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E-commerce brief Overview

  

  • What’s E-commerce about?

 

Buying and selling of products or services over electronic systems such as internet or other computer networks.

 

  • Business Benefits

 

Effective Utilization of Supply chain, Cost reduction, Improved Customer relations, Global Reach, etc.

 

  • Customer Benefits

 

Wide choice of products and services, Convenience,  Instant Information availability and Delivery, Product Feedbacks and blogs, Customization and personalization, etc.

 

  • Organization Benefits

          

            E-commerce has become an important tool for businesses worldwide not only to sell to customers but also to engage them

 

E-commerce typical Architecture

  

General Architecture of E-commerce should look like below. The core functions include: User Interface, Product Catalog, Shopping Cart Management, Content Management… etc.

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A Case Study – WebSphere Commerce (IBM E-commerce Solution) Integration with SAP OTC

Key Decision drivers for optimized integration:

  

  • Performance comparing existing Legacy Application
  • Data Volumes of the business
  • Data Retention Periods
  • Effective Error Handling
  • Logging of Data

Integration Options:

  

  • Real-Time Interfaces using RFCs

    

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  • Near Real-Time Interfaces using PI

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  • Batch Interfaces using PI

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Integration Challenges:

  

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