OnDemand Solutions (ODS), the maker of ODSNet™, announced a key business partnership with internet marketing agency CDA to deliver end-to-end e-Commerce experience for diverse businesses
ODS, the leading B2B e-commerce solution for SAP Business One and Sage, will help clients that use CDA’s B2B web solutions to deliver rich new e-commerce functionality. An integrated B2B e-commerce platform, ODSNetTM connects back office operations to online store resources of SME manufacturers, wholesalers & distributors. Overall, CDA clients will benefit from improved user journeys, simplified payments, advanced product filtering & promotions in an affordable, integrated solution provided by OnDemand Solutions.
Stuart Alldis, founder and MD of CDA said, “We help companies with e-commerce and marketing, and when we met ODS it was obvious they were a natural fit.”
Joining forces with OnDemand Solutions means CDA can offer clients an alternative to Magento, the popular open source web platform. “Although we do a lot of work with Magento, it is a standalone solution. ODSNet integrates right through, talking to everything from Sage at the back end to labels being printed,” Stuart notes. “To achieve that with Magento, you need plug-ins and for some solutions custom code.”
Alldis informs, “ODS shares our philosophy around not reinventing the wheel, but using best practice to deliver optimum functionality and best value for money. They bring the engine and chassis, and we build the rest of the car, and the result for the client – and their customers – is a smoother journey.”
According to Alldis, the rich features and seamless integration CDA and ODS is appealing to “any B2B or B2C supplier looking to drive more organic traffic to their websites, improve sales automation and increase order values.”
“We believe this partnership could be very, very powerful. Together we can go into e-commerce companies who want to take things to the next level, and let them benefit from our wide experience, confident that we’ll provide the best possible solution whatever the platform. We see ourselves as more of a team than an agency. We’re on our customers’ side.” – Stuart Alldis, founder and MD of CDA
Commenting on the CDA partnership, David Bristow, sales director at ODS, says —
“It’s exciting that CDA has seen the potential of ODSNet, especially given their existing commitment to Magento. They understand the alternative we’re offering, because of our inherent integration with popular ERP systems, which makes it much easier for companies to handle Internet orders, and manage products and promotions. We look forward to the new opportunities this alliance will bring.”
According to the Forrester Research, B2B commerce solution providers should try to emulate the B2C features to live up to high customer expectations. The US B2B e-commerce market is expected to grow to $1.13 trillion in 2020. The number of B2B buyers purchasing their requirements online is expected to touch 56% in 2017, highlighting the significant shift towards online business. The latest partnership in B2B e-commerce ecosystem marks the continued improvement vendors, like OnDemand Solutions, are willing to bring for user-friendly, visual-rich site contents for customers.