The result is an internal web-based management tool for easier work with the 3M-product portfolio. It is a tool called GPIM Tool (Global Product Inventory Management Tool) drawing data from various sources (confusing and large Excel spread sheets), displaying them in a web application. Linked products can be readily searched for and filtered based on a number of attributes and then sequentially browsed. Bulk reports can be exported to CSV format and then you can work with them. The application worked with more than 30,000 products at its launch.