What is BMEcat?

BMEcat is a standardized format for the digital exchange of catalogue and product information in procurement processes. BMEcat integrates product descriptions based on classifications such as eCl@ss and ETIM and enriches them with commercial and marketing data as well as information for data transfer. In the DACH region, BMEcat is now the standard for exchanging product information in B2B. With the BMEcat Import Connector developed by Reticulum Media, you can now easily manage BMEcat catalogs in Akeneo PIM; as a manufacturer, retailer or purchasing company.

The challenge

Companies receive data from their suppliers in various formats, comparing and supplementing these with existing product data is often an undesirable task and can only be accomplished with the appropriate manpower.

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The BMEcat Import Connector

Reticulum Media finally provides a perfect and simple interaction between BMEcat and Akeneo PIM: You do not need to study any manuals to use the BMEcat Import Connector because the clear Akeneo standard interface is self-explanatory and guides you through the import process.
Also you do not have to deal with the 280-page long BMEcat specification, because the BMEcat Import Connector analyses the BMEcat file for you!

How does the BMEcat Import Connector work?

Finally, Akeneo PIM customers have a simple and efficient tool at their disposal, which enables a professional import into the Akeneo PIM in only 5 steps.

Examples from the daily work routine of our customers:

Dealer A has been using Akeneo for two years and is thrilled. But now a new supplier has sent a BMEcat catalogue. No problem, with the BMEcat Import Connector, dealer A has an overview of the product information in the BMEcat catalogue in just a few minutes – importing the data becomes very straightforward. The purchase department in company B works in a very traditionally manner with print catalogs, but individual departments increasingly demand digital product information. With Akeneo and the BMEcat Import Connector, the purchasing department becomes the data supplier for production, sales, marketing and other departments within a company.

Working without BMEcat Import Connector?

Working without the BMEcat Import Connector means that a lot of time and knowledge is required for each data import. Save time, money and hassle and use the BMECat Import Connector.

How much does the BMEcat Import Connector cost?

The BMEcat import can be ordered directly from Reticulum Media. Depending on the number of suppliers and the frequency of data exchange, the costs are amortized in the first year.

The scope of the BMEcat Import Connector

The BMEcat Import Connector manages the following information from the BMEcat files: Contract information (header section)
Product information (product section)
Order information (order section)
Pricing structure (price section)
Product references (reference section)
Media files and documents (mime section)
Catalog groups and chapters (catalog group sections)

Here you can watch a video about our BMEcat Import Connector


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