Open Source

Bombay Duck

Industry: 
Retail (B2B or B2C)
Application type (Services): 
Content Management System

Our client, a UK Based home accessories company, had an existing online storefront which they wanted to upgrade in order to take advantage of a more cost effective solution and yet be able to provide improved services and functionalities to their customers. Additionally, they required that the storefront application be synchronized with their back-office application – SAGE MMS. Based on their requirements, Icreon delivered to them a revamped storefront, built by integrating and customizing the Joomla! and VirtueMart open source packages. XML feeds were used to transfer data between the storefront and the Sage MMS application. A synchronization process was setup to identify new/updated feeds and process these at specific automated time intervals. The solution provides Bombay Duck with a cost effective and efficient means to operate and manage their online storefront.

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