Post ERP and eCommerce Integration? Don't Panic if This Happens

Posted by Kayla Reaves

May 9, 2016 | 10:35 AM

Congratulations, you have reached the summit!

Your eCommerce and ERP integration project has reached go-live and the team is excited! Your new site is up and running and orders are starting to come in. After that initial sense of euphoria, reality begins to creep back in; you now realize that with this new system comes new responsibilities and, potentially, new problems. You now have to train your team and iron out any system kinks, while simultaneously managing daily operation and keeping up with customer service needs.

At this stage in the game, problems are not uncommon, so stay calm and don’t panic; you've got this! Here are some common things to expect after an eCommerce and ERP integration project go-live and how to effectively address them:

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Topics: eCommerce, Integration, ERP

Ceramics Expo: 3 Tips for Integrating Your eCommerce and ERP

Posted by Bill Onion

April 15, 2016 | 10:30 AM

Did you know that 70% of business-to-business revenues come from customers using digital channels? What is your company doing to accomodate that audience?

Our team will be at the upcoming Ceramics Expo to discuss how technology can provide a competitve advantage through changes to your online site, data management, and integration between your online site and back office systems. Be sure to visit our team at booth 922 for more information, and read on to learn how technology can meet your manufacturing and distribution challenges. 

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Topics: eCommerce, Integration, B2B, ERP

Best of the Blogosphere: April 2016

Posted by Hannah Gierosky

April 4, 2016 | 11:07 AM

Sometimes we come across a blog that is so good that we just have to share it. We will highlight a few of our favorites each month here on the blog, but don't forget to see what else we are sharing on Twitter and Facebook. 

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Topics: eCommerce, Integration

Ceramics Expo: 4 Technology Trends for Manufacturing and Distribution Companies

Posted by Gian Genovesi

March 18, 2016 | 11:27 AM


Did you know that 70% of business-to-business revenues come from customers using digital channels? What is your company doing to accomodate that audience?

Our team will be at the upcoming Ceramics Expo to discuss how technology can provide a competitve advantage through changes to your online site, data management, and integration between your online site and back office systems. Be sure to visit our team at booth 922 and check out this blog for more information, and read on to learn how technology trends can impact your manufacturing and distribution operation. 

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Topics: Integration, B2B, JDE EnterpriseOne

Is Your IBM i Data Where it Belongs?

Posted by Bill Onion

March 2, 2016 | 12:37 PM

IBM_i_data.pngWhen thinking of the IBM i (formerly AS/400 and iSeries) system, many people think of a system that has been around for 30+ years – it’s old, archaic, hard to work with, and the green screen interface is anything but slick or cool. Frankly, IBM i has a reputation of being old and difficult to integrate to web-based systems.

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Topics: eCommerce, Integration, IBM i

What is Middleware and Why Should You Care?

Posted by Bill Onion

January 29, 2015 | 10:54 AM

The decision to add eCommerce to your environment, and then integrating that into an already established ERP system, involves a lot of consideration. What data should be shared? What information do the shoppers want and need? How will your eCommerce and ERP systems communicate with each other? When it comes to communication, we have found that using a middleware tool is one of the best options for integration.

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Topics: eCommerce, Integration, Magento Integration

Introducing JD Edwards Business Services for eCommerce Success

Posted by Bill Onion

November 24, 2014 | 12:28 PM

JD Edwards is an incredibly powerful software system that is designed specifically to help companies run their business. Despite all it has to offer, however, there are many features in JDE that are often overlooked. One of those is Business Services, a set of functions that allows for the surfacing of and interaction with data between JDE and external systems. We have found Business Services to be a huge asset when integrating JD Edwards to an eCommerce site.

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Topics: JD Edwards, Integration, B2B, JDE Training, Magento Integration

Is Your JDE System Fully Integrated for B2B eCommerce?

Posted by Bill Onion

April 17, 2014 | 5:25 PM

In today’s online marketplace, customers expect to instantly find the products and services they need. As the focus on B2C eCommerce has grown so have the expectations for B2B eCommerce capabilities. B2B customers have come to expect the same speed and simplicity associated with the B2C online buying experience.  

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Topics: JD Edwards, eCommerce, Integration, B2B

B2B eCommerce Challenges: Integration

Posted by Bill Onion

May 29, 2012 | 3:30 PM

Because it can be so daunting, some organizations choose the path of least resistance and duplicate the ERP data and business logic into the ecommerce system, leaving the two systems decoupled. Unfortunately, this decoupling opens the door to a host of headaches, and companies find themselves wrestling with data replication and timing errors. Understanding and following a few golden rules will ensure that the b-to-b ecommerce site complements the ERP system, and does not try to replace it.

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Topics: eCommerce, In the News, Integration

3 Tips for Integrating an eCommerce System with an ERP

Posted by Bill Onion

April 4, 2012 | 2:30 PM

Overview

Connecting an eCommerce system to a large and stable ERP, such as JD Edwards, allows for a seamless movement of data. However, the integration effort can be one of the most difficult parts of any implementation initiative. It has been my experience that these projects require a robust and well planned strategy that covers data flow, business logic and an integration methodology.
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Topics: JD Edwards, eCommerce, Integration, Magento, IBM WebSphere Commerce

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