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Pimcore Company
IndustryComputer software
FoundedAustria (2013)
Area served
Pimcore Product
Stable release
6.2.0[1] / 2019-09-05[±]
RepositoryPimcore Repository
Operating systemCross-platform
TypeMaster data management
Product information management
Content management system
Customer experience management
Digital asset management
E-commerce software
LicenseOpen source GPLv3

Pimcore is a software company. It offers free and open-source customer experience management, digital asset management, product information management, multi-channel publishing and e-commerce software.


Pimcore officially started development in 2009. On January 21, 2010 the first public beta version was released. The digital agency elements.at New Media Solutions GmbH decided to license Pimcore as open source software for free use.

In June 2013 Pimcore became a dedicated company. The newly founded Pimcore GmbH provides services such as consulting, training and implementation.

In 2015 Pimcore launched a global partnership program for system integrators and digital agencies. It has more than 100 solution partners[buzzword] in Europe, North America and Southeast Asia.[2]


Pimcore is a web-based application and uses the PHP programming language and the MySQL/MariaDB relational database management system. Its component based core architecture can be described as a best of breed use of the Symfony Project and components such as composer.[3]

Since the first release it has followed an API driven approach. By using the PHP based core API or the RESTful API all available system functionalities can be controlled and integrations with 3rd party applications such as ERP, CRM or BI software can be quickly established. The core application is extensible through plugins, content components and by utilizing the APIs.[4]

Pimcore includes an administrative back-end interface for system configuration and managing data. The graphical user interface is powered by the Sencha ExtJS 6 framework.[5]


Pimcore’s product portfolio focuses on multi-domain master data management, omni-channel e-commerce and user experience management software. The platform provides modules for product information management (PIM), web content management (WCM), digital asset management (DAM) and e-commerce. It is dual-licensed and available under the free and open-source GPLv3 license and the proprietary PEL[6] (Pimcore Enterprise License). Pimcore is currently (May 2016) used more than 80.000 times in 174 different countries and has been translated to 20 different languages.[7]

Master data management / Product information management[edit]

MDM/PIM is a module for managing master data in a central location. Pimcore enables users to configure complex multi-domain data models and to consolidate data from multiple sources and formats. Pimcore's data models are powered by more than 40 data entry components that are able to solve complex, multi-domain data modeling scenarios including text, media, relations and classifications (ecl@ss, GS1, BMEcat,...). Its features for product data management include hierarchy, structure, validations, versioning and enriching master data with attributes, descriptions, translations, documentation and other related data.[8]

Web content management[edit]

The WCM module features single-source and multi-channel publishing functionality to manage information and to integrate content and data from various sources. With Pimcore, users can create and manage digital experiences for various output channels: Web, mobile, apps, social platforms, print, or digital signage. It can also act as a platform for content-as-a-service (CAAS).[9]

Digital asset management[edit]

The Pimcore digital asset management module enables consistent management, tagging, enrichment and sharing of any amount of digital media assets in any format. It is able to integrate into existing IT landscapes for uploading digital assets or for delivering data in the right format to the right output channel.[10]

E-commerce framework[edit]

The Pimcore Commerce framework is a component based programming framework for creating B2B and B2C e-commerce applications in a rapid application development methodology based on APIs.[11]

Pimcore platform[edit]

The Pimcore Platform combines PIM, CMS, DAM and digital commerce in one product. It positions itself as an integrated open source solution[buzzword] for consolidating IT application landscapes, reducing the amount of applications needed for different domains or company departments. Pimcore is an advocate for integrated and homogeneous monolithic applications, rather than best-of-breed approaches.[12]

Software requirements[edit]

Pimcore is a web application, requiring a compatible HTTP server and a SQL database. As of version 5.0 (September 28, 2017), the requirements for pimcore are as follows:[13]

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • Winner of the "Most Promising Open Source Project 2010" [14]
  • Winner of the Austrian Multimedia and E-Business State Award 2013[15]
  • 15 leading product information management systems of 2019[16]
  • Frost & Sullivan Content Management Systems Technology Innovation Award 2016[17]
  • CMS Critic Award in Category "Best Enterprise CMS 2017"[18]
  • Gartner "Cool Vendor in Digital Commerce 2018"[19]


Pimcore Gold Partner - Syncrasy Trusted Partner Since 2019

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  16. ^ "Top 15 Best Product Information Management (PIM) Software of 2019". Retail Performance Marketing Blog - CPC Strategy. 2018-08-20. Retrieved 2019-06-10.
  17. ^ "Frost & Sullivan: Technology Innovation Leader in CMS". pimcore.com. Retrieved 2019-06-10.
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  19. ^ "Pimcore recognized as "Cool Vendor" by Gartner | pimcore.com". pimcore.com. Retrieved 2019-06-10.