The Connected Commerce™ Platform

Go from think you can to know you can.

The Consensus Connected Commerce™ Platform is the engine behind selling connected products and services in retail and online.  

Connected Commerce™ solves the unique challenges of retailing connected, Internet of Things, and subscription-based products and services - from guiding sales associates to select, activate, insure, protect and buyback connected devices in a single common interface, to connecting directly to major wireless carriers and service providers. These kind of sales require complex catalog mappings, extensive API integrations into service providers, serialized control of inventory, unique pricing and promotional capabilities, specialized fraud and credit controls, and back end financial receivables settlements that are not built into mainstream retail point of sales or e-commerce platforms. Our flexible and robust platform handles all this complexity for you, and is designed for fast and lightweight integrations with retailer legacy systems.

The Connected Commerce™ platform's layered architecture allows customers to choose and configure modules based on their needs.

The Connected Commerce™ platform's layered architecture allows customers to choose and configure modules based on their needs.

In order to efficiently sell connected products and services, we've created Connected Commerce™ product clouds to handle the intricacies associated with the key stages required to fulfill the transaction.

 

Key Platform Benefits

 

Modularized Components

  • API driven
  • Product focused
  • Optimized for Agile team
 

Workflow / Rules Driven 

  • Visual
  • Extendable through code plugins and scripts
  • Based on underlying core components
 

Open Source and Enterprise Grade Development Tools

  • Tomcat / Java / Spring
  • Mongo DB
  • MySQL

Canonical APIs

  • REST / open standards
  • API gateway
  • Flexible authorization
  • Developer portal
  • Throttling / policy enforcement
 

High Availability / Performance

  • Multiple availability zone support
  • Cross-region deployment
  • Zero downtime updates
  • Minimal service-related latency
  • Application dynamics monitoring
 

Horizontal Scalability

  • "Shared nothing" approach
  • Cloud-based elastic scaling

Deployment Flexibility

  • Cloud-agnostic architecture
  • Portable technology choices
  • AWS deployment option
  • On-premises option
 

External Integration Management

  • ESB platform
  • Fail-fast connections
  • Self-healing calls
    • Timeout / retry management
    • Idempotent API calls
  • API auditing / history
  • Asynchronous callback