KonaKart is designed with integration in mind so it has a wide range of features that make this easy to achieve.
Most businesses will have a number of different systems that are essential to their operations. More often than not these systems will work best if they can communicate with one another without human interactions.
For example, you may wish to take your orders in KonaKart using the web-based store front but then move these orders directly to your warehouse or shipping system for further processing.
Industry Standard Integration
One popular interfacing technique that external systems can use to communicate with KonaKart is using KonaKart’s “SOAP web services”. This allows systems written in just about any technology (on any platform) to communicate with KonaKart using industry standard programming techniques.
The SOAP web service interfaces could be used, for example, to update your products offered for sale by KonaKart from another system that holds stock information. Another use could be to send orders to KonaKart from other systems, perhaps in a B2B environment.
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To support the guaranteed delivery of messages to external systems the Apache ActiveMQ java message queue has been integrated (Enterprise Extensions only).
A typical example of where this might be useful is where you wish to transfer orders to another system via a message queue once your orders have reached a certain status (eg. once payment has been received). According to their web site, Apache ActiveMQ is the most popular and powerful open source messaging and Integration Patterns provider. ActiveMQ fully supports JMS 1.1 with support for transient, persistent, transactional and XA messaging.
We also support RabbitMQ (for sending ERP integration messages) which is also claimed to be the most popular open source message broker (Enterprise Extensions only).
Designed for Integration – from the very beginning
There are many examples of how KonaKart can co-operate with other systems in your IT architecture. We expect customers to need to integrate their eCommerce system with their other systems in flexible ways, so KonaKart has been carefully designed from the very beginning to make this easy to achieve.