By Ruth Richter • November 20, 2019

The holidays are some of the biggest party and entertaining times of the year. Short on the heels of Christmas, revelers around the world will set up for New Year’s Eve celebrations. Believe it or not, only about 15 percent of Americans typically plan to go to a public event or party, although nearly half will celebrate with family. Many will celebrate at home, with 175 million planning to watch the ball drop in Times Square on TV.

For party and entertainment companies, it’s the best time of the year, and the busiest. Systems need to run smoothly and connect properly so products make it out to the right people in time for those holiday festivities. These three party and entertainment companies use IN-SYNCH Sage 100 integration by ROI Consulting to make sure the only ball dropped on their celebrations is the one in New York City.

A2Z Balloons & Party Supplies

While A2Z Balloon Company has only been around since 2005, it has a rich history that dates back well into the 1930s. The merger of two well-established Detroit area novelty companies—Advance Novelty Company and Zakoor Novelty—A2Z Balloon Company is a direct distributor for leading balloon and party supply manufacturers. A2Z Balloons went into ecommerce in 2011 to offer expanded convenience for customers, and redesigned their ecommerce options in 2017 to improve functionality.

A2Z Balloons has a big legacy to live up to, brought to the fore with extended presence online. Fortunately, A2Z Balloons found IN-SYNCH to integrate their Magento ecommerce platform and their Sage 100 ERP. With this integration, the A2Z Balloons website can easily reflect both traditional pricing for the casual shopper and custom pricing for registered retailers. With IN-SYNCH, A2Z Balloons has plenty of reason to celebrate.

Creative Bag

Canadian retail and custom packaging company Creative Bag has been supplying North America with the pretty party bags it needs for more than 30 years. Whether it’s a custom bakery box so partygoers know where the cake came from, or customized wedding favor bags, Creative Bag specializes in customizing products to exactly what their users need. Not looking for custom? Creative Bag also sells plenty of decorative and colorful bags and packaging without logos.

Creative Bag runs three brick and mortar locations throughout Canada, but for everyone else, they offer the convenience of an ecommerce site. With the help of IN-SYNCH’s Sage 100 integration, it’s easy to keep custom orders organized within systems, accounting for scaled pricing, tracking inventory between ecommerce and physical locations, and ensuring the right orders get to all the right customers.

Autograph Foliages

Ever wondered how the big resorts and department stores get such perfect-looking holiday trees and garlands? Autograph Foliages has the answer. With Christmas trees that range in height from two feet to 50 feet tall, to ornaments, wreaths, and more decorative accents, Autograph Foliages is a top provider of artificial plants, trees, wreathes, and garlands, including additional holiday essentials like life-size nutcrackers, reindeer, and sleighs.

While Autograph Foliages has evergreen business year round, the holidays are a special time for their business, with many wholesale and commercial customers using their products to decorate. Since Autograph Foliages has trees and greenery in every size and shape imaginable, it’s important to be able to keep their ecommerce site up to date with descriptions, photos, and inventory. Using IN-SYNCH to integrate data between their ecommerce platform and Sage 100 ERP, Autograph Foliages ensures that every corner their products decorate feels like home for the holidays.

Celebrate Easy Integration with IN-SYNCH

You don’t need to throw a party in order to reap the benefits of IN-SYNCH Sage 100 integration—but you might want to when you see how fast and easy it is to integrate! With real-time data synchronization to any third-party system, IN-SYNCH accommodates every integration need for customers of all Sage 100 versions. This flexible solution integrates everything from the most basic to the most complex connections.

Ready to see how Sage 100 process automation benefits your business? See IN-SYNCH’s infinite versatility in action: Contact one of our integration experts today.