When a sales person asked us the question, I know I should keep it simple and relate to everyday life.

what kind device or software who connected between ERP and WMS?’

I answered:
Hi TN,
the communication between ERP and WMS is achieved using multiple message exchange.
we called them Host Interface Messages.
we use XML.

‘XML is sofware?’

unable to avoid explaining XML.. I google.

Good Answer here:

  • XML stands for eXtensible Markup Language
  • XML is a markup language much like HTML
  • XML was designed to store and transport data
  • XML was designed to be self-descriptive
  • XML is a W3C Recommendation


‘What does SOAP mean?’

SOAP is a protocol.  

But I think my answer couldn’t satisfy him, I google again.

Good answer here:

  • SOAP stands for Simple Object Access Protocol
  • SOAP is an application communication protocol
  • SOAP is a format for sending and receiving messages
  • SOAP is platform independent
  • SOAP is based on XML
  • SOAP is a W3C recommendation

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