Roy Rubin, the former CEO and co-founder of Magento joins Akeneo as an Advisor

Roy Rubin

The Akeneo team is extremely proud to announce that Roy Rubin, co-founder and former CEO of Magento, the world leader in e-commerce platforms, is joining us as our dedicated board advisor.
After the opening of our office in Boston, we are really happy to prepare for further US developement with Roy Rubin’s knowledge and expertise in the field.

Frédéric de Gombert, our CEO, is proud of this recent addition to the team and predicts a healthy and valuable market ahead:
“It is an amazing opportunity to be able to receive the best advice from an e-commerce and open source expert such as Roy Rubin. Magento has always been a great inspiration for Akeneo. We are extremely proud to have the two founders on our team. It also confirms that product information management is becoming a key part of building a multi channel retail platform.”
Roy Rubin is also very excited to join the team: “Akeneo’s progress has been remarkable and I couldn’t be more excited to join the team as an advisor. The opportunity for an open source, enterprise class PIM solution is tremendous and Akeneo has delivered to the market an exceptional product to address the needs of businesses around the world.”

Having Roy Rubin on our side is great and we are really excited to benefit from the expertise of THE e-commerce and open source leader. He will be involved in the strategic decisions for Akeneo, specifically the company’s short-term goals which include further U.S development.

Please welcome aboard Ziggy, the multichannel Hydra

Ziggy the hydra

It took some time making that dream come true but it’s finally here; Akeneo is proud and happy to officially introduce our very own pet: Ziggy, the multichannel hydra!

You might already have seen this charming creature on our website, depicting a threatening multichannel monster facing Julia, our marketing heroin. Today, Julia tamed the hydra and turned it into a nice and friendly multichannel pet, easy to work with and not frightening anymore.

Falling in love with our tamed hydra and desperately looking for a way to adopt one?

Don’t worry, you will get a chance to get your own Ziggy in a variety of ways:

  • by visiting our booth during an event we are sponsoring (like Internet World, Magento Imagine, or IRCE)
  • by sharing with us your Akeneo PIM experience (drop us an email at itamedziggy@akeneo.com)
  • by contributing to the product (don’t know where to start? check out our contribution guide).

We can’t wait for our Ziggy to travel the world!

Akeneo Marketplace is open!

After months of expectations, the Akeneo Marketplace is finally opening today! To discover it, simply go on http://marketplace.akeneo.com/.

The Marketplace is a single repository for Akeneo users and developers to discover all the available extensions to customize and enhance their PIM experience. There are already a few existing contributions and we are sure that this marketplace will be continually enriched by our community to offer new connectors and tools. Our Marketplace support listing free open source extensions as well as paid extensions.

Want to contribute and propose your own extension to this marketplace? The process is straight forward:

  1. Go on http://marketplace.akeneo.com
  2. Create an account or use the credentials you are already using on our website/forum
  3. Select “Add an extension” and make sure to select the “3rd party service or website” option as Akeneo PIM is not compatible with the Oro Platform Package Manager
  4. Add your extension details, categories, images and type (paid or free)
  5. Click on “Create” button. Our team will review the extension and publish it once validated!

If you have any question or suggestion about the marketplace, feel free to contact us at marketplace@akeneo.com.

We really look forward to seeing the creativity of our community and how you will extend and improve our product!