For companies that depend on SAP, not all webshop solutions are created equal. In fact, webshop platforms fall into two main buckets:
1. “Webshop first,” with SAP integration left as an afterthought.
2. “SAP integration first,” with a webshop platform built on top of it.
Let’s unpack each of these.
1. Webshop first, with SAP integration as an afterthought
All conventional platforms fall into this category. Because they address the generic webshop market (in which many potential customers don’t have SAP ERP), they rely on 3rd party connectors and middleware to handle interaction with SAP.
Unfortunately, that means SAP integration ends up as an afterthought. The webshop platform will require duplication and synchronization of all SAP data and business rules. The middleware solution (or connector) will require the same duplication of business rules so it can synchronize data without errors.
We’ve talked to many organizations who’ve adopted this architecture and found that it wasn’t sustainable over time. Every update to SAP business rules will require an update to the corresponding business rules in the middleware system and the webshop system. This makes the organization dependent on three separate teams (several of which may be outsourced): the SAP team, the middleware team, and the webshop team.
2. SAP integration first, webshop platform built on top of it.
In contrast, Corevist requires only your existing SAP team and our team, which manages all aspects of the webshop (including SAP integration).
Our solution is built on SAP integration that accommodates all standard configurations in S/4HANA and ECC. Because we start with real-time, direct SAP integration, our solution keeps SAP as the system of record and doesn’t introduce additional systems (which would require) duplication and synchronization). With Corevist for your SAP webshop, you’ll have only one system of record—SAP. Your Corevist solution automatically reflects your real-time SAP data, and enforces your SAP business rules.