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This article provides an overview of terms that are commonly used when talking about inRiver's PIM solution.
Get a basic understanding of what PIM is and how a PIM can help you improve product information management, by reading this article.
Basic inRiver Terms
The add-on functionalities can be added to your licence to enhance your product enrichment process. These are Planner, Content Store, Supplier Onboarding, Print, and Contribute.
The Control Center is the back-end part of inRiver's PIM solution, accessed by admins or super users. This is where your Elastic Data Model is set up.
There are four inRiver core functionalities included in your licence; Supply, Enrich, Plan & Release, and Publish.
Entities are an important part of a marketing model. The model is contains different types of entities, called EntityTypes in the system. Product, Item, Resource, and Task are examples of entity types. What types of entities you will use in your data model depends on your needs.
Elastic Data Model
The Elastic Data Model, previously known as the Marketing Model, is the foundation of your PIM solution. When you start implementing your PIM project, you will start building your data model with your partner. Before implementing a data model, we recommend that you get familiar with its different parts.
You can use notifications to let yourself or someone else know that it's time to perform a task in the system.
PIM stands for Product Information Management.
The Query Editor is a powerful tool that can be used to search, create work areas and tasks, among other things.
Quick Search is the name of the Search field in the inRiver Web Portal. You can use it to quickly look up a product or item in the system.
You can mark products, items, images etc as favorites by starring them. You have easy access to all your starred entities in Enrich.
You can create a task and assign it to your coworker, asking them to update or add product information such as a text or an image.
The Web Portal is the front-end part of inRiver's PIM solution, where users start telling the product story by enriching data.
The work area is where you access your personal or shared folders. You can also create your own work areas and easily access them at a later time.
Searching for More Information
Getting familiar with the basic inRiver terminology is a good start. Once you know the basics you can search for more information using inRiver's Community. Simply search for a phrase such as "How to create a Task" or "What is Supply" and you will find lots of useful information.