The EDA is delighted to announce that FEGIME UK will become a member of EDATA in July 2021. It will use the industry data pool as a source of information for its new Product Information Management (PIM) System to drive its FEGIME digital initiative.
As one of the UK’s leading Independent Wholesaler Groups, FEGIME UK has a vision and a strategy to facilitate the digitalisation of its product information alongside traditional methods and to support the long-term sustainability of the supply chain.
Alan Reynolds, CEO of FEGIME UK, explains the background to the EDATA decision.
“Our aim is to add value to our member and Preferred Supplier businesses by offering add-on services that meet the changing needs of the customers, differentiating them from internet companies and less agile wholesalers.
“FEGIME members will have the tools to be digitally enabled and have multi-channel businesses. One of these channels is our ever-popular product catalogue that is increasingly requested in digital format but which we must also supply in print. This channel requires high quality product data that is accurate and up to date. FEGIME has recently invested in the ePIM system, supplied by NG15, to enhance and store attributed product data, which will be utilised across all digital channels.
“We are impressed by the commitment of the EDATA team to provide quality product data and believe they are set to become one of the best sources of high-quality product data available on the market. We, as a group, will therefore use EDATA as a source of product data, rather than waste time and money chasing hundreds of suppliers to deliver data, in differing formats.