Case study

Sambazon & Ethical Integrations

Sambazon's transformation from manual to digital labor

Ethical & Environmental food sales conglomerate "Sambazon" goes digital to maximize profit and give back to the environment. Sambazon is one of the biggest health food fair trade companies  in the USA. It was the 1st certified organic and fair-trade Açaí company in America. Sambazon is unique in selling açai (the most powerful superfood in the Amazon area). Açaí's have been harvested by hand from the rainforest’s palm trees for centuries. This nutritional powerhouse has long been a staple of indigenous diets. Sambazon is unique in fair-trade and is committed to the protection of  rainforests and its indigenous people. Samabazon have effectively preserved over 200,000,000 acres( and counting) of the Amazon Rainforest through paying fair wages that directly supporting 30,000+  family orientated farmers. Similarly, another ethically sound attribute to Sambazon is the 5% local reinvestment  of açaí purchases which  goes directly back into schools and hospitals.

The process of handling orders from the B2B/ B2C web-shop, marketplaces and big customers like Walmart were still done manually. Sambazon had to increase the headcount of their inside sales /administration team from three to eight people in the last 3 years, just to manually process the orders (due to their exponential growth and successions). Consequently, this resulted in infractions on the company’s part that where significantly deteriorating their profit margins.

Integrations

  • Synced data: ERP (SAPbyDesign), eCommerce (Shopify), EDI-broker SPSCommerce
  • Full Catalog sync ERP to eCommerce
  • Customer data account creating and login processes
  • Stock and availability
  • Orders process
  • EDI Walmart
  • Delivery process, including Shipments, track and trace to eCommerce

Endpoints

SAPbyDesign

SAPbyDesign is a cloud enterprise resource planning software which is sold and operated by SAP SE. Predominantly, it is tailored towards small scale and medium-sized enterprises who wish to take control of business processes, such as finance, human resources, analytics, mobility, e-learning and support. SAPbyDesign is built on the principles of a service orientation architecture whereby which the integrations between business capabilities are achieved via messages.

Shopify

Shopify is a multi-national eCommerce company that offers retailers an array of services including payments, marketing, shipping and customer engagement tools.

Alumio’s integrations between SAPbyDesign and Shopify was the first big game changer for Sambazon.

SPS Commerce

SPS Commerce is a corporation based in the United States that provides cloud-based supply chain management software to retailers, suppliers ,third-party logistics providers and partners. Alumio iPaaS EDI-broker service integrated SPS Commerce, to automate EDI processes with big customers like Walmart, which is subsequently the second big game-changer.

SPS Commerce

Solution

SAPbyDesign was connected to Shopify via the Alumio iPaaS software, which simultaneously contributed to the digitalization of whole-sales conglomerate "Walmart" through the integration of SPS Commerce which automates EDI processes.

Endpoints

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Customer

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“We are expecting to see at least 35% growth in EDI revenue and a 50% increase in eCommerce. We credit Alumio to playing a major role in enabling us to do so”.

Maximised Profit Margins

Digitalization & Elevated Revenue Streams

Alumio's integration platform proves itself as a pivotal role to future-proof Sambazon’s business by building an integration platform and API application network that can quickly incorporate new technologies that respond to ever-changing consumer and market demands.

Sambazon wanted to get rid of data silo's.

Therefore, ensuring that such demands can be met on a grander scale that facilitates increasing profit margins.

The Incentive of Alumio iPaaS

Ethical Integrations & Scaleability

Alumio is a key enabler of the new data and application integration strategy. By working with Alumio iPaaS to deliver on an integration strategy centred around API-led connectivity, Sambazon have in turn, maximized profit margins by 35% in EDI and 50% in eCommerce that contribute to the equitous pay of their employees, the protection of indigenous people and environments such as the Amazon rain forest, whilst funnelling money back into their local environment, which evidently wouldn't be possible without their newfound digitalized working platforms.

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 Sambazon chose Alumio

A summary of reasons and benefits

Alumio maximizes profit margins.

Allows environmentally and ethically friendly companies to give back to nature.

Offers software that normalises data and stores it in one domain for a clearer more efficient working ecology.

Fast integration reduce "time-to-market" and connect new software and data sources easily.

“Alumio is a key enabler of the new data and application integration strategy".