SAP ERP & eCommerce Integration

Clarity Connect Integration with SAP ERP

How companies integrate SAP to grow eCommerce revenue

SAP is number one in the enterprise resource planning market with more than 140,000 installations worldwide, over 25 industry-specific business solutions, and more than 75,000 customers across 120+ countries. As one of the most trusted ERP solutions available, SAP offers a variety of features to help boost your business productivity. Integrated, flexible, and fast business processes can increase competitiveness. Innovative, individualized products and services accelerate companies time to market strategy. Business management features allow teams to simplify their corporate structure, and fully utilize resources. SAP provides a rock solid foundation for the latest mobile and cloud technologies, so you can manage your business anytime, anywhere. With over 40 years of experience, SAP leverages a world-class ERP system that communicates in 37 different languages. Out of the box, SAP offers an array of solutions to help businesses of all sizes. a feature-rich, cost effective, and secure enterprise resource planning solution for small to medium-sized businesses. Pairing SAP and Clarity Connect can truly enlighten your business decision making and take your revenue to the next level.

Clarity helps SAP ERP streamline your organization

Today, eCommerce is one of the largest drivers for digital businesses. Having the capabilities to intelligently tag behaviors, identify trends, and streamline your operations can allow you to effectively grow and scale your business. SAP is a fantastic solution because it encompasses so many different facets, but tying your back-end information to the front-end experience will have give your decision makers new insight to make effective decisions. With SAP eCommerce integration, teams are able to create common terminology across the business and issue company-wide cross-functional Key Performance Indicators. The visibility of total inventory access across the organization with the behaviors of online user experience helps customer and product profitability. Connect and SAP allow you to set the framework and foundation to achieve your goals of tomorrow. Several key benefits of utilizing SAP to straighten out your back-end include 20% reduction in finished goods inventory, 75% less time for internal new-production initiation, and 25% reduction of close processes. SAP and Connect break down previously rigid silos that had taken hold of us. There are many benefits of integrating SAP and Clarity Connect. Let us share some recommended steps to enlighten your decision making.

 
Security

Security

This is always a major concern for two-way integrations. eCommerce platforms and public facing storefronts typically have complex security constraints. Clarity has developed a middle ware layer called Clarity Connect that allows customers to securely push data to the Clarity Connect middleware that interfaces with SAP's APIs. This allows data to go past the company firewalls, and isolate the data that needs to be sent and received from the public facing storefront. Clarity connect dramatically reduces the surface area for a potential security issue and creates an intermediate clearinghouse confirming data is securely pushed and pulled between the internal ERP platform and the external eCommerce storefront.

Performance

Performance

SAP ERP instances are usually secure and housed in a different physical location than the public facing website. Without a middle ware layer, this would potentially cause major lags in data load times and other performance metrics. Clarity Connect enables a rapid load time and intelligent refreshing of the externally facing data to reflect internal updates in real time. By effectively pushing updates on a real-time basis, details that would otherwise take minutes to load on the site now load within milliseconds as they're cached on the external interface. In addition, specific customer data that needs to be pulled from the ERP system in real-time is pulled in dynamically using AJAX loading techniques to dramatically improve performance.

Shipping and Freight

Shipping and Freight

Due to the nature of Clarity's past projects we have extensive experience with not just the standard UPS, USPS, FedEx, DHL and other standard carrier integrations for shipping costs and package tracking and returns but we also specialize in helping setup and configure the pick list and label printing, scanning and implementation of the physical packing stations and picking process to improve internal workflows as well. In addition to being able to provide support for the actual order management and processing of orders for different carriers we also specialize in working with freight carriers to automate the quotes, pricing, bill of lading setup and processing, obtaining customer specific pricing, and dynamically providing freight shipment status as well.

 
Taxes, Customs and Duties

Taxes, Customs and Duties

Many companies operate abroad, but few currently operate with fully automated processes for their international transactions. Clarity delivers in domestic taxes and integration with internal ERP tax tables, custom tax tables, and setting up external API integration but also offers extensive specialization in international taxes, customs and duties as well. Specifically, Clarity delivers customs and duties integration to dynamically pull this information from the ERP platform or enable third party integration for this component as well to pull the most up to date customs and duties data in real-time for global payments and ordering.

Integration to Line of Business Applications

Integration to Line of Business Applications

Most mid-large sized businesses integrate several, if not dozens, of LOB applications to streamline their workflows. Some clients prefer a simple web interface for their sales team. This allows sales team members to focus just on their quotes and orders. In addition to SAP ERP eCommerce integration, Clarity offers full customization capabilities to tightly integrate other LOB applications such as order fulfilment tools, support and ticketing tools, CRM and service tools, email and newsletter/marketing applications, etc.

Quotes and Workflows

Quotes and Workflows

Many business find their processes run smoothest with a streamlined human interaction to facilitate the process. Clarity Connect is able to pull in the SAP ERP sales order documents and help streamline the quoting workflow. From helping with notification e-mails and embedding quotes, Clarity's SAP ERP Sales Documents integration directly pulls quote status and allows the ERP system to trigger workflow steps. This reduces the chances of human error. Connect’s middle ware tool updates your ERP system seamlessly.

 
 
 
 
 
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