e-pro CAT GmbH

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e-pro CAT GmbH is a German company based in Stuttgart and active in the field of IT standard software solutions for Product Information Management (PIM) and eBusiness, especially catalogues and classification. They are Ordinary Member as well as cooperation partner and eCl@ss IT Service Provider of eCl@ss e.V. e-proCAT is a brand of Bertsch Innovation.

General information

How e-pro helps you include eCl@ss into your BMEcat is explained in their German Webinar 1. How they help you upgrade to a new eCl@ss release is explained in their German Webinar II.

Name Website Logo Sector Type of Membership Membership since Cooperation partner since Expert group leader of Expert group member in
e-pro CAT GmbH www.e-pro.de Logo epro.jpg IT Services Ordinary Member 2006 2006 -- --

Product and service portfolio

e-pro's scope of services includes:

  • Using eCl@ss as a classification system with/without properties and values in a catalogue creating software (e-catalogue, print catalogue)
  • Help eCl@ss user creating an e-catalogue (with eCl@ss) with standard data exchange formats (i. e. BME-Cat or other “standards” or proprietary formats)
  • Set up ecl@ss introduction workshops for technique (introduction in ecl@ss terms, classification and using the ecl@ss service portal/gate way)

Furthermore e-pro are well-known for their eCl@ss-relevant products e-proVIEW and e-proCAT:


e-proVIEW is an offline search software that can import all eCl@ss versions in German (besides other standards) and helps to visualize various classification schemes.

The functions of e-proVIEW include

  • Display of classification structure, keywords, lists of properties, suggested values as well as property and value definitions
  • Navigation through the class hierarchy
  • Change of display between class and property names and their IDs
  • Search by class and property names, keywords as well as their IDs
  • Copy possibility of names and IDs (for other applications)
  • GUI (Graphical User Interface) for manual configuration
  • Support of classification updates with the hepl of an XML import interface
  • Free-of-charge download of a demo version

The demo version of e-proVIEW is valid and executable for four weeks after installation and includes all functions of the full version. Additionally, the required eCl@ss version has to be available in the XML format suitable for e-proVIEW (NOTE: not to be confused with the official eCl@ss BASIC or ADVANCED versions in the XML format OntoML as available for download in the eCl@ss DownloadPortal).

e-proVIEW is available free-of-charge for all members of the eCl@ss association.

Figure 1: Screenshot of e-proVIEW

Screenshot eproVIEW.jpg


e-proCAT is the leading software for creating high-quality catalogues with quality-assured data in various formats. Like no other product e-proCAT combines functions such as product data processing, classification, automatic feature detection, MIME type management, education and range cleanup. Thus, the electronic catalogue creation becomes a breeze.

Use e-proCAT to unify product data and product groups across the company. Import your new company-specific classification and commodity group system or encrypt your old product categories and products through self-defined mappings. By using mapping tables, this is also possible automatically!

The functions of e-proCAT include:

  • creation of your product data quickly and easily with an electronic catalog
  • check of your catalogs - no matter whether it is BMEcat or a BMEcat variant (HUBWOO, ETIM, IBX, DB, etc.)
  • support of all major classification systems (eCl@ss, UNSPSC, ETIM, proficl@ss)
  • provision of automatic classification proposals for your products
  • assumption of the characteristics of your products automatically - from text fields
  • navigation through the hierarchy of the classifications of eCl@ss 4.0 to eCl@ss 7.0
  • comprehensive search function on class and property names, class and property IDs and keywords
  • support of the conversion from eCl@ss 5.x to eCl@ss 6.x
  • commodity class recoding

Contact information

e-pro CAT GmbH

Mr. Thorsten Holly

Kronenstraße 25

70174 Stuttgart


+49 711 968 816 0

+49 711 968 816 10