CIMcloud Blog

90 Minds Interview with CIMcloud's Pat Scherz:  Recording & Transcript

Posted by Jack Evans on Sep 10, 2019 11:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Partners, Sage ERP, B2B e-Commerce, ERP-Integrated eCommerce

Transform Your Organization with Integrated eCommerce

Posted by Jack Evans on Sep 4, 2019 10:45:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Sage ERP, B2B e-Commerce, ERP-Integrated eCommerce

Why Data Accuracy in ERP-Integration Matters

Posted by Jack Evans on Aug 26, 2019 3:05:00 PM

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.

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Topics: B2B e-Commerce, ERP-Integrated eCommerce

Why ERP Integration Is 'Make or Break' for B2B eCommerce

Posted by Jack Evans on Aug 19, 2019 11:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Sage ERP, B2B e-Commerce, ERP-Integrated eCommerce

Why Most eCommerce Platforms Don’t Cut It for B2B

Posted by Jack Evans on Jul 19, 2019 11:21:19 AM

Beware! Look for these 3 critical B2B capabilities before deciding between eCommerce platforms for your business. 

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Topics: Sage ERP, B2B e-Commerce, ERP-Integrated eCommerce

Google Maps API Keys Are Now Required

Posted by Jack Evans on Sep 20, 2018 3:30:00 PM

Google is now requiring any website using the Google Maps API to have a unique API Key for the website domain name, and are charging the account owner based on the usage of the API. This change in Google’s policy will require action on your part to continue using the map on your CIMcloud website. Continue reading for information on the impact this change in Google’s policy has on your website, and next steps for you to take.

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Topics: B2B e-Commerce, Company News, Customers

North Carolina to Tax Out-of-State Sales Starting November 2018

Posted by Jack Evans on Sep 5, 2018 3:42:34 PM

Starting November 1, 2018, out-of-state sellers will have to start collecting and remitting North Carolina sales tax. This does not exclusively apply to North Carolina, however, as they join 23 other Streamlined Sales Tax (SST) member states. The 24 states are: Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

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Topics: B2B e-Commerce, Company News

CIMcloud & GDPR: What You Need To Know

Posted by Jack Evans on May 17, 2018 10:39:38 AM

Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on May 25th, 2018. Stronger rules on data protection mean EU citizens have more control over their data.

Let’s start with a short disclaimer. We are not lawyers. This blog post is not legal advice and is for informational and/or educational purposes only. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

Essentially, please seek legal advice about GDPR compliance if you haven’t already done so. Only qualified legal professionals will be able to give you and your business the best advice.

With that out of the way, let’s dive into what GDPR is and what CIMcloud is doing in response to it.

The great thing about e-commerce is that it’s easier than ever to grow your business beyond your borders—but when you’re selling in multiple countries, you need to know a bit more about how they do business and what's required to comply with their laws.

There’s a new regulation coming to the European Union in 2018, called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The rest of this blog outlines important information on the GDPR and what this new regulation means to your business.

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Topics: B2B e-Commerce, Company News

So you think you need E-commerce?

Posted by Ted Goudie on May 9, 2017 8:00:00 AM
"You should put your products on the web."

"Why can’t I buy from you online?"

"Magento has been great for us - you should try it!"

If you own a business and don’t let your customers order online, you’ve probably heard one or more of these before, from your employees, your customers, your suppliers, or a fellow business owner.

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Topics: B2B e-Commerce, Customer Interaction Management

8 Powerful Ways to Increase Conversions for B2B eCommerce

Posted by Ainsley Smith on Mar 8, 2017 10:00:00 AM

This blog post is brought to you by our partners in e-commerce, Nextopia.

You could have tons of products on your website, but if your website isn’t properly optimized for conversions, chances are you’ll barely see site visitors convert.  

By properly optimizing your site, you’ll find you have more visitors taking the action you want them to take, whether that’s subscribing to a newsletter, downloading content, filling out a form to become a lead, requesting to speak to a sales representative, or putting products in a shopping cart and completing their purchase.

Here are eight proven ways to increase B2B eCommerce conversions that won’t break the bank.

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Topics: B2B e-Commerce