Navigating Ecommerce Solutions: Akeneo PIM Community and Enterprise Editions

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Navigating Ecommerce Solutions: Akeneo PIM Community and Enterprise Editions

By working with a PIM like Akeneo, you can update entire product lines, customize access for your contributors, translate products, export personalized assortment to multiple platforms… Akeneo’s PIM tools are the final piece in a well-oiled ecommerce machine.

Because every ecommerce website has different needs at different levels, Akeneo has multiple editions of their platform available. By evaluating where your business is at in its growth stage and what your customers need, you can select the right PIM for you — and to make it easier, we’ve broken down the key features in Akeneo’s Community and Enterprise editions

Akeneo Community Edition

PIM tools are crucial to running an ecommerce business, no matter their size. Small business? Self-employed? It’s never too early or late to integrate Akeneo PIM solutions into your ecommerce website, no matter how you’ve been working before — especially if you’re still working off of an offline spreadsheet.

The Community Edition of Akeneo is completely free. The downside to the Community Edition is that, being free, there is no dedicated support from the company. There is, however, an active and vibrant support community, so you can get help from peers. Let’s take a look at some of the features:

Import and Export Profiles

The Community Edition has built-in features to help you import and export mapped data on a schedule. If a row of imports or exports fails for whatever reason, Akeneo has your back — the issue will be logged and skipped. Then, you can download the failed lines, investigate, correct them, and re-import as needed — and to make your life even easier, the products can be automatically exported to a channel based on them attaining 100% completeness.

Edit and Translate

Save valuable time when you’re filling out product information with Akeneo’s abilties to display multiple language input channels at once. As you easily input and edit your data, compare a translation side-by-side and translate into as many languages as you need. Other time-saving features include the ability to keep track of any edits you make directly in the product’s history, making going between versions easy.

Akeneo Enterprise Edition

If your needs are bigger than what the Community Edition can fulfill, Akeneo also offers their premium Enterprise Edition. For an annual fee, you get access to a PIM software that packs quite a bit more of a punch — the Enterprise Edition contains all the invaluable features of the Community Edition and builds upon them with even more tools. Upgrading from the Community Edition to the Enterprise Edition requires little developer intervention, so vendors already using Akeneo don’t need to totally start from scratch when they upgrade.

Understanding how a tool like Akeneo’s Enterprise Edition can be useful is easiest when you take a look at some of the features, like the Teamwork Assistant. The Teamwork Assistant streamlines enriching products.

Let’s say, for example, you have a bulk of new products to get online — at least 1000, an intimidating number to tackle without aid.

In Akeneo, you can create a new project with those products and assign a team to enrich them. By working with the Teamwork Assistant, you can even place specifications on your assignments, ensuring team members are assigned areas and attributes they know the most about.

By working with a PIM like Akeneo, you can update entire product lines, customize access for your contributors, translate products, export personalized assortment to multiple platforms… Akeneo’s PIM tools are the final piece in a well-oiled ecommerce machine.

Akeneo Enterprise Edition

If your needs are bigger than what the Community Edition can fulfill, Akeneo also offers their premium Enterprise Edition. For an annual fee, you get access to a PIM software that packs quite a bit more of a punch — the Enterprise Edition contains all the invaluable features of the Community Edition and builds upon them with even more tools. Upgrading from the Community Edition to the Enterprise Edition requires little developer intervention, so vendors already using Akeneo don’t need to totally start from scratch when they upgrade.

Understanding how a tool like Akeneo’s Enterprise Edition can be useful is easiest when you take a look at some of the features, like the Teamwork Assistant. The Teamwork Assistant streamlines enriching products.

Let’s say, for example, you have a bulk of new products to get online — at least 1000, an intimidating number to tackle without aid.

In Akeneo, you can create a new project with those products and assign a team to enrich them. By working with the Teamwork Assistant, you can even place specifications on your assignments, ensuring team members are assigned areas and attributes they know the most about.

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