Case study

Leading Dutch sheet material importer and wholesaler Leeuwerik moves towards digital business processes

Connecting Kerridge's AGP to Magento for a digital transformation

With over one-hundred  years in the business, Leeuwerik is one of the Netherlands oldest and leading importer and wholesaler of structural and decorative sheet materials. Leeuwerik’s main warehouse spans over twenty-thousand square meters, inhabiting a diverse range of approximately three thousand different products. Their product range is separated between both decorative and structural sheet material, that varies in thickness, quality, design and processing options; that often contribute to high consumer demands.

Leeuwerik & Alumio
Leeuwerik opted for Alumio’s integration software, in order to organize their future-proofed IT Landscape and to connect their own logistics, that are needed to connect their ERP and digital software, which completely transformed their business digitally. Therefore, bridging the gap between an importer and wholesaler that facilitates bringing orders, services and cut-to-size processes from their warehouse straight to their customers doorsteps.  

Solution & Reasoning
By connecting Leeuwerik’s ERP Kerridge (formally known as AGP) to Magento 2, data entities such as products, stocks, customers, deliveries and orders are transformed, as well as B2B customer specific prices. Subsequently, Leeuwerik’s customers are able to relish in the ability to order at any given time (24 hours a day) with real time insights on their pricing agreements. Integrations have been carried out for orders via the  SOAP API of Kerridge (AGP), which allows wholesalers to manage all aspects of business, within one central  portal/hub. From stock control and sales orders, to delivery management and accounting – everything is monitored to ensure real time insights are enforced to aid a seamlessly data-driven business/platform.

Endpoints

Magento 2

Magento is an ecommerce platform built on open source technology which provides online merchants with a flexible shopping cart system, as well as control over the look, content and functionality of their online store. Magento offers powerful marketing, search engine optimization, and catalog-management tools.

Kerridge AGP

Kerridge AGP is a wholesaler distribution software that allows customers to achieve visibility across their whole supply chain, which enhances both maximum product availability and significantly increases in customer serviceability. By integrating with an ERP such as Kerridge you can: 

  • Negotiate and manage cost prices
  • Order efficiently 
  • Stock just-in-time 
  • Reduce handling and optimize transport 

Solution

Integrations have been carried out for orders via the SOAP API of Kerridge (AGP), which allows wholesalers to manage all aspects of business, within one central portal/hub.

Endpoints

Integration Partner

Customer

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“Integrating with Alumio brought us closer to our customers, who now enjoy the possibility of ordering our products at any given time”

Future-proofing

Preventing Data Silos

Alumio iPaaS ensures Leeuwerik is ready for the future. We are in control of our first integrations and are ready to extend integrations to more software without creating data silos.

Alumio’s robust and flexible infrastructure paves the way to easily to connect new platforms. In other words, Alumio scales alongside your business meaning you can upgrade and change any software solution.

Optimal B2B eCommerce

Sharing our B2B prices

Alumio’s solution was able to deal with the way our ERP AGP (Kerridge) was able to deal with exporting B2B specific prices, in a way that our customers were able to see their specific information and were able to order via our digital eCommerce channel.

By integrating with Alumio, Leeuwerik achieves a birds-eye-view of all stock, deliveries, orders and invoices that  can controlled  accordingly, through their new digitalized environment.

Ready for the future

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.

Why Leeuwerik chose Alumio

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.

Increased Customer Serviceability