‘Connect’ is a new module for Automation Engine that offers a framework for all suite components that need integration.
This means that third party solutions (MIS, web stores, finance and shipping systems…) can all be integrated. It is a scalable solution (which is customizable with solution services) but there's no need for custom development.
Salesforce sends an XML via HTTP, that XML is mapped to another XML that fits our requirements. That information is used to feed WebCenter.
The Connect module is a part of Automation Engine 14. Read here what else is new in Suite 14.