MediaValet DAM Connector for Akeneo PIM

V1.0
Developed by StrikeTru
Akeneo Partner
Akeneo PIM compatibility
Enterprise Edition (SaaS) Supported
Enterprise Edition (PaaS)
Growth Edition Supported
Community Edition
MediaValet DAM
compatibility
Extension version
V1.0
Price: Quote based

Description

Deliver highly shoppable eCommerce experiences with PIM-DAM under one roof!

The MediaValet DAM Connector for Akeneo PIM automatically transfers digital assets (Images, Videos, Product Sheets, Brand Logos, 3D images, Swatches, PDFs etc.) and metadata stored in MediaValet DAM into Akeneo PIM and links those assets to the right products in Akeneo PIM. Whether you have Akeneo PIM and need a connected DAM system or have MediaValet DAM and want a connected PIM system, or both - this connector is ideal for prospects who want to optimize their eCommerce environments by enhancing their product data and asset management capabilities from creation to distribution. 

DAM Connector for Akeneo PIM

This robust connector forges a tight integration between the two systems, leveraging full-feature digital asset management and product information management capabilities for creative (DAM) and marketing (PIM) teams to:

  • simplify tedious asset management operations
  • make your product content eCommerce ready
  • bring new products to market faster
  • make your product highly discoverable
  • minimize the cost and complexity of manual data entry
  • eliminate content silo headaches
  • deliver better product experiences
  • drive conversions and sales

The connector is compatible with all Akeneo PIM editions – Community, Growth, Enterprise (On-Premise, Cloud Flexibility, and Cloud Serenity) and StrikeTru's smallPIM. 

With this DAM<>PIM integration, users can:

  • Upload assets to MediaValet, configure filename information and metadata (such as SKU, Sequence number & Asset Type, (i.e., silo, environment,  etc.) and push to Akeneo PIM with a few clicks
  • Once the assets (new and updated) are uploaded to the DAM, the connector will push asset metadata to PIM automatically either on a scheduled or on-demand basis (the default auto-sync runs every 15 minutes)
  • Upload images in bulk saving time and effort
  • Leverage full feature DAM capabilities: simplify asset management operations like search, enrich, update, and expire
  • Once the assets are complete and approved, they are ready for publishing to sales channels
  • Deliver high-quality consistent product content like high-resolution video, 3D imagery, lifestyle images, comparison charts, PDF downloads etc. with increased cross pollination of product data and digital assets across internal teams
  • Repurpose assets to maximize ROI
  • Get scheduled email reports of asset errors (bad filenames, sync issues, etc.) to avoid costly product listing errors

Take full control of your omnichannel media assetsSimplify asset management

  • Highly flexible, scalable, tightly integrated, and easily deployed
  • Robust combination of MediaValet DAM and Akeneo PIM APIs for easy upkeep and migration to latest versions
  • Establish a single-source-of-truth for all your product data and digital assets

 

 

 

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  • Auto-link digital assets to SKUs in Akeneo based on metadata within MediaValet
  • Systematically organize, manage and enrich digital assets with relevant product data
  • Sync multiple asset types into Akeneo PIM – Images, Videos, Product Sheets, Brand Logos, 3D images, Swatches, PDFs
  • Supports all file types by MediaValet
  • Ensure all published assets are approved and up-to-date by leveraging MediaValet’s version control

 

Deliver better product experiencesElevate your ecommerce strategy and customer experience with DAM PIM connector

  • Drive conversions by placing the right content at the right place at the right time
  • Accelerate the shift to omnichannel commerce and win on the digital shelf
  • Respond to market needs faster by holistically managing high-quality product data, rich media and branded content across channels at scale

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Information

MediaValet DAM (the fastest, easiest and most secure cloud DAM on the planet!) - https://www.mediavalet.com/

StrikeTru (leading provider of PIM/MDM/DAM/eCommerce implementations, expert solution consulting, fully managed services, digital content acquisition, syndication services, cloud PIM/MDM/DAM, data connectors, PIM in a Box solutions) - https://www.striketru.com/

Contact information 

Vik Gundoju

Phone: +1 832 303 3257
Email: sales@striketru.com

 

Release notes

StrikeTru will do the initial setup and deployment as an extension of  the client’s IT team
StrikeTru will also train the customer so they can do it themselves going forward

V1.0 Released 01/2/2021

  • Can be deployed on-premise. Also available as a cloud hosted offering.
  • MediaValet PIM connector's current version is API based and currently transfers images to the Image attributes only. It does not transfer asset files to the Enterprise Edition Asset Collection attribute.

 

Documentation

Installation Instructions

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1. Install Java JDK 1.8 on a Linux or Windows server of your choice. For example, see link below for instructions on how to install JDK 1.8 on an Ubuntu box.

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-java-with-apt-on-ubuntu-18-04

Contact sales@striketru.com to obtain the latest version of an executable JAR file and connector configuration files

2. Deploy the jar file and configuration files in a designated folder (say /path/to/connector/)

3. Setup a cron entry to run the connector on a scheduled basis

 

Remove Installation

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1. Delete /path/to/connector/ folder

2. Delete cron entry

 

Configuration Instructions

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1) Update mediavalet2akeneo.properties to configure the following:

    - MediaValet URL and API credentials

    - Akeneo URL and API credentials

2) Configure the following connector settings in dev_config.yml

    - MediaValet asset categories to read

    - Image size to download from MediaValet

    - # Images to transfer to PIM

    - Which PIM attribute is the SKU identifier

    - MediaValet Asset Type to PIM attribute mapping

3) Configure the following custom attributes in MediaValet

    - Asset Type (dropdown)

    - SKU

    - Sequence #

4) Setup the following cron entry to start sync'ing assets and meta-data:

## Sync digital assets once a day, 5am ##

* 5 * * * java -jar /path/to/connector/ mediavalet2akeneo-1.0.jar

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