Sage 500 eCommerce Integration

Clarity Connect Integration with Sage 500

Sage 500 ERP is one of the industry's most robust, reliable, and accessible enterprise resource planning solutions. Mid-sized and large businesses take advantage of an open design, diverse business applications, and accessible reporting/intelligence tools. Sage 500 serves as a flexible, customizable, and scalable solution to adapt to any business needs. Integrating Sage ERP with Clarity Connect allows you to run your business the way you want to, with a low cost of ownership and high return on investment. The combination of integrating your eCommerce solution with your back-end allows your to run your business at peak efficiency. Sophisticated workflow features and flexible personalization allows you to boost your accounting and finance productivity. Interconnected communication between systems allows you to measure successes, and serve as the cornerstone of a progressive business. The purchasing process now has the ability to streamline from order to delivery. Identifying the appropriate inventory at the right times means successfully completing contacts, delivering goods on time, and satisfying customers. Sage and Clarity provide your organization with a fully integrated, well designed purchasing management system to help you achieve success and profitable growth.

Sage ERP Integration to eCommerce for Manufacturers and Distributors

 
 
How companies integrate Sage 500 to grow eCommerce revenue
 

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Sage ERP Integration with Clarity eCommerce Dashboard

Optimize Sales & Distribution Processes

No matter what size company you are, optimizing your sales and distribution workflow plays a vital role in strategic sales management. Clarity Connect's integration with Sage 500 ERP can provide accurate sales records help anticipate, price, and forecast your sales. Inventory and warehouse management are areas where Clarity has helped companies gained full control over their goods, record assets accurately, and improve customer satisfaction. In terms of manufacturing management, Clarity helps improve lead time calculations and resource allocation. This allows teams to set the framework necessary to meet diverse business management requirements throughout industries, automotive, high tech, electronic, and consumer goods. Sage's customer relationship management tool allows teams to build customer loyalty, improve satisfaction, and reach higher return on investment figures. With Clarity's help, teams can now profile, track, and target customers to increase their bottom line.

Improved Productivity

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 500 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 500 and Clarity Connect. Let us share some recommended steps to enlighten your decision making.

 
 

 
 
 
Clarity Connect enables the following integration capabilities for Sage 500
 

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 500 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 500 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 500 eCommerce integration, Clarity offers full customization capabilities to tightly integrate other LOB applications such as order fulfilment 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 500 sales order documents and help streamline the quoting workflow. From helping with notification e-mails and embedding quotes, Clarity's Sage 500 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 500 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 500 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 500, please speak to a Clarity consultant today.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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