Akeneo connector for Salesforce Commerce Cloud

Price: Quote based
Version:
19.3.1

Description

The easiest way to spread your catalog to Salesforce Commerce Cloud

Utilize Akeneo’s open source PIM solution to easily consolidate, enrich, manage, and export product information to Salesforce Commerce Cloud. This cartridge leverages the latest API technology to provide seamless integration between Akeneo PIM and Commerce Cloud.

How it works

Once the architecture of your catalog is complete in Akeneo, and your collections ready for export, you can spread your product content to Salesforce Commerce Cloud in just a few steps from the Business Manager of Salesforce Commerce:

 

  • Upload the .zip archive that contains the connector
  • Fill in the API credentials to bind your Akeneo instance with SFCC account
  • Set a handful of custom preferences to ease synchronization between Akeneo catalog and Salesforce Commerce Cloud architecture as per your own needs
  • Use the Job schedules feature to run pre-set jobs that will call relevant API endpoints to fetch the whole catalog inside Salesforce Commerce Cloud

See how it works in details with a full demonstration of our extension here:

 

Features

The integration enables the merchant to set up pre-defined jobs in Salesforce Commerce Business Manager to retrieve product data, product with variants, categories, attributes, media, assets, associations and price books from Akeneo PIM.

Imports can be made either manually or automatically through CRON jobs as part of the native Jobs feature of Salesforce Commerce Cloud.

A set of custom preferences also enables the merchant to map Akeneo attributes to existing Salesforce Commerce taxonomy.

Contact and Support

Get in touch with the Akeneo team to know more about the perks and the support model of Salesforce Commerce Cloud cartridge.

Release notes

About Akeneo connector for Salesforce Commerce Cloud cartridge version 19.x

The Akeneo connector has been certified under version 19.2.0 of Salesforce Commerce Cloud.

Salesforce Commerce Cloud integration is a certified plug-in for Salesforce Commerce Cloud platform. Leveraging Akeneo API technology, this extension is designed to work with the following versions of Akeneo, for both Community and Enterprise editions:

  • Akeneo 2.0
  • Akeneo 2.1
  • Akeneo 2.2
  • Akeneo 2.3
  • Akeneo 3.0
  • Akeneo 3.1

Akeneo connector is also compatible with the latest StoreFront Reference Architecture of Salesforce Commerce Cloud as well as the Model View Controller.

Release notes

19.3.1

Upgraded to Script Module version

  • Find the steps to migrate from existing Pipeline version to Script Module version in README.md

19.2.3

  • Bug fix on asset update

Note: Re-import of custom-objecttype-definitions is recommended

19.2.2

Bug fixes

  • Asset update
  • Adding variation to already imported Master

Note: Expecting a one time full import just after applying these bug fixes

19.2.1

  • Bug fix on importing multiple types of Table attributes

19.2.0

Certified version

SFCC cartridge for Akeneo v2.3

  • Jobs are configured to trigger pipelines
  • Imports Master-Variation products
  • Imports product associations

Installation

How to install Akeneo connector for Salesforce Commerce Cloud

  1. Once logged in to the Business Manager of Salesforce Commerce Cloud, go to Administration > Site Development > Site Import & Export, upload the simple-akeneo-workflow_site-import.zip file. Then, go to the WebDAV section to deploy the cartridge on the WebDAV server of your instance. This will automatically create the following elements:
    • Akeneo Custom Object to stock token, master product response and job imported time
    • All pre-set jobs
    • Akeneo configuration in Site Preferences
  2. Go to Administration > Sites > Manage Sites to add the "bc_akeneo:" mention to your site cartridge path.
  3. Customize your cartridge as per your convenience, by setting your site preferences in Merchants Tools > Site Preferences > Custom Preferences > Akeneo Configs. See full documentation to get help on the JSON taxonomy.
  4. Go to the Jobs Schedules menu to assign the below Resources for each job:
  • 1-Akeneo-Import-Attributes
    • System - Product
  • 2-Akeneo-Import-Media-Assets-Pricebook
    • System - Pricebook
  • 3-1-Akeneo-Differential-Import-Products
    • System - Catalog
    • System – Product
  • 3-2-Akeneo-Full-Import-Products
    • System - Catalog
    • System – Product

5. Schedule jobs as needed, and start synchronization with Akeneo PIM instance.

 

Please refer to our documentation to get more details about the jobs and custom preferences configuration.

Documentation

Exhaustive documentation is accessible as part of the free archive you can download on Salesforce's Xchange platform here.

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