iPaaS Value

Two-Way Order Sync between Magento and RealtimeWMS

Integrate Commerce Ecosystem with Alumio for future growth.

Two-Way Order Sync between Magento and RealtimeWMS

“Integrate Commerce Ecosystem with Alumio for future growth.”

Obelink is Europe largest and cheapest outdoor superstore based in Winterswijk, The Netherlands. Established by Jan Obelink in 1959, Obelink has grown from 100m² to a superstore with more than 65.000m². With their ambitions to grow even further, an extensive project was started to replatform from a custom-build e-commerce platform to Magento Commerce. But their ambitions go beyond this initial setup. Obelink wants to prepare themselves for the future and restructure their commerce ecosystem with a centralized data platform. Alumio was chosen to give substance to these ambitions.

Alumio provides a Two-Way synchronization between Magento and RealtimeWMS. RealtimeWMS is a professional Warehouse Management System by Realtime Solutions. The Orders route publishes orders that are placed within Magento Commerce to RealtimeWMS. Stock and shipments are published from RealtimeWMS to Magento. All routes are synced both realtime and at specific timing to comply with the standards both systems require. RealtimeWMS enables Alumio to make use of web hooks, allowing an optimal way of syncing data. The transformation of data that goes in and out of Alumio was needed to make sure the data of the entities matches the system’s specifications.

Solution partner MediaCT and Realtime Solutions collaborated on this project, delivering a smooth and stable data stream between both systems. With this integration, Obelink is able to provide their customers up-to-date order information and establish a smooth sailing warehouse management process.

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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iPaaS Value

Two-Way Order Sync between Magento and RealtimeWMS

Integrate Commerce Ecosystem with Alumio for future growth.
Two-Way Order Sync between Magento and RealtimeWMS

“Integrate Commerce Ecosystem with Alumio for future growth.”

Obelink is Europe largest and cheapest outdoor superstore based in Winterswijk, The Netherlands. Established by Jan Obelink in 1959, Obelink has grown from 100m² to a superstore with more than 65.000m². With their ambitions to grow even further, an extensive project was started to replatform from a custom-build e-commerce platform to Magento Commerce. But their ambitions go beyond this initial setup. Obelink wants to prepare themselves for the future and restructure their commerce ecosystem with a centralized data platform. Alumio was chosen to give substance to these ambitions.

Alumio provides a Two-Way synchronization between Magento and RealtimeWMS. RealtimeWMS is a professional Warehouse Management System by Realtime Solutions. The Orders route publishes orders that are placed within Magento Commerce to RealtimeWMS. Stock and shipments are published from RealtimeWMS to Magento. All routes are synced both realtime and at specific timing to comply with the standards both systems require. RealtimeWMS enables Alumio to make use of web hooks, allowing an optimal way of syncing data. The transformation of data that goes in and out of Alumio was needed to make sure the data of the entities matches the system’s specifications.

Solution partner MediaCT and Realtime Solutions collaborated on this project, delivering a smooth and stable data stream between both systems. With this integration, Obelink is able to provide their customers up-to-date order information and establish a smooth sailing warehouse management process.

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