The story of SAP and E-CommerceSAP has always delivered an easy to build e-commerce webshop connected to the SAP backend system. It started with the Online Store (1996 - 2003). This was replaced by SAP Internet Sales (2002 - 2010) and later by SAP Web Channel Experience Management. As from 2013 SAP bought Hybris which is the leading solution for commerce.
The main advantages of the previous SAP solutions were:
- Easy to implement and easy to configure
- Out-of-the-box working B2C and B2B webshop
- Out-of-the-box integration with SAP ERP and SAP CRM
The main disadvantages of the previous SAP solutions were:
- Not flexible (limited number of functionality)
- Not state-of-the-art technology
- Poor performance
- Only working with SAP backend system
Now SAP Hybris solves the disadvantages and with the Acorel approach keeps the advantages.
The Acorel approach for HybrisWhen combining different solutions together we are able to deliver a working commerce webshop which is integrated with your ERP backend system in a very short time. Following solutions are combined into one approach:
- Hybris B2B or B2C Accelerator
The accelerators delivers an out-of-the-box commerce webshop which supports the most common functionality using the famous Hybris technology.
- SAP RDS Integration
SAP has developed an RDS approach to quickly connect the Hybris accelerator to an existing SAP ERP or CRM backend system.
Hybris delivers for example a B2B Accelerator which supports common functionality like:
- Organization Management
- Early Login (Logon required before accessing the webshop)
- Spend Control (Which employee can order how many including approval flow)
- Special Pricing
- Quote Negotiation
- Order Approval and Management
- Inventory thresholds and future availability
Overview supported processes
Typical Hybris Project
A typical Hybris project with Acorel consists of following approach:
- Preparation Phase
- We will check the prerequisites for using SAP Hybris and organize a kickoff meeting.
- We will install the B2B or B2C Hybris Accelerator
- We will organize workshops to demonstrate the standard B2B or B2C Hybris Accelerator
- During these workshop we will identify the changes needed to be done related to the standard delivered webshop. In case the changes are minimal the implementation will be limited as well.
- Realization Phase
- We will implement the missing functionality and look & feel
- We will integrate the Hybris B2B or B2C webshop with SAP ERP or SAP CRM.
- During the realization we will organize workshops to review the changes made
- Verification Phase
- We will check the functionality and integration
- The business will be trained and will test the final solution
- Launch Phase
- Bring the webshop live!
Example of the standard B2B Hybris Accelerator
Overview standard interfaces for SAP ERP