eCommerce For Every Business

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When companies want to expand their business, it can be difficult to do so in the limited environment that is around the store. Therefore, the business must go out and seek other avenues to make money and brand their business. Using the internet to make sales is the best way for companies to reach new customers without spending a great deal of money on new facilities and new staff. Without building new buildings, a company can focus on their business while also reaching out to the rest of the world.

eCommerce pages are made to ensure that every business can sell their wares online. However, the construction of a website that allows for online sales can be done by professionals in the industry who understand how web stores are to be built and managed.

When a company goes to a place like 1ShoppingCart.com to have a web store built, they will have the facade of the store constructed, the inner workings of the site will feature their full catalog and customers will be able to view products and make purchases from their computer. The ease of this kind of setup makes it much easier for customers to shop with a business simply because they never have to leave the house.

Accordingly, the customer can get an in-store experience with a web store that is designed to look just like the flagship. Rather than forcing people to drive down or only purchase when they are in town, customers are given the choice to make purchases online whenever they like. This gives the business a larger customer base that is more likely shop with the company more frequently. While customers may have enjoyed shopping at a store once a year on vacation, it is much more enjoyable to get those coveted items online at any time of the year.

With a new web store, the expansion of a growing business can take shape in many different ways. Distant customers can come to the store whenever they please. Customers can make purchases more easily, and the company can expand while only putting their money into a web store. This satisfies all parties involved in the shopping experience.

ERP Software Systems

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software facilitates managing business resources efficiently. ERP software systems are provided by multiple vendors for implementation by businesses of various sizes and and types. For example, this post briefly describes the Enterprise 21 ERP system that is provided by TGI for implementation by small to medium-size manufacturing and distribution companies.
Enterprise 21 supports multiple business operations, including:

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Business intelligence
Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
eCommerce
Financial management
Inventory management
Manufacturing management
Planning
Project accounting
Procurement
Sales-order management
Warehouse management

You can deploy Enterprise 21 with any database that complies with Open DataBase Connectivity (ODBC), such as IBM DB2, Informix, Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle. You can run your database management system on any associated server technology, such as IBM OS/400, Linux, Microsoft Windows or Unix.

Enterprise 21 integrates with many third-party applications, including:

ADP payroll processing
Credit-card processing services
Crystal Reports
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) services
Microsoft Office
Voice Over IP (VOIP) services

You can install and run Enterprise 21 locally on the server in a client-server network of thin clients. The server processes the data. Therefore, a thin-client workstation is a PC that has limited computational resources. You can also install and run Enterprise 21 directly on local fat clients. A fat client is a PC with considerable resources. Alternatively, you can run Enterprise 21 remotely as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) on an off-site server.