Sage 100 ERP & eCommerce Integration

Clarity Connect's Integration with Sage 100 ERP

 

 

 

How companies integrate Sage 100 to grow eCommerce revenue

Clarity helps Dynamics ERP streamline your organization

 

 

 

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 Sage 100 ERP 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.

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.

 
 
 
Clarity Connect enables the following integration capabilities for Sage 100
 

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 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

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 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 100 ERP's sales order documents and help streamline the quoting workflow. From helping with notification e-mails and embedding quotes, Clarity's Sage 100 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 100 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 100 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 100, please speak to a Clarity consultant today.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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