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(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…)
When you’re ready to integrate your retail business systems such as your eCommerce, financial and brick-and-mortar software, there’s a few decisions you must make. You must decide which systems to integrate, how you’re going to connect them, and who you’re going to work with to make it happen. And while you undertake such a project, it’s best to stop and think about short-term and long-term risks you might encounter throughout the process.
Staying a few steps ahead is the only way to avoid winding up in a preventable, but regrettable situation such as lengthy, costly or mismanaged projects. At the end of that day, you want to walk away with a solution that works and not buyer’s remorse. (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…)
Merchants often need to move large amounts of data (such as product catalogs, orders or customer data) from one system to another for processing or organization. The issue is that how one system structures and accepts data might not be the same as the destination system. How do you transfer and share data between systems then (other than entering it by hand)?
many rely on integration that uses CSV (comma-separated values) files to export and import text files of their data between systems. CSVs are a universal file type that many systems support and merchants feel comfortable managing. While file integration is often an integration option, it also has its limitations. As you evaluate this data integration approach, this article considers why file-based integration via CSV files can be better than API-based integration. (more…)