Generate xChange with CatalogExpress

Do you need to generate an xChange data standard for your customers, various marketplaces, and portals to transfer ETIM information? Or do you want to import the ETIM xChange data exchange format into your internal systems?


You’re well aware of the significance of the xChange exchange format, whether it’s for your success with wholesalers, for enhancing the visibility of your customers’ shops in search engines, or for direct integration into your customers’ ERP systems. In the end, your successful listing with your customers/merchants even depends on it.


Are you worried because you’re unsure how to adjust your processes, data, and systems to the ETIM xChange in a fast and cost-efficient manner?


Don’t worry; simply use CatalogExpress.

With CatalogExpress, creating, converting, and exporting your product data into the xChange format or other data formats (e.g., JSON, FAB-DIS, EXCEL, BMEcat, XML) becomes child’s play.


With CatalogExpress, you can:


  • Create and export product data in the xChange standard with ETIM classification.
  • Convert product data from BMEcat, XML, EXCEL, JSON files, and more into ETIM xChange.
  • Easily distribute product data in the ETIM xChange standard to industry portals and wholesalers.
  • Import product data from EXCEL files, PIM, ERP systems, and multiple other data sources and convert them to xChange.
  • Transmit product data in the xChange exchange standard to your shop system (e.g., Shopware).
  • Flexibly convert an xChange data structure into JSON, XML, BMEcat, CSV, or EXCEL files.

Do you want to create an ETIM xChange format with your product data quickly and easily?

Use CatalogExpress as your go-to ETIM xChange software. Schedule a non-binding consultation with Fabian Fischer now.

Why CatalogExpress is the right xChange generator for you

  • Easy data mapping to xChange, including classifications like ETIM or ECLASS, thanks to format templates and a user-friendly mapping interface.
  • Possible combination of product data from multiple different source systems (e.g., ERP, PIM) and data formats (for instance, EXCEL, XML, JSON, BMEcat).
  • Easy usability.
  • Automated processes.
  • Flexibly adjustable for every data requirement profile.
  • Perfect ETIM xChange data through data structure validations.

What our customers say about CatalogExpress.

How using CatalogExpress helps you with generating and converting of xChange

Using CatalogExpress as an ETIM xChange generator offers endless possibilites in terms of the exchange format’s creation and editing.

JSON BMEcat XML CSV EXCEL zu xChange umwandeln

Converting EXCEL, CSV, JSON, XML, BMEcat to xChange

Do you need to create EXCEL, JSON, XML, BMEcat files as ETIM xChange? With CatalogExpress as your xChange generator, you can import various file formats, combine/merge them with other sources, and prepare them in the xChange exchange standard.

Daten aus PIM und anderen Connectoren zu xChange

Distribute product data as ETIM xChange out of shop and PIM systems

Thanks to interfaces to AkeneoContentservCrossbase, OMN by Apollon, Oxid, PimcoreShopware Viamedici, and to Mongo DB, you can dynamically process data directly from your PIM system or shop in CatalogExpress and prepare said data in the xChange standard. xChange integration from Akeneo, Contentserv, Crossbase, OMN, Oxid, Pimcore, Shopware, Viamedici, and other PIM and shop systems can be fully automated. Combine this data with related data from your ERP system.

xChange mit ETIM-Klassifizierung

xChange with an ETIM classification

Create xChange with various ETIM versions. If a classification scheme is part of your product data structure, you can fully automate the data mapping process. In other cases, you can use the semi-automated mechanisms of the xChange format converter, CatalogExpress. Also, changing classifications requires less effort because you only have to apply a few changes.

xChange zu JSON BMEcat XML CSV EXCEL umwandeln

Provide xChange in various ways, for example as EXCEL, CSV, JSON files

Do you receive data in the xChange standard and need to convert this data into other formats such as CSV, EXCEL, BMEcat, XML, or JSON? With CatalogExpress, you can not only generate the ETIM xChange format but also convert it into your desired target format.

xChange importieren in PIM und internen Systeme

Importing xChange into PIM or shop systems

Importing xChange to PIM or shop systems: Do you receive data as ETIM xChange and need to import this data into your shop system (e.g., Shopware or Oxid) or other internal systems (e.g., PIM systems like Akeneo, Contentserv, Crossbase, OMN, Pimcore, or Viamedici)? With CatalogExpress, you can not only generate the xChange data format but also convert it according to your internal systems’ requirements.

Do you lack the know-how, the time, or other ressources to generate the ETIM xChange format?

With our extensive experience in various data structures and their respective specifications, we are here to assist you on this journey. It doesn’t matter if you seek our advice, require small support services, or if you’re looking for the complete creation of the ETIM xChange data format: we will guide you to the solution and gladly support you.


If your specific use case regarding xChange creation isn’t mentioned here, do not hesitate to schedule a consultation. Together, we will find a fitting solution.

How to generate the ETIM xChange format

The possibilities of CatalogExpress are limitless. The ETIM xChange creation process through CatalogExpress always remains the same:

Access your product data

You can import product data either manually or automatically from your source systems or data. You can also merge data such as prices, assortments, and product data from multiple different sources. CatalogExpress is capable of combining this data automatically, eliminating the need for further data management.

Choose the target format

You can choose between xChange formats with classifications like ETIM or ECLASS, among many other formats/structures. Alternatively, you can manually create a custom structure.

Map the data onto the xChange target structure

By using the implemented functions in CatalogExpress, you can carry out data mappings that are either partially or fully automated. More than 100 functions are available to assist you with data transformation, generating new attributes and values, and similar tasks.

Add an assortment

You can add an assortment specific to each customer, wholesaler, or industry portal to your xChange format. If your assortments are dynamic, the assortment can be updated with every new catalog creation.

Validate your ETIM xChange file

Check every xChange file. You have the option to use the standard JSON schema for validation, or validate against a custom schema.

Distribute your xChange file

You can manually download the xChange file, schedule it for automatic provision, or send it via email. If you need to send files to a customer's SFTP server, you can configure the server access details in CatalogExpress. Subsequently, the data distribution process can be fully automated.

You can fully or partially automate your data provisioning after mapping it once. Of course, you also have the option to manually run import or export processes. A new data mapping is not required, meaning you can copy the already created customer profile for other customers and adjust it accordingly.


The level of automation depends on your individual requirements and needs. In case you only need to create an xChange format with a few, mostly unchanging product data and at longer intervals, automated data exchange or machine-driven data provisioning may not be required at all. In these cases, the manual import and export through CatalogExpress, which is included in the standard version, may completely suffice. In the case of a larger amount of constantly changing product data and/or a medium to high number of customers, we recommend utilizing automated data distribution.


If you’re uncertain about which degree of automation is best for your needs, explore our various services packages and/or schedule a consultation with us to evaluate your case together.

CatalogExpress features for creating the xChange format

Standard interfaces

Are you using Akeneo, Contentserv, Crossbase, OMN, Pimcore, Viamedici, or Mongo DB? Even with the basic ‘Newcomer’ service package, you can access product data in these systems and databases fully automated through CatalogExpress. Map them once and easily prepare them for the xChange format.


Scheduled & automated data exchange

Do you want to automate and schedule the provision of your ETIM xChange catalog files for your customers, industry portals, and wholesalers?

With the xChange converter CatalogExpress, you can specify when to update product data in the xChange data format or when your customer needs frequent data updates. You can establish daily, weekly, or monthly routines to provide data from PIM and ERP systems to various target channels (industry portals/wholesalers) at specific times. At these defined points in time, CatalogExpress imports the up-to-date data from your source systems and automatically provides it to your target channels in the xChange standard. Once set up, you no longer need to manage data syndication yourself.



Do you require xChange product data in various forms for different customers? Even if your customers receive the same xChange data, individual assortments may be agreed upon. With the BMEcat converter CatalogExpress, you can easily store your assortment as EXCEL/XML files or use information coming from PIM/ERP systems. Subsequently, CatalogExpress transforms this data into the respective xChange format.


Data validation

Are you unsure whether your xChange format may contain errors? In CatalogExpress, you can use a standard JSON schema to validate your created xChange format. This allows you to detect potential mistakes and correct them. Additionally, you have the option to store custom validation schemas.


High performance and flexibility through cloud-ready system

Do you want to achieve a high preparation rate for millions of product data points? Thanks to our cloud-ready solution, this is entirely possible. CatalogExpress accesses only the cloud resources needed for these respective processes.


Headless integration

Do you want to connect the xChange format creation through CatalogExpress directly to your own systems? Thanks to the headless integration and the ‘API-first’ approach, you have the option to control CatalogExpress via API and integrate it into your own systems, customers’ portals, or CRM systems. This way, your customers and sales employees can continue to work in their familiar environments at all times.

Schedule a non-binding consultation for CatalogExpress now