Pimcore

Open Source DXP for Enterprise (PIM/MDM, CMS, DAM, Commerce)

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Pimcore Overview

What is Pimcore?

Pimcore is an open source digital experience platform, which offers product information management (PIM), master data management (MDM), digital asset management (DAM), web content management (CMS/UX), and digital commerce in a single suite. Pimcore’s consolidated platform empowers organizations with a single ‘trusted view’ of information to deliver a superior product experience across multiple customer touchpoints.

What makes Pimcore a great alternative to expensive digital experience platforms is its incredible flexibility, API-driven approach, speed-to-market, plus the momentum of 100+ global solution partners. The Pimcore platform is based on open architecture and available at zero license cost for developers, agencies, and enterprises.

Founded in 2009, Pimcore is headquartered in Salzburg, Austria with additional offices in Sugarland, Texas (United States), and New Delhi, India.

Pimcore Overview

Pricing

Starting from
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Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Open Source
Value for money

Pimcore is 100% open source and there is no license cost at all for enterprises. It can be used free of charge by both individuals and enterprises with the so-called GNU General Public License (GPLv3).


Pimcore Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Germany
Supported Languages
Dutch, English

Media

Upload or import digital assets to a central repository
Manage asset metadata
Edit images within pimcore DAM
Preview or transform assets
Initiate image conversion
Utilize searchable asset collections
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Pimcore Reviews

Pimcore Reviews

Overall rating
4,8
/
5
Excellent
15

Very good
1

Average
1

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,7
Features
4,6
Ease of Use
4,6
Customer Support
4,5
94% recommended this app
Igor B.

The only real solution of its kind

I have been working on a wide range of projects with Pimcore: pure CMS, CMS+PIM, CMS+DAM, PIM+DAM, E-commerce, REST Apis, Mobile App Backend, etc. Pimcore could handle all of those without issues and was joy to use! It also made the development much faster than building everything from scratch.


Vandana S.

Outstanding framework for PIM/CMS/DAM/e-commerce needs

Pimcore has helped us set up very flexible and scalable PIM and CMS set up for our customers with less cost. We are able to extend the features based on the Customer's specific requirements without too much effort. Our developers love the ease with which they can extend the framework and contribute to community.
Our customers are pleased with the features they get from the Product that makes their day to day tasks easy. We have been able to enable our non-IT business users to manage and control their PIM implementations with very basic training.


Rita S.

Not my favourite

We currently have our main website on Pimcore, does the job but doesn't add anything great.


Franck O.

Better and better

We work exclusively with PimCore since v3, which is to say how much we appreciate this software and just congratulate us. They are responsive and friendly.
We are developing a set of bundles that allow the management of Print publications and the PimCore / Active WebToPrint solution is a great success.
Their annual Inspire conference has opened up the international market to us naturally and we now have customers in Europe, USA, Africa, etc ...
Many thanks to them without whom we would not have the success we have. I recommend VERY HIGHLY!


Marc B.

Best Open Source solution for building complex/holistic solutions

I'm a product manager and could hardly find a better solution to fit most of the needs companies have while transforming their business to gain advantages by going digital. Pimcore offers all features you expect from a CMS these days. Additionally its ready to personalize any kind of content and lets customers adapt to possibilities given through modern ways of recognizing users. The required tools for Asset Management are also build in.

Especially for retailers or companies handling thousands of product data its tailor made to face the problems a Product information System has to solve. Organizing and classifying data works perfectly fine in pimcore. Its CMS and DAM functionalities lets you publish this data on every channel you need.

If you're looking for a solution to rapidly prototype a piece of software you're also right using pimcore. Its flexible architecture offers you an effective way to arrange your data models and define where its information is published. My personal favorite is the api which is generated on the fly while modeling you data. So again, you're prototype benefits from the CMS, DAM and PIM Features.

Additionally pimcore offers an ecommerce framework which I personally have no real experience with.

Although pimcore is a great tool, it requires you to put some effort in learning it or consult an expert. This comes due to the huge possibilities pimcore offers. So its always a good idea to contact professionals.


Igor B.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 11-50 Employees

The only real solution of its kind

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/09/16
Review Source: Capterra

I have been working on a wide range of projects with Pimcore: pure CMS, CMS+PIM, CMS+DAM, PIM+DAM, E-commerce, REST Apis, Mobile App Backend, etc. Pimcore could handle all of those without issues and was joy to use! It also made the development much faster than building everything from scratch.

Pros

It can cover almost all of the needs one could imagine in a digital transformation project (CMS, DAM, PIM, Web-2-Print, ...). But what I find really excellent is that one is not really forced into using any of these components. Pimcore makes it very easy to integrate with external services and that is something that very few other systems manage to do.

Cons

Pimcore is moving fast. That means that updates can be somewhat painful (ExtJs 3 to ExtJs 6, Zend Framework to Symfony). But I wouldn't say that they are any more painful than updates in competing products. Integration with the Symfony Framework was a very good step which will make the product that much more stable and easier to update in the future.

Response from pimcore

Thank you very much for this review and your kind words, Igor! As Pimcore Gold Partner and winner of the case study of the year 2018 awards, Basilicom is a trusted partner and highly recommended Pimcore implementation partner! Best, Christian - Marketing & Partner Management

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Vandana S.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Outstanding framework for PIM/CMS/DAM/e-commerce needs

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/05/19
Review Source: Capterra

Pimcore has helped us set up very flexible and scalable PIM and CMS set up for our customers with less cost. We are able to extend the features based on the Customer's specific requirements without too much effort. Our developers love the ease with which they can extend the framework and contribute to community.
Our customers are pleased with the features they get from the Product that makes their day to day tasks easy. We have been able to enable our non-IT business users to manage and control their PIM implementations with very basic training.

Pros

Pimcore is a very flexible and extendable framework combining PIM, DAM, CMS and e-commerce capabilities all in one suit. There are abundant features, so much that we still discover new ones with each implementation. The product is evolving and the Pimcore team keeps on adding new features and functionalities based on the market need.

Almost all features are generic and extendible. It's easy for developers to add customized features and extend the existing features.

We have done a lot of PIM and CMS implementation with various customers enabling the Business users, the Marketing teams and the IT teams, to create and publish content on the fly. We have implemented PIM solutions that give the Business owners complete control the Products data and content. We have implemented PIM with Workflow management providing Product teams to manage the Product Launch Sequences through Pimcore with complete notifications and dashboards giving Sr. management a real time view of the Products launch status

Cons

Since Pimcore is a framework and not a Product, some customizations are always required to implement customer requirements, which in other Product based software may be available out of box. But again that is something that makes it extendible and makes it possible to extend and implement any feature desired.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Rita S.
Industry: Hospitality
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Not my favourite

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/01/08
Review Source: Capterra

We currently have our main website on Pimcore, does the job but doesn't add anything great.

Pros

Does the job, you can run your website on Pimcore, update it. We have a bespoke version, which isn't ideal as then you're stuck with whoever developed your website - rather than being able to hire other developers.

Cons

It's not very easy to use, you can find your way around it but it does take a while. And as mentioned, because we have a bespoke solution that means that when we need anything changed, we are stuck with going back to the company that initially developed the website for us.

Response from Pimcore

Thank you very much for your review Rita. Pimcore is an enterprise digital experience platform (DXP). Its basic features are always enriched and highly tailored towards the individual digitization needs of its users. Especially larger companies with complex requirements value the large flexibility that this approach provides them in regards of providing a highly personalized experience to their customers.

Pimcore is built for developers and empowers them to build great digital experiences fast and easily. As a consequence Pimcore is NOT an 'out-of-the-box' software product like Wordpress.

When looking at your website I saw that you are running an outdated version of Pimcore, which is quite old already. I invite you give our latest version, Pimcore 6, a try, which makes the editing experience even more user-friendly and intuitive.

Best,
Christian (Marketing & Partner Management)

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

Franck O.
Industry: Publishing
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Better and better

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/08/08
Review Source: Capterra

We work exclusively with PimCore since v3, which is to say how much we appreciate this software and just congratulate us. They are responsive and friendly.
We are developing a set of bundles that allow the management of Print publications and the PimCore / Active WebToPrint solution is a great success.
Their annual Inspire conference has opened up the international market to us naturally and we now have customers in Europe, USA, Africa, etc ...
Many thanks to them without whom we would not have the success we have. I recommend VERY HIGHLY!

Pros

PimCore is the only open-source platform with full PIM, DAM and CMS capabilities.
With our plugins, this is the only solution that allow to manage Print draf and publications, connected to InDesign or exporting directly to PDF HD CMYK, in addition to native features.
With its GPL license, everything is accessible and it is easy to develop plugins, overload existing functions, modify the interface, etc ...
A MUST HAVE

Cons

To be honest, not much. Can be a more user-friendly interface but the v6 should fix that

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Marc B.
Company size: Self Employed

Best Open Source solution for building complex/holistic solutions

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2016/10/25
Review Source: Capterra

I'm a product manager and could hardly find a better solution to fit most of the needs companies have while transforming their business to gain advantages by going digital. Pimcore offers all features you expect from a CMS these days. Additionally its ready to personalize any kind of content and lets customers adapt to possibilities given through modern ways of recognizing users. The required tools for Asset Management are also build in.

Especially for retailers or companies handling thousands of product data its tailor made to face the problems a Product information System has to solve. Organizing and classifying data works perfectly fine in pimcore. Its CMS and DAM functionalities lets you publish this data on every channel you need.

If you're looking for a solution to rapidly prototype a piece of software you're also right using pimcore. Its flexible architecture offers you an effective way to arrange your data models and define where its information is published. My personal favorite is the api which is generated on the fly while modeling you data. So again, you're prototype benefits from the CMS, DAM and PIM Features.

Additionally pimcore offers an ecommerce framework which I personally have no real experience with.

Although pimcore is a great tool, it requires you to put some effort in learning it or consult an expert. This comes due to the huge possibilities pimcore offers. So its always a good idea to contact professionals.

Pros

- one platform with all features build in to start digital businesses
- its open source
- flexible data modelling
- workflow support

Cons

- shallow learning curve

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

User recommendation
9,4/10
Based on 17 user ratings
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Pimcore Pricing

Pimcore Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Open Source
Value for money

Pimcore is 100% open source and there is no license cost at all for enterprises. It can be used free of charge by both individuals and enterprises with the so-called GNU General Public License (GPLv3).

Pimcore is 100% open source and there is no license cost at all for enterprises. It can be used free of charge by both individuals and enterprises with the so-called GNU General Public License (GPLv3).

Value for Money
4,7/5
Based on 17 user ratings
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Pimcore Features

Pimcore Features

A/B Testing
API
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Campaign Analysis
Campaign Management
Campaign Segmentation
Content Management
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop Interface
Engagement Analytics
Monitoring
Multi-Channel Marketing
Real Time Analytics
Reporting & Statistics
Social Media Integration
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Features
4,6/5
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Additional information for Pimcore

Additional information for Pimcore

Key features of Pimcore

  • Asset sharing
  • Automatic Image conversion
  • Brand control
  • Cataloging/categorization
  • Central repository
  • Collaboration tools
  • Configurable metadata management
  • Contextual navigation
  • Custom front-ends
  • Data filtering
  • Data quality control
  • Digital asset management
  • Document management
  • Document storage
  • Filtered search
  • Format management
  • Image editing
  • Keyword search
  • Master record management
  • Metadata management
  • Metadata tagging
  • Multi-tab interface
  • Preview functionality
  • Tagging
  • Tags & keywords
  • Third party integration
  • Transformation functionality
  • Video transcoding

Benefits

  • One Platform for Better Digital Experience: Create and deliver engaging and personalized digital experience from a single location across all customer touchpoints in real-time.
  • Rapid Innovation: Eliminate manual re-work and increase the efficiency of business operations by bridging gaps between data silos, media, and systems for superior consistency.
  • Speed-to-Market: Its extensive, stable, and comprehensive APIs, based on open standards, easily integrate with IT systems, thus helping businesses speed-up time-to-market with minimum deployment risks.
  • No License Cost: Pimcore is 100% open source and available free of charge for enterprises through an open-source software license (GNU General Public License - GPLv3). Hence, the best alternative to commercial enterprise data management and experience management solutions.

Pimcore FAQs

Pimcore FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Pimcore.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Pimcore offer?

Pimcore offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Free, Subscription, Open Source

Free Trial: Available

Pimcore is 100% open source and there is no license cost at all for enterprises. It can be used free of charge by both individuals and enterprises with the so-called GNU General Public License (GPLv3).

Q. What are the main features of Pimcore?

Pimcore offers the following features:

  • Asset sharing
  • Automatic Image conversion
  • Brand control
  • Cataloging/categorization
  • Central repository
  • Collaboration tools
  • Configurable metadata management
  • Contextual navigation
  • Custom front-ends
  • Data filtering
  • Data quality control
  • Digital asset management
  • Document management
  • Document storage
  • Filtered search
  • Format management
  • Image editing
  • Keyword search
  • Master record management
  • Metadata management
  • Metadata tagging
  • Multi-tab interface
  • Preview functionality
  • Tagging
  • Tags & keywords
  • Third party integration
  • Transformation functionality
  • Video transcoding

Q. Who are the typical users of Pimcore?

Pimcore has the following typical customers:

Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Pimcore support?

Pimcore supports the following languages:

Dutch, English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Pimcore offer?

Pimcore has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription, Open Source

Q. Does Pimcore support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Pimcore supports

Q. What other apps does Pimcore integrate with?

Pimcore integrates with the following applications:

CHILI publish, Content Hub, Drupal, Episerver, Magento Commerce, NetSuite, SAP Cloud ERP Suite, Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Vue Storefront

Q. What level of support does Pimcore offer?

Pimcore offers the following support options:

Online Support, Forum, Knowledge Base, FAQs