Classification Systems

/Classification Systems

Classification systems for data standards

Properties of classifications for structuring product data
A classification system structures the products into product groups, e.g. tools, half tools, drills. Some of the classifications also define parameters/characteristics for the product groups, e.g. diameter and cutting direction for drills. Therefore, a distinction is made between parameterized and non-parameterized classifications. But why classify data according to ETIM, eclass, etc.?
Even if you have already sorted your products into your own classification and use this classification for example in your web shop as a search tree or in the print catalogue as a table of contents, customers and partners may ask you to additionally sort the products according to standard classifications such as ETIM, eClass, Proficlass, etc.
Above all, wholesalers want the industry to sort their products into standardized classes in order to offer their customers products from different manufacturers via uniform classifications.

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