March 2023 Serenity Updates

March brings the highly-anticipated arrival of the new Identifier Generator, making it possible to automate the creation of product identifiers in Akeneo PIM. Plus, new Custom Apps offer a flexible solution to extend the functionality of Akeneo PIM to address unique business use cases.


Identifier Generator

Type: New  | Feature: Productivity | Available in Enterprise Edition & Growth Edition since March 2023 | 📖 Read the doc

The product identifier is a critical piece of product information, but often teams have to wait for the identifier to be created in another system such as the ERP before enriching the product in Akeneo PIM. Our new Identifier Generator enables product managers to automate the generation of product identifiers directly in Akeneo PIM. 

The initial release of the Identifier Generator introduces the ability to create simple product identifiers for a selection of products, such as a family. The generator provides options to incorporate free text, family information, an auto-generated incremental number, and a separator, such as a hyphen, between components to create your own unique identifier. For example, you could create an identifier in this format “Akeneo-Family-100”.

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Custom Apps

Type: New  | Feature: Connectivity | Available in Enterprise Edition & Growth Edition since March 2023 | 📖 Read the doc

Sometimes you need to extend the capabilities of your Akeneo PIM that is specific to your business. With Custom Apps from Akeneo you can meet your specific individualized business needs, like unique features or a custom look and feel, while still taking advantage of the Akeneo SaaS platform. Custom Apps are SaaS-compliant apps developed by you, the Akeneo customer, or a third-party developer that are available only to your organization.