A HTTP or HTTPS punchout URL is given to the customer to be added into their Punchout supplier profile. Embedded in the URL is a Username / Password for authentication when a user attempts to punch into your online catalogue from their ERP system. Normally, the URL contains a return URL so that TOTECS knows where to punch the order back to.
OCI Punchout Order Requisition Data - Once the user completes the Checkout process, the order data will be punched back to the customers ERP System encapsulated in the OCI protocol format. OCI is the most common eCommerce Punchout protocol for transmitting order data.
SQUIZZ.com provides end to end Universal EDI capabilities. Each side is responsible for their connections via the Connector software. The Connector software contains Data Export / Imports that are configured to push and pull EDI documents between parties. The document formats can be xXML, xCBL, XML, CSV and XLS. The Connector performs the role of Posting or Retrieving data to and and from each parties ERP System and pushing the documents through the Connected Relationship between parties on SQUIZZ.com.
This depends on how savvy the customer's IT team are and the complexity of their requirements. The budget covering labour to implement eCommerce Punchout varies between $10 - $15k / customer relationship.
A much more cost effective solution is to take advantage of Social eCommerce and Universal EDI capabiltiies in SQUIZZ.com which allows you to connect once and trade with all other businesses connected on the platform without the pain of integrating each customer relationship.
Yes. Often an upgrade to the customer's system may require slightly different Punchout workflows, data mappings and EDI protocols. It is advisable to get in touch as soon as you become aware of this happening so there is plenty of time to work through the details with your customers incumbant ERP team.
No. The Connector software contains Adapters for each Accounting/ERP system that your project is integrated with. When you implement a new ERP System, a separate Adapter can be configured and tested prior to Go Live. All Punchout configurations remain as is and we simply verify this when the Adapters are switched. From the customers perspective, nothing will have altered.
TOTECS provides a feature to setup Express Checkout profiles for each customer / debtor account in your Accounting/ERP system. This means that when the user proceeds through checkout, the order details information screen can be skipped and the details on the customer account are used automatically. The customer doesn't even need to confirm the Ts and Cs. The checkout process can be reduced to 2 clicks.
TOTECS eCommerce Punchout features work for all ERP systems because TOTECS does the heavy lifting so to speak.
All TOTECS websites / online stores are HTTPS enabled so the Punchout to TOTECS is secure. Security varies from customer to customer depending on if they receive the OCI request as a HTTP or HTTPS URL.
EDI documents transmitted through SQUIZZ.com contains HTTPS and relationship level encryption in place which forms a highly secure conduit for documents to transfer.