Sage 300 ERP & eCommerce Integration

Clarity Connect Integration with Sage 300

 

 

 

How companies integrate Sage 300 to grow eCommerce revenue

Clarity helps Dynamics ERP streamline your organization

 

 

 

Sage 300 ERP provides connectivity and intelligent insight to most effectively run your business. As a comprehensive financial suite, businesses are able to align all of their operations to drive global growth and profitability. Sage is a strong solution out of the box, but it can reach its fullest potential when integrated with Clarity Connect. Clarity Connect is a middleware solution that integrates your organization's enterprise resource planning platform to your customer facing eCommerce platform. Now, organizations are able to streamline the activity from the user interface to inventory. This provides decision makers with a healthier ability to make accurate decisions, identify trends, and optimize cash flow. Integrating your sales and service functions for end-to-end financial management provides leadership with tools to enhance financial reporting, compliance, and business intelligence. Once disparate data is now transmutated into meaningful intelligence with the powerful analysis and processes. As eCommerce tends to drive numerous businesses bottom lines, streamlining the purchase process is vital to stay afloat. Informing sales reps of complete, real-time information can be pivotal to help deals move along the sales funnel. Whether your organizing needs help organizing data or executing the sales strategy, Clarity Connect helps streamline these processes.

Keeping projects on time and on budget are concerns for all managers. Controlling project costs, boosting efficiency, and increasing cash flow are just a few aspects of combining the forces between Sage 300 ERP and Clarity Connect. Human resource departments are able to create more productive and satisfied workforces by leaning on Sage's industry-leading, comprehensive HR management, and payroll solutions. There are many benefits of integrating Sage ERP 300 and Clarity Connect. Let us share some recommended steps to enlighten your decision making.

 
 
 
Clarity Connect enables the following integration capabilities for Sage 300 ERP
 

When organizations assess the benefits of an ERP integration to their eCommerce website, there are several key factors to consider. Below, is an outline of recommended considerations and steps to complete:

 
Security

Security

This is always a major concern for two-way integrations. eCommerce platforms and public facing storefronts typically have complex security constraints. Clarity has developed a middle ware layer called Clarity Connect that allows customers to securely push data to the Clarity Connect middleware that interfaces with Sage 300 APIs. This allows data to go past the company firewalls, and isolate the data that needs to be sent and received from the public facing storefront. Clarity connect dramatically reduces the surface area for a potential security issue and creates an intermediate clearinghouse confirming data is securely pushed and pulled between the internal ERP platform and the external eCommerce storefront.

Performance

Performance

Sage 300 ERP instances are usually secure and housed in a different physical location than the public facing website. Without a middle ware layer, this would potentially cause major lags in data load times and other performance metrics. Clarity Connect enables a rapid load time and intelligent refreshing of the externally facing data to reflect internal updates in real time. By effectively pushing updates on a real-time basis, details that would otherwise take minutes to load on the site now load within milliseconds as they're cached on the external interface. In addition, specific customer data that needs to be pulled from the ERP system in real-time is pulled in dynamically using AJAX loading techniques to dramatically improve performance.

Shipping and Freight

Shipping and Freight

Due to the nature of Clarity's past projects we have extensive experience with not just the standard UPS, USPS, FedEx, DHL and other standard carrier integrations for shipping costs and package tracking and returns but we also specialize in helping setup and configure the pick list and label printing, scanning and implementation of the physical packing stations and picking process to improve internal workflows as well. In addition to being able to provide support for the actual order management and processing of orders for different carriers we also specialize in working with freight carriers to automate the quotes, pricing, bill of lading setup and processing, obtaining customer specific pricing, and dynamically providing freight shipment status as well.

 
Taxes, Customs and Duties

Taxes, Customs and Duties

Many companies operate abroad, but few currently operate with fully automated processes for their international transactions. Clarity delivers in domestic taxes and integration with internal ERP tax tables, custom tax tables, and setting up external API integration but also offers extensive specialization in international taxes, customs and duties as well. Specifically, Clarity delivers customs and duties integration to dynamically pull this information from the ERP platform or enable third party integration for this component as well to pull the most up to date customs and duties data in real-time for global payments and ordering.

Integration to Line of Business Applications

Integration to Line of Business Applications

Most mid-large sized businesses integrate several, if not dozens, of LOB applications to streamline their workflows. Some clients prefer a simple web interface for their sales team. This allows sales team members to focus just on their quotes and orders. In addition to Sage 100 ERP and Clarity eCommerce integration, Clarity offers full customization capabilities to tightly integrate other LOB applications such as order fulfillment tools, support and ticketing tools, CRM and service tools, email and newsletter/marketing applications, etc.

Quotes and Workflows

Quotes and Workflows

Many business find their processes run smoothest with a streamlined human interaction to facilitate the process. Clarity Connect is able to pull in the Sage 300 ERP's sales order documents and help streamline the quoting workflow. From helping with notification e-mails and embedding quotes, Clarity's Sage 300 Sales Documents integration directly pulls quote status and allows the ERP system to trigger workflow steps. This reduces the chances of human error. Connect’s middle ware tool updates your ERP system seamlessly.

 
Clarity and Sage 300 ERP Integration
 

As a final consideration, we highly recommend a full internal audit of the prioritized list of requirements as well as an external review by an expert, like Clarity. This is vital to ensure your desired outcome. In addition, it's critical to establish timeline criteria if there are hard deadlines. Setting clear objectives for prioritized deliverables with clear contingency plans will help smooth the process significantly.

Sage 300 Integration has the ability to boost your ERP and eCommerce operations to new heights. Clarity is an expert in helping deploy over 600+ successful projects, and optimizing clients’ processes. To learn more about how your team can take full advantage of Sage 300, please speak to a Clarity consultant today.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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