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Magento Orders to SAP ERP Central Component (ECC)

Offload the Magento Platform and continuously import high volumes of orders into SAP ECC.
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Magento Orders to SAP ERP Central Component (ECC)

“Offload the Magento Platform and continuously import high volumes of orders into SAP ECC.”

Body & Fit, the leading European Sports Nutrition Brand based in The Netherlands, ships over a million orders every year. With their popular products and excellent customer service that Body & Fit provides, a reliable connection was needed between their commerce platform Magento and SAP ERP.

Alumio was chosen to process their Magento Orders to the SAP ECC connector. SAP ECC is SAP’s ERP Central Component (formerly known as SAP R/3) and it is one of the key assets of the SAP Business Suite.

With a highly successful Magento Commerce site, orders needed to be seamlessly synced into SAP ECC. Being able to apply to the high standards and processes of SAP, Alumio needed to temporarily store data and transform several aspects of the order data that comes from Magento to comply with the data requirements of SAP.

Solution partner MediaCT and SAP business consultants collaborated on this project, delivering a smooth and stable data route between both systems. With this integration, Body & Fit is able to provide up to date and accurate data for management and financial purposes, which will help them in realizing their future ambitions.

1) Let the API Datapoints be created via SAP Consultants

Risk of low quality & performance errors
If your team will create the data points in the API’s for a fully blown SAP B2B portal, for the first time, the risk of forgetting data fields, the wrong type / logic of creating webservices in a way they will not perform is enormous.    

Let's give you 1 example and insight:   In order to create a customer or so-called self-service portal in your B2B eCommerce, where customers can have a look to their current stats of orders and deliveries, or the history of orders, you need to create 2 separate webservice to make sure you are not over requesting the SAP API. You need to create a separate web service which only requests the header information (invoice number,  for only the latest 10 items, etc and 1 separate which request the detailed information of an invoice. rserd customer will look for a list of first and only will have a look to 1 order/ delivery. The API call of the headers is exceptionally light, and the request of detailed information is a bit heavier. By using 2 APIs call for this feature, you are preventing to request all the detailed information for every user, which will visit the self-service portal. This way if building the API’s is 98% lighter than requesting all detailed information for all orders by all users!

The risk of configuring your webservice in a way which will get a big load to your SAP is enormous. When requesting all products, B2B Prices, Orders or Invoices to your SAP using real-time calls via a wrong logic, it may cause serious  performance problems. It is  therefore extremely important to configure the webservice with the right logic, using a smart caching  mechanism, to not request data in real-time by using “call” requests to your  API webservices, however  use a push mechanism to prevent big load and performance issues

2) Use an off the shelf certified and proven SAP API Plugin

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Digital Trends

Magento Orders to SAP ERP Central Component (ECC)

Offload the Magento Platform and continuously import high volumes of orders into SAP ECC.
Magento Orders to SAP ERP Central Component (ECC)

“Offload the Magento Platform and continuously import high volumes of orders into SAP ECC.”

Body & Fit, the leading European Sports Nutrition Brand based in The Netherlands, ships over a million orders every year. With their popular products and excellent customer service that Body & Fit provides, a reliable connection was needed between their commerce platform Magento and SAP ERP.

Alumio was chosen to process their Magento Orders to the SAP ECC connector. SAP ECC is SAP’s ERP Central Component (formerly known as SAP R/3) and it is one of the key assets of the SAP Business Suite.

With a highly successful Magento Commerce site, orders needed to be seamlessly synced into SAP ECC. Being able to apply to the high standards and processes of SAP, Alumio needed to temporarily store data and transform several aspects of the order data that comes from Magento to comply with the data requirements of SAP.

Solution partner MediaCT and SAP business consultants collaborated on this project, delivering a smooth and stable data route between both systems. With this integration, Body & Fit is able to provide up to date and accurate data for management and financial purposes, which will help them in realizing their future ambitions.

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