Onninen is a Finnish company in operation since 1913 and is one of the world’s leading suppliers of integrated material services for installers, retailers, industry and public institutions in the electrical, plumbing, sanitation, heating, ventilation and air conditioning sectors. The company offers over 170,000 products.
The primary objective of the project executed by Unity Group was to develop an online store for retail customers and to integrate the resulting platform with the customer’s sales and distribution system (ERP). From the very beginning, the project was conducted using agile methodology, which allowed us to deliver a product aligned with the needs of today’s e-commerce market.
The platform architecture assumed the launch of a central management area (Backoffice) with information on inventory (Warehouse States Server), prices (Price Server) and data on inventory (PIM).
The sales platform was integrated with the customer’s existing ERP (SAP) system, which was done using the ESB Data Bus – an open source solution enabling flexible and scalable linking of applications and, above all, the flow of data between them in real time. This is particularly important when it comes to the flow of information about products and orders, as well as on-time inventory updates.