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Handle High Volumes of Data with a MACH-certified PIM

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Handle High Volumes of Data with a MACH-certified PIM

It was our goal right from the beginning - to create the most flexible and powerful PIM software in the world.

That’s why Bluestone PIM is a cloud-based multi-tenant SaaS solution able to efficiently handle large volumes of complex product information. It is built and housed on AWS, to make best use of the resources available in the cloud.

With API-first design and headless capabilities your integration possibilities are virtually unlimited, while microservice architecture ensures smooth data processing and scalability.

It was our goal right from the beginning - to create the most flexible and powerful PIM software in the world.

That’s why Bluestone PIM is a cloud-based multi-tenant SaaS solution able to efficiently handle large volumes of complex product information. It is built and housed on AWS, to make best use of the resources available in the cloud.

With API-first design and headless capabilities your integration possibilities are virtually unlimited, while microservice architecture ensures smooth data processing and scalability.

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What makes Bluestone PIM different?

What makes Bluestone PIM different?

The characteristics of Bluestone PIM combine to create a unique and exceptionally
efficient PIM platform that takes the often idle product data, processes it into highly usable
information and distributes it to internal and external channels.

The characteristics of Bluestone PIM combine to create a unique and exceptionally efficient PIM platform that takes the often idle product data, processes it into highly usable information and distributes it to internal and external channels.

1. Connectivity & flexibility

1. Connectivity & flexibility

  Thanks to the MACH architecture, you can connect your Bluestone PIM product data to any data source or third-party service.

A large number of integration points  ensures swift implementation of the sales and marketing strategy of your choice.

  Thanks to the MACH architecture, you can connect your Bluestone PIM product data to any data source or third-party service.

A large number of integration points  ensures swift implementation of the sales and marketing strategy of your choice.

2. Constant development
and best practices

2. Constant development
and best practices

✔  Enjoy new features on a regular basis - they are available immediately to all users.

  Bluestone follows industry best practices for software design, development, and operations - from feature deployment timing to customization and high-quality testing.

✔  Enjoy new features on a regular basis - they are available immediately to all users.

  Bluestone follows industry best practices for software design, development, and operations - from feature deployment timing to customization and high-quality testing.

3. App Marketplace

3. App Marketplace

✔  The Marketplace is an integral part of the Bluestone PIM ecosystem and offers fast and reliable feature extension implementation.

Choose from a variety of apps from Bluestone and our partners to build comprehensive, composable IT solutions.

✔  The Marketplace is an integral part of the Bluestone PIM ecosystem and offers fast and reliable feature extension implementation.

Choose from a variety of apps from Bluestone and our partners to build comprehensive, composable IT solutions.

Why is Bluestone PIM great for IT?

  • Bluestone PIM is a SaaS solution that runs natively on AWS.
  • It's a true multi-tenant SaaS – multiple users share a single instance of the software with fully isolated data. This way, your data is secure and inaccessible to others, and you are using the latest software without worrying about updates.
  • No need to set up hardware in a data center and pay for its management. With Bluestone PIM, you've got it all covered.
  • To ensure availability, we keep our services and databases running across multiple data centers. 
  • AWS verified – Bluestone is an AWS Select Technology Partner.
  • Unlike traditional enterprise suites that aim to cover all your needs in one package, we want you to retain the freedom to build a stack of best-in-class solutions.
  • Bluestone PIM has interfaces that allow you to connect it to the software of your choice.
  • We provide two main sets of APIs: the Management API, which you can use to exchange product content with Bluestone PIM, and the read-only Public API, which lets you retrieve the latest approved product content from PIM for real-time use. The Public API docs are available here.
  • The application is split into multiple microservices that dynamically scale up and down depending on usage.
  • A flexible pricing model allows you to pay for what you need and use – your contract can be adjusted as needed.
  • You will not be affected by other users' use of Bluestone PIM.
  • Because the system is cloud-based, you always have a reserve of power for that big processing task.

  • Your data is safe in Bluestone PIM. All our services run in secure data centers and servers operated by AWS.
  • Data centres are ISO 27001 certified and SOC1/SOC2 compliant.
  • In addition, we have our own rigorous security measures to ensure all customer data is private.
  • Our network and services are continuously monitored for abnormal activity. All communication to and from Bluestone PIM is encrypted and all API requests require authentication and authorization using OAuth2/OpenID Connect and JWT.
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Architecture and ecosystem

Choose a modern, tested and future-proof system for Product Information Management. Bluestone PIM offers state of the art digital commerce technology to its clients. The fact that we are the first MACH-certified PIM on the market helps us get it right.

Architecture and ecosystem

Choose a modern, tested and future-proof system for Product Information Management. Bluestone PIM offers state of the art digital commerce technology to its clients. The fact that we are the first MACH-certified PIM on the market helps us get it right. 

The Bluestone PIM platform is built using the MACH principles of Microservices-based, API-first, Cloud-native SaaS, and Headless technology. Together, these principles represent modularity, unrestricted connectivity, and cloud-native performance. The result is freedom of choice for software users to build their stacks of best-of-breed software.

Bluestone PIM technology helps to future-proof your business, make it more scalable and flexible. By choosing the best PIM system, you can optimize infrastructure costs, develop an omnichannel e-commerce strategy, connect to any application or implement Composable Commerce.

The certification from MACH Alliance, serves as proof that our software is designed to work well with current and future technology stacks.

Learn more on how Bluestone PIM fits in MACH architecture.

What is MACH Alliance?

MACH Alliance was founded in June 2020 as a vendor-neutral non-profit organization whose mission is to educate and promote the best ecosystem for enterprise technologies to help businesses become more competitive and agile in the digital space.

The MACH Alliance presents the following manifesto: “Future proof enterprise technology and propel current and future digital experiences.”

Members of the MACH Alliance include leading software companies such as EPAM, Contentstack, or Commercetools.

The Bluestone PIM platform is built using the MACH principles of Microservices-based, API-first, Cloud-native SaaS, and Headless technology. Together, these principles represent modularity, unrestricted connectivity, and cloud-native performance. The result is freedom of choice for software users to build their stacks of best-of-breed software.

Bluestone PIM technology helps to future-proof your business, make it more scalable and flexible. By choosing the best PIM system, you can optimize infrastructure costs, develop an omnichannel e-commerce strategy, connect to any application or implement Composable Commerce.

The certification from MACH Alliance, serves as proof that our software is designed to work well with current and future technology stacks.

Learn more on how Bluestone PIM fits in MACH architecture.

What is MACH Alliance?

MACH Alliance was founded in June 2020 as a vendor-neutral non-profit organization whose mission is to educate and promote the best ecosystem for enterprise technologies to help businesses become more competitive and agile in the digital space.

The MACH Alliance presents the following manifesto: “Future proof enterprise technology and propel current and future digital experiences.”

Members of the MACH Alliance include leading software companies such as EPAM, Contentstack, or Commercetools.

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"As the first PIM to join the MACH Alliance, Bluestone exemplifies the technical principles and values of the alliance.
The team at Bluestone PIM is consistently out in front of the market, defining what a modern PIM looks like."

Kelly Goetsch, Chairperson of the MACH Alliance

"As the first PIM to join the MACH Alliance, Bluestone exemplifies the technical principles and values of the alliance. The team at Bluestone PIM is consistently out in front of the market, defining what a modern PIM looks like."

Kelly Goetsch, Chairperson of the MACH Alliance

Enhance, compose and connect with apps

Enhance, compose and connect with apps

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Compose a digital commerce ecosystem for your business faster with a range of dedicated apps.

  Smoothly syndicate and sync product information to hundreds of sales and marketing channels with ready-to-use partner integration solutions. 

Work more efficiently with product data by selecting apps that extend the functionality of Bluestone PIM, saving time and money.

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Google Shopping
Magento
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Retailor
Amazon
Google Shopping
Magento
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Brightstar
Digital River
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Slack
Retailor

Visit the App Marketplace › to see all apps.

How is product information processed with Bluestone PIM?

Before new products are published to sales and marketing channels, a lot has to happen behind the scenes. Bluestone PIM technology makes this process as easy and streamlined as possible.

How is product information processed
with Bluestone PIM?

Before new products are published to sales and marketing channels, a lot has to happen behind the scenes. Bluestone PIM technology
makes this process as easy and streamlined as possible.


STEP 1

Data is input via the Bluestone PIM UI or via the API.

STEP 1

Data is input via the Bluestone PIM UI or via the API.

STEP 2

Different microservices work together to process your content.

STEP 2

Different microservices work together to process your content.

STEP  3

Approved content goes out to connected channels, such as marketplaces, e-commerce platforms, POS systems and more.

STEP  3

Approved content goes out to connected channels, such as marketplaces, e-commerce platforms, POS systems and more.


DATA PROCESSING OVERVIEW

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Data modeling and governance

Create a single source of truth for product information, enable a detailed reference for data governance, and lay the foundation for comprehensive data collection and management.

Data modeling and governance

Create a single source of truth for product information, enable a detailed reference for data governance, and lay the foundation for comprehensive data collection and management.

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Control product data via APIs and the UI

Control product data via APIs and the UI

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✔  Work on data modeling both within the visual user interface and headless – via APIs.

✔  Enjoy the technological flexibility to adapt product information management to your IT stack and your team’s way of working.

✔  Model complex organizations and multi-organization setups so that each company, division, or department can maintain its closed data

✔  Work on data modeling both within the visual user interface and headless – via APIs.

✔  Enjoy the technological flexibility to adapt product information management to your IT stack and your team’s way of working.

✔  Model complex organizations and multi-organization setups so that each company, division, or department can maintain its closed data

Model data the way you want

Model data the way you want

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  Plan and create a product category and classification tree.
 Categorize and organize products based on common attributes.
  Set up validation rules for each attribute.
  Create compound and group attributes.
  Work with product variants.
 Localize your product data.

  Plan and create a product category and classification tree.

 Categorize and organize products based on common attributes.

  Set up validation rules for each attribute.

  Create compound and group attributes.

  Work with product variants.

 Localize your product data.

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Work more efficiently with data

Work more efficiently with data

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✔  Monitor product information quality and work progress with dashboard widgets.

✔  Work faster and improve data quality with the help of automated data analysis, using such features as product completeness score, to automatically analyze product content against predefined rules and get recommendations for improvement.

✔  Take advantage of the cloud environment to enable rapid global expansion, localization, and fine-grained access control.

✔  Monitor product information quality and work progress with dashboard widgets.

✔  Work faster and improve data quality with the help of automated data analysis, using such features as product completeness score, to automatically analyze product content against predefined rules and get recommendations for improvement.

✔  Take advantage of the cloud environment to enable rapid global expansion, localization, and fine-grained access control.

APIs and channel integration

Bluestone PIM is API-first, which means the entire system is designed for this type of communication. Everything you do with the visual UI can also be done through APIs, and with over 500 APIs, your headless capabilities are virtually unlimited.

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APIs and channel integration

Bluestone PIM is API-first, which means the entire system is designed for this type of communication. Everything you do with the visual UI can also be done through APIs, and with over 500 APIs, your headless capabilities are virtually unlimited.

API types in Bluestone PIM

API types in Bluestone PIM

To fulfil complex business needs, Bluestone PIM distinguishes two types of API - Public (PAPI) and Management (MAPI). The APIs are secure by default, available over the Internet as well as delivered to a private network by a variety of means.

To fulfil complex business needs, Bluestone PIM distinguishes two types of API - Public (PAPI) and Management (MAPI). The APIs are secure by default, available over the Internet as well as delivered to a private network by a variety of means.

PAPI

The Public interface provides the main channel data and consists of a set of functionalities optimized for serving large amounts of data to a variety of external systems.

The following data is synced to the Public API service:

Products, including associated attributes, relations, media assets information, and other associated data.

Catalogs and Categories, including associated attributes, media assets information, and other associated data.

MAPI

The Management interface enables managing platform components, not available to the public, which include:

PIM (Product Information Management) the main storage for product information.

DAM (Digital Asset Management) for maintaining a digital asset database of media.

Other essential parts necessary for clients to run a business, e.g. CMS or CRM.

PAPI

The Public interface provides the main channel data and consists of a set of functionalities optimized for serving large amounts of data to a variety of external systems.

The following data is synced to the Public API service:

Products, including associated attributes, relations, media assets information, and other associated data.

Catalogs and Categories, including associated attributes, media assets information, and other associated data.

MAPI

The Management interface enables managing platform components, not available to the public, which include:

PIM (Product Information Management) the main storage for product information.

DAM (Digital Asset Management) for maintaining a digital asset database of media.

Other essential parts necessary for clients to run a business, e.g. CMS or CRM.

API TYPES – FEATURE COMPARISON

FEATURES PUBLIC API MANAGEMENT API
MAIN CHANNEL
Retrieve published product information

Retrieve full product information  

Manage product Information  

ADDITIONAL CHANNELS
Access API from other services
•  Content Management System (CMS)
•  Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
•  Price management etc.
 

FEATURES PUBLIC API MANAGEMENT API
MAIN CHANNEL
Retrieve published
product information

Retrieve full
product information
 

Manage product
Information
 

ADDITIONAL CHANNELS

Access API from other services

Content
  Management
  System
(CMS)

Customer
  Relationship
  Management
(CRM)

Price management
  etc.
 

Standardized, simple, and secure

Standardized, simple,
and secure

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Simple and secure authentication and authorization mechanisms that can be tailored up to the specific needs - from simple API keys to OAuth and OpenID Connect tokens

Standardized REST API documentation to all customers and partners based on OpenAPI Specification with applied API creation best practices, to simplify integration work

To learn more details about APIs go Bluestone PIM Help Center ›

Full Documentation of Bluestone PIM APIs in Swagger is always accessible at bluestonepim.readme.io. Get in touch to access the full documentation ›

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Try out how it works - see the API in action

REQUEST

$ curl -v -X POST "https://app.bluestonepim.com/api/products"  -d "
{
"name": "A brand new product",
"number": "1234-5678-90AB"
}"
Send request

RESPONSE

< HTTP/1.1 201 Created
< Content-Type: application/json
< Location: https://app.bluestonepim.com/api/products/71b892ca-034f-4cab-b412-fc0866528ec1
< Resource-Id: 71b892ca-034f-4cab-b412-fc0866528ec1
< Content-Length: 0
< Connection: keep-alive

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REQUEST

$ curl -v -X GET "https://app.bluestonepim.com/api/products/search/1234-5678-90AB"
Send request

RESPONSE

< HTTP/1.1 200 OK
< Content-Type: application/json
< Vary: Accept-Encoding
< Content-Length: 104
< Connection: keep-alive

[
  {
    "id": "71b892ca-034f-4cab-b412-fc0866528ec1",
    "name": "A brand new product",
    "number": "1234-5678-90AB"
  }
]

REQUEST

$ curl -v -X GET "https://app.bluestonepim.com/api/definitions/filter?name=model%20year"
Send request

RESPONSE

< HTTP/1.1 200 OK
< Content-Type: application/json
< Vary: Accept-Encoding
< Content-Length: 186
< Connection: keep-alive

[
  {
    "id": "9c5ba366-cd66-4dcc-8faf-3bfdfb370e3d",
    "name": "model year",
    "isCompound": false,
    "archived": false,
    "dataTypeName": "Integer",
    "group": "Others",
    "restrictions": {},
    "multipleValues": false
  }
]

REQUEST

$ curl -v -X POST "https://app.bluestonepim.com/api/products/71b892ca-034f-4cab-b412-fc0866528ec1/attributes" -d "
{
  "attributeDefinitionId": "9c5ba366-cd66-4dcc-8faf-3bfdfb370e3d",
  "values": [ "2018" ],
  "type": "SIMPLE"
}
Send request

RESPONSE

< HTTP/1.1 201 Created
< Content-Type: application/json
< https://app.bluestonepim.com/api/products/71b892ca-034f-4cab-b412-fc0866528ec1/attributes/
< 9c5ba366-cd66-4dcc-8faf-3bfdfb370e3d
< Content-Length: 0
< Connection: keep-alive

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REQUEST

$ curl -v -X GET "https://app.bluestonepim.com/api/products/71b892ca-034f-4cab-b412-fc0866528ec1/publish"
Send request

RESPONSE

< HTTP/1.1 200 OK
< Content-Type: application/json
< Resource-Id: 71b892ca-034f-4cab-b412-fc0866528ec1
< Content-Length: 0
< Connection: keep-alive

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REQUEST

$ curl -v -X POST "https://app.bluestonepim.com/api/products/71b892ca-034f-4cab-b412-fc0866528ec1/publish"
Send request

RESPONSE

< HTTP/1.1 200 OK
< Content-Type: application/json
< Vary: Accept-Encoding
< Content-Length: 144
< Connection: keep-alive

[
  {
    "id": "71b892ca-034f-4cab-b412-fc0866528ec1",
    "name": "A brand new product",
    "number": "1234-5678-90AB",
    "description": "",
    "status": "TO_BE_PUBLISHED"
  }
]

Real–time data for applications & analytics

Easily configure webhooks in Bluestone PIM, to transmit events to external systems. Create custom events and use cloud services as additional transports.

Real–time data for applications & analytics

Easily configure webhooks in Bluestone PIM, to transmit events to external systems.
Create custom events and use cloud services as additional transports.

Automate communication between apps 

Most operations in Bluestone PIM generate events, such as when a new product is created or a catalog name is updated.

Use events to develop highly reactive applications that are:

Automate communication between apps

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 Highly available, providing real-time data for apps and analytics systems.

  Responsive, reacting immediately to changes in the system.

✔  Flexible, as they can take advantage of the scalability of the cloud.

  Well-defined, allowing you to effortlessly write custom extensions.

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BLUESTONE PIM WEBHOOKS


•  Changes to product assets in PIM
•  Changes to attributes of a product in PIM
•  Changes to the category of a product in PIM
•  Change to a label for a product in PIM

•  Changes to relations of a product in PIM
•  Change to product state in PIM
•  Plugin data
•  Name, number, or description changed
   for a product in PIM

•  Product added to or removed from variant in PIM
•  Product added to or removed from bundle in PIM
•  New product of any type created in PIM
•  New sync done to Public API

•  Changes to product assets in PIM

•  Changes to attributes of a product in PIM

•  Changes to the category of a product in PIM

•  Change to a label for a product in PIM

•  Changes to relations of a product in PIM

•  Change to product state in PIM

•  Plugin data

•  Name, number, or description changed for a product in PIM

•  Product added to or removed from variant in PIM

•  Product added to or removed from bundle in PIM

•  New product of any type created in PIM

•  New sync done to Public API


For more details about webhooks and working with events, see the Bluestone PIM Help Center ›

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Precise communication and control

Events allow the platform’s clients to:

Precise communication and control

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 Fully manage and have total control of the integration points

  Establish new workflows and processes with manual as well as automatic components

All events have a common wrapper and contain information that is important for third-party systems to react to changes in the platform or even reassemble entities from the change events. The robust implementation ensures quality of service of messages delivered to external systems even through HTTP protocol.

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Learn about the architecture of the platform, its capabilities, and the APIs available for integration with other systems.

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Customers love Bluestone PIM

Smooth intergration, easy to use API, great documentation!

"We have integrated Bluestone PIM with an Episerver installation for Wilhelmsen Ships Service. Thanks to Bluestone PIM's easy to use API interface, the integration process was smooth. The swagger documentation is easy to understand, and the structure of the solution is very good. We love that everything is JSON because it is easy to manage data on our end."

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1 - What is headless PIM?

Headless PIM is built on the architecture that separates the front end (design layer) from the backend (technical support layer). Using headless platforms gives companies freedom in designing the user interface, which significantly promotes omnichannel strategies. It also enables quickly implementing new solutions and connecting to other devices and channels.

Headless PIM software like Bluestone PIM can be used as an engine to enrich product data and ensure good product quality by simply using APIs.Fast connectivity allows customers to react to the latest trends and leverage newer technologies.

2 - What is a multi-tenant SaaS PIM?

A multi-tenant SaaS PIM is software operating in the cloud in a Software-as-a-Service model. Its single instance and database serve multiple users (tenants) with complete isolated data, so the users do not have access to each other's data.

Using multi-tenant SaaS PIM provides security, unlimited scalability, and ongoing maintenance and updates. In a perfect duo with APIs, cloud PIM gives you the agility to easily and fast integrate with various platforms, channels, and apps.

3 - What is API-first approach?

Modern software needs to be flexible and communicate with its surroundings. It is possible by implementing a set of features called Application Programmable Interfaces (APIs).

Many recognizable tech companies are part of the API economy. Slack, Shopify, and Hubspot, to name a few. API-first applications are designed and developed to communicate with other IT components seamlessly. Thanks to this approach, companies have the freedom to develop their technology without compromise and future-proof their tech stack.

4 - What is product data modeling in PIM?

Product data modeling is an essential part of PIM implementation. The process defies all the product's data elements throughout the product life cycle.

With the support of the PIM tool, users can, for example, categorize and organize products and set item-to-item relations by creating a product category and classification tree or setting compound and group attributes.