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GAEB interface to ausschreiben.de in use at Gebr. KEMPER GmbH + Co. KG

Olpe, Germany, 22/07/2016: Gebr. KEMPER GmbH + Co. KG is an independent, standalone family-owned company rich in tradition, which since its founding in 1864 has grown to become a modern brand with high international esteem. KEMPER is one of the world's most respected specialists for precise and high-quality non-ferrous metal products and semi-finished metal products. KEMPER has 7 subsidiaries in Europe, North America and Asia. More than 800 employees work in the three business areas of building technology, casting technology and rolled products.

KEMPER has been using crossbase as a PIM and cross-media solution for many years. In addition to this, KEMPER is represented on the online platform ausschreiben.de, which it has maintained manually up until now. In order to automate this sales channel, an additional data interface has been added to the solution. This uses the electronic data exchange format GAEB XML, which is popular in the construction industry.

ausschreiben.de as an online database for the construction industry

Manufacturers from all areas of the construction industry can publish invitations to tender that are available for free download on the online platform ausschreiben.de. The portal is a place where all partners working in the construction industry, such as architects, can obtain planning data in various output formats, such as GAEB XML, GAEB 90, PDF, DOC, RTF, text, DATANORM 5 and ÖNORM. Nearly all well-known AVA programs and those used by tradesmen can process these output formats or have an interface to ausschreiben.de.

Automatically generated invitations to tender

KEMPER uses the platform to distribute invitations to tender and product images. As invitations to tender are highly structured and text components are repeated, text templates are created in the PIM to generate these texts in multiple languages. This not only reduces the amount of manual work required by over 90%, as only the text modules are assigned to the products, it also improves the quality of the texts, as they are structured consistently.

The GAEB interface

Since the structures for XML formats can be configured flexibly, crossbase works with a wide range of formats. This means that every format can be flexibly configured by the user in relation to the content (using XML mapping).

The data for ausschreiben.de is supplied in the standard format GAEB DA XML, for example. The specifications, including image and text data, are therefore exported. More extensive information that cannot be incorporated in the standard GAEB DA XML format (e.g. comments, attachments and links) are transported via a further XML format specific to ausschreiben.de. 

Benefits and advantages:

  • Maintenance is not duplicated. All output channels are maintained and exported centrally in the PIM system.
  • Invitations to tender are automated. Invitations to tender are created automatically in multiple languages based on granular text modules and product features.
  • Export is automated. Data is provided for an important sales channel at the touch of a button in a defined standard format.

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The applied application modules

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Information about the customer

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Niels Jankowski
Deputy head of consulting and support
+49 (0)7031 / 714 – 7283
n.jankowski@crossbase.de

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