Case Study- Auto Industry

Industry

Auto Industry E-commerce Magento (V2.00) store-front

The Challenge

A family-owned business over 30 years with specialization repairs, maintenance, and customization in high-end cars.

The client had approached us to revamp their existing .net website to enhance the look and feel. Their then existing site was ten years old and needed enhancements 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 system in .NET into a Magento website, which is the PHP based framework.

The Solution

During the analysis phase, we created a prototype to connect Magento with the legacy ERP to confirm the data can be received. This helped us to verify that the ERP system was bridged with Magento and does send 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 formats correctly. 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 Result

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.

Technology
  • Magento 2.2.x
  • PHP
  • html5
  • CSS3
  • Jquery
  • MySQL