The Unimarket Connector Platform (UCP) is installed at the Customer end to accept Web Service requests from Unimarket. The Web Service requests are authenticated by the UCP and then loaded into customer's financial system via an available integration point. The financial system then processes the information via a stored procedure or batch job into the financial application (e.g. Ellucian Banner, PeopleSoft, MS Dynamics, SAP, Oracle, TechOne).
The UCP can exchange data with the customer's financial system using many different mechanisms, this shields the customer from having to implement the SOAP and Security transactions and helps ensure the UCP-Unimarket protocol integrity. Some of UCP's bi-directional integration points include File (Custom formatted CSV, XML etc.), FTP, SCP, E-mail and customer specified application/script invocation. To further discuss integration points please contact Unimarket technical support.
The UCP can be configured to integrate with a specific financial/ERP environment. Unimarket will require access to two environments (Demo and Production) and therefore two installations of the UCP will be required.
This UCP will be used to interact with the Unimarket Demo environment for testing.
This UCP will be used to interact with the Unimarket Production environment.
Unimarket has a Demo and Prod server environments that will require access to the Connector UCP installations at customer's site.
Please refer to Integration > General > Firewall Requirements.
- Hard disk space: minimum 20GB (to allow messages to be stored for later reference)
- Memory: minimum 1GB, recommended 2GB or above
- Operating system - windows (prefer Windows Server 2003 or above), Linux, Unix (prefer Redhat ES 5.4 or above)
- SSH access for Unimarket to install, configure and maintain the the Connector (optionally over VPN)
- Firewall - UCP needs to be able to communicate with Unimarket over https (both directions)
- Login with rights to install Unimarket Connector
- On Windows, Administrator rights are required to install a windows service (to ensure the Unimarket Connector is started when the machine is rebooted)
- On Linux, permission to install the Unimarket Connector as a “service” (e.g. on Redhat we would use chkconfig –add). This access could be granted via sudo.