How does the software tool Mydatamatcher work?
The Mydatamatcher works with the download of the product information from the ERP, PIM system and/or other available sources. In this way, we create one or more catalogues (the targets) for you to match the customer order lists (the sources) with. We take care of the set-up of your match environment. You will be able to access your organisational portal through a web portal. In this portal, your company’s staff cancreate projects based on these order lists. Afterwards, the projects can be matched based on 5 algorithms and the output can be used for the quotation by attaching a price.
From what quantity of products is the Mydatamatcher interesting for the quotation process?
Experience has shown us that it is more interesting to look at the combination of the following factors: the number of products, the number of quotations, the number of sources where the product information can be found, the expertise of the personnel, the possibility to offer alternatives and the time pressure in which quotations have to be delivered. All these dimensions determine whether the Mydatamatcher offers added value in your quotation process.
How much time do I save with the Mydatamatcher?
According to our experience, the time saved when searching and finding identical products or equivalent alternatives can increase to 3 to 5 times quicker. Long-time users who have been using the tooling and where the environment and data model are fine-tuned to their products and terminology often save up to a factor of 60.
Can the Mydatamatcher be used for different countries or branches?
We can make a separate catalogue for each country or branche. During the creation of a tender project, you can specify which catalogue you want to use. You can specify multiple catalogues and specify the order in which you want to search.
How does the Mydatamatcher deal with different product ranges and can you use them at the same time?
Multiple catalogues can be bundled under one main catalogue. In this case, you are able to search in multiple sources at the same time. This way, these sources are available under 1 catalogue.
Is it also possible to match products entirely automated?
When a unique combination is possible, for example on an EAN code, certain can be automatically marked as a match.
From how many different source systems is the Mydatamatcher interesting?
It is not always interesting to look at the number of sources. In the case of 2 or more sources, it certainly provides value to use our system. Employees simply have to look at one location instead of several others. But it is more interesting to see if in your organisation the sources are easy to consult. How quickly can you find products? And how do the source systems cope in case of incomplete or incorrect data? The Mydatamatcher also enables you to instantly search for articles where, for example, punctuation marks have been used in the product numbers (e.g. the EAN codes) that do not belong there.
Can I use the Mydatamatcher to clean up my product information?
The Mydatamatcher is not a cleansing system for product information. However, it can be used as the first step in the cleaning process to recognise duplicate products in order to eliminate these. In addition to making products unique, the cleaning process also includes the process of standardising, classifying, supplementing and enriching. For the purpose pf cleansing (or polishing as we like to call it), we have a different toolsetat Mydatafactory.
Is it possible for several persons to match in a project at the same time?
By deciding who matches which product group, it is possible to filter that group to divide the work. Besides, most projects can be split up into subprojects.
Is there a demo of the Mydatamatcher?
In this video below, you will learn in an accelerated way how the Mydatamatcher software tool works. You can also request a free personal demo. (at the top of this page)
What is the difference between the Mydatamatcher and the Mydatasearch?
The Mydatasearch is a more simplified version of the Mydatamatcher where the user is able to match products in the company’s various catalogues to individual products. The matching algorithms and the search technology of the Mydatamatcher are used to quickly find an identical or alternative product at the product level. It is also referred to as the ‘MydataGoogle’ due to its enormous speed and ease of use.
The Mydatamatcher has a more extensive user interface and works with input and output via Excel sheets. In contrast to the Mydatasearch, this makes it possible to match larger numbers of products.
Can the Mydatasearch also be used without the Mydatamatcher?
Yes, it is possible to indicate per user which elements of the Mydatafactory product data services are used. A user who only wants to search in the available product data can use the Mydatasearch.
How does the Mydatasearch deal with the various product catalogues?
When multiple catalogues are available within a Mydatamatcher environment, it is possible to search per catalogue or in multiple catalogues at the same time.
Arjan Herskamp founder and director in conversation with our partner Microsoft. Watch the video here!