Situated in California, United States, employing over 1400 employees, Pelican Products dares to exceed where others falter: the protection of what’s valuable. Pelican specializes in the design and manufacture of protective case solutions and advanced portable lighting systems, from coolers, phone cases, flashlights, and drinkware, to travel gear and even backpacks. While Pelican Products constantly develops innovative protective products to keep valuables protected from all environmental harm, they also take significant steps in their sustainability practices to prevent harming the environment. Devoting focus and resources to being sustainable, Pelican Products cases and lights are recyclable and produced to last a lifetime. To help integrate its e-commerce platform with its SAP ERP, Alumio was approached for having over 10 years of experience in creating ERP connectivity and for its unique Alumio SAP API Plugin.
Having initially connected their e-commerce platform built on Adobe Commerce with stand-alone accounting software, Pelican Products faced errors in both finance and inventory management. To tackle this issue and optimize their digital experience, they decided to integrate their e-commerce Platform to their ERP, i.e. SAP ECC, and brought on board Corra, a renowned system integrator in the United States. While researching the most effective way to create the e-commerce to ERP integration for Pelican Products, Corra encountered Alumio and decided that the Alumio iPaaS along with the powerful SAP API Plugin solution was the best option for them to create this integration.
In close collaboration, Alumio, Corra, and Pelican Products intensively approached the project to meticulously deliver the integration. Connecting an ERP like Pelican Products' SAP ECC with an e-commerce platform such as Adobe Commerce is far from easy since by default SAP lacks key B2B & B2C data points or web services required to effectively do so. Helping avoid what would usually be a long and expensive bespoke integration project, Alumio’s SAP API Plugin installed these needed web services, to enhance the integration capabilities of Pelican Product’s SAP ECC. After installing and configuring the SAP API Plugin, creating the full-blown Adobe Commerce to SAP ECC integration via Alumio’s no-code integration platform, or iPaaS, was significantly easier.
The integration running through Alumio’s iPaaS led to a more optimized and real-time e-commerce experience, giving Pelican Products centralized control over their data. Resulting in transparent and reliable inventory levels, now when an order is placed on the Pelican Products website, product availability and prices are in complete sync and up-to-date with the latest data available on the ERP, in real-time. Detailed product information, real-time insights, and stock management are just some of the many other benefits resulting from the integration. More importantly, a proper order process was created to ensure real-time delivery/shipping updates and to help process returns, significantly improving the digital commerce experience for Pelican Products.
In fact, having successfully established a seamless D2C channel for the US & Canada, Pelican Products decided to expand its digital operations in Europe from Spain. Utilizing the future-proof integration created by Alumio’s iPaaS, they are now working with a local system integrator to connect their EU e-commerce site to their SAP back office.
- SAP ECC
The SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) is a well-known ERP software solution including applications for a business’ logistics, sales, finance, marketing, customer service, HR, or even product planning. These different systems are linked together through a customizable system and run via a database of one's choice, while additionally allowing connections to customize third-party applications.
- Alumio’s SAP API Plugin
Alumio’s SAP API Plugin is an exclusive solution, ensuring key B2B or B2C data points are installed into the default SAP ERP. On being installed, these data points help significantly improve the SAP’s ability to integrate with e-commerce, PIM, CRM or other software. Developed as a SAP-certified ABAP stack, Alumio’s API Plugin helps instantly provide data points that would otherwise take a significant amount of time and money to create. This reduces the time to market and additionally creates an improved ROI. Above all, it helps you create fast, flexible and future-proof integrations.
- Adobe Commerce | Magento
Adobe Commerce, formerly known as Magento, is a multichannel e-commerce platform based on open-source technology through which online merchants are provided with a flexible shopping cart system, as well as wide control over the look, content, and functionality of their online stores. Adobe Commerce, or Magento, offers powerful marketing, search engine optimization and catalog-management tools.
“The collaborative approach really sparked our interest at Pelican. Both Corra and Alumio approached the integration in a collaborative way, finding answers to our requirements - that gave us the confidence that this project would be a success”
Why Pelican Products chose Alumio
✓ Enhancing SAP connectivity through a unique API Plugin solution
✓ Creating frictionless customer experience
✓ Establishing a future-proof way to integrate software & systems