What's new in Supplier Data Manager?

All Updates

You'll find below all the updates of the Supplier Data Manager offer. Enjoy!

  • July 2024

    🚀 Introducing Supplier Access!

    We are thrilled to announce the latest addition to our Supplier Data Manager: Supplier Access! This new feature provides a dedicated space to create and update supplier accesses, share initial guidelines, and help you streamline your onboarding process.

    Supplier Access Enabled

    Supplier Access offers a dedicated platform where you can easily manage your suppliers and what you share with them. This feature allows you to:

    • Create and update multiple supplier accesses: Customize and manage supplier access points efficiently.
    • Share initial guidelines: Provide suppliers with essential onboarding information and instructions.

    How It works

    Configuration and Setup 

    From your SDM interface from Configuration, upload documents (templates, legal notices, etc.) in various formats and provide general guidance for suppliers. This ensures all necessary information is easily accessible.

    Creating Supplier Access 

    Manually create supplier access points, assign a team member as owner, and invite suppliers via email. This intuitive process ensures smooth onboarding and effective collaboration.

    Managing Supplier Access 

    View and manage all supplier accesses from a centralized tab, tracking creation dates, invited collaborators, last visits, and more

    For more details or assistance, please reach out to our support team. 

  • April 2024

    🚀Import Media files and transform them into Assets in Akeneo PIM destination

    We are excited to inform you about the latest addition to the Akeneo Supplier Data Manager. You can now import media files and easily convert them into assets in your Akeneo PIM! 

    Ask your Akeneo CSM to unlock this functionality for you!


    Media Import Enabled

    A second step to your import has been added enabling you to import media files along with your product information. This step is optional and can be skipped.

    To save time, the system can automatically match your dropped media with the product file if the media names are reported into the product file in a dedicated column.


    Map your media file attribute to your PIM asset type collection field

    At the mapping step easily map your media field from the product file (the one that contains the media file values) with your PIM asset attribute (type collection)

    If you do not have a media column in your original file, the system will create one automatically at the end of the workflow.


    Associate Media files to products

    A dedicated space from the Normalization module enables you to manage your imported media from a product row to:

    • associate more media if needed
    • remove media if what was imported was incorrect 
    • upload new media from your computer 

    How to access it?

    🚀Note that the system will have already made these associations if you provide corresponding media file names within your product file.



    Transform Media into Assets

    When pushing media toward your PIM destination, media files will be converted into assets and linked directly to your products.

    Media files will be transformed into assets and then sorted into the asset families that were chosen during the mapping step (via the attribute type collection mapped). Please ensure that your naming conventions are not mandatory, as we do not support them yet.

  • February 2024

    🚀New UI design

    In light of the ongoing merger between Unifai and Akeneo, we are excited to share some impactful news regarding the evolution of the Supplier Data Manager (SDM) interface.

    As we move forward with the unification process, the SDM tool, formerly known as Unifai, will be undergoing a significant transformation in its interface. This strategic move aims to align our tools seamlessly and offer you a more cohesive and user-friendly experience.

    Functionality Unchanged

    While the interface is evolving, rest assured that the core functionality of the Supplier Data Manager remains unchanged. All the features and capabilities you rely on will continue to serve you seamlessly.

    Sneak Peek of the New Interface:


  • November 2023


    🚀More Filtering Capabilities for Templates

    We are happy to announce additional filtering options for the product selection when creating templates.

    In addition to filtering on Family, users can now choose from these additional filters to get the right product selection for their template.

    • Completeness
    • Enabled/Disabled
    • Simple Select Attributes
    • Multi-Select Attributes
    • Identifier Attributes
    • Boolean Attributes

    Screenshot below of the additional filtering options:

    Screenshot of additional filtering capabilities when selecting products for your SDM Template
  • October 2023

    🚀 Modification of default filters: Discover the new customized view of your jobs

    Previously, when you entered the platform, the default filter showed you all the jobs you had created. From now on, you'll see all jobs still requiring action on your part.


    What has changed?

    New Default View: Filter by status

    From now on, when you access your dashboard, the default filter will only show jobs for which you have an action to perform. This includes jobs with the following statuses: "Pending," "Processing," and "Error."

    This update aims to simplify your experience by highlighting the jobs that need your immediate attention, helping you to stay focused on the important tasks. You can still access all your jobs by adjusting the filters to suit your needs.

    Where Have My Jobs Gone?

    We've noticed that this change has raised questions among our users about jobs that have already been completed. Don't panic, your completed jobs haven't disappeared. They are still available on the platform.

    To access your completed jobs, simplyselect the "status" filter and choose "Completed." You'll be able to see the history of your completed jobs at a glance.


  • September 2023

    What input file formats are accepted?

    Supplier Data Manager can receive and process catalogs hundreds of thousands of rows and hundreds of columns wide. But which formats are accepted?

    What is an input file?

    Input files represent the files that will be loaded into SDM to be processed by the tool. They can be files from suppliers or other software (PIM, ERP,...), depending on your use case.

    SDM can read single-tab files under certain conditions, and multi-tab files under certain conditions.

    We support the following formats: xlsx, xlsm, xls, csv, xml. Maximum file size for manual import is 50MB. Supplier Data Manager does not manage .doc, jpeg or pdf files.

    🆕 New: Supplier Data Manager can now read files in XML format. This means that GS1 and BMECat documents can now be processed. However, this format must be pre-configured. 



  • December 2022

    Addition of warnings 

    In addition to blocking errorstes that exist in the normalization module, it is now possible to create warnings (using the same rules as for errors) on fields.

    A warning functions in the same way as an error, but is not blocking: it can be ignored and does not prevent the user from completing the step.

    Warnings are displayed separately for errors in the table and in the normalization form.


    When a line is validated but still has warnings, it will remain in the"Lines to check" category. But by selecting it, the user can use either the "Validate" button at the top of the table, or the "Ignore warnings" button at the bottom of the form.