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.
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
- Real-Time Interfaces using RFCs
- Near Real-Time Interfaces using PI
- Batch Interfaces using PI