Clarity Connect's integration with Sage 100 ERP Sage 100 ERP & ecommerce integration Sage 100 ERP is a feature-rich, cost effective, and secure enterprise resource planning solution for small to medium-sized businesses. Out of the box, Sage's solution covers accounting, finance, business intelligence, sales management, inventory management, manufacturing management, customer relationship management, and human resources. All these features are fantastic, but when teams truly want to maximize these capabilities, they look to integrate their ERP system with an interactive ecommerce tool. Clarity Connect and a Sage 100 ERP integration go hand and hand, and help maximize businesses digital operations. Teams are able to establish a strong business management foundation with financial modules, enhanced workflows, and user-friendly design. From here, decision makers gain visibility across the business, boost productivity, and improve reporting. Streamlining the entire purchasing process from order to delivery is simplified with Clarity Connect. Special shipping instructions, prices, records of purchases, and more are all recorded in your Sage ERP system. Integrate to Many Back-office Systems Customizable integration Capability Unique Shipping & Handling Attributes Automatic Bi-directional Updates Specialized for Manufacturing / Distribution Sales management is an integral part in any productive organization. Optimizing your sales work flow to provide real-time information, competitive analyses, and customer data helps sales hit targets. Integrating ERP and ecommerce helps coordinate inventory and warehouse logistics. The ability to accurately record assets, improve customer satisfaction, and create life long customers all help move your business forward long term. Manufacturing management is vital for any goods manufacturer. Lead time calculations, accurate material plans, and appropriate resource allocation all help maximize efficiency for your team. There are many benefits of integrating Sage ERP 100 and Clarity Connect. Let us share some recommended steps to enlighten your decision making. Automation & Efficiency What Does the Sage 100 integration Provide? 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 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 100 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 Sage 100 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 & 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. integrations to Line of Business Applications Most mid to large sized businesses integrate several, if not dozens, of LOB applications to streamline their workflows and get the data where it needs to be. Some clients prefer a simple web interface for their sales team, such as a CRM or custom sales tool. This allows sales team members to focus just on their quotes and orders. In addition to Sage 100 and other ecommerce integrations, 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. Imagine the sales insight your team would have if they were notified if a client hadn't logged in for more than 90 days, if another client was purchasing 150% more than their normal monthly purchases, and hundreds of other scenarios.