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OpenERP & WooCommerce

There are already some eCommerce Systems that work together with OpenERP using a plugin, such as Magento, OsCommerce, e-Commerce, PrestaShop, etc. But I couldn't find anything to use with WooCommerce and I would love it.

Most of clients want an ERP to manage all their products and it's so necessary to work together with de website.

Any idea? Would you like to do it?

Thanks!

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  • Yashodhan Sunilrao Kulkarni commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    OpenERP offers extensive API and one of biggest competitor of WooCommerce i.e. Magento is completely integrated with OpenERP.
    So Why WooCommerce is still Sleeping and Not listening to Users Voice as well as Demand.

  • Daniel A. Rodriguez commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    What is the current status of this idea? Has advanced or is still in the trunk of wishes?
    Having such a plugin would be a HUGE step forward for WooCommerce.

  • Adrian Taropa commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    WooCommerce needs an ERP integration if it is to be taken seriously. Right now it works for selling a couple of t shirts out of your mom's basement but any serious business will want an ERP integration sooner or later. This is why a lot of my web-store ideas that are woocommerce centric get shot down as soon as the word ERP comes up which is usually 5 minutes in. This is where magento is beating WooCommerce to the punch!

  • Xunov commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    +1 It would be amazing if someone could find the solution. WooCommerce & OpenERP can potentially (in fact not potentially, for sure) be best friends :)

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi everybody.
    Is there something news about a solution to integret woocommerce data into a OpenERP solution ?
    It would be just so enormous if woothemes team wants to work on a project like this.
    Waiting for some good news.

  • AlonW commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    +33
    We're a 333 developers' cooperative in Israel working to supply technical solutions to other consumers coops. There's a big demand for something like this (for us especially needed an integration with openERP)

  • bliblablo1 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Also voted for this :-) The more sucussful a merchant becomes the more ERP needs develop.
    In the recent months I ran a couple of ERP tests with oscommerce, opencart, woocommerce and WP ecommerce theme and like to share my observations:

    OpenERP and OpenBravo are fantastiqe systems, however OpenERP is Python and OpenBravo is Java based. So please have mercy on the Woocommerce developers :-)

    Why not rather go with a "PHP/Mysql" based ERP package like Dolibarr or Weberp?
    Just to illustrate, have a look on the "built a new module instructions" of Dolibarr here: http://wiki.dolibarr.org/index.php/Module_development - for a PHP/MySQL developer this isn't too difficult, I would say.

    Other conclusion - with these components/knowhow a simple ERP system on a localhost stack can be developed:
    # http://127.0.0.1/test/index.php
    # index.php --> http://davidwalsh.name/curl-post
    # in WP root folder of Woocommerce install, put an extra "api" folder

    # the http://127.0.0.1/test/index.php communicates via CURL with http://[wooshop]/api/index.php
    # /api/index.php communicates with Woocommerce mysql DB directly - how?
    --> http://codex.wordpress.org/Integrating_WordPress_with_Your_Website
    --> http://blog.andreaolivato.net/programming/create-your-first-api-set-in-php.html

    # online API adds results into a PHP serialized array
    # http://127.0.0.1/test/index.php digests this array via...
    $result = curl_exec($ch);
    foreach ($result as $k => ) { }

    Tried it out, works very well, at least for fetching order records and product importing.
    In Woocommerce, Products as well Orders are WP custom post types.
    So the 2 database tables one needs to look into are mainly "wp_posts" + "wp_post_meta"

    Of course, could be also developed as WP plugin using http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_API/wp_remote_post

  • AC commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi Matt, I would love to hear more of your experience of using WooCommerce and integrating it with Netsuite ERP. We have Netsuite and it's an absolute nightmare for us. We are an SME and we need ease of use and flexibility and Netsuite is very expensive and very difficult to learn. We are seriously considering putting our website on Wordpress and using WooCommerce for our webstore which will allow us to update the website and webstore much more easily and do targeting marketing much more easily. And we need an integrated business solution. I look forward to learning more here. Thanks everyone!

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