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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



  • Near Real-Time Interfaces using PI


  • Batch Interfaces using PI


Integration Challenges:



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