What is an ERP System?

What is an ERP System?

ERP, which stands for ‘enterprise resource planning,’ is the software businesses use to manage their daily activities. ERP systems link and define business processes, enabling a seamless flow of data; by combining data from multiple sources, ERP systems eliminate duplicate information and data re-entry errors to provide accurate and up-to-date information. ERP systems are essential for businesses of all sizes and in all industries.

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How to Turn Your Website into Another Salesperson

How to Turn Your Website into Another Salesperson

When done right, your website can serve as a 24/7, always-on salesperson, managing information requests, qualifying leads, and converting leads to customers. When you create great content and add tools to automate repetitive sales tasks, your website can take over some of the heavy lifting, saving your human salespeople for where they’re needed in the field.

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7 Reasons You Should Attend Summit NAVUG 2018

7 Reasons You Should Attend Summit NAVUG 2018

If you’re a Microsoft Dynamics NAV user, you need to attend the NAV User Group (NAVUG) Summit Phoenix in October. As you’re probably aware, attending a conference is a significant investment of time and money, so we’ve compiled several reasons to convince your managers that NAVUG Summit is a worthy investment.

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Part 3 - River of Goods: Separate B2B and B2C Webstores

Part 3 - River of Goods: Separate B2B and B2C Webstores

Many wholesale B2B manufacturers and distributors have a business model that allows them to sell directly to both consumers and wholesale distributors, and there are many options for setting up appropriate eCommerce webstores for both. This blog series focuses on three real companies operating in the B2B space with three very different ways of selling their products online.

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Part 2 - Toter: Partially Open B2B and B2C eCommerce Website

Part 2 - Toter: Partially Open B2B and B2C eCommerce Website

Many wholesale B2B manufacturers and distributors have a product and business model that allows for selling both to consumers and wholesale distributors, and there are many ways to lay out a B2B webstore for companies that operate this way. This blog series focuses on three real companies operating in the B2B space with three very different ways of selling their products online.

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How a Connected ECommerce Website Improves the Customer Experience

How a Connected ECommerce Website Improves the Customer Experience

A positive customer experience is critical for customer retention. According to a study conducted by customer experience pros Walker, customer experience will overtake price and product as a company’s key brand differentiator by 2020. To ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction, you need clear visibility into customer interactions, rapid response to customer questions, and an easy way to monitor escalations and customer service team performance.

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Why Did My Site Cost So Much?

Why Did My Site Cost So Much?

Small and mid-sized businesses should be able to hold their own against their larger competitors when it comes to eCommerce, but sometimes simply building the website is cost-prohibitive, never mind integrating it with your existing ERP. Working with a major eCommerce software provider such as Magento, Shopify, or Big Commerce requires custom-built integration and synchronization with your ERP system, which means you might pay a lot more than you bargained for. (And that doesn’t even consider the cost of site design and SEO.)

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What You Need to Know About eCommerce and ERP

What You Need to Know About eCommerce and ERP

What happens after your customers place orders on your eCommerce website? Do you have a manual process wherein you print orders out and dig through your inventory before you can ship products to customers? Do you have issues with delayed shipments, out-of-stock inventory you weren’t aware of, or returns because of fulfillment errors?

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Why You Shouldn't Use an Agency to Build Your ECommerce Site if You Want to Connect it to Your ERP

Why You Shouldn't Use an Agency to Build Your ECommerce Site if You Want to Connect it to Your ERP

In the past, if you wanted to sell products online, you spent a ton of money with your marketing or advertising agency to build your storefront. While many businesses still use those resources for their eCommerce websites, integrating your shop with your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system now requires working with someone with a deep understanding of how integrations work. Why? Because the typical marketing or ad agency doesn’t have the knowledge, staff, or technology to connect your eCommerce website to your existing ERP system.

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Opening Your B2B Website Up to the Public: The Convergence of Sales Channels

Five Features to Include in Your B2B eCommerce Site

Today’s B2B customers expect a B2C experience when they visit your eCommerce site. But deciding to sell to consumers in addition to your distributor network is a big leap with several considerations. Channel conflict is an issue for many companies, especially with the internet allowing anyone to sell via the web; it might be difficult to start selling to consumers without upsetting your existing distributor partners – they may see it as competition, so minimize channel conflict where possible.

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Five Features to Include in Your B2B eCommerce Site

Five Features to Include in Your B2B eCommerce Site

The research and advisory firm Frost & Sullivan predicts that by 2020, the B2B online market will reach twice the size of the B2C online market, generating revenues of $6.7 trillion. And, according to an Accenture study, 94% of B2B buyers currently conduct online research during the buying process.

If your company wants a piece of the pie, your eCommerce website must be “up to snuff.” But what makes a B2B website stellar? Here are 5 ways to ensure that your eCommerce site gives your customers what they want.

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Sniperdyne Announces the Release of Nomad erpCommerce Integrated with Microsoft Dynamics NAV

O’Fallon, Illinois: Sniperdyne announces the release of Nomad erpCommerce integrated with Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Nomad erpCommerce is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) eCommerce application that drives web commerce purchases through the company ERP and related systems.

Sniperdyne began developing the Nomad erpCommerce solution in March 2012 and currently has over 150 customers. One of the first implementations of Nomad integrated with Dynamics NAV is with Terrybear, a B2B leader in urns and memorials.

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Building the Ideal eCommerce Team

building the ideal ecommerce team

Frost & Sullivan’s report, Future of B2B Online Retailing, indicates that B2B online sales will account for close to 27% of total manufacturing trade, which is likely to hit $25 trillion by 2020. Today’s B2B customers expect the same range of multi-channel purchasing options they experience as consumers. Your customers once pored over print catalogs or worked with sales reps to make their purchases; now, many of them start their sales journey on your website or via a search engine.

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Sonetics is Now Live on Nomad erpCommerce

Sonetics live on Nomad erpCommerce

Sniperdyne is proud to announce that Sonetics is now live on Nomad erpCommerce at http://shop.soneticscorp.com/.

Founded in 1983, Sonetics is a global provider of wireless team communication systems for challenging work environments. With a goal of helping to create safer, more efficient workplaces, Sonetics solutions allow crews within industries such as agriculture, aviation, construction, first responders and manufacturing to communicate in real time.

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Floats & Fuel Cells, Inc. is Now Live on Nomad erpCommerce

Float Fuel Cells live on Nomad erpCommerce

Sniperdyne is proud to announce that Floats & Fuel Cells, Inc. (FFC) is now live on Nomad erpCommerce at www.ffcfuelcells.com.

Founded in 1977 and located in Memphis, Tennessee, Floats & Fuel Cells, Inc. offers new, overhauled and repaired fuel cells for all aircraft platforms. With years of experience and certified technicians, FFC takes pride in its timely fuel cell repair, reliable manufacturing and industry-leading quality products.

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Toter is Now Live on Nomad erpCommerce

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Sniperdyne is proud to announce that Toter is now live on Nomad erpCommerce at www.buytoter.com.

Founded in the 1960s, Toter is a leading manufacturer of two-wheeled carts, organics carts, caster carts, stationary containers, front-load containers, tilt trucks and cart lifters for use in curbside automated waste, recycling and organics collection and a variety of other markets. Toter is part of the Wastequip family – a leading North American manufacturer of waste handling and recycling equipment.

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8 Reasons to Consider Software as a Service (SaaS)

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By Gregg Baker, Business Operations Lead

Businesses large and small have their struggles as they relate to IT services, especially when it comes to updating and maintaining software that may run on every computer throughout the enterprise. That’s why cloud, hybrid cloud and software as a service (SaaS) solutions were invented, and have increasingly grown in popularity. In this blog, we delve into the meanings of these popular buzz words, uses for the solutions and several reasons to consider utilizing SaaS.

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What is erpCommerce?

What is erpCommerce?

Software solutions that stand alone are quickly becoming an idea of the past. If your company utilizes enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and it doesn’t automatically integrate with your eCommerce solution, it’s time to update to erpCommerce.

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Space Age Electronics is Now Live on Nomad erpCommerce

Space Age Electronics live on Nomad erpCommerce

Sniperdyne is proud to announce that Space Age Electronics is now live on Nomad erpCommerce at www.1sae.com.

Founded in 1963, Space Age Electronics is a life safety equipment manufacturer offering complete engineering and design solutions for critical industries including electrical, fire alarm, security, access control, emergency communications and mass notification. Their code compliant products help contractors increase profits by saving time, reducing liability and building brand recognition.

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How to Master Complex B2B and Wholesale Pricing on Your eCommerce Website

Master complex B2B and wholesale pricing for eCommerce

59% of B2B buyers and sellers prefer not to interact with a sales rep and 74% find buying from a website more convenient.” —Forrester

SMB manufacturers and distributors have traditionally faced difficulty in the world of eCommerce, in large part due to a high volume of product offerings and the complex pricing structure that goes along with them. And in a B2B or wholesale environment, pricing becomes even more daunting when considering different pricing situations for different customers. While this information is housed neatly in the manufacturer or distributor’s ERP, getting this information out of the ERP and into an eCommerce site has resulted in a data entry and rekeying nightmare or an altogether non-existent online sales presence. So fax, phone or mail has remained the name of the order game for B2B eCommerce.

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