CHICAGO—April 27, 2023— inriver, the leading software company powering the entire product journey with revenue-driving product information management (PIM) across every customer touchpoint, today unveiled a significant new product innovation and showcased leading brand partners at PIMpoint Americas 2023, its annual conference and industry-leading product information management event.
This year’s event is highlighted by inriver’s new breed of PIM, an evolution of traditional product information management solutions. As a result of this new breed of PIM, inriver announced continued product innovations to the inriver PIM platform, including ChatGPT functionality to create efficiencies for augmenting product data, and further showcased the power of its now-available syndication capabilities. These innovations have allowed inriver to deliver even more operational efficiency, built-in digital shelf analytics, expanded sales opportunities, and greater sustainability benefits.
“We face unprecedented demand for more sustainability from brands, retailers, and manufacturers as a result of our increasingly circular economy. PIMpoint Americas 2023 comes at such a pivotal moment for our community,” said Niels Stenfeldt, inriver CEO. “As the world prepares for the European Union’s new Digital Product Passport initiative, the new breed of PIM turns global demands for supply chain transparency into new growth drivers for manufacturing companies. There is no better time to welcome our peers, across so many industries, for meaningful conversations for the future.”
Joining inriver are customer and partner showcases led by leading brands such as New Balance, Lantmännen, MonkeySports, J.J. Keller and Associates, and many more. These brands represent world-class PIM users that inriver helps create, enrich, and syndicate product information across a variety of channels and marketplaces.
Another brand, and inriver customer, appearing at PIMpoint is SATCO|NUVO – a leading supplier of lighting products, with solutions for nearly every lighting market across the commercial, residential, and industrial landscape. SATCO|NUVO uses inriver PIM and Digital Shelf Analytics to deliver on sustainability.
“While environmental sustainability always has been a focus for SATCO, both the regulatory climate and evolving consumer demands elevate its importance year after year,” said Jeff Beyer, Chief Technology Officer, SATCO|NUVO. “Staying on top of our own initiatives, as well as dynamic federal and state regulations, including performance and reliability certifications such as EnergyStar, have been an increasingly burdensome and often manual process. Adding to it, our core business complexity includes managing over 40,000 SKUs – some with up to 500 specification parameters – as well as introducing 70 new products monthly. With inriver, we now have a system for storing and effectively disseminating regulatory information – making it easier to manage all critical data – and allowing us to focus on product innovation and efficiency that will continue to grow our business.”
In addition to product innovations, brand, and partner showcases, inriver also announced the recipients of the 2022 inriver awards. The awards highlight organizations and individuals leading the industry and driving change in digital commerce and product information management. PIMpoint Americas Award winners:
- 2022 Customer of the Year, North America—Brunswick Corporation
- 2022 Customer Ambassador of the Year, North America—Steven Chistensen/Kohler Co.
- 2022 Partner of the Year, North America —Shift7 Digital
- 2022 Partner Project of the Year, North America—Valtech for BC Liquor Distribution Branch
- 2022 Partner Ambassadors of the Year, Global—David Norvell and Jeremy Peterson/Ntara
“This has been a truly awe-inspiring year for the PIM community, and the recipients of the 2022 inriver awards are not only being recognized for industry-leading PIM use cases, projects, and innovation but their dedication to collaboration and business transformation,” said Brooke Cunningham, Chief Marketing Officer, inriver. “This year’s winning customers are leading from the front with their product information strategies, and these partners are committed to helping our joint customers power their entire product journeys. On behalf of the inriver leadership team, I want to thank each and every award recipient for their contribution to driving successful business outcomes.”
PIMpoint is made possible by the inriver valued partner ecosystem and the role it plays in delivering impactful customer stories, including the PIMpoint 2023 Global Sponsors Optimizely and Nexer, as well as Americas sponsors Ntara, Valtech, Aperture Labs, Diamir Consulting, Digizuite, Lumino Labs, OneTeg, Perficient, Priint, Shift7, Transperfect, and ChannelEngine.
In addition to today’s PIMpoint Americas event, inriver will bring together more leaders in Malmö, Sweden, for PIMpoint Europe on Tuesday, May 9. More details and registration information can be found here.
Inriver powers the entire product journey at every touchpoint. The inriver configurable PIM solution, with built-in digital shelf analytics and integration capabilities, connects to your digital ecosystem with flexibility and ease, so it grows as your company grows. With more demands on product data than ever before, B2B and B2C enterprises need a PIM solution that supports the entire product cycle, from sourcing to decommissioning and every stage in between.
Inriver helps brands, manufacturers, and retailers turn product information into strategic assets, maximizing profitability at every touchpoint for 1,600+ global brands. Headquartered in Malmö, Sweden, and with offices worldwide, inriver has a team of over 375 people ready to strengthen your product journey. For more information, visit inriver.com.