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B2B E-Commerce Portal, status & introduction video’s

Written by Michiel Dorjee on . Posted in Exact Globe, Exact Synergy

The B2B E-Commerce Portal (ECP) is planned to be general available in July (with Exact Synergy Enterprise pu 246/Exact Globe pu 401). The last month’s we developed two major functionalities and about 10 smaller ones. The major functionalities are the Electronic Payment support and the E-Variant support. Electronic payment can be done via Ogone (http://www.ogone.com), Ogone offers their customer a wide range of electronic payment methods (Credit card, iDeal, PayPal and so on).

The other new functionalities include:

  • Displaying bigger images when clicking on a catalog image
  • Displaying free fields with an URL as a link
  • Having the favorite item widget on the account page
  • Support for non-sales items (add to cart is not disabled for these items)
  • Item name widget can display code and/or description now
  • The default order quantity can be linked to a item free number field
  • The DB.config is created automatically now when adding a new portal
  • We have a specific product updater for ECP now
  • When saving a shopping cart, the current one can either be cleared or not now
  • The Item image widget will also display html now

2 introduction movies were created for ECP, one in English and one in Dutch.

If you have any questions about ECP, please contact me (stan.houben@exact.com)

B2B E-Commerce Portal, status update

Written by Michiel Dorjee on . Posted in Exact Globe, Exact Synergy

Since the announcement of B2B E-Commerce Portal going into controlled release, we got a lot of positive feedback from customers, partners and colleagues within Exact. Thanks for that!

The focus for the coming period will be on:

  • Enabling electronic payment through Ogone (www.ogone.com)
  • Adding support for items (or assortments) per account group or account
  • Delivery method selection
  • Implementation of themes

As mentioned before, the B2B E-Commerce Portal (ECP) will be shipped with 3 ‘themes’. A ‘theme’ includes a set of fonts, colors and images. The portal administrator can easiliy select one of the themes from the ECP menu screen. After that the portal administrator can add, drag and modify widgets. The combination of a theme and widgets provides a lot of flexibility to customize the look & feel. All this without any html or css knowledge.

Of course it is also possible to change the portals’ css file (Cascading Style Sheet). Each theme has an own style sheet. Also a file called ‘custom.css’ is installed. Any changes to the exisiting theme should be added in the custom.css file. These changes should not be done in the theme css file. This way, updates will not destroy your customized style.

Theme selection in the B2B E-Commerce Portal menu:

Instead of 3 you see 4 themes here. The compact theme is a bonus! Here is an mock-up of the theme:

 

Any remarks or suggestions? Please share them with me.

Exact Globe product update 401 in Controlled Release

Written by Alexander Kutilov on . Posted in Exact Globe

On behalf of the Product Management team, I am pleased to announce that Exact Globe product update 401 is in controlled release. This new product update is planned to be generally available at the end of May 2011.

 A large group of customers are already lined up to participate in the controlled release and start using it. On top of that all of Exacts partners/resellers are able to download the 401 product update as well.

With our users’ needs in mind, we have added in this product update new functionalities that are important to our customers’ operation and will facilitate their business. Among others, we have enhanced Exact Globe with the following features:

  • Central Master Data Management for Items is in extended controlled release
  • B2B E-commerce Portal that facilitates wholesale trade and manufacturing companies in their need for optimizing electronic ordering process in a Business-to-business  environment 
  • Handling of bounced and refunded collections in cash flow management
  • For the Dutch customers of Exact Globe we introduce Rabobank Online. This solution offers online integration and automatic exchange of local bank payment files, bank collection files and bank statements with the help of the Exact Online platform.
  • To better support manufacturing companies several improvements in production order entry, BOM and logistics have been implemented

Moreover in this product update we have further extended and improved support legal as well as banking requirements.

Based on direct customer feedback, we continuously improve our products. In this product update you will find among others the following enhancements: 

  • Multilingual unit description supported in logistics
  • Ability to fulfill Sales orders in combination with underpaid pre-payment invoices
  • Update purchase prices based on sales prices

Additionally, the Word merge functionality in Exact Globe is now fully supported with MS Word 2010 thanks to the Content Controls solution.

More about this product update soon!

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B2B E-Commerce Portal in Controlled Release!

Written by Michiel Dorjee on . Posted in Exact Globe, Exact Synergy

In my last post I promised to let you know once the B2B E-Commerce Portal (ECP) is in controlled release. Well, the moment is there!

As of yesterday, after completing an extensive acceptance test and getting very positive feedback from customers during a ‘customer evaluation roadshow’, the B2B E-Commerce Portal has gone into extended controlled release for the regions International and Benelux. Exact Globe customers can now adopt a straight forward, configurable and easy to implement and maintain electronic commerce portal. The portal facilitates online and on-demand sharing of information and Web-based ordering by customers, partners or employees.

As more and more companies serve their customers online, it has become essential to optimize electronic business-to-business (B2B) ordering processes. Exact’s B2B E-Commerce portal puts companies in close contact with their customers and prospects on an efficient and secure online commerce platform. The portal allows them to flexibly meet the needs of their clients, while lowering costs and increasing the efficiency of their supply chain.

Exact’s B2B E-Commerce Portal facilitates and speeds up online service to customers and partners. Easily integrated into Exact Globe and Exact Synergy Enterprise, the platform provides a number of short to long term benefits, ranging from reduced administrative burden to easier information access. Ideal for Wholesale trade and Manufacturing companies that are looking for ways to differentiate in their challenge to remain a valuable partner in their customer’s supply chain.

Benefits:

  • Offer better service to customers/partners
  • Less administrative work
  • Reduce errors to the minimum
  • Reduce sales order processing activities
  • Create more opportunities
  • On demand advice and order entry
  • Order status, history and invoices at the customer’s finger tips

Features:

  • Out of the box and configurable
  • Comes with example templates for a quick start
  • Easy to implement and maintain by non-technical users
  • Embed your company identity
  • Always real time so accurate data
  • Optionally present stock levels
  • Always the right price for the right customer
  • Save time in order entry
  • Bring your assortment in front of your customer
  • Eliminate time consuming customer questions on order status
  • Includes easy ordering via MS Excel

For more information and availability please contact your Exact representative.