Resolve Complexity in the Manufacturing & Engineering Industry

Optimize Data and Process Quality and Simplify Product Communication with the Leading PIM Technology

Challenges of a competitive industry are growing

The Manufacturing & Engineering industry is in constant flux, driven by relentless financial pressure and increasing customer needs for more and more complex products. Reducing costs and improving productivity are ongoing challenges in this industry and are therefore the focus of all renewal and improvement strategies.

Because infrastructure and workforce are both aging and costly to replace, there becomes a constant pressure to explore new and more efficient ways of securing affordable and reliable supply, cutting costs, increasing production capacities and maintaining or increasing revenue. In the manufacturing & engineering sector, this big shift is not just about quality and numbers but about adapting to the digital age of technology and information.

Legacy issues and accumulated data inhibit smooth processes

After years of accumulating data from multiple applications for different consumer segments, geographical markets and functions, the bulk of product data across the Manufacturing & Engineering industry is a mess!

Corrupt data is a huge problem for this industry, since inaccurate data in areas like inventory or with suppliers prevents anyone from locating spare parts, analyzing spending or enforcing contracts. In turn this leads to considerably higher costs, including the hidden costs of lost production and downtime.

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EN Industry: Manufacturing – IntroCarra Enthaler28. July 2016 March 14th, 2018

How to Improve Productivity and raise efficiency


Manufacturing and engineering industries face deepening financial pressure, evolving outsourced business models, rationalizing cyclical demand and satisfying customers with unique requirements for progressively more complex products.

CONTENTSERV´s Manufacturing & Engineering solution empowers you:

  • Improving the data quality, consistency, integrity, availability and accessibility on a real-time basis
  • Facilitating a strategy to ensure regulatory, process, industrial and environmental compliance while mitigating risks
  • Centralized data repository along with consolidation of multiple instances of enterprise applications
  • Retiring outdated applications and archiving old data to reduce risks and costs
  • Ensuring enterprise product quality with rigorous controls at every phase of the product lifecycle
2. EN Industry Manufacturing – BenefitsCarra Enthaler28. July 2016 March 14th, 2018

Contentserv´s Solution for Manufacturing & Engineering

Centralized data for the digital revolution

  • Centralized repository for consumer-ready, trusted, and accurate product content
  • Intuitive User Interfaces for data authoring and advanced search capabilities across attributes, assets and texts to keep up with the latest market trends
  • Unlimited, multi-level hierarchy management, versioning and mass product updates
  • Data compliance through comprehensive data governance, including audit trails and reports
  • Role-based accessibility across the enterprise for internal users like product managers, brand managers, marketing etc. as well as external channel partners such as retail distributors and resellers
  • Localization and multilingual support, which includes close collaboration with translation agencies so that translation costs are significantly reduced
  • Product information and text assets have to be translated only once and the translations can then be reused

Data Syndication and Publication

  • Update and distribute enriched product data to multiple sales channels, systems, shops and external partners
  • Select and syndicate product data and automatically feed content to print or web catalogs and graphic or publishing tools on a scheduled or ad-hoc basis
  • Use Adobe InDesign plug-ins or our web-based interface to streamline print production and catalog processes

Reduce time-to-market and boost Brand Equity

  • Simplify onboarding of supplier product information from multiple systems, thereby improving quality and eliminating errors
  • Streamline time-to-market by quick publishing of information to all relevant channels. Owing to the centralized repository, even last minute changes to data can easily be accommodated
  • Deep customer and business insight helps maximize brand equity

Customer Experience

  • Comprehensive campaign management for marketing campaigns across multiple channels
  • Accurate, up-to-date, compliant product data across online shops, retail sites, print catalogs, mobile devices and tabs to ensure a consistent customer experience
  • Engage customers across every point of contact with personalized marketing offers, relevant online interactions etc. to boost loyalty and retention

Contentserv’s Software Solution for Manufacturing & Engineering is giving you a competitive edge!

3. EN Industry Manufacturing – InsightsCarra Enthaler28. July 2016 March 14th, 2018

Manufacturing & Engineering – Some of our Customers

By implementing CONTENTSERV, manufacturing companies can accelerate innovation, track specifications, build a best-in-class supply chain and optimize formulation. They can automate packaging and labeling, ensure compliance and high product quality, and maintain accurate and complete data across internal systems and trading partners.

Siemens Logo
Siemens Logo

Siemens AG is a German company with more than 377,000 employees. Headquartered in Berlin and Munich it is the largest engineering company in Europe with many branch offices abroad. The principal divisions of the company are Industry, Energy, Healthiness and Infrastructure & Cities, which represent the main activities of the company.

Belimo Logo
Belimo Logo

Belimo is a listed clean technology company with a staff of more than 1,400 employees worldwide. Belimo is a global market leader in the development, production and marketing of actuator solutions for controlling heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.

Vaillant Logo
Vaillant Logo

The Vaillant Group is a global leader in the development of high-efficiency heating, cooling and hot water products and solutions. The company employs over 12,000 people worldwide and generates an annual turnover of approximately 2.3 billion €. This makes the Vaillant Group the second-largest company in its sector in Europe.

Baumer Logo
Baumer Logo

The Baumer Group is one of the worldwide leading manufacturers of sensors, encoders, measuring instruments and components for automated image-processing. As an owner-managed family business, they employ about 2,300 people worldwide in 38 subsidiaries and 19 countries.

Brand Logo
Brand Logo

BRAND GmbH is an important partner for end users in laboratories all over the world. Around 2,300 employees develop, produce and distribute high-precision laboratory instruments and materials as well as vacuum pumps and systems. The product range comprises tools for Liquid Handling, Life Science, Volumetric Instruments, Density defintion, as well as Clinical and General Laboratories. 

Cherry Logo
Cherry Logo

ZF Electronics GmbH (also known as Cherry Corporation) is a German-American computer peripheral-device maker. The company has its roots in the United States. They also manufacture a large range of products including sensors, input devices and automotive modules. In 2008, Cherry was bought by ZF Friedrichshafen and as a result was renamed into ZF Electronics GmbH. However, they continue to sell products under the Cherry brand and the Cherry logo is still in use.

Hainbuch Logo
Hainbuch Logo

HAINBUCH GmbH is a specialized manufacturer for clamping solutions. Headquartered in Marbach, Germany, the company runs international subsidiaries and sales agencies across all continents. Over 750 employees are working for Hainbuch every day focusing on the needs of the customer, namely set-up times and cost savings, flexibility, productivity, energy efficiency and security.

Leitz logo
Leitz logo

Leitz GmbH & Co. KG with its headquarters in Oberkochen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, is a leading technology manufacturer of machine-driven precision tools and process designed tool systems for the professional processing of solid wood, wood derived and plastic materials. The Leitz corporate group has production facilities in Europe, America and Asia and countless sales and service companies all over the world. The 4,100 employees generate an annual turnover of over 460 million €.

5. EN Industry Manufacturing – ReferencesKasia Badura4. August 2016 April 3rd, 2018