Integrating ERP with B2B eCommerce
ERP systems themselves are not inexpensive. For a simple ERP implementation involving basic modules such as HR, Finance and some components of Supply Chain, companies typically can spend upwards of $5 million. Companies today have more complex business requirements requiring better ERP systems that can cost even more. Many companies cannot afford to invest in upgrades and are left with ERP systems that were built with technology from decades ago, requiring a qualified team of solution architects.
eCommerce integration enables an organization to have seamless coordination between a company’s eCommerce site and the back-end accounting and inventory system. It is critical that a proper integration be put into place that allows the flow of information bidirectionally between the two systems enabling the one-time entry of data into the system.
At eComchain, a business from the home and commercial building industry approached us to upgrade their 20-year ecommerce store that did not have real time integration to their ERP system and was not responsive in its design either. The version was so old that there were no “how to” manuals to reference for the project. More importantly, the site fell short of integrating with JD Edwards ERP and the merchant team had to manually submit retail price changes to the IT department and it would take days to update the ecommerce site. The eComchain team built a new site and the merchant team can now update pricing, real time without having to upgrade and spend money on their ERP system. Their responsive eCommerce site generates close to $100 million annually.
Another business, this time from the manufacturing and retail industry came to us to upgrade their ecommerce store. For those of you who have been around for some time, you may remember a 1980’s system called BPCS ERP. This system still utilizes AS400’s and flat files to run its operations. Their eCommerce store had very basic functionalities but was not able to handle complex transactions and pricing scenarios. The business wanted to allow their B2B customers to have multiple ship dates, multiple ship to locations, multiple discounts and multiple coupon codes, all on one order. eComchain built a new site and the customers can now take advantage of better B2B pricing and inventory flow into nearly 35,000 retail locations. All the while, leveraging their current ERP system.
eComchain offers the greatest flexibility and widest range of capability to handle any ERP system for the eCommerce industry. Our software was built on open-source MEAN stack technology along with React and SOLR search engine and is flexible to meet complex needs, including older ERP systems! eComchain is a true one stop shop or a single-platform cloud-based eCommerce solution, eliminating the need and the unnecessary additional cost of hiring a third-party provider.
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