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What is Pimcore?

Pimcore, as a comprehensive open source platform, offers unique solutions in the field of data and experience management.

With its powerful Community Edition, Pimcore enables companies to create customized solutions that are specifically tailored to their individual needs. Pimcore combines various core functions such as product information management (PIM), master data management (MDM), digital asset management (DAM), e-commerce and customer experience management in a single platform.

Pimcore is not a standard application, but a development framework based on Symfony, one of the leading PHP frameworks for web development. Pimcore offers the most important functions that companies need to optimize their digital processes. Instead of starting from scratch, companies and agencies can focus on creating customized extensions on the basis provided by Pimcore. Compared to purely individual solutions, this reduces the initial outlay and the costs for maintenance and further development.

In practice, Pimcore is not always used to its full extent. Many companies start with a core function, such as digital asset management, content management or product information management, and expand its use step by step.

How Is Pimcore Rated on the Internet?

Pimcore is rated very positively on the internet, with its functionality and flexibility being particularly emphasized. However, it should be noted that setting up and operating the platform is considered complex and can be a challenge for beginners. Pimcore is therefore more suitable for larger companies that have the necessary know-how and personnel internally or have the necessary budget to hire an agency specializing in Pimcore. As a Pimcore Platinum Partner, Blackbit can look back on a large number of successful projects based on Pimcore. Some case studies and selected references can be found here.

Companies, Pimcore and the Web

In the digital age, having a presence on the web is essential for companies. Pimcore supports the creation and management of web content, making it an ideal tool for companies looking to strengthen their online presence. The platform offers comprehensive content management (CMS) features and enables the integration of structured content based on powerful Pimcore objects. This enables the creation of appealing and interactive websites with integrated and extensive product catalogs. Once a product catalog is available, an order function based on the Pimcore e-commerce framework can be added in a subsequent step.

Product Information Management and Digital Asset Management

Product Information Management (PIM) and Digital Asset Management (DAM) are two of the core components of Pimcore. PIM enables companies to efficiently manage and organize their product data, while DAM facilitates the management of digital assets such as images, videos and documents. These tools are essential for companies that need to efficiently manage a large amount of product information and digital media to achieve their marketing and sales goals.


Since product information almost always includes product images, videos and documents, it is efficient to manage both in a single system and to serve external systems such as marketplaces, online marketing platforms and store systems with data from Pimcore. Maintaining the metadata of digital assets can also be simplified. If the digital assets are linked to product data, a lot of metadata can be automatically read from the product information and saved as metadata for the assets.

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Digital Experience Management with Pimcore

Experience management is a key element of Pimcore. After all, Pimcore typically combines functions such as content management, personalization, artificial intelligence, customer data platforms and various integration options in a unified platform, enabling companies to create a seamless and personalized customer experience across different channels. This is achieved by integrating data from various internal sources such as product information, customer feedback and digital asset management, as well as from external systems through powerful APIs. By using the Pimcore platform, companies can optimize their marketing strategies to create a more compelling customer experience.

Improving the customer experience is a key focus of Pimcore. By combining data management, content management and e-commerce capabilities, Pimcore enables companies to create unique and personalized customer experiences. Individual customer needs and preferences can be better taken into account by analyzing data and the resulting targeted marketing.

As product information almost always includes product images, videos and documents, it is efficient to manage both in a single system and to serve external systems such as marketplaces, online marketing platforms and store systems with data from Pimcore. Maintaining the metadata of digital assets can also be simplified. If the digital assets are linked to product data, a lot of metadata can be automatically read from the product information and saved as metadata for the assets.

E-Commerce and Digital Commerce with Pimcore

E-commerce and digital commerce are other important functions of Pimcore. The platform offers powerful tools for creating and managing online stores and digital commerce platforms. With Pimcore, companies can create user-friendly, responsive and visually appealing online shopping experiences that are tailored to their customers' needs and preferences. The platform also supports complex e-commerce scenarios, including multi-channel sales and personalized marketing.

Pimcore Community Edition: Flexibility and Customization

The Community Edition of Pimcore is particularly attractive for companies looking for a cost-effective yet powerful solution. This version provides a robust basis for creating customized solutions. Companies can use the platform to develop their own applications tailored to their specific requirements. This high level of customizability makes Pimcore an ideal choice for companies that want to design their digital processes exactly how they want them.

Pimcore Enterprise Edition: It Can Be a Little More

For enterprise customers, Pimcore offers a robust and scalable solution that can be seamlessly integrated into existing IT landscapes. Large organizations benefit from Pimcore's ability to process large volumes of data and support complex business processes. The Enterprise Edition offers a commercial license model, access to long-term support and service level agreements, functional enhancements and two experience portals. The platform is particularly suitable for companies looking for a centralized solution for managing their digital assets, product information and e-commerce activities.

Summary: What does Pimcore do?

Overall, Pimcore is a versatile and powerful platform that offers a wide range of features for managing digital data and improving the customer experience. With its open-source community edition, extensive product information management, digital asset management, e-commerce and customer experience capabilities, as well as its suitability for enterprise requirements and web integration, Pimcore is an excellent choice for companies looking to optimize their digital processes

Creating relevant added value with Pimcore

We develop e-commerce solutions, booking and event platforms, PIM systems and corporate websites. Find out all about Pimcore and our services as a Platinum Partner and Enterprise Subscription Integrator.