The top challenges for IT departments in Midmarket businesses and how to overcome them
Monday, February 12, 2018Lauren Macdonald
A midmarket business, as defined by Gartner
, is an organization with less than $1 billion in annual revenue and between 100 and 1000 employees.
Today there are approximately 200,000 of these midsize organizations across North America and Europe, most of which have IT departments that face unique but often-related challenges.
"Practically Perfect": A look at the top apps and solutions to move your business one step closer to perfection this year.
Monday, February 5, 2018Lauren Macdonald
If the 2017 Holiday season's retail rush revealed any pain points in your business or areas where you could improve to maximize revenue or efficiency, why not make some tweaks in 2018 to take your business one step closer to perfection?
What's New from eBridge's Integration Platform in January 2018
Thursday, February 1, 2018Lindsay Hampson
We're constantly upgrading connectors and adding new features to improve our integration platform and components. Find out what our developers were hard at work improving this past January!
4 Major Challenges Faced By Businesses Using SAP ERP Systems & How to Overcome Them
Wednesday, January 31, 2018Lauren Macdonald
Every Angle Software
, a business analytics tool for SAP users, comprehensively examined and explained the top four challenges faced by businesses that use SAP ERPs, such as SAP Business One or SAP R3/ECC. You can read their whitepaper here
to learn more.
At eBridge, we have many clients that have made the smart decision to use an SAP product as their ERP system of choice. Our customers can relate to a few or more of the pain-points brought up in Every Angle’s article.
Here’s how system integration has helped SAP ERP users overcome the challenges they face with their ERP systems and improve the overall efficiency of their businesses:
How Headless Commerce Impacts Merchants
Friday, January 12, 2018Lindsay Hampson
You may be sitting in your storeroom, looking at box after box of your product thinking about the next channel you should (or could) be selling on. Or you might be coming back from lunch with a customer who told you how one of your competitors is “…selling over Facebook. Why aren’t you there?”
The ways in which you will find and sell to your buyers in the coming days, and years will change and evolve. The trick: Make 2018 the year you plan for agility.
Celebrating Our Top Five 'Wins' from 2017!
Friday, December 29, 2017Lauren Macdonald
2017 was a big year for all of us folks up here in Canada. To ring in the New Year, we thought we’d take a moment to reflect and countdown our top 5 biggest ‘wins’ at eBridge from the past 12 months:
Innovating Trend - Customer Experience Marketing in 2018, guest blog by Digitawise
Thursday, December 28, 2017Lauren Macdonald
The emergence of smartphones, social media, big data, and cloud has fundamentally changed how brands interact with their customers. Instead of churning out bland sales pitches, marketers have shifted to building lasting relationships with their client base. According to a recent study by Econsultancy, a large percentage of consumers don't mind spending more on a product as long as they receive a better customer experience.
So, how will customer experience marketing define 2018? What trends should companies watch out for in the coming year?
Looking for an iPaaS strategy
Thursday, December 14, 2017Lindsay Hampson
IT leaders are divided into two camps: those looking for an integration strategy, and those looking to improve upon their current integration platform.
After informally polling IT leaders during the #GartnerAPPS summit early December in Las Vegas, we uncovered common priorities and obstacles encountered when looking for an integration solution.
When implementing an API strategy in 2018 and beyond, there is nothing more important to IT than making legacy systems seamlessly connect to APIs and EDI trading partners.
Integration is rarely IT’s main job. “I understand processes and data, and the business. IT is valuable in the new digital business age. But, I’m not always the one provisioning new business apps.”
However, IT needs integration tools when making an application, trying to get data to an application purchased by a department head, needing to move data, migrating data, or when connecting to another business (B2B) such as trading partners using EDI. But, Central IT doesn’t have the time to develop point-to-point data flow maps.
12 Days of Integration... For Accounting, eCommerce, CRM, and more!
Monday, December 11, 2017Lauren Macdonald
From all of us at eBridge Connections, we wish you a wonderful Holiday season!
On the 1st
day of integration,
My accountant said to me,
Thanks for no more data entry.
On the 2nd
day of integration,
My accountant said to me,
Orders are automated,
And thanks for no more data entry.
Testing the Waters: Understanding order automation as a logical 'first step' on the road to a full accounting integration solution
Wednesday, December 6, 2017Lauren Macdonald
Struggling to sell the business leaders at your company on the idea of implementing a full accounting integration solution right off the bat?
We get it. Accounting Integration can be complex, expensive, and at times overwhelming.
So what can you do?
Start off small and simple by suggesting easy order automation for a “quick win” that will show your business’s leaders how investing in integration will be worth the effort and up-front costs.
eBridge Connections latest platform “eiCloud” had eBridge customers on Cloud 9 this Black Friday/Cyber Monday
Monday, December 4, 2017Lauren Macdonald
After migrating our Universal Accounting Integration Platform to Microsoft Azure over the past year, eBridge is proud to report on our most successful Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend ever.
Lucid Fusion + eBridge Connections
Monday, November 27, 2017Lindsay Hampson
There couldn't be a more fitting day to announce our latest partnership: Happy #CyberMonday and welcome Lucid Fusion
While customers and businesses are spotting deals, loading carts, and checking out, Lucid Fusion's designs are paying off for their many Shopify Plus and eCommerce customers.
Connect Microsoft Dynamics and Magento: Process orders faster and more accurately
Monday, November 27, 2017Lauren Macdonald
Tired of manual data entry between your Magento eCommerce store and your Microsoft Dynamics accounting/ERP system? Whether you run MS Dynamics AX, GP, NAV, SL, 365, etc., integrating with your Magento eCommerce store will save your business valuable time and money.
eBridge Connections is proud to boast the only universal integrator that can connect virtually any accounting/ERP system (i.e. Microsoft Dynamics and other products by Sage, SAP, Epicor, NetSuite, and more), with the leading eCommerce platforms (like Magento, Shopify, BigCommerce, Amazon, eBay, Miva, etc.).
It’s time to learn how an integration solution between Magento and MS Dynamics can save your business time and money.
Why a Universal Integration Platform is a smart, long-term solution for your growing business
Thursday, November 23, 2017Lauren Macdonald
Right now your business may only require integration between a few different systems, but what about when your business grows down the road? Industry experts consider a universal integration platform as the way to go, when it comes to choosing an integration solution that will fit the ever-changing needs of your business.
Here’s how you can solve your integration problems today, and for years to come, using a Universal Integration Platform:
The Difference Between White Hat and Black Hat SEO- Guest blog by Rand Marketing
Monday, November 20, 2017Lauren Macdonald
Back in the day--before the advancements of color TV--one of the best ways to determine the ‘bad guys’ from the ‘good guys’ at the start of a show would be to look at the hat they were wearing. If the hat was black, you could assume that they would be the ‘bad guy’ of the show, and if the hat was white, they were most likely the heroic, good character. This was especially true in the case of cartoons and old Western films. However, once color TV took over the film industry, this tactic was used less frequently. Nonetheless, the representation of light and dark still remains quite a popular theme in many Hollywood films. Believe it or not, just like the old, classic movies, there’s a ‘good guy’ and a ‘bad guy’ within the realm of SEO; we label them as White Hat and Black Hat SEO.
A three-step guide for relieving your data entry headaches with integration
Monday, November 13, 2017Lauren Macdonald
At some point, keeping up with your growing order volume will become unmanageable. When your business starts receiving 200+ orders a month, it’s likely that manual data entry will no longer be a sustainable option if you hope to process and fulfill orders quickly, and accurately.
Here’s how you can solve your order entry problem using integration:
Learn about Rand Marketing by watching their video submission for our Online Selling Science Fair!
Friday, November 10, 2017Lauren Macdonald
Back in September we hosted the first-ever Online Selling Science Fair to showcase top eCommerce apps, solutions, platforms, and partners in the industry. Rand Marketing
was kind enough to participate and we wanted to re-circulate their video submission for those online sellers who may have missed the Fair!
Did you miss IWD Agency's Online Selling Science Fair submission?
Thursday, November 2, 2017Lauren Macdonald
graciously participated in our Online Selling Science Fair back in September! To thank them for being an exhibitor, we’d like to share their video submission one more time for anyone who missed it or would like to watch again!
We also thought we’d take this opportunity to rattle off a few things we absolutely love about IWD Agency and our partnership with them:
Partner Profile: Noticed
Wednesday, November 1, 2017Lauren Macdonald
Today we’re happy to announce our latest partnership: Noticed
! Noticed is a global digital commerce, optimization, and marketing agency. They accelerate growth for enterprise eCommerce retailers through innovative cloud technology, data-driven design, and strategic marketing campaigns.
At the core, they are driven by flawless design experiences, cutting-edge technology, revenue acceleration, and maximum profitability for their customers' growth. They believe in delivering constantly evolving solutions that drive continuous lifetime value to their customers. Welcome to the eBridge partner family, Noticed!
We recently spent some time getting to know them better and are excited to share with you a recap of what we’ve learned:
Wishing you could integrate ShipStation with CommerceHub? We can help!
Tuesday, October 31, 2017Lauren Macdonald
is one of the best platforms out there for enabling eCommerce merchants to import, organize, process, package, and ship their orders. It also comes with a wide range of features such as automated order importing, custom hierarchical rules, product profiles, fulfillment solutions, and more.
One thing merchants are noticing, however, is that ShipStation does not currently integrate with CommerceHub
. This means a lot of manual data entry to and from ShipStation for those merchants who sell their products in big-box retailers like Home Depot, Best Buy, Staples, and many others that require CommerceHub EDI connections.
For nearly 25 years, eBridge Connections
has been in the business of simplifying EDI
for retailers just like you. We have pre-built connectors for all of the leading big-box retailers who have strict requirements for EDI in order to stock their shelves with your goods. CommerceHub customers’ included!
How offering upsells can increase the amount of every sale that goes through your store
Monday, October 30, 2017Lauren Macdonald
Upselling is one of those sales tactics that every single online store can use to increase their average order value by 10, 20, even 30%.
Planning and Preparing for an Integration Solution
Wednesday, October 25, 2017Lauren Macdonald
Integrating your important business systems can be complex. In order to ensure a timely setup and accurate data exchange, follow these suggestions for planning an integration solution, and preparing for the implementation process.
Another look at Nextopia: An internet retailer solution, and the 3rd place finishers in our Online Selling Science Fair!
Monday, October 23, 2017Lauren Macdonald
Let’s take a deeper look at Nextopia. This rapidly growing company offers a Site Search, Navigation & Merchandising Solution for Internet Retailers. They also happened to round out the 3rd
place spot in our Online Selling Science Fair back in September.
What data should flow between my SAP Business One ERP and my Shopify/Shopify Plus store? And, how do I make that happen?
Friday, October 20, 2017Lauren Macdonald
Most online sellers using Shopify or Shopify Plus and SAP Business One understand why integrating the two can be helpful for improving their business process and boosting their overall customer satisfaction levels. But what many are unsure of is what data flows are most critical and should be automated between their systems.
Integrating Sage 300 to EDI Trading Partners is Hard and Expensive
Thursday, October 19, 2017Lindsay Hampson
Selling goods or wares to retailers is a technical and labor-intensive job. To be able to conduct business with retailers, EDI is mandatory. Retailers using Sage 300 as their ERP are not able to submit an order for a seller’s goods until they are able to communicate with their systems through their particular standard of EDI. Each retailer accepts EDI in a slightly different composition too.