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Re: integration with agora.cgi, anyone?

This project is unlikely to wait for the deployment of 1.3,
unless its coming much faster than I thought.

As agora.cgi is a shopping cart, I would need to be able to
do at least the following things through the API:

        query the SMBLedger backend for inventory on hand;
        identify an existing customer;
        add new customer;
        add new sales order / invoice;
        record a confirmed payment on such an invoice;
        generate and send a pick-list for order fulfillment.

So when a new order is placed, I would want the backend to
handle everything up to fulfillment.  I want the folks doing
purchasing to interact with the SMBLedger interface to monitor
inventory, the accountant to use SMBLedger to pull reports and
reconcile books.  And the online store front to handle all of
its own bookkeeping without human intervention.

-- Hugh Esco

From: ..hidden..
Subject: Ledger-smb-devel Digest, Vol 4, Issue 9
To: ..hidden..
Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2006 12:06:32 -0800

Today's Topics:

   1. integration with agora.cgi, anyone? (Hugh Esco)
   2. Re: integration with agora.cgi, anyone? (Jason Rodrigues)

Message: 2
Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2006 13:43:16 -0500
From: Jason Rodrigues <..hidden..>
Subject: Re: [Ledger-smb-devel] integration with agora.cgi, anyone?
To: Development discussion for LedgerSMB

On Monday 18 December 2006 05:09, Hugh Esco wrote:
> I'm curious to know if anyone here has done any work to integrate
> agora.cgi with sql-ledger or SMBLedger?  I'm exploring a project
> where I might try to put them together.  It'd be great to get a
> leg up on that project, or to find collaborators for such an
> animal.

I don't think anyone on the core team have worked with
agora.cgi directly, but we are very open to making LedgerSMB
easier to develop with and integrate with 3rd party utilities.
No accounting app is an island :)

What would make integration with agora easier? What interfaces
does agora have to integrate with other software?

In the next version(1.3+) or so, there should be the beginnings
of a XML API, so that parts + customers can be queried,
and ultimately, you'll be able to post sales orders + sales
invoices through this interface.