Kübler Sport

Kübler Sport

“Dank strukturiertem Projektmanagement und einem engen Austausch werden Projekte als auch einzelne Aufgaben schnell und unkompliziert umgesetzt. Mit Trilix haben wir somit den perfekten Anbieter für unsere Weiterentwicklungen von Akeneo gewonnen, zudem ist die Zusammenarbeit stets fair, kompetent und ehrlich! Wir hatten zu Beginn unserer Zusammenarbeit große Probleme mit unserer damaligen Schnittstelle zwischen Akeneo 1 und unserem Onlineshop. Mit der Umstellung auf Akeneo 2 und P2M von Trilix haben wir eine deutlich stabilere und zudem leichter zu wartende Anbindung gewonnen, wodurch wir die Datenqualität unseres Onlineshops maßgeblich steigern konnten. Während der Implementierung passte Trilix die Anbindung P2M reibungslos an unsere Bedürfnisse und die eigenen Business-Logiken an. Durch den Verbindungsaufbau per API können zudem alle Synchronisationen geloggt werden, wodurch eine eindeutige Fehleranalyse ermöglicht wird. Wir sind davon überzeugt, dass P2M aktuell einer der besten Anbindungen zwischen Akeneo 2 und Magento 2 auf dem Markt ist.”

Chris Rentschler, Strategische Leitung E-Commerce

Kübler Sport

For over 30 years, Kübler Sport has been your trusted partner in meeting your training, competition and therapy requirements. We offer more than 13,000 high quality products for individual sports, teams, sport clubs and physiotherapists. In our online shop you can find sport products and supplies for individual and team sports. Weather it is football goalposts or table tennis bats, gymnastic mats or even special therapy benches – we can offer you an extended right of withdrawal for up to 30 days and up to 10 years of warranty on selected products. Kübler Sport is your competent sports equipment provider for high-quality sports articles for indoor or outdoor sports. Our range of products includes balls, judo and gymnastic mats and even equipment for aqua aerobics, such as kickboards. In addition, we offer a wide selection of kettlebells, blackrolls, Eleiko sports equipment as well as heart rate monitors and polar activity tracking for your fitness requirements.

Collaboration

For many online shop operators like Kübler Sport achieving a reliable connection between the Magento stores and the Akeneo PIM system is one of the most important factors. After having struggled with using a recommended free software solution that, however, resulted only in unexpected service and maintenance costs but still no stable seamless integration between Magento and Akeneo, Kübler Sport decided to use P2M. Having found out that Trilix has developed the P2M extension that can be easily integrated via API and was designed to solve exactly the synchronization issues between the two systems, Kübler Sport decided to choose Trilix as their solution and service partner. Finally Kübler Sport extended the collaboration with Trilix from the initial implementation of P2M to a long-term full service support and custom development for their Akeneo installation.

The Challenge

A brief overview of the product data range Kübler Sport is managing with Magento and Akeneo reveals an enormous maintenance effort.. Even more caution and time needs to be invested to validate and ensure the accuracy and quality of the published product data within the Magento store instance. Being aware of the entailed difficulties Trilix took up the challenges and used the full range of possibilities of the P2M extension API to tackle the obstacles of data inconsistencies, intransparent and unpredictable data exchange processes as well as error-prone synchronizations that naturally come with product catalogs of this size.

Our Solution

In order to guarantee a robust and transparent product data delivery process from Akeneo to Magento the P2M extension was implemented into the existing system setup. When before a large amount of manual time had to be invested in validating and cleaning up the data in Magento after it was directly imported from Akeneo without any rectification of the differing data structures, the Kübler Sport catalog editors now work with the user-friendly interface that comes with P2M and decide what data changes should be sent to Magento before the data is transmitted and published on the online store website.

Time can be saved and data curation enhanced because P2M automatically validates the data structure consistency and only displays the critical results, including concrete errors in product descriptions and identified duplicate categories. Notifications point out data that is held back until fixed and prevent faulty data from being published. Moreover, P2M works on an editing-based approach for synchronizing Magento data with changes made within Akeneo. That means additions, changes and deletions are detected within product descriptions, categories, attributes and options within Akeneo, including even large amounts of data for reference attributes, and only those are delivered to the Magento store platform. As a result the P2M extension can account for any complexity and volume of the data catalog and ensures that no outdated information will be published.

The eCommerce Stack

  • eCommerce platform: Magento Comunity Edition 2.2.8
  • PIM system: Akeneo Enterprise 2.3 (Enterprise Edition)

Features

  • Integration of Magento and Akeneo with P2M integration extension API
  • Products URL Management in scope of integration between Akeneo and Magento
  • Mapping for system attributes in scope of integration between Akeneo and Magento
  • Support for metric types (as options for configurable products) in scope of integration between Akeneo and Magento
  • Custom Product Models creation
  • Custom Products name management
  • Inherent catalog data consistency between Magento and Akeneo
  • Akeneo upgrades