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Gepard Features Hub: Product Data Validation For eCommerce

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Published: June 30, 2023
Updated: August 21, 2023

Welcome to the Gepard Features Hub, your ultimate resource for understanding the power of product information management. In today’s article, we will talk about Gepard’s product data validation services, data validation steps, key features, data validation techniques, and successful examples of companies, that have used these data validation services. Let’s start 😎

What Is Gepard Product Data Validation?

Gepard Product Data Validation is a comprehensive software solution designed to ensure the accuracy and quality of product content in various eCommerce industries.

The Gepard tool works with the following types: field type & input validation, required fields & attributes validation, attributes range check, list of values check, and product information import validation (Brand+MPN). By comparing the data against predefined rules and industry standards, Gepard solution identifies inconsistencies, errors, and missing information. Ultimately, it helps organizations maintain reliable product information, improve data quality, and enhance customer experiences.

Key Features Of Gepard Validation Solution

  • Field Type & Input Validation

With this feature, you can define and enforce specific data formats, validate input values against predefined rules, and prevent data entry errors. By validating field types and input, Gepard tool helps you maintain consistent and high-quality product information, enhancing the reliability of your information and streamlining your data management processes.

  • Required Fields & Attributes Validation

Using this feature, you get an opportunity to define mandatory fields and attributes for your products, enabling systematic validation to ensure that all required data is present before publishing or exporting. This feature is created to help you enforce data completeness, minimize errors and ensure consistency of product content across different sales channels.

  • Attributes Range Check

This feature can help you to define acceptable ranges or values for specific attributes, ensuring that they fall within the desired parameters. By performing attribute range data validation checks, Gepard helps maintain data accuracy, identify outliers, and ensure that your product information aligns with your defined criteria and business rules.

  • List of Values Check

With this feature, you can define and enforce specific lists of allowed values for attributes such as colors, sizes, or categories. By implementing a list of values data validation checks, Gepard software ensures that your product content adheres to the approved values, reducing errors, maintaining consistency, and enhancing data integrity throughout your systems and channels.

  • Product Data Import Validation (Brand+MPN)

By validating the Brand and MPN values during the import process, Gepard solution enables accurate identification and linking of incoming data to existing products, reducing redundancy and enhancing data integrity. This feature streamlines the import process, improves efficiency, and eliminates the risk of duplicating product information within your system.

Data Validation Process

Implementing data validation techniques in your workflow is a systematic process that involves applying predefined rules and standards to analyze, verify, and enhance the quality of your content. So let’s delve into the schematic representation of the data validation process to gain a clearer understanding of the steps involved.

Step Description
Step 1: Data Input The process begins with data input, where product content is collected from various sources such as suppliers, internal databases, or manual entry. This information can include attributes like product names, descriptions, pricing, categories, and images.
Step 2: Data Validation Rules Predefined data validation rules and standards are established to define the criteria against which the data will be evaluated. These data validation rules can be specific to the industry, business requirements, or compliance regulations.
Step 3: Automated Data Validation Checks The data is subjected to automated data validation checks, where algorithms and mechanisms are applied to analyze and assess the data against the predefined rules. This involves algorithms that verify information format, and numerical ranges, check for consistency, and identify any potential errors.
Step 4: Rule-based Validation The data is further validated through rule-based techniques. These rules can be custom-defined or based on industry best practices. The process compares the data against these rules to ensure compliance and consistency.
Step 5: Identification of Inconsistencies Inconsistencies, errors, and missing information are identified during the data validation process. This can include detecting duplicate entries, incomplete data, conflicting attributes, or content that does not adhere to the established rules.
Step 6: Data Enrichment To enhance data quality and completeness, data enrichment techniques may be applied. This can involve filling in missing information, standardizing data formats, normalizing values, or enriching product descriptions with additional relevant details.
Step 7: Validation Report Once the process is complete, a comprehensive report is generated. This report provides a summary of the validation results, including details on data errors, inconsistencies, and any necessary corrections or actions to be taken.
Step 8: Data Output The validated and enriched data is then made available for integration with various systems and channels, such as product information management (PIM) systems, eCommerce platforms, or other data repositories. This ensures that accurate and reliable product information is utilized across the organization.

Gepard Product Data Validation Examples

SKU Validation For Dutch Bicycle Lease Business

Gepard PIM software offered significant benefits in terms of SKU validation for a Dutch bicycle lease business. In this case, we needed to ensure that each bicycle in the company’s product catalog has a unique and standardized identifier.

Firstly, the Gepard data validation tools enabled the bicycle lease company to define and enforce a consistent SKU format for their bicycles. They established rules specifying the desired structure, such as incorporating a combination of letters, numbers, or specific patterns. With the Gepard solution, the business easily validates that each SKU adhered to the prescribed format, reducing the likelihood of errors or inconsistencies in their catalog. By maintaining a standardized SKU format, the company efficiently manages its bicycle inventory, tracks individual bicycles, and streamlines its operations.

Secondly, Gepard PIM software facilitated the verification of SKU uniqueness. Duplicate SKUs can lead to confusion and operational challenges, such as difficulties in identifying and differentiating between bicycles. The Gepard data validation tools were configured to perform real-time checks, ensuring that each new SKU entered into the system is unique. If a duplicate SKU is detected, the system can promptly flag it as an error, prompting the business to take corrective action. This process helps maintain accurate and reliable product information, enhancing the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the bicycle lease business.

Gepard PIM Solution Data Validation Interface

Pricing & Stock Product Data Validation For Al-Futtaim

Al-Futtaim is a renowned retail and fashion conglomerate known for its diverse portfolio of brands, delivering exceptional shopping experiences and cutting-edge fashion trends to customers across the globe.

The Gepard tool offered robust price and stock product content validation capabilities, empowering Al-Futtaim to ensure accurate and consistent pricing, mitigate errors, and optimize revenue management. By defining specific rules and validations, the Gepard solution enabled the client to maintain pricing accuracy within acceptable ranges, verify currency conversions, and enforce the proper application of discounts and promotions.

Additionally, the Gepard platform facilitates real-time stock checks, integrating with various data sources to validate inventory availability and ensure up-to-date stock information.

With Gepard’s solution, Al-Futtaim streamlined operations, enhanced inventory control, and ultimately improved customer satisfaction and business performance.

Gepard Product Data Validation FAQs

What are the benefits of using Gepard product information validation?

By using the Gepard data validation tools, organizations can achieve several benefits, including

  • Improved data quality. Ensuring accurate and consistent product information.
  • Enhanced customer experience. Delivering reliable and up-to-date product data to customers.
  • Increased operational efficiency. Minimizing errors and manual effort in hall processes.
  • Compliance with standards. Validating data against predefined rules and industry standards.
  • Faster time-to-market. Streamlining product content validation to expedite product launches.

Can Gepard product information validation tool integrate with existing systems?

Yes, it is designed to integrate with various systems and platforms commonly used in organizations, such as product information management (PIM) systems, eCommerce platforms, content management systems (CMS), and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. The integration allows seamless data exchange and synchronization between different systems, enabling efficient validation processes.

Is Gepard product content validation software customizable?

Yes, it offers customization capabilities to meet specific business requirements. Organizations can define their own rules, configure information quality thresholds, and tailor the process based on their unique product information characteristics.

Conclusion

Gepard tool offers a comprehensive solution for organizations seeking to ensure accurate and reliable product information. With advanced features such as field type & input validation, required fields & attributes validation, attributes range check, list of values check, and product content import validation, Gepard software enables businesses to maintain information accuracy, consistency, and integrity.

Take the next step in ensuring the quality of your product content by exploring Gepard’s features and experiencing the benefits it offers to your organization.

Sofia Kondrat - Talented Content Manager At Gepard PIM
Written by Sofia Kondrat
Content Manager at Gepard
Sofiia Kondrat is an experienced content writer and content manager, passionate about creating high-quality, engaging content that resonates with readers. With a keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of industry trends, Sofiia is dedicated to producing informative, well-researched content that helps businesses stay ahead of the curve. When she's not writing, you can find her doing music & singing, exploring the great outdoors, or planning her next travel adventure.

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