Softline Pastel Accounting extension for South African vendors (http://pastel.co.za)
From client, "I get my orders on the web and we afterwards then for tax purposes create invoices in Pastel.
That is double work.
The other problem is the stock.
I add stock to both the web and pastel, but if a walk in client buys something it only goes off Pastel and if we forget to update the web
we might sell something to somebody which we do not have."
Dirk Tolken commented
We have recently completed a two-way integration plugin between Pastel Partner 17+ and WooCommerce. If anyone is interested to learn more, please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
www.stock2shop.com has this already figured out. Check them out.
Anyone still interested in this? I have a solution for a one way sync, Pastel to WooCommerce to update stock and pricing as many times a day as necessary. Relatively inexpensive. Running smoothly on a few websites. https://www.douglasjones.co.za and https://www.adendorff.co.za two examples.
Feel free to call me - 0823499789
I can also do full integration, but more expensive. Not to the tune of R250K though. Less expensive.
Christiaan de Wet commented
I have a client willing to spend around R250 000 for a website and WooCommerce / Pastel integration. Any developers interested? 079 879 9579
Happy to announce we have just launched our WooCommerce integration!
This means that stock can be sent from all Sage Pastel products (Pastel Partner, Pastel Evolution and sageOne) to WooCommerce.
It also means orders from Woo can be automatically raised as sales orders or invoices in your accounting system.
We have other integration features too, including a multi-channel sales platform and a B2B environment.
Gavin Meltdown commented
Has there been any progress on this one?
At this stage it looks like either Magento or shopify are our only options ...how sad :-( http://www.stock2shop.com/
Also need this for several clients
I am also looking for this? any development
Adding my vote!
The potential market for this is not really that small.
Yes, the UK ( for instance ) eCommerce market is much bigger, but then there is a whole heap more Accounting Software options, while Pastel has by far the biggest market share in SA.
First step is to get someone who can do it, to elaborate on the feasibility, cost and time frame.
Just did a little leg work on this, to justify my last question - Here is what needs to happen to write this
1 - Pay R16k dev license to sage (+ R4k annual)
2 - Build new SDK from scratch for PHP (no PHP SDK from Sage)
3 - Add on API communication on both sides (2 skill sets required to integrate correctly)
4 - Open account server to internet (hmmm... not a great idea if you are on shared hosting)
5 - test, test, test.....
Only south african clients will use the plugin, build cost is going to be high.
What are people willing to pay for this?
What would the cost be and then we can share it?
I have another client asking for this. I am a WooWorker, maybe you could all share the cost of development?
Yes please please do one, we REALLY need it too!
This would be really great. If you have this, then with no doubt wooCommerce is the future...
Come on you Woo Ninjas this is what is holding us back from going with WooCommerce
Does anybody have this working yet? This would be amazing!!!!!!!!
would be very cool
This would be great!