Ep 2. Akeneo – The Open Source PIM
In this episode, eFM speaks to Tanguy Meriadec, from Akeneo, one of the French Tech Tour ASEAN 2018 delegates. Akeneo is a Product Information Management tool dedicated for e-merchants allowing them to 1) collect data from any source, 2) Enrich and control the quality of their product information and 3) spread it to multiple channels. Akeneo was created 5 years ago as a collaborative e-commerce tool to help retailers to go online.
Tanguy talks about the core technology service Akeneo provides, PIM or Product Information Management solution, how the solutions can help put processes in place to streamline processes with suppliers and what is the difference between first and second generation PIM platofrm.The product is suitable for retailers who deals with several suppliers as well as retailers who have brick and mortar shops and looking to expand.
One of Akeneo’s client used to take 3 months get a product online and with Akeneo, the product to market duration was reduced to 2 weeks.