Using the WSO2 ESB with SAP ERP in the Retail Sector - Thursday, 16th February 2012

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  • By Dasunpriya Anuradha Mallikarachchi
  • 21 Dec, 2011

KeellsSuper is a leading supermarket chain with 50-plus outlets in Sri Lanka, and it offers the only online supermarket in the country.

In 2005, JKH implemented SAP ERP across it’s 70 subsidiaries. With the recent decision to move KeellsSuper from the group ERP deployment to its own line of business (LOB) specific instance of SAP ERP, arose the need for an integrated SAP/POS system.

JKH evaluated 3 key integration options -

  1. Implement an in-house Custom RPC like integration solution to integrate with POS systems
  2. Use SAP’S Own middleware
  3. Use a 3rd party ESB based middleware solution.

Join Harsha Senanayake Head of Enterprise Solutions and Nalaka Umagiliya, Head of IT Retail and Consumer Foods of John Keells Holding PLC along with Asanka Abeysinghe Director Solutions Architecture and Sumedha Rubasinghe, Architect at WSO2 for a discussion on the implementation of SAP ERP in JKH. This session will commence with an introduction to the customer requirement followed by an in depth discussion of the WSO2 Solution and illustrate the benefits it posed in responding to the client requirement.

Asanka, Director Solutions Architechure at WSO2, manages solutions architects and technical consultants. He is also the technical owner of customer engagements and solutions. He counts over 10 years industry experience working on projects ranging from desktop and web applications through to high scalable distributed systems and service-oriented architectures in the financial domain, mobile platforms and business integration solutions.

With over 10 years industry experience in Java, J2EE and database technologies, Sumedha is an Architect and Senior Manager at WSO2. He initiated the award winning WSO2 Data Services Server product and has also contributed heavily to WSO2′s Governance Registry, Application Server, BAM, and Carbon platform products.

Harsha is the Head of Enterprise Solutions at John Keells Holding PLC, a blue-chip conglomerate in Sri Lanka. He has over 10 years of industry experience working on projects ranging from Enterprise Architecture Planning and Business Case formulation, complex Systems Integrations, ERP presales and implementations to Software Development.

Nalaka Umagiliya is the Head of Business Systems for Consumer Foods and Retail Sectors of John Keells Holdings PLC. He specializes n IS/ IT strategy implementation using emerging technologies and ERP systems (SAP) and counts over 14 years of industry experience.

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