EGLO Leuchten GmbH (short: EGLO) is an Austrian family-owned company, one of the world market leaders and number 1 in Europe, for decorative domestic and outdoor lighting as well as illuminants with a focus on LEDs. The company headquarters are located in Pill (Tyrol). From this location around 300 employees control all essential processes. The company is active worldwide with 4700 employees and 68 sales companies.
About 50 years ago, the founder Ludwig Obwieser put the following qualities into the cradle of the company: determination, perseverance and constant further development. He has thus written a success story that is not only celebrated, but of which he can also be proud. As one of the world market leaders, and number 1 in Europe, for decorative domestic and outdoor lighting as well as illuminants with LED technology, EGLO has taken up the challenge of digitization and launched its own e-commerce platform.
When the project starts, the challenge was, that whether the processes nor the infrastructure that will be necessary to run an eCommerce-System, has been available. While an early version of Akeneo has been used to maintain data that should be used to run a closed B2B shop based on Magento 2, during the requirements engineering process it became clear that the data that can be provided by the Akeneo export doesn't have the structure that it can be imported by using the Pimgento tool. The challenge was to build a rock solid catalog that will be able to scale up to an eCommerce-System that finally will be rolled out in more than 35 countries.
In order to save costs on the one hand, but on the other hand also to ensure that a solid basis for future expansion with corresponding scalability is given, it was decided to use M2IF without EIP. Since Akeneo can provide the standard M2IF import formats for categories, products and attributes, this solution ensures that the import processes are on a solid basis and do not need to be revised when the platform is expanded and converted to EIP as needed.
Taking into account the greatest possible cost efficiency while at the same time ensuring that the requirements were met, the use of M2IF to connect third party systems was the best solution to ensure that future growth was possible with a minimum of additional effort and cost while at the same time ensuring the greatest possible flexibility.
|M2IF 2.2||Default Mode (no Single Transaction)|
|Attribute Options (Dynamic Option Creation)|
|Import frequency||Products: Once per day|
|Categories: Once per day|
|Runtime||Products: ~2 minutes|
|Categories: ~2 seconds|
|Attributes: ~1 second|
|Magento Version||Magento EE 2.2|