Over 200,000 consultants around the world sell Scentsy products, primarily consisting of fragrant items such as wickless candles. Each consultant has their own Scentsy ecommerce web site which they accept orders through, and these orders are sent to corporate to be processed and fulfilled by their SAP system. Scentsy's current order fulfillment architecture consists of multiple message queue and database lookups, a few hundred custom .NET methods, and scheduled tasks.
Scentsy asked for a proof of concept, demonstrating how BizTalk would alleviate these weaknesses and provide a much needed simplified infrastructure. The results of this initial POC are as follows: