Excel is a great tool with almost endless possibilities, and combined with Microsoft SharePoint, enterprise collaboration for structured data has become easier. But let’s be honest, Excel is not the right tool to maintain excellent product information: lots of data, different needs per channel. The result, spreadsheets tend to be scattered throughout the company: different departments, network drives, local copies, all per user case. And SharePoint and OneDrive won’t solve this, if anything it makes it worse. Multiple versions of the same data in multiple spreadsheets are inevitably created, and an organization ultimately loses control over where the most up-to-date data is located. Whether you have many similar products and a small number of complex products, there are better ways to manage your product data.
This is a common pain our customers report before implementing a PIM system. So, if you feel like you’re constantly searching for, cleaning up and reorganizing the same information, rather than doing work to increase the value of your products, we are here to help.
As a marketer or product manager, you know that maintaining high-quality product information is essential for your success. When working with mediacockpit, we help you to get the best out of both worlds. Users already know how to get their work done with spreadsheets, the idea is to keep data centrally stored and always up-to-date in mediacockpit, while providing them with familiar interfaces and formats. You can focus on the tasks that matter most, without having to learn new complex tools and keeping productivity in mind.
Using mediacockpit’s mediaspreadsheet module, your users can perform quick changes or even mass edits in familiar layout without having to switch back and forth systems. And for systems that still require Excel, mediacockpit makes it simple to produce spreadsheets for every channel, providing the right data in the correct format.