Hosted options and hybrid realities: Integrating on-prem systems to cloud applications

Hosted options and hybrid realities: Integrating on-prem systems to cloud applications

Friday, May 18, 2018Lindsay Hampson
“So many iPaaS vendors these days haven't accounted for prem to cloud, well hybrid really, use cases,” she said.     “While getting the price low, locking down out-of-the-box connectors, and speaking about fancy reporting and analytics is exciting, the real truth is that many IT Directors like me can’t use tools that are SaaS point to point, or cloud to cloud.”    Read More
Confused about Microsoft Dynamics 365? Let us simplify your understanding…

Confused about Microsoft Dynamics 365? Let us simplify your understanding…

Wednesday, May 16, 2018Lauren Macdonald There’s a lot of buzz and enthusiasm out there about Microsoft Dynamics 365 and its capabilities, but rarely does anything new and exciting come along without its fair share of confusion as well, and 365 has been no exception. Read More
Partner Profile: Branch Labs

Partner Profile: Branch Labs

Tuesday, May 15, 2018Lauren Macdonald BranchLabs is an eCommerce agency that works primarily on Magento, Shopify and WordPress. We're focused on helping clients get the most out of their online stores, whether we're building them from the ground up or helping existing ones grow. Our team of programmers, designers, strategists, data analysts, and managers collaborate with clients to push out new initiatives and integrations, whether it's a snazzy new marketing page or a new backend integration that'll save the customer service team dozens of hours every month. Read More
Retail and Swagger at Shopify Unite 2018

Retail and Swagger at Shopify Unite 2018

Thursday, May 10, 2018Lindsay Hampson Shopify didn’t become Shopify by keeping with the status quo. Shopify CEO Tobi Lütke doesn’t sit back and watch commerce change. He puts a dog in the race. He shapes and innovates. Commerce is going to change either way – Tobi wants in early. Read what you missed at Shopify Unite 2018 through the eyes of a coffee-drinking nerd that loves multi-merchant retail. Read More
Making The Move to a Modern Data Warehousing Strategy

Making The Move to a Modern Data Warehousing Strategy

Tuesday, May 8, 2018Lauren Macdonald Finding a suitable means of storing data is a job that IT departments are commonly tasked with at any organization. There is an increasing shift right now within IT departments, where companies are moving from a traditional data warehousing strategy and adopting a modern data warehousing strategy consisting of environments that can be leveraged for analysis, data virtualization, and distributed processing.

This shift stems from four distinct data-related trends that are increasingly important to businesses: data growth, fast query expectations from users, non-relational/unstructured data, and cloud-born data. Modern data warehouses are able to support these trends, whereas traditional data warehouses are not. Read More
eCommerce Speed, Slowdowns, and Overall Site Health: An OSHU Index Analysis

eCommerce Speed, Slowdowns, and Overall Site Health: An OSHU Index Analysis

Wednesday, May 2, 2018Lauren Macdonald Every online retailer knows that website speed is crucial to the success of an eCommerce business, and that slowdowns can be costly and result in lost revenue. But how exactly did slowdowns and other technical and content issues effect some of the top retailers in Q4 of 2017? We took a look at the Online Store Health and Usability (OSHU) Index to find the answers. Read More
Set it and forget it

Set it and forget it

Thursday, April 12, 2018Lindsay Hampson eCommerce chaos is when your online sales are great, but the sheer volume has produced mass-scrambling behind the scenes at your business. Read More
News about Security and Privacy Compliance at eBridge Connections

News about Security and Privacy Compliance at eBridge Connections

Wednesday, April 11, 2018Lindsay Hampson eBridge Connections is diligent with customer data.  As a trusted partner of BigCommerce, Shopify, Magento, Microsoft, NetSuite, SAP, Sage, ShipStation, and many others, and an integration provider for merchants across the world, we take data security and privacy seriously. Read More
Multi-channel Inventory Management: How to avoid over-stocks and out-of-stocks

Multi-channel Inventory Management: How to avoid over-stocks and out-of-stocks

Thursday, April 5, 2018Lauren Macdonald Inventory management is key to the success of any retail business, both in-store, and online. After all, inventory is arguably the most important asset a business has.
 
Without proper inventory management, you’re putting your business at risk of:
  • Losing money due to over-stocking
  • Angering customers with out-of-stock messages
  • Increasing delays and cancellations due to inefficient fulfillment processes
  • Other problems resulting from human error
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3 Shopify merchants put eBridge to the test

3 Shopify merchants put eBridge to the test

Monday, April 2, 2018Lindsay Hampson Simplify online sales by connecting Shopify with your accounting application. Read More
What's new from eBridge's Integration Platform in March 2018

What's new from eBridge's Integration Platform in March 2018

Tuesday, March 20, 2018Lauren Macdonald Q1 is coming to a close and a lot has happened recently over here at eBridge Connections. Here’s a breakdown of the latest and greatest upgrades and improvements made to our integration platform and growing list of ERP, eCommerce, CRM, and EDI connectors: Read More
The Great Merchant Race: Recap

The Great Merchant Race: Recap

Tuesday, March 13, 2018Lauren Macdonald Which 'Great Merchant' has the competitive advantage in these common eCommerce scenarios?

Find out who's in the lead: Read More
Has Amazon sparked your interest with their new Amazon Spark platform? Here’s everything you should know:

Has Amazon sparked your interest with their new Amazon Spark platform? Here’s everything you should know:

Friday, March 2, 2018Lauren Macdonald You may have heard by now that Amazon has launched Amazon Spark. But what exactly is it? We’re breaking down everything you should know whether you’re an Amazon shopper or an Amazon seller! Read More
The top challenges for IT departments in Midmarket businesses and how to overcome them

The top challenges for IT departments in Midmarket businesses and how to overcome them

Monday, February 12, 2018Lauren Macdonald A midmarket business, as defined by Gartner, is an organization with less than $1 billion in annual revenue and between 100 and 1000 employees.

Today there are approximately 200,000 of these midsize organizations across North America and Europe, most of which have IT departments that face unique but often-related challenges. Read More

"Practically Perfect": A look at the top apps and solutions to move your business one step closer to perfection this year.

Monday, February 5, 2018Lauren Macdonald If the 2017 Holiday season's retail rush revealed any pain points in your business or areas where you could improve to maximize revenue or efficiency, why not make some tweaks in 2018 to take your business one step closer to perfection? Read More
What's New from eBridge's Integration Platform in January 2018

What's New from eBridge's Integration Platform in January 2018

Thursday, February 1, 2018Lindsay Hampson We're constantly upgrading connectors and adding new features to improve our integration platform and components. Find out what our developers were hard at work improving this past January! Read More
4 Major Challenges Faced By Businesses Using SAP ERP Systems & How to Overcome Them

4 Major Challenges Faced By Businesses Using SAP ERP Systems & How to Overcome Them

Wednesday, January 31, 2018Lauren Macdonald Every Angle Software, a business analytics tool for SAP users, comprehensively examined and explained the top four challenges faced by businesses that use SAP ERPs, such as SAP Business One or SAP R3/ECC. You can read their whitepaper here to learn more.

At eBridge, we have many clients that have made the smart decision to use an SAP product as their ERP system of choice. Our customers can relate to a few or more of the pain-points brought up in Every Angle’s article.

Here’s how system integration has helped SAP ERP users overcome the challenges they face with their ERP systems and improve the overall efficiency of their businesses: Read More
How Headless Commerce Impacts Merchants

How Headless Commerce Impacts Merchants

Friday, January 12, 2018Lindsay Hampson You may be sitting in your storeroom, looking at box after box of your product thinking about the next channel you should (or could) be selling on. Or you might be coming back from lunch with a customer who told you how one of your competitors is “…selling over Facebook. Why aren’t you there?” 

The ways in which you will find and sell to your buyers in the coming days, and years will change and evolve.  The trick: Make 2018 the year you plan for agility.  Read More
Celebrating Our Top Five 'Wins' from 2017!

Celebrating Our Top Five 'Wins' from 2017!

Friday, December 29, 2017Lauren Macdonald 2017 was a big year for all of us folks up here in Canada. To ring in the New Year, we thought we’d take a moment to reflect and countdown our top 5 biggest ‘wins’ at eBridge from the past 12 months: Read More
Innovating Trend - Customer Experience Marketing in 2018, guest blog by Digitawise

Innovating Trend - Customer Experience Marketing in 2018, guest blog by Digitawise

Thursday, December 28, 2017Lauren Macdonald

The emergence of smartphones, social media, big data, and cloud has fundamentally changed how brands interact with their customers. Instead of churning out bland sales pitches, marketers have shifted to building lasting relationships with their client base.  According to a recent study by Econsultancy, a large percentage of consumers don't mind spending more on a product as long as they receive a better customer experience.

So, how will customer experience marketing define 2018?  What trends should companies watch out for in the coming year?

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Looking for an iPaaS strategy

Looking for an iPaaS strategy

Thursday, December 14, 2017Lindsay Hampson

IT leaders are divided into two camps: those looking for an integration strategy, and those looking to improve upon their current integration platform.  

After informally polling IT leaders during the #GartnerAPPS summit early December in Las Vegas, we uncovered common priorities and obstacles encountered when looking for an integration solution.   
When implementing an API strategy in 2018 and beyond, there is nothing more important to IT than making legacy systems seamlessly connect to APIs and EDI trading partners.      

Integration is rarely IT’s main job.  “I understand processes and data, and the business.  IT is valuable in the new digital business age.  But, I’m not always the one provisioning new business apps.”  

However, IT needs integration tools when making an application, trying to get data to an application purchased by a department head, needing to move data, migrating data, or when connecting to another business (B2B) such as trading partners using EDI.  But, Central IT doesn’t have the time to develop point-to-point data flow maps. 

Read on.

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12 Days of Integration... For Accounting, eCommerce, CRM, and more!

12 Days of Integration... For Accounting, eCommerce, CRM, and more!

Monday, December 11, 2017Lauren Macdonald From all of us at eBridge Connections, we wish you a wonderful Holiday season! 

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On the 1st day of integration,
My accountant said to me,
Thanks for no more data entry.

On the 2nd day of integration,
My accountant said to me,
Orders are automated,
And thanks for no more data entry.
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Testing the Waters: Understanding order automation as a logical 'first step' on the road to a full accounting integration solution

Testing the Waters: Understanding order automation as a logical 'first step' on the road to a full accounting integration solution

Wednesday, December 6, 2017Lauren Macdonald Struggling to sell the business leaders at your company on the idea of implementing a full accounting integration solution right off the bat?

We get it. Accounting Integration can be complex, expensive, and at times overwhelming.

So what can you do? Start off small and simple by suggesting easy order automation for a “quick win” that will show your business’s leaders how investing in integration will be worth the effort and up-front costs.
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eBridge Connections latest platform “eiCloud” had eBridge customers on Cloud 9 this Black Friday/Cyber Monday

eBridge Connections latest platform “eiCloud” had eBridge customers on Cloud 9 this Black Friday/Cyber Monday

Monday, December 4, 2017Lauren Macdonald After migrating our Universal Accounting Integration Platform to Microsoft Azure over the past year, eBridge is proud to report on our most successful Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend ever. Read More
Lucid Fusion + eBridge Connections

Lucid Fusion + eBridge Connections

Monday, November 27, 2017Lindsay Hampson There couldn't be a more fitting day to announce our latest partnership: Happy #CyberMonday and welcome Lucid Fusion

While customers and businesses are spotting deals, loading carts, and checking out, Lucid Fusion's designs are paying off for their many Shopify Plus and eCommerce customers.   Read More