Using an external system of record

WebSphere Commerce manages ATP inventory as it is received at a fulfillment center, when adjustments are performed, and when orders are processed and released to fulfillment. An external system of record generally manages the flow of materials into and out of a fulfillment center. If you want to use an external system of record to maintain the current inventory levels for a store, the store must be configured properly, and inventory levels must be periodically updated using an external feed.