Finding building materials online easier than ever
Building materials supplier Travis Perkins set out in 2013 to find a solution to improve integration and data quality. Data was distinctly siloed and not maintained or validated in any consistent way—relying on assorted employees and suppliers to enter product information resulted in incomplete and inconsistent details.
To improve data quality, the company chose Talend Data Quality based on its flexibility, easy-to-use interface and open source nature. Talend was integrated with the company’s product information management (PIM) tool to provide standardization, validation and normalization of product data.
Since implementing Talend and making all product descriptions consistent, Travis Perkins has seen a 30 percent increase in sales conversion on its Wickes website. In addition, within the first month of the Talend implementation, 10,000 updates were made to product entries. Before Talend, duplicates were common, which hurt inventory accuracy and sales. Now Travis Perkins can identify duplicates and immediately normalize them, so everyone has an accurate view of what’s being sold.
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