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As a distributor you are faced with a highly competitive marketplace, increased expectations from customers and an ever increasing number of products to manage. Without appropriate data management in place, problems such as inconsistent or duplicate data quickly affect business operations, profits and customer loyalty.

Stibo Systems’ MDM platform, STEP, acts as a central repository for all your data and provides the necessary tools to ensure you have clean, properly integrated and standardized data across your enterprise.

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Efficiently manage your data

Without a central repository it is extremely difficult to manage all the information coming from suppliers and customers. Handling inventory and changes in demand using data stored in multiple systems can also be cumbersome and costly. To solve these issues STEP allows you to:

  • On-board validated data from different sources and departments, then integrate it to produce a trustworthy and clean data repository
  • Manage and categorize large numbers of SKUs
  • Conduct analyses to support key business decisions and collaboration with partners
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Gain visibility

Accurately tracking data as it flows across the enterprise and access to real-time information can help manage demand and ensure product availability. STEP enhances your visibility through:

  • Accurate reports that provide insights into redundant inventory and data across your business
  • Customizable and actionable dashboards that allow you to quickly view and report on pertinent data

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Ensure regulatory compliance

Due to increased regulation, many distributors require complete product traceability from factory to end user. Furthermore, customers today expect to trace products throughout the buying process. With STEP you can:

  • Track data from multiple sources
  • Set up workflows with appropriate approval processes
  • Create audit trails and easily track the change history of your enterprise data
  • Enact changes to reduce risk due to changes in regulatory compliance

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Provide complete and consistent data

Failure to provide rich product information across all channels can affect profits and customer loyalty. STEP provides comprehensive tools that allow you to:

  • Associate data with digital assets to provide consistent content across all channels
  • Easily publish accurate information on your website and other sales channels
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Reach your audience

With easier access to global suppliers, managing data across different geographic business units and ensuring it is relevant to local trading partners is critical. STEP includes localization tools to:

  • Deliver relevant information to your global suppliers and customers

A quick video intro to MDM for distributors

 

Dive Deeper

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Case Study

BlueLinx Corporation

Distributor of building products improves product data and data governance while setting themselves up for success with catalogs and ecommerce.

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Case Study

Colruyt Group

Retailer and wholesaler that uses MDM to heavily reduce communication costs and bring down the turnaround time from product development to campaign.

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Brammer

Industrial product distributor centralizes all data that feeds website and print production, while also enabling business intelligence software.

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Winkler

The commercial vehicle spare parts wholesaler lets each customer find detailed product information with the help of product MDM.

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