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When making any business decision we need to contrast and compare every aspect and possible outcome to try and determine what would be the best possible option. Moreover, when comparing between solutions that will drive the future of your Enterprise’s sales and commercial endeavors you need to rest assured that the right choice was made.
Remember the most important factor you should take into consideration when comparing these eCommerce B2B alternatives revolves around SAP, how well will the SAP integration go now, and how well will it go when SAP evolves? A basic data integration is just the begging of the journey.
You may encounter several existing alternatives to connect Magento and other eCommerce B2B systems in the range of 25 to 50 thousand dollars using Mule Soft, Dell Boomi, and others, but you will find they can’t compare to Onibex E-Commerce 360° simply because we are not in the business of integrating systems; we are in the business of offering an holistic Enterprise Sales solution unified with SAP between SME companies and Small Distributors.
Onibex eCommerce 360° full integration to SAP is a unique trait. Take Magento or Big Commerce as an example, their data structure and operation is not compatible with SAP’s hence, some of the main functionalities you need, and Onibex E-Commerce 360° offers are not possible to achieve in other platforms.
Let’s dig into Customer Specific Pricing or Full Order tracking; both are part of a unique self-service customer experience that guarantees customer satisfaction and data integrity. Our eCommerce fully integrated to SAP allows your customer to access their specific pricing directly from SAP and follow their orders in real time with information coming directly from the source. When an order is placed either in SAP or Onibex eCommerce 360° your B2B buyers and distributors will have access to all the information they need, other platforms are unable to perform this real time order sync from SAP to E-commerce and back. They are also able to check their Account Statement from SAP to know their balance anytime and anywhere.
Another key functionality integrators such as Magento or Mule Soft are unable to provide is multiple units of measure (UOM) per product, this makes the task of selling and billing certain products from your catalog that have to be measured and sold with different product UOM a process that’s prone to human error and buyers distrust. Onibex eCommerce 360° allows you to bring this directly from SAP and make it as seamless and smooth as it should be for your business users. B2B customers and distributors also have direct access to all promotions and discounts you setup in SAP, so you can control this pricing and interactions in a centralized manner.
Our solution offers out-of-the-box customer integration for ship-to and bill-to addresses as well as sales-rep to customer relation from SAP guaranteeing all of the vital pieces of information to keep your business relationships are the way you need them to be and accessible from anywhere.
Real-time SAP checks VS local data stored: which is the right balance? It isn't all about system performance and data consistency, with a system integrator you need some trial and error, something we already walked through. For instance, available to sell online inventory will always be a real time check at specific steps in the process to keep this balance but will also ensure customers can access this information instantly instead of constantly having to double check lists to make sure inventory is still there.
In summary, a simple integrator will never be able to provide all that you need simply because they can’t compete with an E-Commerce that is unified with SAP instead of merely integrating bits of the puzzle. That’s why when choosing among Magento, Mule Soft, Dell Boomi and others, Onibex E-Commerce 360° will always be the right choice.