Why Plug and Play Integration
With retailers purchasing goods from multiple manufacturers and selling goods through multiple channels, it is essential to use a variety of applications for processes such as POS, Customer Management, Marketing and Sales Management, Warehouse Management and Order Fulfillment that quickly serve customers and deliver quality service. In addition to ensuring cross-channel functionality, these applications should be able to handle large-scale transactions and future expansion of business processes.
Given the volume, scalability and unique operating requirements of retail businesses, integrating applications with the retailer system landscape is complex. Though the traditional point-to-point integration approach is simple, it fails to achieve the desired result. Firstly, due to the tight coupling and dependence of systems the infrastructure turns brittle when scaled up. Secondly, because the lack of central governance for security issues makes the system prone to security breaches. Thirdly, with the addition of components or connections within the system, the integration costs rise exponentially.
Out-of-the-box integration with industry-leading solutions
SimpleRetail offers a platform to tide over these challenges. In contrast to the traditional ‘pipe-based’ approach where data flows in a linear fashion, SimpleRetail is built on microservices architectural style that orchestrates services or applications to simplify and automate business processes. This ensures scalability and improve performance to a great extent. SimpleRetail enables retailers to create value for each participant in the supply chain and scale systems infinitely with the growth of their business.
SimpleRetail integration framework helps in out-of-the-box integration with nine industry-leading solutions such as SAP Business One, S/4HANA On-Premise, SAP Hybris, Magento, SAP ECC, S/4HANA Cloud, IBM WebSphere Commerce, and SAP All-in-one.