Get The Right Info - InformationWeek
Software // Enterprise Applications
11:35 AM

Get The Right Info

FullTilt Solutions' system manages product info and online catalog more efficiently

Brady Corp., a maker of high-performance labels and signs, needed a better way than spreadsheets to manage information related to its 150,000-plus products. It also wanted better tools to run its online catalog.

So the $671 million-a-year company turned to FullTilt Solutions Inc., which makes product-information-management systems. The software has helped Brady update product details in its online catalog, which lists more than 50,000 stock products and thousands of custom products. Now it's upgrading to a new version of FullTilt's Perfect Product Suite, released last week.

The software collects product attributes and other information from multiple enterprise data sources and adjusts definitions to conform to a single standard. The system updates and synchronizes information as it changes.

The result? Faster, less-expensive, and more-accurate production and maintenance of its online catalog, says Laura Talavera, E-commerce coordinator at Brady. "The biggest benefit of the software is the flexibility and organization of the stock-keeping units it offers and the ease of being able to load the information into the tool, as opposed to working with a spreadsheet where things can get messed up easily," Talavera says.

Brady plans to implement FullTilt's newest version in the next two months and will expand its use to additional divisions and non-U.S. users. Also, the company plans to create custom catalog views for different distributors and product managers.

The new version features a business-process-management system that adds workflow. In the past, FullTilt relied on third-party tools from vendors such as IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and webMethods.

The Perfect Product Suite's data-synchronization capabilities could be useful in the deployment of radio-frequency identification, says Bob Moyer, president of FullTilt. Most companies keep their product data in multiple databases, ranging from enterprise resource planning to spreadsheets and documents. That means there's no central repository for all the RFID data. And often there are duplicates and inconsistencies throughout databases, he says. "Having product data on RFID tags doesn't help if it's wrong," Moyer adds.

FullTilt's Perfect Product Suite is priced between $100,000 and $1 million, depending on the number of seats and the number of products under management.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
[Interop ITX 2017] State Of DevOps Report
[Interop ITX 2017] State Of DevOps Report
The DevOps movement brings application development and infrastructure operations together to increase efficiency and deploy applications more quickly. But embracing DevOps means making significant cultural, organizational, and technological changes. This research report will examine how and why IT organizations are adopting DevOps methodologies, the effects on their staff and processes, and the tools they are utilizing for the best results.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
Digital Transformation Myths & Truths
Transformation is on every IT organization's to-do list, but effectively transforming IT means a major shift in technology as well as business models and culture. In this IT Trend Report, we examine some of the misconceptions of digital transformation and look at steps you can take to succeed technically and culturally.
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Flash Poll