When we understand product information management (PIM) as it is actually meant; that is, the managing of information on and about products, then the topic is not really complicated or complex. When, however, a PIM is considered to be a universal information center, then it becomes expensive and only tough to solve. In IT departments in particular, the opinion still prevails that only large and powerful systems are good systems. Power is, in this case, a driver and hindrance at the same time. Especially in companies in which central systems are in use, the ones who control them are also the “powerful ones.” For them, systems that are decoupled and smart are more a thorn in their sides and tend to embody a loss of power. Therefore, it happens again and again that good, fast, and cost-efficient solutions fall by the wayside while the time-honored systems and their “overseeers” maintain the upper hand.