E-Commerce Integration

With Scheer Process Automation Suite we offer a powerful framework for the integration of e-commerce components. We do this by drawing on our many years of experience in the area of system integration. Scheer PAS includes a wide number of functionalities proven in practice which enable extremely robust operations focussed on your needs, whichever system is in use. Scheer Process Automation Suite takes into account not only the sales side with its online shop, but enables the automated processing of data from suppliers. In this way, all data flows are documented and the complete transfer of data is guaranteed: even when a system may be temporarily unavailable.

Problems often occur with the integration of online shops into an existing IT environment. Existing processes were not set up with an online shop in mind and data structures differ widely. This leads to a loss of flexibility and causes a great deal of extra work. With Scheer PAS, missing functionalities can be added easily without the need to change the existing systems.

Your benefits with Process Automation Suite

  • A solution proven in practice that can be adapted precisely to your needs
  • Experience project partners
  • Multiple compatibility
  • Flexible upgrading thanks to Micro-Services-Architecture
  • High levels of reliability
  • Data flows are completely transparent
  • Data analysis is possible with external tools
  • Monitoring and data visualization during run-time
  • System failure scenarios taken into account

What is e-commerce integration?

The term e-commerce integration describes the embedding and connection of systems in the area of online retailing into the IT landscape of companies. In doing so, e-commerce systems such as cash till, shop and merchandise management systems are integrated into the already existing system landscape.

The information required is collated, evaluated and made available in the quality necessary. The primary focus hereby is on the quick, optimized and intelligent interplay between individual systems in the existing system landscape.

When does e-commerce integration make sense?

An integration platform makes sense at the latest when the system landscape is lacking in transparency and flexibility.

A concrete example might look like this: you are a retailer that wants to migrate to a universally applicable omni-channel-platform. In the last years however a strongly heterogeneous system landscape has grown in your organization. You are no longer able to adapt the existing systems connections, there is a lack of standardization in the ERP system and your current integration platform is no longer suitable for your strategy. These are problems that will be felt in your workflows. Orders can no longer be documented, support tickets disappear and data from the till systems can no longer be accessed. Problems in respect of transparency have a serious impact on your ability to analyse the problem. In short: your current system solution is no longer appropriate for your business requirements.

And this is exactly the starting point for modern integration platforms (also called middleware). They ensure that all systems communicate with each other and act as a central data hub. The main aims are interruption free operation across all connected systems, solutions and applications as well as high levels of transparency.

What are the benefits of e-commerce integration?

Modern integration platforms which offer significant benefits are now regarded in the retail sector as the primary requirement for comprehensive omni-channel retailing.

Instead of a lack of transparency and high susceptibility to errors the integration layer bundles and distributes the data centrally. This way, retailers, or rather the operators of online shops, have complete control over every transaction in the system landscape. It makes no difference whether the data is from the supplier, the till system or from customer returns. All the information is immediately available. A further benefit is the simple integration of new processes, interfaces and systems in your landscape. Even complex projects no longer need to be planned weeks in advance and, in ideal cases, can be implemented within a few days.