Make x Quable PIM : infinite, made-to-measure automation

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Make x Quable PIM : infinite, made-to-measure automation
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Automation, artificial intelligence - these are all concepts we're hearing more and more about in the world of e-commerce and tech. Sometimes frightening, but often fascinating, it's hard to know what's real and what's not, what uses to make of it and, above all, how to make it work for your business. In this field, a number of players have come to the fore, such as our Quable x Make app, the automation software par excellence, which, when coupled with the PIM Quable, its effects are multiplied tenfold. Quable is the first PIM solution to have developed a Make app!

What is automation?

Automation is the fact of automating a task, a habit that we do daily. We want to automate it for several reasons: because it is time consuming, repetitive, boring or even annoying. In reality, automation can take many forms; from the simple automation of recurring tasks to the automation of more complex tasks performed by robots. Its fields of application are multiple: financial services, sports, health, industry... are only a few examples.

As you may have understood, automation has many advantages, starting with the enormous time saving. The elimination of the smallest task that can be automated, at the end of a day or a week, represents a considerable saving of time, which can be reallocated to other more creative tasks, and this for all teams: marketing, sales, CRM, IT, e-commerce, etc. The gain in quality is also significant, with properly implemented automation processes, there is almost no room for human error. The accuracy of your data and your products becomes unequalled. Finally, productivity is optimal, because less time is needed to perform the tasks that are now automated.

Make: the automation solution

Make, formerly Integromat, is THE game-changing platform for automation today. It is an open source software that canautomate an infinite number of tasks. Make works as follows: the platform uses configuration files called "Makefiles" to describe and establish dependencies between source and target files. It also describes what commands to run to generate target files from the source files.

It is a particularly efficient program for programming projects involving different source and target files, which require frequent recompilation. With Make, developers can save effort and time by automating frequent tasks such as compilation, documentation generation, file dependency management, etc. Finally, the software is extremely flexible and infinitely customizable to meet the specific needs and expectations of each project.

Make is therefore an essential tool for any developer or other business team, thanks to its many fields of application. It is intended for anyone who wants to efficiently automate recurring tasks and optimize any process.

The solution is thus part of a real digital transformation context that aims to improve productivity, efficiency and profitability of companies.

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The advantages of automation PIM Quable & Make

Make is set to revolutionize the automation environment and increase the power of PIM Quable tenfold. How can it do this? Thanks to its ease of implementation of automation processes for recurring tasks and its ultra-easy integration with PIM. What really stands out about this software is its ease of integration with any existing application, its ability to integrate its own if our API is open and flexible, and its ability to optimize workflows. It represents a real extension of Quable's possibilities.

Optimized efficiency and speed

Automating tasks and processes is a breeze with Make and Quable. The software uses rules to define dependencies between files. In this way, the platform can easily detect which files need to be recompiled when a source file is modified. The software also keeps track of files and their dependencies. In other words, if nothing has changed in the source files or dependencies, Make knows that it doesn't need to recompile the files. This saves time and avoids pointless compilations. What's more, Make is designed to easily automate repetitive tasks, such as those performed in PIM Quable. Simply create a Makefile script to automate project compilation and execution. Finally, the software is capable of running tasks in parallel. Several tasks can be executed simultaneously, speeding up the compilation process.

Cost reduction

Automating your tasks and processes with Make means saving time and therefore work resources. The time savings are considerable for repetitive tasks, sometimes time-consuming and often performed manually in the Quable platform.

Also, the implementation of automation processes allows to reduce the risk of human error. 

The solution offers the possibility to define rules to determine which tasks should be executed first and how to optimize them. This maximizes the use of available resources and reduces waiting time.

Finally, maintenance costs are also reduced. It is quick and easy to modify rules and dependencies, which makes it easy to update tasks and keep them up to date.

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Quality improvement

By reducing or even eliminating manual errors, the software eliminates the need to perform tasks yourself that could lead to errors, duplicates, or typos. With healthy data thanks to PIM Quable, processes and tasks are also more consistent later on. 

Through its traceability, the Make platform also improves the quality of your use of Quable. The software can provide detailed tracking of each step of the processes, which can then be used to determine the reason for a failure or error. Files, data and other processes in Make and Quable can be reused and modified quickly and easily in order to build similar versions of the software. In this way, reuse can contribute to better development quality.

Adaptation and flexibility

Make works with easy-to-understand and simple-to-use syntax, which allows users to define actions and rules for building their projects. The solution also allows users to customize their build configuration using functions, variables and conditional directives, which provides great flexibility in configuring projects with Quable. Its portability also makes it very flexible and adaptable. Finally, the software can be extended with plug-ins, custom scripts and other tools that can match the specific needs of a particular project. This makes it software that can be used in a wide range of development scenarios.

The limits of automation

Complexity of the implementation

Automation can be cumbersome to implement in organizations because of the complexity of existing systems. In some organizations, the work processes, product data and IT systems already in place are complex and fragmented. As a result, identifying tasks that can be automated can be more difficult. 

In addition, automation may require adaptation of existing processes, which is sometimes difficult to implement, given existing work habits.

On the other hand, implementing automated processes can be costly, especially if it requires the purchase of new hardware or specialized software and the hiring of dedicated staff.

Need for technical skills

The complexity of certain tasks is sometimes such that they require human decision making. The people involved must therefore be sufficiently trained in the subject. In addition, the implementation of automation may require very specific skills in programming, project management and process design. Finally, machines occasionally admit to a certain limit in their understanding: they are not able to interpret the nuances of human language, which may limit their ability to perform certain tasks, hence the importance of having qualified people.

The solutions provided by the App Make x PIM Quable

Unlike many other development software, Make boasts an intuitive and very simplified interface for its users, such as PIM Quable. It is therefore relatively easy to get to grips with the platform quickly, without necessarily having any development and/or coding skills. This makes the software an efficiency booster: less time is spent on learning the tool, it is accessible to everyone and users can still spend a lot of time on their daily work. The simplicity of the software can also improve user satisfaction, as they work more efficiently. In doing so, the stress associated with the use of technical tools is considerably reduced.

Maintenance is also simplified: by choosing predefined components, users ensure project consistency and avoid configuration errors. Finally, predefined and reusable components can be created to comply with best practices and coding quality standards, which improves code security and maintainability.

Make has created a dedicated space to bring together all the users of the software and help each other in the development of the solution. Each user can ask a question by specifying the related subject (an API, a function, an application...) and get help and an answer to his question from another user. Like a collaborative FAQ, this space allows users to learn more about the solution, to share their experiences and best practices and to get inspired by the community in general.

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Focus on 3 use cases on Make automation and PIM Quable

The Quable connector, available via Make, offers many possibilities for automating your daily work processes.

PIM & E-commerce

Thanks to the Quable connector, it is now possible to easily distribute, with the help of Make, all the product information that you want to push to your e-commerce stores. Whether it's via Shopify or Prestashop for example, the Quable connector allows you to retrieve data from PIM, automating this process and distributing it, always automatically, to the e-commerce platforms in question.
Discover our app PIM Quable x Shopify to easily and quickly feed all your Shopify stores and an ebook that explains why it is essential to equip yourself with a PIM in e-commerce.

Product ads generated with your PIM

In terms of ad creation and management, once again, automation processes are a great help, coupled with PIM. With Make, you can retrieve your product data from PIM and push it to other applications like Google Shopping or Instagram shopping for example, to serve ads across these platforms. The ad creation is generated and served automatically, based on the always up-to-date and complete data present on the PIM.

Optimize project management by synchronizing your PIM with your project management tool

Finally, project management is not left out with the Quable & Make connector. No matter which application you use (Monday, Asana, Notion, Trello, ClickUp...), these platforms help PIM Quable to organize certain tasks in the software, for example; the collaborator tickets created in PIM, which can then via Notion create a to-do list or a list of actions to prioritize.

Discover our blog post on the 11 use cases of automation Make x PIM Quable.

Conclusion

Make is the new automation platform that is changing the game in the industry. No need to have in-depth knowledge of development and code, the software is accessible to everyone. With a simplified user experience and an intuitive interface, there are no limits to automation. The repetitive tasks performed in PIM Quable are automated, the security of your data increased, and your productivity and efficiency optimized. Coupled with Quable, the prospects of evolution with Make are more than promising: automatic sending of feeds to your online stores, promotion of your product catalog on platforms such as Google Shopping ... everything is possible. 

There is no doubt that platforms like PIM Quable and Make software hold more than promise for the future. They enable and will enable the management of the increasing complexity of organizations and businesses. New technologies are emerging, consumer needs are changing, and team habits and processes are changing. Software such as this certainly responds to these evolutions and allows for a fluid and profitable mutation.

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Romane
Content Manager

After experiences in retail, luxury and EdTech, Romane became Content Manager at Quable and specializes in writing about e-commerce, tech and the SaaS world in B2B.