Auto Parts is a family owned business who are specialized in Audi and Volkswagen parts for more than 25 years. They are experienced in Audi and Volkswagen engines which have helped them to design repair kits specific to each model with hassle-free installation and long-term reliability.
The client had approached us to revamp their existing .net website to enhance the look and feel. The existing site was developed ten years back and need enhancements to be done to match the latest technology platform. They also wanted to integrate their legacy system ERP into the latest Magento framework (v2.0). The challenge was to make successful connection two different languages i.e. from ERP which was coded in .NET into the website which is the PHP based framework i.e. Magento.
We created a prototype to connect Magento with the legacy ERP during the analysis phase to confirm the data can be received. This helped us to confirm that ERP system connects with Magento and does send a valid data to perform necessary operations in Magento. To achieve this, we created a custom API bridge which could fetch the output from ERP system in XML format and read the format properly. The next step was to convert the XML format into Magento required format and save the information.
The website now has 6000 + products where all the products’ information on the site can be updated from the ERP system or can be updated from the Magento backend.
The client is pretty happy with the work since they tried to connect the legacy system before but couldn’t do it. Currently, we are working on the Phase-2 of the project to remove the existing legacy system from their processes and apply Magento processes.
The technology used includes:
- Magento 2.0