Today, digitization and e-commerce continue to drive growth in online retail. In order to be able to compete in the online economy and meet new challenges, e-commerce companies must be able to offer a flexible customer experience. This includes being able to provide access to information about prices, stock balances and delivery times in real time, regardless of the time of day or the volume of web traffic.
By deploying the integration engine Blue Integrator, many companies are transforming their business and confidently handling the requirements of new real time information systems. The user only needs to register information from the company’s various platforms and subsystems once – Blue Integrator then ensures that information is updated in all relevant systems. The solution can handle several hundred messages per second and is easily integrated into both internal and external IT systems.
Save time and money
With Blue Integrator, companies get a flexible and cost-effective integration engine that can be used for virtually any type of integration. Because the information only needs to be registered once, the user saves time and resource while visitors receive up-to-date information that facilitates purchase decisions.
“Whether you have one or more webshops, Blue Integrator supports the exchange of information between several different platforms such as logistics and warehouse systems and ERP-systems. By linking all information sources, you can provide the right information to the customer at the right time such as article information, balance and price. Information is registered once and then reused in all the different systems,” says Stefan Jörkander, CEO of Connect Companies, the company that owns Blue Integrator.
Simplicity is key
Simplicity is at the core of the Blue Integrator offering, it is extremely easy to install and manage and is very flexible, enabling a large number of integrations including the ERP-system Dynamic 365 in Azure, which few companies offer integration to. Importantly, the integration engine is very cost effective when compared to alternative integration engines.
In addition, Blue Integrator provides an error management functionality which enables the user to monitor integrations to ensure applications and systems operate at an optimal level. Should any error occur, an email or SMS is sent to the appropriate team members. The user can also set up a flag-based alert system to ensure when an IT issue occurs they stay ahead of the game and can act proactively rather than reactively.
Removing the headache of numerous integrations
“Customers are often surprised at how easy it is to roll out integrations using Blue Integrator, as opposed to having to deploy individual integrations for each system”, explains Stefan Jörkander.
– Having separate integrations can be extremely costly and difficult to manage over time as information needs to be accessed from various systems, as opposed to having one integration engine which acts as a main repository. Using Blue Integrator, users are able to send data to a multitude of systems. In addition, you can seamlessly add more integrations without impacting on live operations.
The importance of Blue Integrator is particularly relevant during sales peaks such as Black Friday and the Christmas holiday when the number of customers shopping online increases dramatically.
“When online traffic peaks, it’s important to have an integration engine which has the capacity to scale and handle these demands. Blue Integrator stands out from the competition as the solution is able to process several hundred messages per second,” concludes Stefan.
Blue Integrator is currently used by over 200 companies worldwide.