Smoother data transactions between Epicor P21, Magento and DDS
Tradelco is a major distributor of electrical and industrial automation products in Quebec, Canada. A member of one the largest group of independent distributors in Canada, AD (Affiliated Distributors), the organization was established all the way back in 1961.
Tradelco required a connector between their Magento store and DDS, their content provider. The quantum of information coming from DDS was very high, dealing upto 4,000 attributes: hard to manage even on a good day. Matching this information with the data in the ERP would be an additional challenge, since the products didn’t always match.
Tradelco’s PIM workflows were completely automated after a single configuration to fetch data individually from DDS and Epicor P21 to DCKAP PIM. The PIM handles the vast volume of data from DDS using the “Compound Attributes” feature, and grouping all specifications as a single compound attribute which helps to reduce the number of attributes stored on Magento.
The PIM verifies all the content coming from the content provider and checks if they match the products listed at the P21 ERP. This streamlines the data to be published on the store, with minimal manual intervention from the team. The Magento connector pushes the PIM-enriched data to the Magento site without the user having to login to DCKAP PIM.
In addition, extensions were crafted to allow smooth data transactions between their Magento store and the PIM as well as the PIM and P21 which is part of the pre-existing Epicor Commerce Connect (ECC).