You can build your data model from scratch, as well as your permission sets. You are completely free in doing so but we suggest talking to a Picturepark solution specialist to get some best practice advice. If you decide to do it yourself, you should ask yourself several questions before starting to configure the Content Platform.

A Simplified Model

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • What type of content will you manage?
    • Example: product content, branding, internal communication
  • What information do you associate with each of these content types? How would you describe the material to a person outside your company?
    • product content is imagery for products, with one or multiple products visible; as well as technical documentation
    • branding material is per brand and campaign created, as well as general branding material like a logo.
  • Concretize on this information per type. What is the product? What is the technical documentation?
    • Products are organic foods and non-food articles
    • Technical documentation is explanatory text about ingredients, production procedures and markets, resellers.

Translate Your Model to Picturepark

1. What type of content will you manage?  (LAYER)

Input 1: Corporate Identity

Input 2: Brands

Input 3: Products

2. What information do you need per type? (FIELDS ON THE LAYER)

Corporate Identity

Brand (Tagbox), Department (Tagbox)

Brands

Location (Tagbox), Date (Date)

Products

Family (Tagbox)

3. What means the information - what is a brand?  

(LIST)

(LIST ITEM)

Corporate Identity

Brand

Picturepark, VIT

Brands

Department

Marketing, PR

Products

Location

Aarau

4. What are additional information per tag?

Corporate Identity

Brand

Picturepark

Name, Abbreviation, Markets (Tagbox)

Brands

Department

Marketing

Name, Department Head, Team members, Location

Products

Location

Aarau

City, Country, Market

You can collect this information however you like. You can build an Entity Relationship Model, use Excel or your desired mind mapping tool. Whatever helps you to get an overview of the content you have and the information you need.

  1. Layers (basically your content types) to create.

  2. Fields per Layer (including the Lists for the Tagbox fields)

  3. Lists and List Items (basically every tagbox)

  4. Fields per List (which may link to other Lists again)