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16 September 2012

Escapo C.V. is a well-known distributor of medicines and pharmaceutical products. Founded in 1963, the company counts at this moment around 140 employees. Escapo C.V. is, amongst other activities, the main distributor for “Thuiszorgwinkel”. At Thuiszorgwinkel you can buy or rent all kinds of products to improve your health and comfort, like wheel chairs, blood pressure monitors, … .

Thuiszorgwinkel is a retail organization and was looking for a global online sales channel in order to enlarge their customer attraction and market. In order to realize this, Escapo C.V started a jointly project where all the Thuiszorgwinkels of Flanders were represented.

  •      Drupal 6 for Content Management
  •      Magento platform for e-commerce
  •      B2C & B2B environment
  •      Integrated with SAP for synchronization of orders, products and customers
  •      Advanced Price Lists
  •      Integration with bpost Shipping Manager and Google Maps
  •      One step checkout
  •      Multilangual

Drupal and Magento: a perfect combination

The project needed mature e-commerce functionality as well as an advanced content management system. That’s why the power of two platforms was combined: Magento and Drupal!

With a seamlessly frontend integration of both platforms, a powerful online system was created:

  •      Featured products from Magento are shown in Drupal blocks.
  •      Every newsletter registration on the Drupal side is immediately pushed to Magento
  •      Drupal and Magento search combined in one useful searchbox
  •      Integrated customer menu

SAP and bpost synchronization

The synchronisation with the ERP system SAP allows Thuiszorgwinkel to reduce overhead and create a unique shopping experience.Products are imported from the SAP environment into the Magento platform. After additional product enrichment online, the products are pushed towards the frontend. Customer specific prices are updated in SAP and synchronised to Magento. Orders and product stock are kept periodically updated between the e-commerce platform and the ERP system. The synchronisation with SAP and integration with the bpost shipping manager allows Thuiszorgwinkel to obtain an efficient e-commerce strategy.