Digital Brochure Creation: Exploring Pimcore's Brochure Automation Feature

In today's ever-changing business world, time is crucial. As the decision-maker, you understand the value of maximizing efficiency and seizing every opportunity to gain a competitive edge by using automation


With the rising demand for captivating digital brochures that leave a lasting impression on potential customers, the challenge of creating and updating them quickly and effortlessly has become a top priority for businesses across industries.


This blog post unveils a game-changing solution that will revolutionize how you handle digital brochure automation. If you're looking to optimize your marketing efforts and processes, we have some good news for you. 


Enter Pimcore – the all-in-one digital platform that empowers businesses to seamlessly create, manage, and automate their brochure creation process. Join us as we head into the world of Pimcore and explore how it can streamline your brochure automation, helping you drive growth, enhance brand visibility, and, ultimately, unlock new business opportunities


Let's dive in and discover why Pimcore is the unrivaled solution for your brochure automation needs.

Exploring the Obstacles and Challenges of Manual Brochure Creation

Manual brochure creation involves a series of complex and repetitive tasks, which can consume a significant amount of time and effort for marketing teams. During the process of manual brochure creation, there are several challenges that we can run into, such as:

Data Inconsistency

Gathering and managing product information and digital assets from multiple sources often leads to data inconsistencies and inaccuracies, resulting in errors in brochures, outdated digital assets, and customer confusion.

Tedious Data Entry

Manually inputting product details, descriptions, images, and specifications into brochures is a labor-intensive task that can be prone to human error, leading to inconsistencies and delays.

Time and Resource Constraints

The traditional manual approach to brochure creation demands significant resources and time from marketing teams, limiting their ability to focus on more strategic initiatives.

Design Inconsistencies

Maintaining design consistency across brochures is only possible with a centralized system. Different file versions and separated workflows often result in inconsistencies, compromising brand integrity.

Lengthy approval cycles

Approvals involving multiple stakeholders could cause bottlenecks, resulting in delayed brochure releases. This lag in turnaround time could lead to missed marketing opportunities and decreased customer engagement.

How can Pimcore's Digital Brochure Automation Simplify the Process?

Implementing an automated brochure creation and update process using Pimcore brings numerous benefits to businesses. Some of the key advantages include:

Centralized Content Management

Pimcore's intuitive interface allows seamless content management, enabling businesses to create, update, and organize brochure content efficiently. With a centralized repository, all stakeholders can access the latest content, ensuring accuracy and consistency across all brochures. When we say "content," we mean you can store all your product data and digital assets in one place. 

Populating Predefined Layouts

With Pimcore's automation capabilities, you can effortlessly populate predefined brochure layouts with your product data. By mapping the product data to the corresponding sections in your brochure, you can ensure that each brochure is perfectly set up and customized to your needs.

Dynamic Brochures for Every Occasion

One of the most intriguing aspects of this automation feature is its ability to generate brochures dynamically, catering to different audiences and occasions. Whether you need a comprehensive product catalog, a targeted brochure for a specific customer segment, or even personalized brochures for individual clients, Factory's Pimcore automation has got you covered. With an easy-to-set-up template system and customizable content modules, the possibilities are endless. 

Analytics and Insights

Pimcore provides valuable analytics and insights into brochure performance. By providing you with reports on the updated brochures, you'll always stay in the loop, knowing when and which brochures have been updated with the new data.  

What's in it for You? 

By automating the brochure creation process, you can bid farewell to costly manual labor and the associated risks of human error. Your marketing team can now channel their efforts into more impactful tasks, such as developing targeted campaigns or nurturing customer relationships. 

Moreover, with Pimcore's centralized data management, you eliminate the need for multiple systems or redundant data entry, resulting in significant cost savings and improved operational efficiency. Here are some of the key takeaways: 

Increased Efficiency

By eliminating the need for manual data entry and optimizing the overall process, marketing teams can significantly reduce the time and effort required to create and update brochures. The increased efficiency allows them to focus on more strategic and creative activities, such as campaign planning and analysis.

Improved Data Accuracy

Pimcore's centralized PIM capabilities minimize data inconsistencies and inaccuracies. Brochures always reflect the most up-to-date and accurate product information and digital assets, providing customers with consistent information about the products being showcased.

Enhanced Brand Consistency

Pimcore ensures consistent branding across all marketing materials with dynamic digital brochure templates and centralized data management. This consistency strengthens brand identity and helps build customer trust and recognition.

Faster Time-to-Market

By automating the digital brochure creation process, companies can reduce the time needed to bring new products to market. With real-time updates, marketing teams can respond quickly to changes and updates, ensuring that brochures are ready for distribution on time.

Cost Savings

Automating brochure creation and updates through Pimcore can save company costs. By reducing manual labor and the potential for errors, businesses can allocate resources more efficiently and avoid costly reprints or revisions caused by inaccuracies in printed materials.

Why choose Pimcore?

Now that we've delved into the wonders of brochure automation with Pimcore, you might wonder why it stands head and shoulders above the competition. Allow us to tell you.


Pimcore is a comprehensive digital experience platform encompassing brochure automation and a wide array of powerful features. From robust data management to seamless content creation and delivery, Pimcore provides an all-in-one solution that streamlines your digital operations and fuels your growth. 


With its user-friendly interface, scalability, and extensive integration capabilities, Pimcore empowers your organization to embrace automation and unlock its full potential.


With Pimcore's automation capabilities, your brochures will always be up to date. Imagine having a central hub of accurate product data and digital assets seamlessly integrated with your brochures. Any changes to the data will automatically reflect in your brochures, ensuring that you never have to worry about outdated or incorrect information again. 


When we say “brochure”, we mean any type of brochure. Whether it is a simple PDF brochure intended for use on your Webpage only or a printed brochure intended to help you represent your Product portfolio at your next conference, Pimcore has got you covered.

This streamlined process saves you time and effort and boosts confidence with your customers by ensuring they have the most accurate and reliable information available.


Implementing the Automatic Brochure Feature: A Real-Life Use Case

Recently, one of our long-lasting clients inquired about the automatic brochure solution. Knuth, an enterprise-sized international company, reached out to us with multiple concerns regarding the manual brochure creation on such a large scale.


Pimcore initially generated each of the ~ 1000 Product brochures with the data and images from our PIM and DAM systems. Not going into much technical detail, we initially created brochure layouts that Pimcore simply populated with the fields from our PIM system.

backend pimcore brochure
(Backend - Product Data)


Since the brochures were available in 9 languages for 3 different markets, you can only imagine the amount of work needed for a single Product attribute change. However, that's where Pimcore jumped in again.


backend pimcore brochure product information
(Backend - Product Information)

As all of the Products have already been a part of our PIM and DAM systems, we had a great starting point to automate our update process further. 

After the initial brochure generation was completed, each Product brochure was updated daily with new data, making it as up-to-date as possible, with 0 manual labor needed.

knuth brochure example
(Knuth’s Brochure)


Once implemented, your only job is to read a daily report provided to you after the brochure update. And that's it!

knuth brochure second example
(Knuth’s Brochure)


Here's how our solution has helped our client:

“Since our implementation of the brochure automation in Pimcore, we couldn't be more delighted. It has transformed our marketing process by eliminating a significant amount of manual work. The end result is impressive, as the brochures have a professional and polished look, as if they were manually created using InDesign. The feature has streamlined our workflow, freeing up valuable time for our team to focus on more impactful tasks. We are happy to have found a solution that not only simplifies brochure creation but also delivers exceptional quality.” - Luc de Marigny, Digital Project Manager, Knuth 

To Summarize


With Pimcore's automation capabilities, creating and updating brochures becomes a breeze, ensuring accurate and up-to-date information, seamless layout population, and significant cost savings. The power of automation is here, ready to transform your marketing efforts. 


So, are you ready to join the ranks of industry leaders who have embraced the benefits of brochure automation with Pimcore? Take that first step towards a more efficient and impactful marketing strategy. Explore the endless possibilities of automation and empower your team to focus on what truly matters - delivering exceptional products and services to your customers.


At Factory, we understand the challenges faced by businesses like yours, and we're here to guide you through the world of Pimcore and automation. Our experienced Pimcore consultants will work closely with you to understand your unique requirements, design tailored solutions, and ensure a seamless implementation process. Together, we'll unlock the full potential of Pimcore and set your business on a path to success.


Don't let brochures be a burden. Embrace the power of automation with Pimcore and witness the transformation of your marketing efforts. Say goodbye to manual errors, outdated information, and labor-intensive processes. Say hello to a streamlined, efficient, cost-effective brochure creation approach.


Contact us today and let Factory be your trusted partner on this exciting journey.