About the ProductGraph

Learn about the ProductGraph - our comprehensive store of product data, assets and relationships

The ProductGraph is a graph that aggregates all information and assets about products for use in every step of the product's lifecycle.  The ProductGraph includes:

  • Design information
  • Manufacting information
  • Sales information
  • Support information

The ProductGraph brings all of the product data together allowing for easy creation, updating and distribution of the information.  Our ProductGraph is a platform that allows for many uses in the design, manufacturing, sales and support of products.

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Uses of the ProductGraph

 

The ProductGraph is the centralized hub of the product throughout its lifecycle.

 

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 ProductGraph - the center of the product lifecycle

 

Why do we need a ProductGraph?

In the past, product data has been spread out across a variety of systems and tools.

  • The product design is stored inside of CAD files.
  • The manufacturing files are stored inside of CAM files.
  • Photos, product descriptions, product photography, reviews, etc are needed for retail.  Each asset is produced through a seperate process.  And then these assets need to be distributed to each channel.
  • Drawings, instructions, manuals and FAQs are needed for post sales support.

All of these seperate systems and information types led to reduntant and out-of-synch product information.  These redundances were an ineffecient use of resources.  And product information becoming out-of-synch leads to errors in the product manufacturing, sales and support.

As the manufacutring of products becomes more distributed through digital manufacting and the sales of products becomes multi-channel through online marketplaces and global markets, keeping all of the information about products becomes even more important.