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(This post was last published on on October 27th, 2017. We’ve updated it for accuracy and completeness.)
Many Shopify merchants don’t realize that operating with siloed software systems is holding their online business back. While having an ERP like NetSuite is an important investment in your operations, so is integrating it with Shopify and Shopify Plus. Without integration, your NetSuite implementation is likely costing you more than you realize.
Ask yourself these questions:
- Are you operating as efficiently as you can?
- Are you able to focus on your customer and selling instead of bookkeeping?
- How much data do you manually enter between Shopify/Shopify Plus and NetSuite?
If you don’t have a satisfactory answer to all three of those questions, it’s time to look at integrating Shopify and NetSuite.
This post discusses why you need to integrate Shopify and NetSuite and how to pick an integration approach that’s best for you. (more…)
(This post was last published on March 11, 2015. We’ve updated it for accuracy and completeness.)
Installing an ERP like Sage is a crucial step for growing online businesses. ERPs are necessary tools to help manage inventory, purchasing and financial reporting. Even though necessary, adding another system to your technology stack complicates your business processes.
Instead of just working out of your eCommerce system like Magento, you now must worry about sharing that same data from Magento to Sage and vice-versa. This often requires you to hand-key online orders, inventory counts and shipping/tracking data between the two. Even during normal selling times, manual data entry can take employees several hours daily, slow down processes, and be error-prone.
When considering implementing an ERP like Sage, it’s important to consider how it will integrate with Magento. Integration eliminates manual data entry to ensure operational efficiency and data integrity across your organization. This article will provide a quick comparison of Sage’s various products and the best way to integrate with Magento. (more…)
You work hard to grow your retail business. You increase your presence online, open new retail locations, and add wholesale customers. As you expand though, you continue to add layers of complexity to your operations. You rely on moving data between multiple systems such as your eCommerce platform, POS and ERP to continue to process orders and keep finances in check.
Without automation, passing data between your systems becomes a laborious and time-consuming process that ultimately puts customer service levels at risk.
When your company starts to feel these pressures internally, it’s time to consider integrating Shopify and Shopify Plus to Microsoft Dynamics NAV, which is now Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central to transform your operations into the efficient and smoothing running business you know you can be. (more…)
It can be time consuming and costly to continue to operate your business with disconnected systems. You might feel overwhelmed with the constant need to hand-key orders, shipping/tracking information, inventory updates and more between your eCommerce platform like Magento, Shopify or BigCommerce and ERP or POS system.
There’s got to be a more efficient way to operate out there. And luckily, there is! Today, merchants have a range of solutions to choose from that connect their eCommerce platform and backend systems to automate critical processes like order fulfillment.
eCommerce platform integration projects can be a big undertaking though. Picking the right integration approach and partner is crucial to the project’s success. Mismanaged projects can end up being too complicated, time consuming and waste thousands of dollars without you ever experiencing a solution that just works. And while you’re trying to figure out, your customer experience continues to suffer resulting in poor satisfaction ratings, increase in customer service tickets, and lost sales. Your reputation is on the line!
Whether you’re looking to integrate for the first time or replace an existing integration solution, we’ll compare three different approaches for how to integrate and what to look for an ideal eCommerce integration solution. (more…)
(This article was originally published on June 20th, 2013. It has been updated for accuracy and completeness.)
With the growth of online shopping, many retailers are setting aggressive goals for their online sales. To hit those numbers though, there are many steps that retailers must take to attract and keep more customers. Many will focus on the frontend design and content of their Magento website so it’s easy to find, shop, and checkout.
But what about your backend processes? Are you operating as efficiently as you can? How much data are you moving between Magento and your ERP system such as Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains (GP)? Your business processes can have just as much positive (or negative) impact on your customer experience as the design of your website.
Growth requires scaling and your old processes that once seemed efficient might need to be revamped to hit those lofty sales goals. In this article, we’ll look at signs you need to integrate your Magento webstore for operational efficiency and how to pick the best integration solution for your business. (more…)