Intelligent Integrations Made Possible by The Clarity Connect Tool
Going Beyond Standard Functionality with Advanced Options
The way that Clarity leverages the Clarity Connect platform is by building out tasks where each one is discreetly completing a job based on a schedule. This procedure can be performed on real time, but on most instances, it runs on a
periodic basis using a cron job schedule. This schedule can run every minute, 15 minutes, every hour, day, week, or other predetermined interval, and completes very specific tasks based on your business rules and requirements. These specific
tasks can also incorporate data transformations, as well as possibly map to other entities to push and pull from them as needed, based on the desired business logic.
As the connector or the Clarity Connect platform is performing this, it can continue to queue up multiple tasks to run at a time. It can further scale up and down so we can incorporate additional resources, like overall server
infrastructure. Bottom line is, we may utilize more resources on an existing infrastructure or bring in supplementary infrastructure and then scale out with a load balancing type of model.
The Clarity Connect tool comes with the ability to leverage enterprise best practices for redundancies and failover. It's fundamentally built to be an enterprise level solution with very intelligent caching mechanisms that can be turned on
to enable performance at scale. Finally, with regards to the WooCommerce and Dynamics AX integration, the WooCommerce APIs leverage the WooCommerce REST endpoints. Those endpoints
are very robust in general, while they can be extended to incorporate custom entities and fields along with custom plugins for both WordPress and WooCommerce.
The default WooCommerce REST APIs Include many endpoints, with some examples being the following:
- Orders and order notes
- Products and all their associated characteristics, such as product variations, attributes, attribute terms, product categories, product shipping classes, product tags, and product reviews
- Tax rates and tax classes
- Settings and setting options
- Payment gateways
- Shipping zones, shipping zone locations, shipping zone methods, and other shipping information
- System status and system status tools
- Data on geography and detailed label information
In addition to the endpoints that the WooCommerce REST API exposes for your Dynamics AX integration, we can also interact with the reporting tools and the detailed granular report data. Those can certainly be integrated with, and another
option would be to turn on webhooks which enable live integration with WooCommerce. One of the big benefits of the Clarity Connect platform is how it is task-based and different tasks efficiently run at specific schedules.
If real time data integration is needed, the webhooks allow for an even more robust capability than just the standard WooCommerce REST APIs. In conclusion, we firmly believe that the Dynamics AX and WooCommerce integration can dramatically improve customer service by automating processes that might've been previously manual, and at the same time expose the
business to more opportunities. Since the data is coming in real time from Dynamics AX, the offerings of the business are directly getting out to the public facing WooCommerce site to serve end users.