Analytik Jena AG is a specialist for the development and manufacturing of analytical and bioanalytical measuring technology. The group with headquarters in Jena, Thuringia, is represented in more than 120 countries, has about 1,000 employees worldwide and generates two thirds of its annual turnover abroad. Analytik Jena is a leading manufacturer of analytical measuring technology and supports customers from industry and research in improving their products with state-of-the-art analytical methods.
Since it was founded in 1990, Analytik Jena has not only grown in terms of employees, customers and projects, but also in terms of complex structures and processes within its IT system landscape. As a result of this growth, the individual software solutions did not harmonise well with each other, which in turn made it more difficult to maintain the data and, in some cases, prevented its appropriate and efficient use.
In order to create a future-proof, solid IT infrastructure on this basis, Analytik Jena decided to implement and use a PIM and MDM system. This was intended to allow for the enrichment and processing of high-quality data in the future and to make it available across the entire company.
Objectives & Services
The goal of the analytical measuring technology manufacturer was to eliminate the long-standing separation of product data and corresponding assets in order to allow for their parallel use on all digital channels. The solution was to build a single source of truth for the entire company and to integrate a complex model for digital assets (in the form of images, videos, text fragments, etc.).
Therefore, the concrete objectives were:
By implementing the PIM & MDM system »STEP« from Stibo Systems, Analytik Jena benefits from numerous added values. For example, the entire company can now access the current product data base at its single source of truth. Further advantages are:
- the modernisation of workflows and technical processes
- the improvement in data quality by using data quality checks and business rules
- an automated workflow validation
- the design of a web user interface (UI) for editing and enrichment of products
- various interfaces for importing and exporting product data