Jac Hensen is one of the largest retailers in the field of men's clothing, with twelve brick and mortar stores, that parallel its successful online store. The online channel ensures that the smaller stores can also offer the entire product range. "The online store is the connecting factor between all stores." On paper, the online store represents about twelve percent of the total turnover, however in practice, the contribution of the online channel is much larger. Jos says that about thirty percent of the web orders come from within a brick and mortar store. Four decades ago, the company started with one store in Amersfoort, now inhabiting twelve locations and a successful online shop –elucidating that Jac Hensen is still ambitious as back then.
SOAP Integration via Alumio iPaaS with a custom-built ERP (SOAP/XML) as the nucleus of information
SOAP is a messaging protocol specification for exchanging structured information in the implementation of web services in computer networks. Its purpose is to provide extensibility, neutrality, verbosity and independence.
Magento Commerce Cloud
Integration via Alumio iPaaS with a custom-built ERP (SOAP/XML) as the epicentre of information. Alumio exchanges data with the Rest API of the Magento Commerce Cloud platform. The Magento platform is connected to the ePOS, where customer data orders, addresses, amongst other administrative data are exchanged.
All data, for example. orders and stock, whether online or offline, are synced through Alumio, so the data is always up to date. "We want our employees to be able to serve clients" As data exchange can bear a heavy load on the connected systems, through Alumio we are able to keep our core systems as stable as possible.
"We want our employees to be able to serve clients"
Digital transitioning to meet a growing demand in retail
Digital storage & Consumer Demands
The implementation of Alumio, which connects the online store to their custom ERP is centripetal to the succession of Jac Hensen's Digital re-branding. All orders and stock, whether online or offline, are synced through Alumio, so the data is always up to date. As data exchange can bear a heavy load on the connected systems, through Alumio we are able to keep our core systems as stable as possible.
Keeping it Local
Local Expertise with Alumio
The motto "Always the right fit" is something the family business likes to extend to its partners, who all happen to be located in Groningen."
Groningen has grown into the Silicon Valley of the Netherlands.
"According to Jos, the expertise these parties offer is worth their weight in gold. "Specialists are scarce, especially in the IT field."
Building a future-proof infrastructure
The new infrastructure is robust and flexible. Many of the essential data streams already run through the Alumio platform. In the meantime, the ecosystem is becoming increasingly connected and expanding. The foundation is built to introduce new platforms via Alumio. It is this flexible adaptability of Alumio that makes Obelink's IT ecosystem future-proof. Because whatever digital trends you look at: from chatbots to new social platforms and markets, from big data to social media to omnichannel andInternet of Things, everything revolves around data. Everything starts with connecting your data and applications in a smart way with new applications. Data is one of the most valuable assets of a modern company. It deserves a dedicated platform. Having the power to effectively connect new platforms is a huge competitive advantage. Alumio gives Obelink that possibility, so that we connect not only with today's applications, but also with the many that are yet to come.
A summary of reasons and benefits
Future-proofing scalable infrastructure and software interchangeability.
Fast integration reduce "time-to-market" and connect new software and data sources easily.
High performance service 360° monitoring and no custom tailored code.
Security and compliance integrations and data exchange in accordance with privacy regulations (e.g. GDPR)