Integrating AS/400 and Shopify Plus with VL OMNI’s Integration Connector

With more brands moving from an old ecommerce solution to agile and feature-rich Shopify Plus, Merchants need an integration solution for their ERP. Let’s take a look at how to integrate AS400 and Shopify Plus as well as the benefits of this ERP integration.

The Need To Integrate AS400 with Shopify Plus

Shopify Plus has become one of the most widely used ecommerce platforms businesses are using to launch their online store, or to re-platform from other ecommerce solutions like Magento.  It has a strong ecosystem of partners and solutions that offer enhancements, functionality, or services to help provide the best and most consistent customer experience.

But not all of the back-end systems are designed to be instantly connected with modern ecommerce platforms like Shopify Plus. Many companies are still using legacy systems.

In fact, most brands are now trying to keep their applications running like their AS400 ERP system while upgrading to Shopify Plus. Ultimately, brands look for agile integration solutions that replace core systems they have been using for years without considerable investment.

Enter the legacy business running AS/400 as their ERP.

IBM AS/400 launched way back in June of 1988. Today, AS/400 is still used by many organizations to manage sales, supply chain, and distribution. Despite this ‘old’ system being regarded as a legacy, it supports many brands that are now revamping their approach. Mostly those businesses trying to engage with the end consumer across all channels, online and off.

Integrating your AS/400 with your Shopify Plus Store

An integration solution between Shopify Plus and AS/400 will provide a tremendous advantage and improved functionality to merchants using the application and the eCommerce platform. Building data integration between systems doesn’t have to be as difficult as you think it might be. Although it does take some work by experts familiar with integrating these applications, AS/400 can be brought into the modern digital age with flat-file mapping.

With expert data integrators like VL OMNI, there is even the ability to layer business rules specific to the needs of the merchant overtop of the flat file workflow. In the VL OMNI case, the results of integration between AS/400 and Shopify Plus can be:

  • Shopify Plus Orders integrated to AS/400
  • Up-to-Date Products and Inventory with Shopify Plus
  • Providing Shipment updates back to Shopify Plus

Learn more about our Shopify-AS/400 Integration Connector here. 

Working with VL OMNI to Integrate Shopify Plus with AS/400

Any particular integration involving flat files is going to require a certain level of upfront expertise. Plus, it required the need of a robust integration platform that can manage all of the data flow between systems.

Looking for an integration solution between the Shopify Plus API and the AS/400 flat file system?

VL OMNI isn’t just a platform: it’s a partner. Throughout your project and beyond, we will become your integration experts and help your brand grow. In fact, this can range from advice about which systems to adopt or help in configuring functionalities within your integration.

What is VL OMNI?

VL OMNI is an iPaaS (integration platform as a service). Our cloud-based platform allows you to automate the flow of data across your brand’s different systems. Whether that’s an ecommerce platform, ERP system, CRM, warehouse system, marketplace, POS system or a 3PL.

By providing a single centralized platform to create and manage data flows, VL OMNI gives Merchants an easy, cost-efficient way to streamline and scale their operations. With over 26+ years of integration experience covering numerous systems that often require point-to-multipoint workflows, we are the right expert to help you solve your integration needs.

Are you looking for an integration between your Shopify Plus store and AS/400 system? Contact us to help you create an agile and scalable data flow between your sales channels.