A Magento eCommerce Solution_Sigma Infosolutions

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Built an eCommerce website for a leading emedia publisher. …

Built an eCommerce website for a leading emedia publisher.

Client is a leading publisher of eMedia and manufacturer of eMedia Devices. Clients existing eStore was developed using .NET platform which was catering to online sales but never met their expectation, at the same time the website's architecture (design and navigation) is not user- friendly, thus Client understood that successful ebusinesses needs adoption of eCommerce trends, Technology and decided to change the application platform.

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  • 1. Built the whole gamut of eRetail solution A multi-store with single admin www.sigmainfo.net
  • 2. Client provides services that is dedicated to enriching lives by enhancing media consumption and language communication and is specialized in creating tools to help people around the globe effectively connect with a technologically diverse and dynamic world. Clients' mission is to reliably make anyone's language interaction successful. Client has built a reputation throughout the world for its commitment to language learning and reference. The Client is based out of NorthAmerica. The Client sales@sigmainfo.net Challenges Migration from .Net to Magento is quite complex, since both the platforms have different data structure, migrating customer address, order history and product data was a challenge. Another challenge again was to import orders using Cron. Sigma Infosolutions’ Magento team understood Client requests and clearly explained the impact on implementation with practical timesaving suggestions to ensure rapid project delivery. “40% cost savings on functionality development - Executive Summary Client is a leading publisher of eMedia and manufacturer of eMedia Devices. Clients existing eStore was developed using .NET platform which was catering to online sales but never met their expectation, at the same time the website's architecture (design and navigation) is not user- friendly, thus Client understood that successful e- businesses needs adoption of eCommerce trends, Technology and decided to change the application platform. Sigma Infosolutions leveraged its expertise on Magento, an open source eCommerce platform and other web technologies to develop a comprehensive eCommerce solution. Built on Magento, the application extends numerous customization capabilities. Custom extensions were developed for better user experience, extend admin functionalities, revenue drivers and extensions that improve checkout & navigation. Successes Being a Magento Solution Partner, Sigma Infosolutions' Magento team has Magento Certified Developers who understands Clients' legacy data and how it is intended to be utilized in Magento. We created a comprehensive data migration strategy with proper data structure analysis and mapped it, and extending the Magento structure where-ever applicable. This ensured data integrity, data security and full utilization of Clients' data in Magento eliminating performance bottlenecks. Extended the base features of Magento as well as for custom attributes for data input structures. Business Case Client had a vision to develop a comprehensive solution with an easy user interface for their existing eStore. The current eStore was built on .Net platform which had no option to improve online shopping experience and was not the most preferred way for an user to shop (no user-friendly navigation). The admin module was too heavy to post and update product information. As the solution was built on dot net there were support issues for maintenance and upgrades. Client wanted to restructure their eStore that can leverage the evolving and innovative global eBusiness models. With this vision Client approached Sigma Infosolutions to achieve maximum operational efficiencies, reduce costs, and increase return on investment. Sigma Infosolutions proposed to use Open Source Magento e-commerce platform to build the eStore from scratch. Multi-store with single admin
  • 3. Technology  Magento  Joomla  MySql  Pentaho data Integration (PDI)  Linux Server Business Benefits  Monthly technical availability is more than 99%  An empowered solution to optimize processes across the eRetail  40% cost savings on functionality development  Complete set of data, functioning alarms in real-time  Ongoing operating costs at or better than budget  Low system overhead and lower Solution Sigma Infosolutions’ Magento team successfully compiled a custom eCommerce application for the Client. The web store was integrated with the Client's eBook reader device to interface with server-side web services which is based on REST principles. Key Modules Developed Key Modules Developed: Extending base features of Magento, data import and order export in KATO format, auto fulfillment, extending PayPal payment module(authorize and capture). These are summarized below, o Most of the work was extending the data model of Magento to add custom attributes that were missing in the custom .NET implementation. o In a few cases, Magento model was missing key entities that were present in the .NET implementation. This involved understanding the .NET code to arrive at the extension set to Magento model. o jQuery for DHTML o Single feed extension o QR code o Live chats o ERP connector for Magento Integration with 3rd party products or components o Facebook, Joomla and Magento integration (custom CMS integration), Beck_LiveChat, Moo_CloudZoom, Inchoo_Featured Products, Unirgy_StoreLocator, RicoNeitzel_VertNav, Integration with KATO o A batch process was designed and implemented to import and export for KATO integration. This involved reading and loading “CSV” datafiles from Magento into KATO format using a process similar to extract-transform-load (ETL) process Connect an ERP system to Magento www.sigmainfo.net Next Phase The next phase includes creating few enhancements in Admin module to add few more visibility function which can be powerful decision making tool for admin, etc.  SingleFeed extension  Constant Contact extension  QR Code Extension  Flash slider using xml
  • 4. Build and run your online store your way About Sigma Infosolutions “  Sigma Group, an Indian conglomerate has more than 4 decades of experience in Mining, Chemicals Manufacturing & Export, Handicrafts Manufacturing & Exports, and Software Development  Sigma Infosolutions is a TUV certified ISO 9001:2008 and 27001:2005 company  Headquartered in US with development center in India  Some of our esteemed customers include Airtel, Zyme Solutions, Yodlee, Celerity Consulting, Resolution Economics, Birla Global Asset Finance, Fosroc Chemicals, Surgery Planet etc.  Sigma Infosolutions’ services comprises of application development, application management, IT Consulting, Offshore testing, and Website and Portal Development Sigma Infosolutions, Sigma Towers, #66/A, 13th Cross 6th Main, JP Nagar, 3rd Phase, Bangalore- 560078 Telephone: +91-80-40865100 Sigma Infosolutions, 2082 Michelson Dr. Suite 100, Irvine, CA 92612 Telephone: +1-714-717-1826 Fax: +1-866-405-6750, Toll Free: 1-888-861-7360 Website: www.sigmainfo.net E-mail: sales@sigmainfo.net Toll Free: 1-888-861-7360