90 Minds, a member-only group of 200+ North America ERP consultants and solution providers, invited our own Pat Scherz to join them for a 15-minute interview on who's a good fit for CIMcloud, how we fit in with B2C solutions like Magento and Shopify, and what makes us different.
Considering the paperwork involved in running a B2B sales operation, you’ve probably already increased your headcount a few times just to keep up with sales and order processing. But, still, you find yourself running behind.
That’s your first big sign that it’s time for a change.
More than ever, mid-size businesses are dependant on sync tools and other software to allow the information in their ERP to be unlocked and used to power e-commerce, payment portals, and sales rep tools on their website.
This data is the backbone, if you will, of all the customer activity functions that now more than ever are taking place online.
If you’re depending on a website to do what it needs to do (which is a lot), you need to make sure that infrastructure is rock solid.
Do you sell B2B? Are you considering expanding into eCommerce? Hold up! Before you decide on your eCommerce platform, make sure you’re choosing a solution that provides 100% ERP + eCommerce integration. Here’s why that matters.
Beware! Look for these 3 critical B2B capabilities before deciding between eCommerce platforms for your business.
When you’re overdue for your B2B eCommerce platform, you’ll know it. Potential customers will express surprise at your lack of online ordering and account management options, and even established, long-term customers will gradually cut down on their order frequency… until, one day, they stop ordering entirely.
If you are a business and not using the internet to sell your products to consumers, you’re already well behind the curve.
The vast majority of business-to-consumer companies are already well aware of this. But what about business-to-business models? Most B2B companies are in varying stages of online e-commerce migration - but is that enough?
Launching an ecommerce presence can be a major growth catalyst for many businesses.
It can free you up to enter new markets that were previously geographically prohibitive and allow you to significantly expand your product offerings.
Getting your products online, and allowing your customers to transact and interact with you, can be made easy with a Website Pipeline ERP-integrated customer self-service portal.
But the work doesn’t end there. Selling online can bring a whole new world of complexity when it comes to dealing with sales tax.
Topics: ERP-Integrated eCommerce