time.