SAP S/4 HANA stands tall as one of the most potent ERP systems for backend management, especially for B2B companies. On the other hand, Shopify is a well-known, reputed eCommerce platform for managing online storefronts. Both these applications are powerful in their own right. However, many business processes require both these platforms to work in unison. If used disparately, you will need to manually sync and manage data between these two systems which is highly inefficient. The key to unleashing their full potential lies in connecting these two applications through seamless integration, especially for B2B Price Sync from SAP.
Webinar Overview and Quick Recap: Real-Time B2B Price Sync from SAP S/4 HANA
While syncing orders, customers, products, and items are standard workflows that APPSeCONNECT can integrate, real-time price synchronization can be a challenging task, particularly when prices are subject to regular updates. This is where APPSeCONNECT stepped in to address this challenge with our custom ProcessFlow designed to sync prices in real-time from SAP to Shopify.
The webinar was presented by Avijit Paul (VP – Customer Success) and Rishitha Uthoor (Associate Account Manager, Onboarding Team), and it covered the following details:
- Explain the need for real-time B2B price sync from SAP to Shopify
- Live demo showing how the price sync works between these two systems
- Eliminating the difference in pricing between Shopify and SAP, without having to manage it manually on both systems
- Key factors to consider for the seamless implementation of this integration
In the end, a Q&A section was also held, where our presenters answered various questions related to the application of this integration.
To explore the webinar in detail, check out the recorded session below:
Use Cases for Real-Time B2B Price Sync from SAP to Shopify
This integration proves invaluable in scenarios where pricing is dynamic and requires real-time updates. Some key use cases include:
1. Customer/Client-Specific Prices
One of the primary use cases for real-time price synchronization is the ability to tailor prices to meet the unique needs of different customers or clients. In the B2B landscape, it’s common to have various pricing structures based on specific agreements or relationships with clients. With the integration in place, businesses can assign customer-specific pricing tiers within their SAP S/4 HANA ERP system. These pricing tiers may take into account factors such as the volume of orders, long-term contracts, or negotiated terms. When customers log in to the Shopify store, they instantly see prices aligned with their individual agreements, enhancing their experience.
2. Seasonal Discounts
Seasonal discounts and promotions are a common strategy in the eCommerce world to drive sales during specific periods or events. Real-time price synchronization empowers businesses to implement and manage seasonal pricing changes effortlessly. When businesses decide to offer seasonal discounts, they can configure these changes directly within their SAP S/4 HANA system and it will automatically reflect on the Shopify storefront for customers.
3. Scale-Based Pricing
Scale-based pricing is a pricing strategy where the price per item varies depending on the total quantity ordered. This approach encourages customers to buy in larger quantities, offering them a better per-item price as they order more. Real-time price synchronization facilitates the implementation of scale-based pricing. Businesses can configure scale-based pricing tiers in their SAP S/4 HANA ERP system, defining different price points based on quantity thresholds. As customers add items to their cart on Shopify, the system dynamically calculates the prices based on the quantities selected.
The Benefits of Real-Time Price Integration
The advantages of real-time price sync between SAP S/4 HANA and Shopify are substantial:
- Instead of sending Purchase Orders and inquiring for quotes, B2B customers can directly check prices and even place orders from your Shopify Store.
- You only need to maintain price configurations on a single platform, that is your ERP system. No need to manage any price settings on Shopify.
- Auto-syncing B2B prices in real-time will remove the need to manually sync data across both platforms which saves valuable time.
- It will also eliminate errors that would arise from manual data entry and management, ensuring that our storefront always displays accurate prices.
Real-time B2B Price Sync from SAP to Shopify with APPSeCONNECT
In the fast-paced B2B landscape, agility is key. Real-time pricing allows you to respond swiftly to market fluctuations and outpace your competitors. Unlock the full potential of your B2B e-commerce venture with the power of real-time price synchronization, courtesy of APPSeCONNECT. Our cutting-edge integration solution seamlessly bridges the gap between SAP and Shopify.
APPSeCONNECT is an intelligent, low-code, user-friendly integration platform that connects a wide range of enterprise applications, enabling powerful business automation. We offer various pre-built connectors for multiple ERPs, CRMs, eCommerce platforms, and more, including SAP S/4HANA Shopify integration. Build your own integrated workflows using our connectors or get one of our readymade packages to implement business integration straight out of the box. We can even design custom ProcessFlows for your business applications based on your specific business requirements. Seamlessly connect both platforms under a single, intelligent, and secure Business Process Automation platform through APPSeCONNECT and achieve exponential business growth.