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The BMF is working on new digitalisation initiatives to help its members seeking to digitalise their businesses.
The BMF has announced an exciting new initiative for 2020, endorsed by NMBS, which will help members seeking to digitalise their businesses. The BMF has partnered with the Electrical Distributors’ Association (EDA) to develop and implement the ETIM open source data model for the standardisation and classification of product data in the UK.
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What is ETIM?
•It is the international data model for the standardisation and classification of technical product data.
•It is a logical, unambiguous classification or taxonomy which is both manufacturer and system independent.
•It is designed to facilitate the smooth transfer of product data through the supply chain, without any re-working or re-keying
•The data is ready to be used on a website, printed catalogue or BIM product data template.
•The ETIM model includes the most important technical characteristics required for a buyer or specifier to find and select the correct product.
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For more information about ETIM please contact Dave Bate, BMF's ETIM Project Manager at
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