Akeneo Connector for Magento 2

PIMGento, the official Magento extension for Akeneo PIM is now Akeneo Connector for Magento 2!

Akeneo Connector for Magento 2 is the official connector between the Akeneo and Magento platforms. It is a high performance connector that allows you to easily and rapidly import your product content into your Magento websites. Akeneo Connector for Magento works with both Magento 1 and 2.

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Why Akeneo Connector for Magento 2

Akeneo helps you aggregate, cleanse, and enrich high quality product content that is ready to be synchronized with your Magento or other e-Commerce websites. Depending on your SKU count and catalog specifics, the actual sync operation can be complex and time-consuming. PIMGento dramatically simplifies and speeds up this process.


Based on benchmarks published by Akeneo Connector for Magento 2 creators Dn’D Agency, it performs significantly better than a native Magento API based integration.

Catalog setup is 6 times faster  – 5 versus 30 minutes on average

Content import is 7.5x to 18x faster

40 minutes versus 5 hours on average (content with images)

10 minutes versus 3 hours on average (content without images)

These benchmarks are based on a Magento instance with 2 stores, 3000 products, 30 categories, 10 families, 50 attributes, and 800 attribute values.

How does Akeneo Connector for Magento 2 work

Akeneo Side Component: PIMGento exports all product content stored in Akeneo as CSV files and drops them on your Magento server via SFTP. Magento Side Component: PIMGento processes these CSV files and inserts the content directly into the Magento database. This is what makes the import extremely fast. PIMGento can import the following content into Magento: • Product Categories • Product Families • Attributes • Attribute Options (Lists Of Values) • Products and Product Variations • Product positions by category • Images • Inventory

Key Features


PIMGento was developed based on Magento guidelines. Its easy to install and causes no collateral damage.


Highly configurable with no hard coding. The import configurations are extensive and let you control the full extent of its behavior.


A simple user interface, with color coded text to help follow along as a user imports product data and assets into Magento.


Load data as CSV files manually via the Magento admin interface, or automate content import via scheduled tasks.


With PIMGento, you will not lose your SEO assets on page categories and products. If the URL key changes, redirects will be automatically created.


Transfer content to Magento either while your site is running or while its offline. You have the flexibility to schedule you site updates.


Sync all or a part of your product catalog. Configure which categories and attributes to not import into your e-Commerce website.


Inserts data directly into database, ensuring fast imports. 5 to 20 times faster that using native Magento API or Import features.


No impact to frontend site performance during content import. PIMGento re-indexes content and clears cache efficiently to provide most current data to customers.


PIMGento supports all Magento architectures. It has built-in support for multi-store, multi-catalog and multi-language Magento installations.

PIMGento Demo

Full synchronization of sample data from Akeneo to Magento in less than 4 minutes!


StrikeTru can help you install, configure, and support PIMGento to integrate Akeneo with your Magento site. For more information, please contact us.

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