Sap Business One Deployment in Ecommerce Scenarios

SB1, which is unofficial abbreviation for SAP Business One small and mid-size business ERP from SAP is relatively new application and it was designed and programmed with the likely contemporary business models requirements. If you are planning to implement SAP B1 for ecommerce outlet, you should first work on the best scenario selection. Let us give you initial highlights, for further implementation design you should submit your specific case for analysis and recommendations:

1. eCommerce module. If you are launching everything from the ground or if you have really obsolete web site, then you may consider doing it on SB1 ecommerce platform. In this case you do not need to worry about standard ecommerce features, such as shopping cart, catalog, pricing (however if you practice advanced and seasonal price lists and promotions, some additional settings and possibly custom features might be recommended), as all these standard features will be available in integrated module

2. Established ecommerce site. In this scenario, more likely the idea of slashing existing site and redeploying everything on your new ERP platform has less feasibility. You, and your decision makers in IT will be more inclined to re-connect or remap your existing shopping cart and electronic order to your SB1 back end. In this case you will need SAP Business One SDK programming work, which is very common and you are not the first who needs it and many already took this route. Often we hear the question – doe connectors exist as of-the-shelf products? The answer is – yes and no, as the connection often involves programming touch at your e-commerce application, and so the value of the vanilla connector should be analyzed

3. Platform overview. If you are ecommerce developer, you should know that SB1 is available for Microsoft SQL Server and it opens you SQL for querying and various reporting, if you are not comfortable to invest into SDK training and learning curve. These querying techniques might be utilized for down the road integration support and advancements. For example, querying maybe feasible, if you are designing order status on-demand report for e-commerce customer self service



Source by Andrew Karasev