How to add a storefront to an existing ERP system
Lauber is a subsidiary of Intercars, the most prominent car parts dealer in central Europe. The company has been operating for over 20 years and it provides services to the whole continent. They offer service and remanufacture for many types of components, like power steering racks, power pumps, alternators and starters.
Lauber came to us with an idea of creating an e-commerce platform that integrates a number of their systems. The storefront was dedicated to retail car parts dealers, repair shops, and diagnostic stations. The main challenge was to merge all the data labeled differently in different domains, and create a unique product card. Also, the company already had an ERP system; they needed the new storefront to communicate with it in both directions.
We started with a workshop explaining the meanders of agile project management. During the meeting, we created first wireframes and agreed on the general vision of the project. In the next two workshops we were collecting requirements for the first milestone — version 1.0. We started an agile sprint and educated Lauber reps in using our tools like JIRA and Confluence.
Lauber storefront was released successfully and quickly received positive opinions from car parts dealers. The ease of use and number of details were mentioned as primary advantages. From the release date, Lauber customers all around Europe can buy almost any car part they want through the Internet.