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Do You Need an Integrated E-Commerce Platform?

By Ruth Richter • November 18, 2020

Launching a successful e-commerce store takes more than one might initially think. Not only is there the new design and updated content that needs to be created and approved by the marketing department, finance has an important role with adding the e-commerce back-end. There are...

Driving Customer Retention Strategies in 2020’s Crowded Market

By Ruth Richter • November 11, 2020

As more and more traffic runs across e-commerce pages, many businesses are thinking about how to reach new and first-time e-commerce customers. But even with the influx of online shoppers in 2020, it’s important not to neglect the customers you already have. First, retaining existing...
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Is BigCommerce the Right Online Sales Platform for You?

By Ruth Richter • November 04, 2020

There’s no doubt that how consumers shop in 2020 has changed dramatically. In fact, according to DigitalCommerce360, 36 percent of surveyed consumers now shop online weekly, and nearly a third say they now shop more online than in-person. If you’re an e-commerce retailer, that’s good...

Benefits and Challenges to ERP Integration

By Ruth Richter • October 28, 2020

ERP integration is known for putting together multiple “best of breed” applications to build or strengthen a near-custom ERP solution so companies can automate processes and ultimately increase revenue. Integration proves useful by affecting relationships between ERPs and other systems in order to customize solutions...

ERP Integration Patterns: What They Are and Why You Should Care

By Ruth Richter • October 21, 2020

There’s no doubt that there are serious financial (and non-financial) boosts to a company that organizes itself around an ERP. The challenge has been properly organizing and orchestrating ERP data flow. When data moves across systems, it’s not always in a standard format. Integration empowers...

Do You Really Need an ERP Integration Strategy?

By Ruth Richter • October 15, 2020

The postmodern ERP has been defined by Gartner as a “fundamental shift away from a single vendor mega-suite toward a more loosely coupled and federated ERP environment.” Nowadays, ERPs can do almost anything, but some businesses are finding that the huge systems that can do...

3 Customers Innovate New Products to Address Demand

By Ruth Richter • October 07, 2020

While the pandemic is changing the ways and the times we work, it hasn’t changed the need for innovation and getting results. Extended quarantines and rapid changes in economic trends have caused many businesses to think outside the box and it’s pretty amazing how some...

How to Integrate Sage 100 and nopCommerce for Quick Ecommerce Wins

By Ruth Richter • September 30, 2020

Whether you’re a long-time ecommerce veteran or the events of 2020 have your business considering ecommerce for the first time, you know the value of connecting the right platform to the right back-end systems for success. Otherwise, you could be losing out on important sales....

Rethinking Retail With a Multichannel Approach

By Ruth Richter • September 23, 2020

It’s been difficult to be a retailer in 2020. The way customers shop has been dramatically impacted by stay-at-home orders, supply chain interruptions, job loss, and multiple other contributing factors. As the economy moves into the next normal, retailers are looking for ways to encourage...

Six Evolutionary Trends in Website Design for 2020

By Ruth Richter • September 16, 2020

It’s safe to say that the internet and web design have grown up in the last 30 years. Facebook used to be TheFacebook. Amazon only sold books. Even Google had an exclamation point at the end of its name and was still just a website...