communicode implements Wilo online catalog

After communicode already implemented the DocumentFinder of WILO SE last year, the online catalog has now been completed.
Essen, August 25, 2010

After communicode already implemented the DocumentFinder of WILO SE last year, the online catalog has now been completed. communicode has succeeded in further optimizing the product communication in Wilo's online channel by means of consulting, conceptualization, programming and design, thus making it even more user-friendly.

WILO SE is one of the world's leading manufacturers of pumps and pump systems for heating, cooling and air conditioning technology, water supply as well as waste water treatment and disposal. In order to provide customers with quick and easy access to all technical and promotional product information, the company commissioned a comprehensive yet easy-to-use search system: the Wilo Online Catalog.

In this way, Wilo offers customers an alternative to the catalog hierarchy and full-text search to navigate through the product range. All products and associated documents can be located based on the applications and properties of a product. The online catalog thus guides customers to their destination even if they are less familiar with Wilo's product range and do not know the exact product designation. The intelligent search functionality compiles a selection of products for the user and shows him all relevant documents, which are available free of charge and in multiple languages in print format or as a PDF download. Another feature is the PDF generator. This is used to create personalized data sheets on-the-fly in just a few seconds. In order to cope with the enormous depth of information for series and products, a usability concept first had to be developed. Wilo decided on a modern Ajax-based architecture to simplify the handling of the information spectrum in the online catalog. The existing Product Information Management System Asim® serves as the data basis for the online catalog. Asim® enables Wilo to store, manage and maintain all product information and documents in a central and media-neutral system. An XML interface makes all data available to the Asim® InstantWeb publication channel for display on the Internet.

As an integration service provider, communicode's clients benefit from its extensive experience in the areas of Product Information Management, Content Management and E-Business. communicode understands how to utilize the strengths of the different systems according to the principle "best-of-breed" and to combine them to an overall solution which meets the individual requirements of the client.

About the Wilo Group

The Wilo Group is one of the world's leading premium suppliers of pumps and pump systems for building services, water management and industry. Over the past decade, Wilo has evolved from a hidden to a visible and connected champion. Today, around 8,000 employees work for Wilo worldwide. With innovative solutions, smart products and individual services, the Wilo Group moves water: intelligently, efficiently and climate-friendly. In addition, the Wilo Group makes an important contribution to climate protection with its clear sustainability strategy together with its partners.