The "Connect the PIM" tutorial

Compatible versions: v4 / v5 / v6 / v7 / SaaS

#👋 Welcome to this guide!

This tutorial will teach you:

How to connect the PIM with the REST API


At the end of this tutorial, you will know what are the primary steps to properly connect the PIM.

Connections will be achieved with the help of the REST API, as the API is the best way to connect the PIM. Wondering why? Discover the reasons here!


You have access to a 4.0 or newer Akeneo PIM.
This can seem pretty obvious. But yeah! You will need a PIM if you want to connect it to any third parties.
And of course, you also have to make sure that you can access it from where you are requesting.

If you do not have access to a 4.0 version or newer of Akeneo PIM, please get in touch with Akeneo team or your Channel Manager.

This tutorial is dedicated to 4.0 or newer PIMs. If you are working on a previous PIM version, we also got you covered! 😉 There is a tutorial for you right here.

You already know to which third party you want to connect your PIM.
It can be one of the following: an ERP, a DAM, an ecommerce platform, a syndication platform, a translation tool, a publishing tool... You name it! Pick one for which you need a connection with your PIM.

As an example, in this tutorial, we will consider that we want to connect the PIM to your ERP.

You will also have to know the use case for your connection.
In this tutorial, for our ERP example, let's say each day, new products are referenced into your ERP. You want those new products to be sent over to your PIM so that you can enrich them, in the PIM, the day after.

That's it! 🎉