When we talk about CONNECTED the first thing that comes to mind is Business ByDesign, but integrating anything to everything includes all of your sales channels and eCommerce!
CONNECTED normally uses the Business ByDesign platform as the source of data on products, inventory, pricing, to drive listings on marketplaces, we then sync orders and shipment confirmations, but we can also use certain Front-Office functionality as the main source of data.
This integration option has been used so far by customers with Shopify, Magento and BigCommerce solutions. The ‘host system’, i.e. the master source of data is SAP’s Business By Design platform.
What are the Advantages?
The advantages of this form of integration are considerable. By treating Shopify, WooCommerce, BigCommerce or Magento as a sales channel, just like Amazon, eBay, or any other marketplace, you have complete control over all your sales channels, and the ability to add new eCommerce storefronts as needed.
For example, to deploy web-shops for additional brands, or in different countries or regions. It simplifies the order flow into and allows systems, lets you take advantage of multiple warehouses, and more sophisticated supply chains to support all of your eCommerce channels.
If you’re planning an ERP project be sure to talk to us. the flexibility of CONNECTED should make your plans a lot easier than they might otherwise be!