If you're using Sage 100 ERP then you'll notice that e-Commerce is gaining ground among the community of distributors and manufacturers.
CertiPro Solutions, a B2B e-Commerce integration solution, recently conducted a survey of Sage 100 ERP users among global manufacturers and distributors in more than a dozen industries, in which 21% stated more than a quarter of their revenue comes from online resources. Naturally this has caused an increase of users implementing B2B websites and technology.
That's because an effective B2B e-Commerce integration enables online B2B cusotmer ordering, cite mobile order-writing software fo rsales regs in the field, and give customers the ability to place orders from a mobile device.
Although, this sort of technology is nowhere near new, roughly 40% of the survey respondents admitted to not having a B2B e-Commerce integration solution in place. And as the number of manufacturers and distributors who adopt this new way of online ordering increases it should be no surprise that it will become increasingly more difficult to compete without it in the coming years.
That's not to say that the significance of B2B e-commerce isn’t lost on those who don’t offer it: 40% of responding companies without B2B e-commerce solutions report they plan an implementation within one year, and 20% intend to do so within six months. If you’re in these 2 percentiles, you may want to look into E-Link or CertiPro’s Magento Integration Solution for Sage 100 ERP.