1. Introduction

1. Introduction

ONIBEX's B2B (Business to Business) system comprises all the most advanced features of any E-Commerce system; but besides, our 360° E-Commerce system is fully integrated to the SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. This chapter describes in detail the entire e-commerce system integration to SAP. Before introducing the necessary configurations in SAP for messages exchanges, Figure-1 shows the workflow for content management in the ONIBEX’s 360° E-Commerce system.

The e-commerce system has a backend or dashboard used to manage the specific content of a post in an On-line store. Using this dashboard, non-technical staff can take responsibility for the content, text and images of a website, without having to know about code, such as HTML and CSS. In this way, teams can focus more on statistics, sales, or the business process itself.

The backend or dashboard leverages "put the content here" instructions, which indicates the e-commerce system to take MySQL database contentsthe "pure content", and place it in a certain place on each page layout. This separates the design and operation of web pages that make up the e-commerce system. Figure-1 summarizes all the functions and modules that are fully integrated to SAP.



Figure-1: Integration of systems for the sales process on the cloud.


ONIBEX offers the commissioning on the cloud of the whole e-commerce system fully integrated into SAP Enterprise Resource Planning system.

Most of ONIBEX communications integrated into the cloud from SAP, are driven via messages to the e-commerce’s backend system. There are two types of queried information from SAP:

  1. Master data: These type of data changes the least in the business process, those that are not transactional, such as those included in the customer master, material master, the price-related condition records.


  1. Transactional data: These is the hard data that exists and brings the attraction in a period, but after this, you start working on a new flow of documents, such as orders, quotes, invoices, etc.

To further explain Figure-1, Figure-2 introduces the document flow and master data for the whole sales business process in SAP.



Figure-2:  Integration of the two SAP’s data types with the E-Commerce system on the cloud.


After the previous introduction to system integration, the following sections are intended to show the necessary steps to configure SAP for messages exchanges using ALE (Application Link Enabling).

 

ALE includes the controlled exchange of business messages to process the creation of documents, such as: Sales Orders, Customer and Material Master Data, from Inbound interfaces. As well as the data management from SAP to the E-commerce application, it is, the Outbound Interfaces which include: Customer master data, materials, inventory levels in a certain plant and warehouse, confirmation of document creation such as sales order, delivery, and invoice.


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