Episode 1: An Introduction to Pimcore


An Introduction to Pimcore

Resident Pimcore expert Jim Wagner and Lightning Jar partner Kevin Peckham discuss the ins and outs of Pimcore --- the open source Product Information Management (PIM), Digital Asset Management (DAM,) Content Management (CMS), and eCommerce platform for enterprises. 


This episode answers the questions:

  • What Is Pimcore?
  • Is it right for my company?
  • How do I get started?

If you're interested in learning more about Pimcore or would like help getting started with your own custom implementation please get in touch.

Pimcore says, ‘here are the things that you need to do it your way.’
— Jim Wagner


Episode Info

Title: An Introduction to Pimcore
Date: 4/22/2018
Length: 00:41:03
Host: Kevin Peckham

Episode Guest: Jim Wagner

Jim Wagner was the featured guest for episode 1 "An Introduction to Pimcore".  Jim is a business analyst, data architect, and UX designer at Lightning Jar and also our resident Pimcore expert. Jim lives in Brooklyn and works out of the Lightning Jar New York office.

Connect with Jim: jim@lightningjar.com

Episode Notes

1:20 - History of the need for Product Information Management
2:36 - Origination and the philosophy of Pimcore
3:25 - Definition of (DAM) Digital Asset Management
4:18 -Definition of (CMS) Content Management
5:00 - Who should be interested in Pimcore
6:30 - Why Pimcore isn't a turnkey solution
7:30 - The value of a unified data approach
10:30 - Why it makes a lot of sense to have an integrated PIM, DAM, CMS solution
11:40 - API distribution of data from Pimcore
13:10 - Why should companies consider Pimcore?
14:20 - What are the advantages of open source?
15:50 - Centralized code control for Pimcore releases
16:48 - History and duration of Pimcore project + releases
17:14 - Workflow management with Pimcore
18:47 - Localization and multi-language support
20:00 - Why companies are unhappy with current solutions
20:33 - This fist Pimcore project in the United States
21:35 - How Lightning Jar discovered Pimcore
24:24 - How eCommerce is an iceberg (in terms of complexity) 
25:00 - How well Pimcore integrates with other systems
26:00 - Product data architecture as a common pain point
28:43 - How to get started with Pimcore
30:14 - Getting started, the next steps after installation
31:16 - Typical scenario for new Pimcore user, seeking guidance and advanced help
32:20 - Why Pimcore is exciting for data architects and system architects
33:10 - What content managers say about Pimcore
34:02 - Why designers like Pimcore
35:19 - Getting support for a Pimcore project
35:45 - What to look for in a Pimcore partner
39:30 - How to learn more about Pimcore

Links from this Episode

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