Approaching Integrations when Replatforming with Neill Holland
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Approaching Integrations when Replatforming with Neill Holland

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In this episode, we are joined by Neill Holland (currently works as a Solution Architect at Burberry), who talks us through his experience of scoping out and managing large-scale integrations as part of complex replatforming projects. Paul and Neill previously worked together on a project and Paul asked him to come onto the podcast to provide insights and tips for retailers struggling with or looking at these areas.

We asked Neill a host of questions on approaching different types of integrations, covering topics such as:

  • The best way to start scoping out key integrations as part of a replatforming project and how a discovery could look
  • Deciding things like frequency of data transfer, assigning the master for different areas etc when replatforming
  • Identifying opportunities for improvement when scoping out these types of integrations
  • Preferred routes for connecting systems (e.g. direct APIs, middleware / iPaaS solutions etc) and some of the benefits of different approaches
  • Handling random complex situations with ERPs (e.g. bundling, BOM SKUs etc)
  • The biggest challenges and issues that can occur with different systems and platforms
  • The concept of an MVP when integrating key business systems
  • Managing different stakeholders in projects of this nature
  • Key tips for people looking at their integrations when replatforming

If you’d like to continue this discussion, please reach out to Paul and James on Twitter to use the contact form.


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