Saturday, April 30, 2011

Punchout with Commerce systems

Punchout is a common paradigm called for sharing catalog and transfer cart at run time between different systems procurement and e-commerce systems.

Different 3rd party systems popular for PunchOut
e.g. Ariba Supplier Network, Oracle Fulfillment, SMAPS

There are 2 ways to communicate, I have used point to point and using Ariba supplier network.

cXML is used for communication. (Commerce eXtensible Markup Language) is a protocol intended for communication of business documents between e-commerce and procurement applications. It is really easy to understand and use.

Punch out on Ariba: You need to configure in the admin tool
administration->configuration->electronic order routing
catalogs->create punchout Only

Integrating WCS with various Punchout system is very interesting. Will do a another blog on the details.