This is a brief nontechnical overview for anyone wanting to know how I push our Sage inventory to one of our Shopify stores. 

In the above image, we start with our on-premise Sage 100 and create a visual integrator (vi) job that exports out the SKUs, quantity available to ship, and retail pricing in a CSV format. 

The vi job exports the CSV file to our internal FTP server that is automated to send the file at certain times to our public web server.

The web server just holds the file for a 3rd party Shopify app called Syncee to pick up and import into our Shopify store. 

Syncee provides email notifications after each job has finished. This email contains details on how many products were updated and how many errors each job encountered. 

Syncee is not a free app by no means, but it worth every penny from my perspective. Syncee plans are based on how many products you want to update and how many times a day you want to run the job.

The devs/support staff are great when you have problems and they will help you get things mapped out before you automate the jobs. After the job is scheduled there really isn’t much to it after that, just make sure you monitor your job status via the email notifications.