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2BA, the ETIM data pool in the Netherlands, recognizes ProPlanet as a Premium Software Partner


s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands, May 2021


2BA recognizes ProPlanet as a Premium Software Partner by demonstrating that its PIM system DataProcessor meets the three applicable criteria for DICO and BMEcat data exchange. This guarantees that DataProcessor is able to achieve the highest score on the 2BA label data quality. The title is the highest achievable recognition for PIM suppliers in the Netherlands.


The 2BA data pool functions as a central contact point for the exchange of product and trade data between all companies in the entire installation industry. This way, it is guaranteed that the business chain is always up-to-date and has high-quality article information. 


2BA data pool and ETIM classification in the Netherlands

The structure of the 2BA database is fully aligned with the ETIM product classification model. Because of this ingenious database structure, installation companies can quickly search millions of data records for products and related wholesale information. But manufacturers themselves also experience the ease of 2BA and the ETIM product classification. It gives them a clear structure to record technical and geometric properties of products and contributes to the completeness of their product information on websites and in wholesale catalogs. 


The exchange of data between PIM systems, such as DataProcessor, and the 2BA data pool is tested against the most recent criteria annually. The test consists of the complete and correct processing of a data file supplied by 2BA.


ProPlanet meets the 2BA Premium Software Partner criteria
As a Premium Partner, ProPlanet has demonstrated that DataProcessor can accurately and completely process an article file supplied by 2BA according to the three criteria used by 2BA.


De criteria for 2021:

 Support of at least one current exchange format and associated mapping to the 2BA data pool;

 Support of the ETIM and ETIM Dynamic classifications;

 Support of ETIM-MC for the 'open Uniforme Objecten Bibliotheek' in the Netherlands.

" ProPlanet helps companies to easily and efficiently manage and classify product information to guarantee data quality. 2BA's Premium Software Partnership confirms this promise which fits in with the continuous development of the PIM system DataProcessor. ''
Joey Wondergem, Technical Consultant and Quality Manager at ProPlanet.


DICO and BMEcat exchange format support demonstrated

ProPlanet is the only partner to have achieved the Premium Software Partnership for both the DICO and BMEcat exchange format. An excellent achievement.


The DICO Standard, formerly the SALES Standard, is the Dutch message standard for digital communication between organisations in the construction and installation sector. BMEcat is the standard recommended by ETIM International for companies that manage their product information on an international level.


Share product information with EDATA & LUCKINS Live

ProPlanet helps companies to effectively unlock product information by efficiently structuring product data. This way, manufacturers and wholesalers monitor the quality of the product information in the Netherlands with 2BA and in the United Kingdom with EDATA and LUCKINS Live. The exchange of product information via a PIM system with these data pools, improves the quality of the product information and makes its distribution easier. 


ProPlanet is an affiliate member of the Electrical Distributors Association (EDA) and an integration partner of the LUCKINS Live Platform of Trimble Group. In this role ProPlanet helps manufacturers onboarding the EDATA Platform and the LUCKINS Live Platform and helps with an easy exchange high quality product information. 


For more information about the PIM system DataProcessor, request a demo or send an email to wayne.jarvis@proplanet.uk.