PRICAT is an electronic message (file) sent from a supplier to a customer, containing product and contract information. Typically, these types of messages are used in communication with authorities, major purchasing organizations and purchasing organizations in larger companies.
The file delivers brand new, added, updated or deleted products from an agreement. Normally, the exchange of such information is included in a structured process with times, verifications, approval, etc. There are also important alternative uses of PRICAT. This may, for example, involve integration of balance and / or product information.
PRICAT is also used for availability through product balance export to different systems and partners. Usually, this export is about the current balance to be exported to customers, internal systems and their own e-commerce system. This distribution of item balance is one of the most frequent and integration-intensive exports to growing SMEs. When working with export balance, we recommend two ways:
To use export using the integration engine, there must be information about the company, article, article type and balance, and whether the export should be scheduled or event-driven. The integration engine filters and transforms information to the different systems and customers.
With regard to EDIFACT and product information, the requirements have substantially increased in recent years. This is because e-commerce has affected the formats and made more and more people understand how important, but also how time-consuming product information management is. Almost all e-commerce platforms, such as Magento, Storm, and Lithium, have different variants of XML schedules that are not adapted to previous standards. This makes it important that all integrations are set up correctly from the start in order to be able to combine next stage integration as smoothly as possible.