Science Warehouse has developed a range of advanced data classification, manipulation and analysis tools that allow efficient maintenance of catalogues for suppliers with different levels of electronic catalogue capability.
For suppliers with the most dynamic content (e.g. IT suppliers), we typically refresh their catalogues at a high frequency using these automated tools. For other suppliers who are not able to provide a high quality data feed, we can use our proprietary file comparison tools to identify all changes within an incoming data file and then make the necessary changes within the live catalogue content by merging in data from multiple sources. In every case buyers have full control over the data published to their e-procurement system and we work with the supplier to identify the initial upload and maintenance processes that best suit their capabilities and the needs of our clients.