Rohde tames extensive product data with PIM and table configurator
Rohde AG supplies industrial companies all over the world with a wide variety of industrial handles, surface technologies, mechanical processing and pipe connections. For the company, such a wide range of products also means a large amount of diverse product data that has to be maintained for the website, catalogs, etc.For its new website including online catalog, Rohde therefore wanted a data model that ensured structure, order and clarity of the product data and enabled simple central maintenance of the data records.
Multilingualism & complex tables
After analyzing the dataset, several challenges arose for our developers: The web presence had to be translatable into 13 languages due to the international target group. Another difficulty was Rohde AG's heterogeneous product range. Only a few products have exactly the same properties. Tables are used to visualize selected technical attributes, making them very heterogeneous. Each table requires a different number of columns and rows. At the same time, the responsiveness of the content had to be ensured - in other words, optimal display on different screen formats.
The solution: an online product catalog with Pimcore
Based on Pimcore, we configured an online product catalog that draws its data from the integrated PIM system. To do this, we first designed the data model and imported and then cleaned up the existing data. With Pimcore, it is convenient to set up websites or online stores in multiple languages - with as many language variants as desired.
To cope with the very differently structured tables, we have created a table generator. This makes it possible to control exactly how the data should be output on the website. Despite the high complexity of the data, the tables can thus be maintained as desired.
With the Pimcore-based online product catalog and our configured table generator, even extensive data sets can be easily maintained in a central location. Even with complex and heterogeneous assortments, we have succeeded in outputting the data in a structured and tidy manner on the respective product pages.
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