Market and technology trends have created a digital transformation imperative in retail. Accelerator for Retail includes pre-built APIs and a prescriptive architecture to help IT teams jumpstart the development of common retail applications and provides a foundation for 3x faster project delivery.
In addition to providing pre-built APIs, Accelerator for Retail includes a model for API-led connectivity in retail that promotes asset reuse and self-service. In the above architecture, we’ve abstracted data from complex retail systems like Hybris, Salesforce and Partner systems that use EDI messages into a canonical model that is represented via a set of REST APIs. Then, we built experience APIs that provide better experiences for both customers and API consumers.
System APIs abstract away the complexity of core retail systems of record from the end user, while providing downstream insulation from any interface changes or rationalization of those systems.
Process APIs decouple business processes that interact with and shape data from the source systems where the data originated. For example, the “Payment Process API” contains logic that is common across multiple entities, which can be called by product, geography, or channel-specific parent services.
Experience APIs are the means by which data can be reconfigured so that it is most easily consumed by its intended audience, all from a common data source, rather than setting up separate point-to-point integrations.
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