Akeneo Connector for Salesforce Commerce Cloud

Akeneo PIM compatibilty
Versions:
Price: Quote based
Version:
19.10.1

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 connector leverages the latest API technology to provide seamless integration between Akeneo PIM and Commerce Cloud.

Akeneo Connector for SFCC

SFCC

How it works

Once the architecture of your catalog is complete in Akeneo PIM, 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 your 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:

 

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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 PIM attributes to existing Salesforce Commerce taxonomy.

Contact

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

  • Tel. (France): +33 (0)2 55 59 00 00
  • Tel. (Germany): +49 211 2339 6655
  • Tel. (U.S.A.): +1 (833) PIM-4ALL
  • E-Mail: demandware@akeneo.com
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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 PIM, for both Community and Enterprise editions:

  • Akeneo 2.3
  • Akeneo 3.0
  • Akeneo 3.1
  • Akeneo 3.2

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

Release notes

19.10.1

  • Clearing impex directories before executing each job

19.10.0

  • Full sync optimization
  • Removed usage of custom objects in model-variation import

19.9.0

  • New feature added: Import Product Bundle

19.8.0

  • New feature added: Import Reference Entities

19.7.1

  • Documentation corrected/updated

19.7.0

  • New feature added: Support mutliple organizations and storefronts

19.6.1

  • Multiple bug fixes

19.6.0

  • New feature added: Import Model-Model-Variations into Model-Variation Group-Variations

19.5.3

  • Filter attribute meta import

19.5.1

  • Updated feature: Advanced Filter Builder

19.5.0

  • New feature - Import association as Product Sets

19.4.1

  • New feature - Import association as Product Links (OR Recommendations)

19.3.3

  • Bug fix: Empty attribute for product variation

19.3.2

  • Bug fixes on API Token refresh

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
  • Bug fixes: Adding variation to already imported Master

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

19.2.1

  • Bug fix: importing multiple types of Table attributes

19.2.0

Certified version

Akeneo Connector for Salesforce Commerce Cloud (Akeneo PIM v.2.3)

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

Installation

How to install Akeneo Connector for Salesforce Commerce Cloud

Cartridge Upload

Upload the bc_akeneo cartridge into the Salesforce Commerce Cloud Studio Workspace:

1.    Open Salesforce Commerce Cloud Studio.
2.    Click File -> Import -> General -> Existing Projects into Workspace.
3.    Browse to the directory where you have saved the bc_akeneo cartridge.
4.    Click Finish.
5.    Click OK when prompted to link the cartridge to the sandbox.

Metadata Import

For the Akeneo integration to work, the following object structures (metadata) needs to be imported and configured in the Business manager. Follow the below steps:

1.    In the cartridge bundle find metadata/ simple-akeneo-workflow_site-import and compress it to generate simple-akeneo-workflow_site-import.zip file.
2.    Go to Business Manager Menu > Administration > Site Development > Site Import & Export
3.    Under Import : Upload Archive : Ensure that the radio button with label Local is enabled (Else click on the radio button to enable it)
4.    Click on Choose File input field, select the simple-akeneo-workflow_site-import.zip file from open dialog box and click on upload button
5.    After finishing the upload, from the Archives list click the radio button corresponding to simple-akeneo-workflow_site-import.zip and click on Import button
6.    Click on OK button of the confirmation box asking “Are you sure that you want to import the selected archive?”

Cartridge Path

1.    Go to Business Manager Menu > Administration -> Sites -> Manage Sites.
2.    Select the desired site.
3.    Click on the Settings tab.
4.    Append ":bc_akeneo" to the "Cartridges" field.
5.    Click on Apply button.
6.   Repeat steps d and e for all sites including Business Manager site.

Configuration

For using Akeneo’s jobs, here the requirements:
- have at least one site activated for associate job to site scope.
- have at least one storefront catalog associate to your current site.
(The master catalog which contain all akeneo product will be automatically created)

Once all previous requirements are valid, you have to configure Custom Site Preferences.

Go to Business Manager Menu > Merchant Tools > Site Preferences > Custom Preferences
 

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

Akeneo Connector for Salesforce Commerce Cloud Documentation

 

Have a look at our Help Center to go through the installation process, and get a handful of tips to configure the settings of your Akeneo Connector properly.

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