Punch Out is an alternate means to communicate with your B2B customers that support supplier exchange marketplaces or want to have access to live, interactive product catalogs from their own procurement system. Use LANSA’s Punch Out CodeStart solution to integrate your eCommerce Web site with any e-procurement or supplier network that requires the standard Punch Out protocols i.e. cXML messaging for the Ariba Supplier Network or OCI (Open Catalog Interface) mapping for SAP OCI.
Punch Out is an easy-to-implement protocol that uses real-time, synchronous messaging to communicate between applications, providing seamless user interaction between multiple Web sites. These protocols enable the connection between Supplier-Hosted Catalogs and the buyer's own procurement application.
How is this done?
LANSA Integrator enables the e-procurement or Supplier Network buyers the ability to 'punch out' to a dynamic catalog Web site. It lets your customers create orders from the network, edit existing orders and complete transactions with purchase orders. It can also provide functionality, if applicable, for you to upload your catalog to the network. All integration complies with the appropriate protocols be it via cXML messaging and HTTPS for Ariba and other cXML based interfaces, or OCI based interfaces like SAP.
LANSA has built Ariba and SAP Punch Out solutions for both LANSA Commerce Edition and custom Web applications and continues to add further solutions to the list. Use LANSA’s Punch Out CodeStart offering to:
- Assess the best approach for integration and processing set-up
- Install and configure the LANSA Integrator software
- Provide flexible transactions that suit your customer’s ordering needs
- Mentor IT staff with maintaining the solution
About LANSA CodeStart
CodeStart solutions, frameworks and modules are licensed on an as-is basis with the source code included. There are no warranty or ongoing software maintenance fees or upgrades for these solutions. However, LANSA Professional Services provides implementation and technical support for the CodeStart solutions on a billable time and material basis.