This Disruptive MDM Solutions List encompasses what usually is called solutions for Product Information Management (PIM).
But besides PIM there are some other closely related Three Letter Acronym (TLA) coined solutions in play when it comes to the management of product data and product information. These are:
- PCM which can stand for both Product Content Management and Product Catalog Management. There are various explanations for the difference between the two PCMs and PIM. The consensus seems to be that both representations of PCM is focussed on channel specific and formatting issues and may be relying on other data management disciplines as for example Master Data Management (MDM) and product data syndication services.
- PDM being Product Data Management in whatever way that is different from Product Information Management. You might consider PDM techier than PIM.
- PLM being Product Lifecycle Management. Solutions for PLM typically are different from other data management solutions, but then Stibo Systems recently have combined PLM, PIM and Multidomain MDM in a single platform and PLM has been an element from the start in the SyncForce Product Success Platform.
- PxM is Product experience Management. In a recent post Gartner analyst Simon Walker explains how PCM and PIM for some vendors have merged into PxM in this piece.
Anyway, providers of all kinds of Product Something Management solutions are welcomed to register on this site.