Perfion returned our investment almost immediately
“We could choose to invest in rebuilding our custom PIM solution or in a standard PIM solution. We chose Perfion and even though it took some time to recreate the database to our needs, as soon as we needed to make the first change, our investment was returned; no customizations. So almost immediately - within the first year - it paid itself back"
Bas Stijntjes, ICT Manager, REV’IT! Sport International
REV’IT!, the Dutch designer and manufacturer of fashionable motorcycle gear, started using Perfion Product Information Management in 2012. At that time, the company had been working with a custom built PIM solution for some years, but REV’IT!’s challenge was that it was extremely time consuming and expensive to make changes in the old system.
Solution & benefits
In connection with an upgrade to a new B2B dealer portal based on the Sana Commerce platform, REV’IT! chose a new, future-proof path by switching to a 100% standard PIM system - Perfion.
Today, Perfion delivers all product related information, such as:
- product descriptions
- protection features
- ergonomic features
- prizes won
of 10.000 SKUs sharing information of 2000 variants in 8 different languages to the:
- consumer website
- B2B dealer website
- Product feed for website of REV’IT! dealers
- dealer workbook
- iPad Bulk order tool used by REV’IT!’s account managers
With Perfion, REV’IT! has become able to offer consistent product information on all platforms and thus tell the consumers a consistent story.
Because of the marketing department’s demands for a growing amount of product data, REV’IT! is continuously adding new data to Perfion in order to make the PIM system the company’s only source of product data enrichment.
Perfion PIM works perfectly with the other IT systems
At REV’IT!, Perfion is extracting data directly from Microsoft Dynamics NAV and the Sana Commerce platform grabs all product data, including the data from the ERP, through Sana’s complete integration with Perfion.
REV’IT! uses the software platform Mendix as a middleware. Because of Perfion’s open API, it has been easy to integrate Perfion with Mendix and from here link Perfion with the consumer website. Through Mendix, REV’IT! can easily connect Perfion with any other of their systems.
Instead of spending time figuring out if a new idea can work, REV’IT! now benefits from Perfion’s standard functionality and flexibility. ICT Manager Bas Stijntjes explains:
“Perfion is particularly suitable for our purposes because of its flexibility. It suits and will suit every need we have in product enrichment and is in this way future-proof. We have been using Perfion for 5 years now and it meets our expectations perfectly. We can make any change ourselves or get the support we need. We can try things out and if it doesn’t work, we can do something else. If others have to build things for you it is costly. Perfion saves us time and money every day.
I am also particulary pleased by the pro-active support and communication about new Perfion features or new/best practices of existing functionality.”
REV’IT! Sport International designs and manufactures fashionable motorcycle gear for aficionados – functional clothing of the highest quality. Operating out of offices in Oss, the Netherlands, New York City and in the nearby future Hong Kong, REV’IT! is one of the fastest growing motorcycle clothing brands worldwide. Recognized as a benchmark for good product design in the industry, REV’IT! is available in more than 70 countries and worn by avid bikers throughout the world.