To say this year has seen many changes feels like a bit of an understatement. Across the world, people’s working lives have had to undergo a sharp revolution in the way that they operate and, in the UK, with ever-changing advice, guidelines and parameters set by the government, it can be hard to keep on top of everything whilst ensuring that there is minimal impact to your business. And, with tightening restrictions on the horizon, have you got the right systems in place?
It can feel like a confusing time with teams just trying to “get through”. However, we’re here to help: we want to see your brand thrive not just survive, especially when it’s uncertain how long this state of flux will continue for. Our solution, OMIO PIM, was built specifically for retailers and our system can keep you trading regardless of the moving goal posts. Here’s how we can help.
Working Together Better
How are you currently managing your teams? You might be seeing a sea of digitally-frozen faces via a mix of Teams, Zoom or Google Hangouts, but what about your documents?
Whilst many of us are connecting to our work systems via VPN, it can still be difficult to manage who is in which spreadsheet when you’re not in the same office. With OMIO PIM, you can gain a 360-degree view of a product, meaning that multiple people can work on any one product’s data at the same time. This means that, rather than a linear workflow, different head office members can complete their section rather than waiting on the person before them in the workflow system to finish what they’re doing. This is also quite handy as if staff members are absent, the rest of the team aren’t held up and gaps can easily be identified and re-allocated so that your speed to market isn’t affected.
Speed Up Your Workflow
So, your teams are working more efficiently and collaboratively, but what about quality checks? And, with so many people working in the same number of locations, how can managers track where a product is on its route to market?
With our traffic light functionality, it’s also easy for department managers to see who still needs to complete certain aspects or to ask for edits to be made for work that might be missing details or that needs review.
Before a product is released to market, whomever is allocated sign off can review the relevant content and either accept or reject certain elements of the gathered content. If an element of product information, such as the website copy, is rejected, it’s sent back to the original creator, who can review the content, make appropriate changes, and this will be updated.
We’ve already welcomed several retailers since lockdown began; our solution is fully scalable and easy to implement. There are so many benefits to having a PIM solution: watch our video with Head of Merchandising, Stacey Dorrian, to hear her thoughts.