The Icecat Product Information Management (PIM) system is designed to manage very large multilingual databases of product data-sheets, and is distributed as an open source. It is developed in Perl/MySQL. The development of the IcecatPIM started in 2001 to fulfill the needs of the Icecat.biz team to develop an editor environment, to create, import, standardize and export millions of XML product data-sheets. A product data-sheet typically contains marketing texts, product images, product specifications, product videos, product index data (GTIN/EAN/UPC, manufacturer part numbers, categories) and PDFs of leaflets or manuals.