Output+Delivery: Accessing the Product Image

Output+Delivery:

Accessing the Product Image


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In Editing+Dimension, the product image becomes a digital asset. Output and delivery follows that step. To facilitate this process, SMSB Consulting Group has created output delivery systems that perform with ease. They give retailers convenient access to their digital product content. The Image Retrieval System [IRS] and Automatic Image Retrieval System [AIRS] deliver client-specified file formats. Digital assets can be retrieved for any range of program implementation in marketing, merchandising, packaging, signage, interactive displays, and website animations.

IRS and AIRS work as gateways to the intuitive, GS1-compliant digital asset and product information management tool, OmniPIX™. A DAM and PIM solution takes the digital asset to another level of complexity. This tool gives its owner a heightened level of access, management, and manipulation. As a comprehensive source of service, SMSB Consulting Group provides tools and solutions in the capture, editing, management and maintenance of digital assets.

In Editing+Dimension, the product image becomes a digital asset. Output and delivery follows that step. To facilitate this process, SMSB has created output delivery systems that perform with ease. They give retailers convenient access to their digital product content. The Image Retrieval System [IRS] and Automatic Image Retrieval System [AIRS] deliver client-specified file formats. Digital assets can be retrieved for any range of program implementation in marketing, merchandising, packaging, signage, interactive displays, and website animations.

IRS and AIRS work as gateways to the intuitive, GS1-compliant digital asset and product information management tool, OmniPIX™. A DAM and PIM solution takes the digital asset to another level of complexity. This tool gives its owner a heightened level of access, management, and manipulation. As a comprehensive source of service, SMSB provides tools and solutions in the capture, editing, management and maintenance of digital assets.

OUTPUT+DELIVERY.

Two Systems, One Principle

While there exists more than one option for handling digital assets after they have been created, there is only one guiding principle. These systems must be as optimized as the quality of digital product content that they make available for use in e-commerce, m-commerce, and brick-and-mortars. For multi-channel retailers who look for more than just access and updates, SMSB Consulting Group can offer clients an eCommerce DAM and PIM solution.

Image Retrieval System (IRS)
  1. Products are sorted by UPC, name, manufacturer category and subcategory; and, may be searched by keyword.
  2. “Previews” of individual product images and all related views are available.
  3. Planogram resolution images may be retrieved as Targa (.tga) and Bitmap (.bmp) file formats.
  4. “Download Cart” feature brings your selected images and data attributes to you.
  5. Queries are performed by uploading a file consisting of a group of product records from, e.g., a planogram queried against the SMSB Image Database for product matches.
  6. IRS can be configured to notify you by email of all items added or updated within subscribed categories.
Automatic Retrieval System (AIRS)
  1. Receive Image Data additions and changes automatically via an internet connection to SMSB Image Data servers.
  2. Downloads of additions or changes to Image Data Database may be automatic or designated at a user-selected / predetermined time and frequency.
  3. Folders or files accidentally deleted on your local computer will be replaced the next time AIRS runs.
  4. The AIRS software update process uses very little system resources. It can run in the background without negatively impacting any other current work in process.
  5. AIRS can be fully-customized to deliver images in any format, size, or naming convention necessary for your organization.
  6. Your matching product attribute file (typically, .mdbx or .xlsx) can be customized to match your existing library structure. Or, one can be recommended for you.
  7. AIRS can be configured to deliver image data directly to end-user’s machines or to a company network drive shared by all users to simplify product library management.

Two Systems, One Principle

While there exists more than one option for handling digital assets after they have been created, there is only one guiding principle. These systems must be as optimized as the quality of digital product content that they make available for use in e-commerce, m-commerce, and brick-and-mortars. For multi-channel retailers who look for more than just access and updates, SMSB can offer clients an eCommerce DAM and PIM solution.

Image Retrieval System (IRS)
  1. Products are sorted by UPC, name, manufacturer category and subcategory; and, may be searched by keyword.
  2. “Previews” of individual product images and all related views are available.
  3. Planogram resolution images may be retrieved as Targa (.tga) and Bitmap (.bmp) file formats.
  4. “Download Cart” feature brings your selected images and data attributes to you.
  5. Queries are performed by uploading a file consisting of a group of product records from, e.g., a planogram queried against the SMSB Image Database for product matches.
  6. IRS can be configured to notify you by email of all items added or updated within subscribed categories.
Automatic Retrieval System (AIRS)
  1. Receive Image Data additions and changes automatically via an internet connection to SMSB Image Data servers.
  2. Downloads of additions or changes to Image Data Database may be automatic or designated at a user-selected / predetermined time and frequency.
  3. Folders or files accidentally deleted on your local computer will be replaced the next time AIRS runs.
  4. The AIRS software update process uses very little system resources. It can run in the background without negatively impacting any other current work in process.
  5. AIRS can be fully-customized to deliver images in any format, size, or naming convention necessary for your organization.
  6. Your matching product attribute file (typically, .mdbx or .xlsx) can be customized to match your existing library structure. Or, one can be recommended for you.
  7. AIRS can be configured to deliver image data directly to end-user’s machines or to a company network drive shared by all users to simplify product library management.

Connecting Digital Product Content with the OmniChannel Shopper

OmniChannel touchpoints provide several opportunities to connect your digital product content to the consumer. That is, they create a form of engagement which adds value and which proves dynamic and, very often, interactive. SMSB Consulting Group supplies the consistent and captivating digital assets required to keep shoppers fully-engaged, to enrich the consumer’s experience, to produce increased sales, to enhance quality service and relatedness, and to cultivate a sense of satisfaction.

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