Introduced in Feature Pack 2

Installing, Configuring, and Deploying

Integrating WebSphere Commerce and Sterling Selling and Fulfillment Suite (SSFS) involves three relatively complex tasks. Use WebSphere Commerce, WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus Mediation Module, and SSFS to complete these tasks.

Important: Review the following information for your version of WebSphere Commerce:
The following software versions are supported:
  • Feature Pack 2WebSphere Commerce version 7 with Feature Pack 2
  • Feature Pack 3WebSphere Commerce version 7 with Feature Pack 3
  • WebSphere Integration Developer version 7.0.0.3
  • WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus version 7.0.0.0
  • Feature Pack 2Sterling Selling and Fulfillment Suite (SSFS) version 9.0
  • Feature Pack 3Sterling Selling and Fulfillment Suite (SSFS) version 9.1
Feature Pack 3Feature Pack 4The interim fix for the following WebSphere Commerce APAR is required for Sterling Order Management and Sterling Configure, Price, Quote to work together. For example, for dynamic kit integration:
Note: If your are integrating WebSphere Commerce with both Sterling Order Management and Sterling Configure, Price, Quote, you must deploy Sterling Order Management on a different WebSphere Application Server instance than Sterling Configure, Price, Quote. The WebSphere Commerce integration with both Sterling Order Management and Sterling Configure, Price, Quote does not work if they are deployed on the same WebSphere Application Server instance.
The following Sterling Selling and Fulfillment Suite (SSFS) fix are required for integration with WebSphere Commerce:
  • 312986: For a GMT format, the application must support the character 'Z' as the timezone identifier for all date and time fields that are passed as API input.
  • 349948, 351054: The Real-Time Availability Monitor (RTAM) agent computes and publishes OnhandAvailableQuantity attribute as zero (Required for support of the Infinite inventory configuration).
To obtain these fixes:
  • Feature Pack 3For Sterling Selling and Fulfillment Suite (SSFS) version 9.1: Use Fix Pack 35 or higher, which includes these fixes.
  • Feature Pack 2For Sterling Selling and Fulfillment Suite (SSFS) version 9.0: Contact Sterling Support and request them to provide fixes for the previously listed defects.
A high-level list of tasks to complete to perform correct integration functionality:
  1. Configure WebSphere Commerce to use an external order management system (OMS).
  2. Modify the WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus mediation module so that the data is translated correctly between WebSphere Commerce and SSFS.
  3. Deploy the WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus mediation module.
  4. Configure SSFS to respond to JMS API requests.
  5. Configure SSFS to send order status updates to WebSphere Commerce.
  6. Synchronize data between WebSphere Commerce and SSFS.