Integration with Other Systems, Flexible Import Export Framework
ANTEROS comes with various interfaces and a powerful Import Export Framework for taking over data, from other systems.
Other systems can be easily integrated with ANTEROS via web services / REST interfaces, e.g. systems such as ERP (SAP, Navision, Infor, proAlpha, ABAS, ...), Shops (Magento, Shopware, Intershop), CRM (Salesforce, ...), CMS (Typo3, Wordpress,...), CAD, etc..
Product data can be flexibly imported or exported via various import and export formats (XML, CSV, EXCEL, BMEcat, TecDoc, Arge, Datanorm,...).
"Data maintenance is becoming increasingly important for us and with the central master data maintenance in ANTEROS we can do this very efficiently for our wide product range in 24 languages. Our ERP Infor is connected via XML interface and for our dealers we export data in Arge and BMEcat format using standard ANTEROS exports. Our web pages are supplied with product data and images via a web service and the best thing is the 100% generation of our heterogeneous over 1000 page print catalogue. INCONY supports us competently and purposefully, contact persons are easily reachable and offer us a super support.
- Roland Kreutzmann, Oventrop
ANTEROS offers both function interfaces and data interfaces
ANTEROS comes with various interfaces and a powerful Import Export Framework for taking over data, from other systems (SAP, Navision/Microsoft Dynamics, proAlpha, Abas, TecDoc, Magento, Shopware, Intershop, SalesForce, Typo3,...) and export data for the most diverse purposes.
ANTEROS offers function interfaces and data interfaces.
Function interfaces are provided as web services. They allow for example, to display product data or category trees of the ANTEROS.pim module in other systems such as CMS, shop solutions, or ERP systems. In addition Web services let you display sales prices and available quantities stored from your ERP system in the ANTEROS web shop.
As data interfaces, the ANTEROS Import Framework offers the import of data in formats such as XML, CSV, TecDoc, and MS-Excel. This allows you, for instance, to import master data such as article numbers and prices in ANTEROS on a regular basis and to subsequently beautify them with texts, images, and relationships in ANTEROS.pim.
Via the Export Framework of ANTEROS, data can be exported in the most different formats. Besides formats such as XML, CSV, and MS-Excel, product data can also be exported in formats such as BMEcat, Datanorm, and Arge.
If some of your distributors or partners request only a subset of the available characteristics of your products, you can define data export profiles on your own. The export profiles editor of ANTEROS allows you to specify the required columns of the product table. Using such an export profile you can export the datasets so customized any number of times.
The import and export interfaces are flexible enough to let you directly export parameter definitions you have just finished creating. It will be exported a new column of an MS-Excel table without any programming. Hence, there is no need for changing the interface when you add new data field definitions in ANTEROS.
With ANTEROS you can map your product data also to other classifications, e.g. if your customer wants the product data of all suppliers to be compliant with the eCl@ss standard.
You can export all products, but also place restrictions on the sets of products that will be exported. The products can be filtered by search conditions, e.g. all products with feature-value pairs target group=industry. Alternatively a folder can be used to select specific products. However, if a customer or partner requires your product data in a different structure than you have realized in your product database, INCONY can implement this format with the powerful XPEL rule language. Using such an export, you can export the product data in that proprietary format continuously.
Data export comprises not only textual product descriptions, but also images, e.g., if you want to send character-based descriptions and images to a business partner running an online shop.