The global product information management (PIM) market reached a value of US$ 7.7 Billion in 2020. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach a value of US$ 13 Billion by 2026. Keeping in mind the uncertainties of COVID-19, we are continuously tracking and evaluating the direct as well as the indirect influence of the pandemic on different end use industries. These insights are included in the report as a major market contributor.

Product information management (PIM) refers to a system or a collection of systems utilized for managing and centralizing product information. It comprises handling of data, content and other materials required for the marketing and selling of products and ensuring that quality data is created for internal use. It is employed in e-commerce organizations to maintain product catalogs with consistent and accurate information. PIM can be combined with catalog management, business process management (BPM) and data quality to identify and sort complex data and forward it to the desired distribution channels. Consequently, it finds extensive applications across various industry verticals, such as retail, manufacturing, healthcare, information technology (IT) and telecom, and banking, financial services, and insurance (BFSI).

PIM helps to enrich product descriptions and specifications; track progress and product completion; link images, documents and media to products; categorize products and files; manage upstream data and prepare it for sales channels; create and publish product sheets; and automate brand portal creation and maintenance. It also reduces errors and redundancies, imports and sorts supplier data quickly, reduces overheads and wasted resources, increases customer satisfaction and loyalty, sustainably expands product offerings, sells more with better content and accessible data, and eliminates bottlenecks and data silos and manual data entry and updating.

Burgeoning E-Commerce Sector on Account of COVID-19 is Propelling Market Growth
At present, increasing digitalization, along with the escalating demand for centralized data management tools across industries, represents one of the significant factors driving the growth of the PIM market. PIM enables organizations to organize their data related to products effectively while offering safe and secure access to the centralized database. Apart from this, the burgeoning e-commerce trade across the globe is also providing a boost to the market growth on account of the increasing organizational focus on improving consumer’s experience and providing effective onboarding instruction to eliminate errors and maintain customer ratings, reviews and behavior on the online platform, thereby enhancing PIM utilization. Furthermore, significant growth in the media and entertainment industry for publishing product information, such as media clips, sound recording, images and text files, to manage both digital and non-digital platforms, is acting as another major growth-inducing factor. Besides this, other factors, such as rapid urbanization, especially in the emerging nations, along with the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) with PIM, are driving the market growth. Moreover, the sudden outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and consequent lockdowns imposed in numerous countries have resulted in a significant rise in the overall sales of e-commerce platforms, which, in turn, is anticipated to fuel the growth of the market in the upcoming years.

Breakup by Deployment Type:

Cloud-based
On-premises

At present, the on-premises segment exhibits a clear dominance in the market on account of the rising adoption of PIM solutions in industry verticals such as healthcare and life sciences and banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI). Besides this, on-premises solutions are also utilized to maintain complete control over data and information technology (IT) infrastructure and customize solutions based on end users’ requirements. Moreover, diverse data and design requirements, along with sufficient resources among large enterprises, are contributing to the adoption of on-premises PIM solutions worldwide.

On-premises PIM solutions are followed by cloud-based product variants. Cloud-based PIM solutions are nowadays considered one of the most reliable forms of IT security available as they eliminate the risk of system break down and reduce the requirement for various security platforms and constant updates.

Breakup by Component Type:

Software
Single Domain
Multi-Domain
Services
Consulting and System Integration
Training, Support and Maintenance

Software PIM solutions, including single and multi-domain, account for the majority of the total market share due to their expanding applications in the retail and e-commerce sectors. They aid in the growth of offline retail outlets and the introduction of new concepts that rely on customer data for developing a product. Moreover, with the significantly growing retail and e-commerce business and the rising need for managing product data, the adoption of software PIM solutions is increasing. Software PIM solutions are followed by services, which include consulting and system integration, and training, support and maintenance.

Breakup by Operating System:

iOS
Windows
Android
Others

Breakup by Organization Size:

Small and Medium Enterprises
Large Enterprises

Large enterprises presently hold the leading market share. The rising utilization of PIM solutions among large enterprises can be accredited to their extensive product portfolio. Additionally, as data inconsistencies and poor data syndication may lead to the loss of customers, it is positively influencing the application of PIM solutions in large enterprises.

Breakup by Vertical:

BFSI
Manufacturing
Retail
Healthcare
IT and Telecom
Logistics and Transportation
Travel and Hospitality
Others

Regional Insights:

North America
United States
Canada
Asia Pacific
China
Japan
India
South Korea
Australia
Indonesia
Others
Europe
Germany
France
United Kingdom
Italy
Spain
Russia
Others
Latin America
Brazil
Mexico
Others
Middle East and Africa

North America, including Canada and the United States, enjoys the leading position in the market due to the increasing presence of a large number of PIM vendors and the rising adoption of advanced technologies to minimize manual tasks and streamline workflows among different enterprises of the region. Other regions include Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia and others); Europe (the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia and others); Latin America (Brazil, Mexico and others); and Middle East and Africa.

Competitive Landscape:

The competitive landscape of the market has been analyzed in the product information management market report, along with the detailed profiles of the major players operating in the industry. Some of these players are Aprimo US LLC, Magnitude Software, Inc., International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation, Informatica LLC, inRiver Inc., Oracle Corporation, Pimcore GmbH, Riversand Technologies, Inc., SAP SE and Stibo Group.