Pimcore allows formatting different kinds of data sets using the industry best practices, business rules, unique tests, metadata, and machine learning.
Managing Data Hierarchies
Pimcore offers centralized management for data and data domains. By modeling complex data hierarchies, you can efficiently classify all data objects and centrally manage multi-domain hierarchies according to the specific business requirements.
Pimcore Workflow is a set of actions in Pimcore that support object's lifecycle and define its business process that are based on the Symfony Workflow component. Workflows can have their own States, as well as means of changing these States according to the specific rules (Transition Guard), which ensure more convenience while working together and help track progress and make necessary improvements.
All actions, such as making or removing a publication, deleting or migrating to a new version are accompanied via a special scheduler – the Cron Scheduler. It helps keep track of all the updates by all the workflow stages, i.e. when, by whom and how the object was updated.
Support of Object Overriding and Extension
Despite the fact that a standard set of Field Collections is usually sufficient, the presence of multiple variations can complicate the validation set-up, and most of the data fields will have empty values.
Object Bricks helps speed up the work on structuring object variations. For example, you can create a section called "Electronics" and add "Displays" to it, then expand "Displays" by adding "Monitors" and "Televisions". Object Bricks can be applied not only to products, but also to any type of data: payment method, delivery method, etc.
For content acquisition from different channels, its distribution and the following organization, Pimcore has special layouts for the detailed data structuring. Layouts can be customized and expanded optionally. Thus, all data will be orderly arranged and stored in the same place, thus simplifying further operations with it.
Pimcore MDM helps efficiently manage and maintain different versions of structured and unstructured data in one place for better data governance. Thus, you can have better control over data governance and data stewardship. This helps monitor the operations with data about products, services and technologies and scale it along with the workflow, if necessary.
Assets are Pimcore's DAM functionality that allow you to structure and store files (including images), as well as enrich them with metadata (for example, ALT for photos or a chronological time scale for videos). You can also use third-party services such as Google, LibreOffice, or Ghostscript to preview media files. Moreover, Pimcore has an Image Editor – an easy-to-use image editor.
Pimcore supports the Calculated Value Configurator, which can be either simple (gallons to liters – a simple division by 3,8), or programmable (for example, current exchange rates are used to convert USD to EUR).