Magento Implementation That Works for Your Business
Are you still taking phone orders from clients? Are you still spending way too much money on paper catalogs that are just getting pushed aside before they ever reach potential customers? Too many manufacturers still rely on these outdated methods and are missing out on countless business opportunities. It’s time you got an online store. It is easier to set up than you think, when you use the eCommerce platform Magento.
Magento implementation can open whole new markets and potential growth for your manufacturing company. That’s why Datix has partnered with them to help our customers implement and build their own eCommerce solutions. We have a team of developers and consultants that can turn your catalog—however extensive—into an eye-catching and easy to navigate online store.
Magento Implementation That Works for Your Manufacturing and Distribution Business
As an eCommerce platform, Magento is uniquely built to be highly customizable and thus amenable to the unique needs a manufacturer might have from online stores. For example, you may need to have customizable parts or groups of items that are usually sold together, like plumbing pipes and connectors. Magento’s Enterprise Edition allows you to turn these needs into eCommerce experiences for your customers, including suggested items, options for customization, and discounts for loyal customers.
With Magento, a manufacturing or distribution company can deliver an integrated and customized shopping platform across any device with built-in themes, or use the platform’s unique open-source code to customize its own. Because the software uses open-source coding, it is much more flexible and easier to manipulate, as opposed to platforms like Shopify which many manufacturers can find to be too rigid. Superior content management tools can also help your business enrich the customer experience with personalized content, promotions, and pricing. What’s more, an online catalog will make it easier for potential clients to find your products through a Google search or online social promotion. Throw away that heavy manual, start saving on paper, and get eCommerce for your manufacturing business.
- Full support for Magento entities: create, read, update and delete data in Magento
- Dynamic REST allows for extended entity support without additional connector configuration
- Secure data transactions thanks to OAuth authentication
- Preserve business logic by avoiding direct database manipulation
- Support for on-premise and cloud agents
- Build unique integrations tailored to your specific business needs by exposing only the entities and operations you require via Magento’s REST API
- Seamlessly submit orders in Magento to your back-office system
- Use Magento to build a customer portal for B2B orders
- Enable shipping details and status to be viewable by customers via back-office ERP integration
- Maintain a single customer database between systems
- Automate syncing of product details between your inventory management system and the customer view in your store front
Magento and Epicor® ERP Integration
If you’re considering a Magento implementation or already have an instance, then integration with your Epicor® ERP is critical. It might seem reasonable to have an employee responsible for collecting sales orders from an online store and then entering them into Epicor® ERP. However, as businesses grow larger, that notion becomes ridiculous. By not integrating your Magento and Epicor® ERP software, you introduce human error in your sales cycle. What if a salesperson enters the wrong numbers, or product, from an order into Epicor® ERP? How will your online site know when to advertise that a certain product is low or out of stock if Magento doesn’t have access to inventory data? Quite simply: eCommerce and ERP integration is a must.
Selecting Datix for Your Magento and Epicor® Integration Project
Often, bringing in outside expertise is the best scenario here for small-to-midsize businesses that may not have all the resources required to carry out a successful Magento implementation and Epicor® ERP integration. The knowledge required to build a flexible, functioning solution, not just a data exchange isn’t common. That’s where a team of software integration experts like those at Datix comes in. We’ve pre-built Unity, a proven integration platform for a wide range of enterprise software, including Magento and Epicor® ERP. Unity can do all of this without requiring any coding or development knowledge on your end.
Datix can model your business’ unique processes and can translate those seamlessly into Unity. We have a team that can ask the right questions: Which fields do you need to sync? Will those syncs be bidirectional or one way, and how often will that communication happen? For example, companies dealing with a large volume of sales orders and processing mountains of delivery requests will need to set up very specific locations and times for pushing sales orders to the shop floor real-time updating will simply overload the back office. However, if you’re a smaller company that relies on fast response and delivery times, you’ll want the sync times to be shorter. Unity can do all of this, without any coding required on your business’ end—the possibility to support a wide range of business functions already exists in the platform!
If you are interested in Magento for your manufacturing or distribution business and/or integrating Magento with your ERP software, let Datix help! Fill out the form above to get more information about our Magento services or give us a phone call. We’ll be in touch with you A.S.A.P. to schedule a consultation and start getting to know your business better!