4 Major Challenges Faced By Businesses Using SAP ERP Systems & How to Overcome Them

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: Read More
How Headless Commerce Impacts Merchants

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.  Read More
Celebrating Our Top Five 'Wins' from 2017!

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: Read More
Innovating Trend - Customer Experience Marketing in 2018, guest blog by Digitawise

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?

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Looking for an iPaaS strategy

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. 

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12 Days of Integration... For Accounting, eCommerce, CRM, and more!

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! 

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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.
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Testing the Waters: Understanding order automation as a logical 'first step' on the road to a full accounting integration solution

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.
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eBridge Connections latest platform “eiCloud” had eBridge customers on Cloud 9 this Black Friday/Cyber Monday

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. Read More
Lucid Fusion + eBridge Connections

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.   Read More
Connect Microsoft Dynamics and Magento: Process orders faster and more accurately

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. Read More
Why a Universal Integration Platform is a smart, long-term solution for your growing business

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: Read More
The Difference Between White Hat and Black Hat SEO- Guest blog by Rand Marketing

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.

 
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A three-step guide for relieving your data entry headaches with integration

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: Read More
Learn about Rand Marketing by watching their video submission for our Online Selling Science Fair!

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! Read More
Did you miss IWD Agency's Online Selling Science Fair submission?

Did you miss IWD Agency's Online Selling Science Fair submission?

Thursday, November 2, 2017Lauren Macdonald IWD Agency 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: Read More
Partner Profile: Noticed

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: Read More
Wishing you could integrate ShipStation with CommerceHub? We can help!

Wishing you could integrate ShipStation with CommerceHub? We can help!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017Lauren Macdonald ShipStation 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!
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How offering upsells can increase the amount of every sale that goes through your store

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%. Read More
Planning and Preparing for an Integration Solution

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. Read More
Another look at Nextopia: An internet retailer solution, and the 3rd place finishers in our Online Selling Science Fair!

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. Read More
What data should flow between my SAP Business One ERP and my Shopify/Shopify Plus store? And, how do I make that happen?

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.  Read More
Integrating Sage 300 to EDI Trading Partners is Hard and Expensive

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.
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Understanding What eCommerce Integration Is

Understanding What eCommerce Integration Is

Tuesday, October 17, 2017Lauren Macdonald From automating order data to making happier customers, integrating data from your eCommerce platform or online marketplace shop to your back-office can save you time and money. Learn what eCommerce integration is and how it will help your business: Read More
Volusion: A top eCommerce platform and the runner-up in this year's Online Selling Science Fair!

Volusion: A top eCommerce platform and the runner-up in this year's Online Selling Science Fair!

Monday, October 16, 2017Lauren Macdonald The 2nd place finishers in our Online Selling Science Fair was Volusion. Join us in congratulating them!

To celebrate, here’s a few things we LOVE about this awesome eCommerce platform: Read More
INTRODUCING OUR TURNKEY EDI INTEGRATION FOR SAGE 300 ERP

INTRODUCING OUR TURNKEY EDI INTEGRATION FOR SAGE 300 ERP

Friday, October 13, 2017Global Administrator eBridge Connections is a Sage Development partner.  We supply Sage 300 ERP users with integrated EDI with the largest trading partner network!  Read More