Frequently Asked Questions

How is the connector installed?

Youwe’s Magento SAP (R3/ECC) connector will be installed on the SAP back-end system through a standard transport of an ABAP stack. It can be installed on SAP directly (with ABAP code) or be placed on the HCI (Middle ware tools; PI; Process Integration tools)

Can my own SAP partner implement the Magento SAP connector?

Yes of course! We will instruct your SAP partner on how to implement the Magento SAP (R3/ECC) connector.

What are the prerequisites of SAP?

SAP ECC6 and higher running on NetWeaver Platform.

Which webservices does the connector use?

The Magento SAP connector uses SOAP webservices generated with SAP SOAPMANAGER.

How is the transport of custom development done?

The development and customizing are monitored very strictly as the whole transport bulk is copied over into a separate SAP system.

All transport and adapter objects begin with: YBITE3_*** (on request Youwe can change the name structure).

Each development will start with YBITE3_, so it becomes clear that the development of the templates are related to another.

Each development is accompanied with a description, so it is easy to understand for a new SAP system why this development was created.

Since multiple SAP systems will reuse the development, source fields will need to be derived from Z-mapping tables.

Which interfaces are available?

The Magento SAP connector contains more than 22 well documented interfaces meeting the requirements of a B2B eCommerce platform.

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    GetCategories

    Retrieves a list of categories and supports hierachy

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    GetDeliveryDays

    Retrieves logistic / transport routes and available delivery days for that specific customer in order to allow them to pick a proper delivery day.

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    GetAttributes

    Nightly import of product specific attributes.

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    GetDocuments

    Retrieves physical documents such as an invoice and more.

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    GetInvoice

    Retrieves a list of header lines for invoices.

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    GetInvoiceOverview

    Retrieves detail information of an invoice.

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    GetShipment

    Retrieves a list of header lines for shipments.

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    GetShipmentOverview

    Retrieves detail information of a shipment.

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    GetOrder

    Retrieves a list of header lines for orders.

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    GetOrderOverview

    Retrieves detail information of an order.

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    SetCustomerAddresses

    Adds of updates an address of an customer.

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    GetCustomerAddresses

    Retrieves both billing and shipping addresses of an customer.

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    GetCustomers

    Generates a dump file with all accounts and contact persons which are allowed to login through the e-commerce platform.

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    GetMyLists

    Generates a list of customer specific order lists which are synced with the order lists in the ecommerce platform which allows the customers to easily reorder frequently ordered items. The lists can also be managed from within the e-commerce platform by the customer itself.

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    GetMyProducts

    Retrieves a list of sku’s of customer specific products.

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    GetOrderSimulation

    This simulates the placement of an actual order to calculate things like discounts, shipping costs, OPEN 4 additional fees or credit limits. Any order logic of SAP is supported.

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    GetPriceAndStock

    Retrieves a customer specific price and stock level of a specific product.

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    GetProducts

    Generates a dump file with all product information for the e-commerce catalog.

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    SetContact

    Adds a new contact person to an organization in SAP.

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    SetCustomer

    Adds a new customer (Organization + Contact) in SAP if this is allowed by the frontend.

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    SetOrder

    Places an actual order after a successful simulation has been done.

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    SetOrderPayment

    Adds an payment for a specific order when you allow payments through external parties such as iDeal and Paypal.

Do I need Magento Enterprise for the connector?

No, the connector also works with Magento Community.

Is the Magento SAP connector available for other eCommerce platforms?

At this point in time the Magento SAP (R3/ECC) connector is only available for Magento (CE and EE).

Is it possible to integrate Magento with other ERP systems than SAP?

Yes, this is possible. We can help you to integrate your Magento webshop with Microsoft Dynamics, Navision, AFAS and Unit4 and to provide an immediate assistance. If you have any other questions regarding our ERP connectors or if you have another ERP system you currently use that is not listed, don’t hesitate to contact us.

How does the connector deal with error messages?

Development:
Each call has a message and result code field. Both fields are used to indicate whether the call was processed successfully and when an error occurs, the message field is used to specify the problem. The error messages are only available for debugging purposes. These messages will not be shown to the customers.

Quality of production environment:

As part of our support plan we deliver a monitoring platform and services where the connections and errors are shown. Error messages can be connected on workflows which send mails to developers or shop owners.

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