WooCommerce & SAP (R/3, ECC & S4/HANA) integrated solution

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WooCommerce, a powerful and popular open source eCommerce platform. We offer our off-the-shelf SAP native connector for WooCommerce. The connector is supported by SAP ECC, R/3 and S4/HANA, and contains up to 22 configurable interfaces to enable an effective digital solution. With our iPaaS added, the integration possibilities are endless.

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Imagine you're able to connect your SAP to any kind of software you'd like, accelerating your digital commerce business. Adding our iPaaS to our native connector solution gives you exactly this ability. Alumio lets you integrate your systems and scale your business, eliminating any potential pitfalls in your ambitions to grow.

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Proof of Concept in 5 days?

What would be a typical time to market to set up a working e-commerce solution with the WooCommerce SAP (ECC, R/3, S4/HANA) Connector? That will take us 3 days to install and configure the WooCommerce SAP HANA (R/3 or ECC) connector and install & connect it to WooCommerce. So in max. 3 days you will have a POC (proof of concept) where your SAP HANA (R/3 or ECC) is running in With WooCommerce. You will need some extra time, for the realisation of the webshop (design & custom wishes, flows) and customisations on the connector side if custom modules are affecting the Plug & Play processes/ functions. If you have features or processes beyond the standard WooCommerce SAP HANA (R/3 or ECC) connector it is possible to adapt the connector to support them. This will however increase the Time-to-market.

What specifications are needed in order to implement the SAP HANA (R/3 or ECC)  connector?

The WooCommerce SAP (ECC, R/3, S4/HANA) Connector will be installed on the SAP back-end through a transport of an ABAP stack. It can be installed on SAP directly or be placed on the HCI (HANA Cloud Integration).

Pre-requisites; What are the minimal system requirements for the SAP HANA (R/3 or ECC) connector?

The SAP Connector supports ‘out of the box’ the following versions (other SAP versions can be supported with a minimum amount of work). · SAP S/3 ECC 6.X running on Netweaver 7.3 or higher · SAP R/3 · SAP S/4HANA The other pre- requisites are the same as SAP HANA (R/3 or ECC) itself. However if you want optimal performance we advise you (in case of the SAP R/3 or ECC version) to have an internet connection with at least 20 Mbit per second upload bandwidth. Also look at enough CPU, Memory and Hard Disk performance if you run into performance issues. Is there a pre-requisite of how our SAP system needs to be set up? For example, does it need to e setup as a IS-Retail system or can the connector work with core SAP? No, just standard SAP is okay. Our adapter is also compatible with additional add-ons, but it’s not mandatory. The more add-ons you have the more complex the SAP mostly is.

Is the SAP Connector capable of retrieving customer specific prices in realtime?

Yes, the SAP Connector is capable of that (please see the online demo to understand more about this part).

Do we need other plugins for the SAP HANA (R/3 or ECC) connector to work?

In the basis, no you do not. However if you are using the WooCommerce e-commerce platform we also provide a set of WooCommerce ERP optimized modules that integrate fully with the SAP HANA (R/3 or ECC) WooCommerce connector.

What are the differences between the SAP HANA connector and the R/3 or ECC connector?

There are no significative differences, other than that the SAP version is different.

Does the SAP HANA (R/3 or ECC) adaptor support promotions on the webshop?

Yes and no. “Yes” it’s possible to setup promotions if SAP (ECC, R/3, S4/HANA) accepts prices from the e-commerce platform and does not recalculate them again. “No” if you want a B2B environment setup, since then you mostly have all kind of price condition ruling setup in SAP HANA (R/3 or ECC) itself. However we just need to look at the process. Where you want to store which data. Our adapter supports all situations, but it’s a matter of defining the clear process and data entry points.

Is the SAP HANA (R/3 or ECC) Connector capable of retrieving customer specific prices in realtime?

Yes, the WooCommerce SAP connector is capable of that. So it retrieves customer specific prices on a realtime basis, within 1.2 seconds of time, the results will be presented in the product listing, product detail or basket.

Which data sets/ entities does SAP HANA (R/3 or ECC) integration connect?

The WooCommerce SAP (ECC, R/3, S4/HANA) Connector has 22 standard ‘plug and play’ interface web services. The web services are made to exchange the data between WooCommerce and SAP (R/3, ECC & S4 HANA). Our fully two-way integration connects the following data entities. These are configured through the delivery interface which allows you to configure and map these objects to the correct ERP. The connector contains more the 22 well documented interfaces required for a successful B2B and B2C e-commerce platform. But above all, the connector also delivers an e-commerce cockpit within the SAP environment. In this cockpit users can monitor webshop transactions and processes De 22 web services which are delivered in plug & play connector and can be configured in the interface are;

1. GetCategories
2. GetDeliveryDays
3. GetQuote
4. GetQuoteOverview
5. GetInvoice
6. GetInvoiceOverview
7. GetDeliveries
8. GetDeliveriesOverview
9. GetOrder
10.GetOrderOverview
11. SetCustomerAddresses
12. GetCustomerAddresses
13. GetCustomers
14. GetMyLists
15. GetMyProducts
16. GetOrderSimulation
17. GetPriceAndStock
18. GetProducts
19. SetContact
20.SetCustomer
21. SetOrder
22.SetOrderPayment

There are also additional web services available as add-ons; some of the optional web services are: GetDocument, GetContract, GetQuoteoverview or SetQuote. To receive more insights and details about the web services, please contact us!

Why do you need a real time eCommerce & SAP HANA (R/3 or ECC) integration?

Realtime SAP (ECC, R/3, S4/HANA) e-commerce integration makes it easy for your buyers. If you’re integrating SAP (R/3, ECC & S4 HANA) to the e-commerce software WooCommerce, you more or less have 3 basic options for solution architecture; A. Connect Batch-based B. Realtime one to one connection C. Realtime by an Integration Interface

What kind of solution to choose?

True SAP (ECC, R/3, S4/HANA) e-commerce integration with WooCommerce requires direct, realtime interfacing with SAP when doing B2B business or when wanting a sales or self service portal. Batch connections are not advised cause of the fact that they duplicate logic, cannot handle realtime customer specific prices for product listing and cannot handle realtime information in the checkout proces (such as transport data, costs, handling cost, VAT or basket discounts). Realtime integrations one to one, or in combination with an integration interface are both options which can do the job. The benefit of a ‘Integration Interface’ versus the option “realtime one to one’ is: Data can be send to third party software as well Data can be customized, transformed though the interface of the platform Data can be merged to data from other sources before connecting it to WooCommerce Data can be send to a PIM system easily Data issues (data quality) can be handled by the features of the interface An integration interface is have a monitoring cockpit, so performance of integration can be monitored The integration interface has features to create tasks and workflows to notify people when flows are failing, or to activate tasks to deal with data inconsistency Our way to go is to connect SAP HANA (R/3 or ECC) through a native connector in combination with an Integration Interface. The solution we offer does the job in one package.

With this SAP HANA integrated eCommerce solution you give a B2C experience as they feel on
Amazon to your customers.

That means full self service for every step of the journey: · Browsing integrated SAP (ECC, R/3, S4/HANA) · Purchasing integrated to SAP S4 HANA (R/3 or ECC) · 100% error-free orders posted to SAP S4 HANA (R/3 or ECC) · Payments integrated to SAP S4 HANA (R/3 or ECC) · Account management integrated to SAP S4 HANA (R/3 or ECC)

I am a Magento, Shopware or SAP HANA (R/3 or ECC) partner and would like to offer the Connector
to my customers is that possible?

Yes, by becoming a ‘Solution’- or ‘Associate’ partner of Alumio, you wil be able to implement our solutions.

Can I use the Connector to connect my PIM, Warehouse or other applications?

Yes, because the connector is using the Integration Interface, the data can also be connected to other datasources and software applications. To PIM software applications as PimCore, Akeneo, as well as to several WMS systems there are ‘integration templates’ available, so integrating is simple.

What if a web service is failing or not responding?

The Integration Interface will deliver a cockpit where all the services are 24/7 monitored. The task & workflow features can be configured to restart processes, to notify customers or employees and to make sure the critical processes will be working. The solution is also helping you to find the error due logging all input, actions and output. All logs and messages will be saved in the logging system in order to find, trace and reproduce the problem.

Is it secure and compliance with ISO?

To ensure the security of your data the following securities are in place: A. The connecting ends between the webshop WooCommerce and SAP S4 HANA (R/3 or ECC) are secured using HTTPS and a handshake between the two systems using Username and Password combination over a TLS secured communication channel. B. If you want to secure it even further you can setup a VPN connection between the two systems. To ensure data integrity even further both the e-commerce WooCommerce side and the SAP (ECC, R/3, S4/HANA) side are defensively coded verifying input against the OWASP top 10 standard.

When the eCommerce site is live, do I need to resynchronize the entire item assortment file each time?

SAP S4 HANA (R/3 or ECC) will create an export of the complete assortment that needs to be available on the webshop. The SAP (ECC, R/3, S4/HANA) Connector and the WooCommerce modules will determine which data needs to be updated within WooCommerce (in case the stack is not using a PIM or MDM system). Ensuring the WooCommerce product library is always up to date.

Is it necessary to make changes to SAP HANA (R/3 or ECC) in order to have Connector work?

No the SAP HANA (R/3 or ECC) connector is installed as a plugin into the system. In order for the SAP (ECC, R/3, S4/HANA) connector to work the only thing needed is a bit of configuration and setup in the connector plugin itself. You need to setup things like web address of the webshop front end, logging paths, username and password information and more. Further more there are some additional screens introduced into SAP HANA (R/3 or ECC). These screens will help you setup:

A. Contacts that can login to WooCommerce
B. Up sell and Cross sell products
C. Basic connector configuration
D. Payment handling
E. And more

To receive more insights about the installations proces, please contact us.

Does the Magento, Shopware SAP HANA (R/3 or ECC) connector make changes to the configuration
of SAP?

No the SAP (ECC, R/3, S4/HANA) WooCommerce connector adds configuration to your setup, but will not alter any existing configuration.

Do I need a programmer/developer in order to implement the Connector in SAP HANA (R/3 & ECC)? 
Do I need to hire a SAP HANA (R/3 or ECC) consultant or can we install the connector ourselves?

The SAP Connector will be installed by Alumio experts. If this is not possible or not within the comfort zone of the client we can arrange that the installation is done by the SAP partner of the client, but Youwe will not be held accountable for any implementation delays or malfunctioning of the SAP Connector. It is highly recommended that at least a SAP Consultant from Youwe is present during installation. Technically it can also be done like this (we strongly advise to let us do the installation). If you have an experienced SAP HANA (R/3 or ECC) administrator or developer in house you can install the connector by yourself. If you do not have a really experienced administrator or developer in house we can provide one for you that will help you setup the connector.

What type of communication is used between my webshop and the SAP HANA (R/3 or ECC)?

The communication used is SOAP 1.2. If required this can easily be changed for an extra fee.

Can we use customized programs (proxy) instead of IDocs? Or just IDocs are covered?

Yes, you can. For communication with WooCommerce SOAP and XML are used.

How does an implementation project looks like? How much time will it take?

Implementation of the Connector software is easy and is done in a matter of hours, but other things should be done, like configuration of all the web services (please see the video / demo, which you can request here), the firewall & VPN connection should be configured. We start each project with a workshop where we will discuss all the business process in relation to the WooCommerce features. In each process our consultant will look into your SAP HANA (R/3 or ECC) application to see if there are customisations being made and if this will impact the plug & Play solution. If custom work is needed, this will be placed as a task in the backlog. After the workshop we have all the information to;

A. Configure the options of the connector and
B. to make a good estimation if custom work is needed.

Can you tell me about the pricing?

What is the price of the SAP (ECC, R/3, S4/HANA) connector? For pricing information contact our sales consultant.

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