I built a custom integration with a ColdFusion-based ERP with no existing API.

The customer needed several specific functions for their ERP integration:

  • Daily product imports from the ERP to Magento
  • Every 5 minute order submissions from Magento to the ERP
  • Real-time inventory updates from the ERP to Magento
  • Shipping notifications from the ERP to Magento
  • Gift card integration for both online and brick and mortar stores - all passed bi-directionally

This solution was built without the benefit of an ERP API.

The customer has been running this solution for 16 months and a total of only 10 trouble tickets have occurred in that time.

I was hired to build out a complete B2B experience for an existing client. The client researched alternative options but since I had already built out their B2C experience, they were open to considering Magento as an option for this project.

The most inexpensive option they found during their research was a $350k custom integration, which came with a $25k per year licensing fee.

With the Magento solution I built, the customer has real-time, customer-specific pricing (to the fourth decimal), real-time inventory, custom invoicing rules, custom shipping rules, custom product lists and more. The total final cost was $75k, which included $15k in project management costs.

In the first six months of use, the customer was able to transition many of their phone order customers to this new system, and conducted $1M in sales during that time frame.