ecommerce PIM catalog features

PIM/Catalog/DAM

Selecting the platform with the right PIM/Cataloging functionality is paramount for a successful ecommerce implementation. This article reviews and compares the Product Information Management features for the top five ecommerce platforms. We will be reviewing:

  • VTEX Commerce
  • Adobe Magento
  • SAP Business One
  • BigCommerce
  • Shopify

PIM/Catalog/DAM

Feature
VTEX IO
Magento Commerce
Shopify
Product bundles / kitted products
Highly Flexible
Feature available in app store
Feature available in app store
Associated items
Highly Flexible
Highly Flexible
Highly Flexible
Bundle products
Highly Flexible
-
Feature available in app store
Product recommendations
Highly Flexible
Feature available in app store
Highly Flexible
Product types (simple, digital, configurable, bundle)
Highly Flexible
Highly Flexible
Features Availbile
Specification / Attributes
Highly Flexible
Highly Flexible
Highly Flexible
Hierarchy levels
Limited 3
Highly Flexible
Highly Flexible
Catalog integration (API, import, export)
Minimal Features for attribute import
Highly Flexible
Highly Flexible
Brands
Highly Flexible
Highly Flexible
Highly Flexible
Suppliers / Seller integration
Features Availbile with Customization
Highly Flexible
Feature available in app store
Rich product content (unstructured product information including videos, images and conent)
Highly Flexible
Highly Flexible
Highly Flexible
FAQ
Highly Flexible
Feature available in app store
Feature available in app store
Downloadable product literature
Features Availbile with Customization
Features Availbile with Customization
Feature available in app store
Reviews and ratings
Feature available in app store
Feature available in app store
Feature available in app store
Product attachments
Highly Flexible
Highly Flexible
-
Category gallery
Minimal Features
Highly Flexible
Feature available in app store
Catalog size (Products, SKUs, attributes and configuration limitations)
Attribute size limited
Highly Flexible
Highly Flexible
SEO (on-Page meta data, URL, Sitemapping)
Features Availbile
Highly Flexible
Feature available in app store
Multi-dimensional categories (shared products)
-
Highly Flexible
?
Persona-based catalogs
Highly Flexible
Highly Flexible
?
Regional catalogs
Highly Flexible
Highly Flexible
?
Product collections (set rules)
Highly Flexible
Highly Flexible
Highly Flexible
Custom product fields
-
Highly Flexible
-
Multi language support
Features Availbile
Highly Flexible
Features Availbile
Versioning and Deployment
Highly Flexible
Highly Flexible
Features Availbile
Technical Feature Comparison of PIM/Catalog/DAM 2021

Ecommerce Platform Catalog Feature Comparison

FEATURE

$ 39
99
Monthly
  • Deployment
  • Data Versioning (CMS, Templates, Catalogs)
  • Test Harnesses
  • Caching and CDN Support
  • High Availability Resources
  • Horizontal Scalability on Demand
  • Microservices Architecture
  • Session Externalization
  • External Authentication (I.E. SAML)
  • Page Load Speed
  • Lighthouse Score
  • Development Stack

VTEX IO

$ 39
99
Monthly
  • Highly Flexible
  • Minimal Features
  • Minimal Features
  • Features Available
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Under Review
  • Under Review
  • ReactJS, GraphQL

MANGENTO COMMERCE

$ 39
99
Monthly
  • Highly Flexible
  • Highly Flexible
  • Highly Flexible
  • Highly Flexible
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Under Review
  • Under Review
  • PHP, Javascript

SHOPIFY

$ 39
99
Monthly
  • Highly Flexible
  • Features available
  • Unavailable
  • Features Available
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Under Review
  • Under Review
  • PHP, Ruby on Rails

Technical Feature Comparison of Top Ecommerce Platforms 2021

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