The Alumio - Akeneo to ChannelEngine Connector Package is a pre-built integration that helps rapidly connect both software using the Alumio iPaaS (integration Platform as a Service). As an API-driven solution, the connector package helps facilitate real-time exchange between the Akeneo PIM software and ChannelEngine e-commerce marketplace software, which helps businesses manage, optimize, and improve listings of a wide range of products. It also ensures that the products are always synced correctly without the need for additional plugins. Building the integration using the Alumio - Akeneo to ChannelEngine Connector Package, via the Alumio iPaaS, also allows the flexibility of adding customizations to your integrations without any loss of data integrity.
The Alumio - Akeneo to ChannelEngine Connector Package delivers
Integration Data Routes
These pre-configured data routes are working ‘process flows’ that determine how the two integrated software interact with each other. For example, a properly configured data route determines that the ‘products’ from Akeneo sync correctly with ChannelEngine. In order to configure or modify these data routes, the Alumio iPaaS offers Mappers and Transformers that allow you to map incoming data from one software to another integrated software while transforming it into a format that works.
API Connectors allow you to access and use the data provided by the APIs in order to create your own custom data routes. The API Connectors can be used to create a stable connection to the Akeneo and ChannelEngine APIs, enabling the required authentications for both software to integrate. The API Connectors not only instantly acquire all the information from the connected web services, but they can also be used for sending data between both software.
What the connector package helps connect
All Akeneo product entities are connected to ChannelEngine standards.
Product extra data
Connect Akeneo attributes to ChannelEngine extra data.
Publicly available images can be communicated to ChannelEngine.
Note: We developed a custom API for this since images in Akeneo are not publicly available. This is optional and not standard in this package.
Stock updates can be run from a different endpoint as a complete product update.
Dutch, German, and English are included in the connector while other languages can be added upon request.
Public Akeneo Image API (optional)
The images from Akeneo must be presented via a publicly available link.
Note: We developed a module for Akeneo that can be delivered as an add-on service. This module is an API image endpoint that serves the images to a publicly available link.
Use the connector package via the Alumio iPaaS (integration Platform as a Service)
To run the Alumio - Akeneo to ChannelEngine Connector Package, you will also need an account on the Alumio cloud-native, low-code integration platform.
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How to create your Akeneo to ChannelEngine configurations with Alumio
Do it yourself
The Alumio iPaaS provides a user-friendly, low-code interface that helps configure integrations via simple click-and-configure options, without the need for custom code.
Get help from your ChannelEngine, Akeneo, or Alumio partner
Your integration partner can help configure the integration, add logic, and create customization using the advanced features of the Alumio iPaaS, such as transformers, mappers, and workflow automation.
In both ways, the following steps are suggested:
Step 1: Sign up for the Alumio iPaaS and install connector package
Buy an Alumio account and the connector package via an Alumio partner or directly from Alumio.
Step 2: Add credentials and mapping via Alumio’s interface
Add basic configuration
Configure basic information like adding credentials and connection URLs to the correct paths of the APIs using the Alumio iPaaS.
Define which attributes are available in your source system and need to be mapped between integrated systems. Create the mappings needed for your integration via the Alumio user-friendly web interface.
Step 3: Add edge cases
The Alumio integration features allow you to add specific requests or business logic in the integration - if required.
Step 4: Final testing
After all the mappers are set up and all attributes are checked, you can conduct a final test to make sure everything is as expected.
Maintenance and Add customizations
After configuring the basic integration, Alumio provides robust monitoring and logging that automatically detects errors or anomalies. For customizations, Alumio provides advanced developer-friendly integration features that allow you to flexibly adjust or modify your integrations by yourself or via a partner.
The Alumio - Akeneo to ChannelEngine Connector is compatible with all versions of Akeneo up to PIM V.6 and V.7.0 and can be used with both the Akeneo PIM Community Edition and Akeneo PIM Enterprise Edition. ChannelEngine only has 1 API endpoint and all versions are compatible with the connector packages. The connector is available on Alumio, the Akeneo Marketplace, and the ChannelEngine Marketplace.
How-to video: go to Connecting Akeneo to ChannelEngine
Request Demo: go to Alumio - Request Demo
Brochure: go to Brochure Alumio - Akeneo to ChannelEngine
About Memo-ICT, creator of the Alumio - Akeneo to ChannelEngine Connector Package.
Memo-ICT is a ChannelEngine and Alumio-certified Dutch Digital Agency that has rich experience with integrating Akeneo with ChannelEngine many times in the last few years. Leveraging this experience, Memo-ICT created this connector package for the Alumio Integration Platform. This connector package enables customers to easily map the desired fields and attributes from the API of Akeneo to ChannelEngine. Memo-ICT runs integration projects as a service, but you can also buy the integration package from the store.
For more information visit https://memo-ict.nl/over-ons/
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