A language-independent classification model, ETIM seamlessly converts product information into alphanumeric codes for reliable transmission across countless languages and software platforms, enabling product content to be conveyed appropriately and efficiently throughout the electrical ecosystem.
From manufacturers’ internal environments, to distributor ERPs and webstores, to the myriad of applications for architectural and systems design, like estimating software, CAD and BIM, streamlining the exchange of information helps optimize processes, supports profitability and enables the correct products to be specified and installed.
An international model for the standardization and classification of technical product data, ETIM enables the efficient exchange of product data through the use of alphanumeric codes for all product groups, classes, synonyms, features, values and units.
Every product attribute can be coded, making it easy for the information to be translated across languages and business systems.
ETIM standardization removes ambiguity within technical product data by ensuring the same terminology is being used industry-wide, and globally, to describe the same product attributes, which streamlines the transfer of information, eliminates product substitution errors, ensures clarity in product communication throughout the supply chain, and facilitates online trading and other digital applications.
Having a simple, adaptable product classification model that is reliably kept up to date by manufacturers offers a number of advantages of increasing importance as digitalization grows. ETIM is a stable, yet flexible standard that is future-oriented and able to grow along with technology and other industry advancements.
Although the ETIM model is free to use, membership in ETIM NA is required to have influence over its development and access to a range of software tools that enable product classification.
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