A wide range of functionality is available in this module to enable merchants to integrate their SAP ECC systems with their online stores for the processing of card and non-card transactions. The module consists of a set of payment-related functions that can be deployed as web services from a merchant’s SAP environment for integration into any web store they have.
Note that depending on the clearinghouse being used and the service being accessed, there may be some additional steps or configuration required to support the transaction, such as handling authentication challenges, receiving post-back requests, etc. All such steps are covered in the E-Commerce implementation guide.
By involving SAP in the e-commerce process, card-related transactions can be correctly handled and assigned merchant IDs, relevant configuration read, stored details derived, etc. without duplicating all this information on the merchant’s website. The E-Commerce module running in SAP is in effect the main data-provision and processing hub for the payment processing transactions.
In addition to the above, merchants using the E-Commerce module can also access a clearinghouse’s secure card tokenisation page directly from SAP to prevent users from having to type raw card details directly into the SAP system. This functionality requires a pass-through page hosted on the merchant’s e-commerce server to broker the transaction between SAP and the clearinghouse. All code examples, recipe examples, etc. are provided.