eCommerce Site Health: Site Speed, Slowdowns and Overall Performance An OSHU Index Analysis
Wednesday, May 2, 2018Lauren Macdonald
Every online retailer knows that website speed is crucial to the success of an eCommerce business,
and that slowdowns can be costly and result in lost revenue. But how exactly did slowdowns and other technical and content issues effect some of the top retailers in Q4 of 2017? We took a look at the Online Store Health and Usability (OSHU) Index to find the answers.
Set it and forget it - Automate and integrate your eCommerce and ERP workflows
Thursday, April 12, 2018Lindsay Hampson
eCommerce chaos is when your online sales are great, but the sheer volume has produced mass-scrambling behind the scenes at your business.
News about Security and Privacy Compliance at eBridge Connections
Wednesday, April 11, 2018Lindsay Hampson
eBridge Connections is diligent with customer data. As a trusted partner of BigCommerce, Shopify, Magento, Microsoft, NetSuite, SAP, Sage, ShipStation, and many others, and an integration provider for merchants across the world, we take data security and privacy seriously.
Multi-channel Inventory Management: How to avoid over-stocks and out-of-stocks
Thursday, April 5, 2018Lauren Macdonald
Inventory management is key to the success of any retail business, both in-store, and online. After all, inventory is arguably the most important asset a business has.
Without proper inventory management, you’re putting your business at risk of:
- Losing money due to over-stocking
- Angering customers with out-of-stock messages
- Increasing delays and cancellations due to inefficient fulfillment processes
- Other problems resulting from human error
What's new from eBridge's Integration Platform in March 2018
Tuesday, March 20, 2018Lauren Macdonald
Q1 is coming to a close and a lot has happened recently over here at eBridge Connections. Here’s a breakdown of the latest and greatest upgrades and improvements made to our integration platform and growing list of ERP, eCommerce, CRM, and EDI connectors:
The Great Merchant Race: Recap
Tuesday, March 13, 2018Lauren Macdonald
Which 'Great Merchant' has the competitive advantage in these common eCommerce scenarios?
Find out who's in the lead:
Has Amazon gained your interest with their new Amazon Spark platform? Here’s everything you should know:
Friday, March 2, 2018Lauren Macdonald
You may have heard by now that Amazon has launched Amazon Spark. But what exactly is it? We’re breaking down everything you should know whether you’re an Amazon shopper or an Amazon seller!
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": Top apps and solutions to move your business one step closer to perfection this year.
Monday, February 5, 2018Lauren Macdonald
If the past 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 this year 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.
Understanding order automation as a logical 'first step' on the road to a full accounting and ERP 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.
Integrate Microsoft Dynamics and Magento: Process orders faster and more accurately with an iPaaS solution
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 (iPaaS) 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:
Discover Rand Marketing and watch 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!