Jul 17, 2012
Having done a few SAP integrations for retailers for their online e-commerce store, here are a few pointers to note:
1. Clearly define what information is needed from SAP which is essential for the e-commerce store to operate, and vice-versa. And document it clearly especially for material, price, stock, and customer masters.
2. Select the method of integration carefully. Whether it is through automated export and import of data using CSV / flat files, or using APIs that can transfer data on a real time basis between SAP and your online store. The decision impacts budgets and timelines. So make sure the all stakeholders are clear about both.
3. Infrastructure: Make sure that environments for the data transfers to happen are safe and secure.
4. Last but not the least, test, test and then test some more.