Arsia Product Data Publishing is a web platform (available in cloud or on-premise) allowing Communication and Marketing departments to easily create product catalogs, price lists, leaflets, product sheets, brochures, magazines, advertisement, …
Thanks to our Akeneo PIM connector, Arsia Product Data Publishing automatically synchronizes all data (attributes, images, attribute options, families, categories, channels…) with your Akeneo PIM instance (based on Akeneo REST API) so you can use all your product data directly into documents with a nice and professional quality layout.
Arsia offers a multiplicity of creative possibilities thanks to Adobe Indesign Server©. Arsia includes an image library (DAM) and page setting functions that are easy to use with no prior DTP experience, helping you to produce very high quality and attractive documents.
Directly within your web browser, Arsia Product Data Publishing offers the following built-in functionalities:
To install Arsia Product Data Publishing extension, first you need a running instance of Akeneo PIM (2.2.x or 2.3.x) and a running instance of Arsia Product Data Publishing . There is nothing to install in your Akeneo PIM instance, extension relies only on standard features (the REST API).
In Akeneo PIM, you must create an API account:
Go to System > API connections and click on the “Create” button in top right corner
Provide a label to your connection (eg: “Arsia Production Data Publishing connection”)
Copy the generated Client ID and secret generated by Akeneo that appears after validating
As an option, you can also create a dedicated user account in Akeneo PIM administration. Arsia Product Data Publishing will connect to Akeneo PIM using this user account.
In Arsia Product Data Publishing, edit the configuration file config.php (or ask support team if you use a cloud instance) in “conf” folder. Add the following lines replacing values on the right part between simple quotes:
$g_amConfig['enablePimSyncAkeneo'] = true; $g_amConfig['akeneo_root_url'] = 'http://www.your-akeneo-instance-url.com/'; $g_amConfig['akeneo_client_id'] = 'generated_client_id'; $g_amConfig['akeneo_secret'] = 'generated_secret'; $g_amConfig['akeneo_login'] = 'user_login'; $g_amConfig['akeneo_password'] = 'user_password'; $g_amConfig['akeneo_channel_for_generic'] = 'ecommerce';
It is a key-value array defined in PHP. Each key corresponds to a specific information:
These two configurations can also be added in option:
$g_amConfig['akeneo_cron_sync_data_sleep_time'] = 30; $g_amConfig['akeneo_cron_sync_data_overlap_delta_time'] = 3;
Once configuration is ready and saved, you have to run a first structure synchronization in Arsia Product Data Publishing:
Go to “Data Manager” module > “Database structure” > “Akeneo synchronization”
Check that indicated Akeneo Server url is ok
Click on “Next” button to run a first synchro
A report will be displayed: background data synchronization task will start automatically and perform a full product data synchronization. Depending on the number of products and the bandwidth between the two servers, this first initialization may take several minutes to complete.
Once first full synchronization is done, a frequent call is done automatically (frequency defined the configuration information) from Arsia to Akeneo PIM to check for updates.
In Arsia “data manager”, you can check that information is complete and up-to-date.
This extension relies only on Akeneo PIM standard features, no specific documentation is needed to use it.
Concerning Arsia Product
Data Publising, a complete user documentation is offered to each licensed users.
It is available in HTML and PDF format.
A specific training is recommended to get the best from the numerous features of Arsia Product Data Publishing.