A merchant uses a Magento system, along with other online interfaces, as part of a multichannel business, and the merchant uses a BI application to aggregate data from all these systems. What native features would all the merchant to integrate Magento with this application?
- I would suggest using Magento’s API for getting and posting data to the application. Magento features SOAP and REST apis (albeit they are slow).
- REST provides the web services if HTTP (or URI based)
- You could also schedule flat file exports/imports if the operation doesn’t need to be real time.